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Chief Officer


Chief Officer



Are you looking for a job as a Chief Officer within a fast-growing and, above all, friendly company, and are you available from 31/07/2024 to 30/09/2024? Then we are looking for you!

As Chief Officer you are second in command. All navigation, voyages planning, crewing, safety equipment, customs and immigration affairs are your responsibility.

Our sailing ships navigate many waters of the world, from the far north to the Caribbean and everything in between. Onboard, we are equipped with skilled crew members who know the ins and outs of life on board and who feel like a close-knit family.

The job

As Chief Officer you are second in command. Together with the captain you will be responsible for all navigation, voyages planning, crewing, safety equipment, customs and immigration affairs. They are all your  responsibility.

About Swan Expeditions

The sailing area of our fleet consists of trips all over the world. With our educational Masterskip programme for high school students, we sail halfway around the world from November to June. The other part of the year, we conduct expeditions around Iceland, Greenland, Svalbard and Norway, participate in Tall Ships’ races, organise high-level business events, collaborate with leadership travel organisations and sail with individuals in various countries in North-West Europe. We encourage advancement within our organisation and work with various agreements for our crew on board. Together with the shipping office, we set the course of Swan Expeditions B.V.

You are

  • familiar and experienced with navigating a Tall Ship
  • second in command
  • able to lead a watch and to make the best decisions in navigation and teamwork
  • responsible for navigation equipment, voyage planning, crewing affairs, safety equipment, customs and immigrations
  • able to support in training of crew and trainees
  • able to contribute in the educational Masterskip programme
  • arrange the best hospitality environment for our guests and trainees

We offer

  • A great job as Chief Officer on one of our beautiful sailing ships. With mutual satisfaction, there is a chance for more enjoyable trips with our company.
  • A magnificent voyage in Spitsbergen, followed by the return journey from Spitsbergen to the Netherlands.
  • A decent salary
  • Full reimbursement of travel expenses

You are in possession of

  • STCW – II/2: Officer in charge of a navigational watch sailing ships <500 GT in trading area unlimited
  • STCW – IV/2: GMDSS General Radio Operator
  • STCW – AVI/2-1: Proficiency in survival crafts, other than fast rescue boats

Chief Officer


Do you want to apply, or ask a question about this vacancy? Contact us via, or 0515-431712.

Hope to see you soon!