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Chief Officer


Chief Officer



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

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 contract for at least 1 year
  • 1:1 work-leave ratio: mostly 3 months on - 3 months off (to be discussed)
  • Flights and usual expenses are compensated

You are in possession of

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



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