The second captain is co-responsible for the entire ship: the navigating and manoeuvring, the managing and the supervision of all nautical-technical matters. Furthermore, the second captain is responsible for the safety of the ship, the staff and the passengers, according to legal regulations. The second captain needs to answer to the corporate captain and/or the management, and works together closely with the hotel manager and cruise manager on board.
This position is a mix of operational tasks and policy-related tasks. This position requires flexibility, stress-resistance, professional competence and social skills.