- Career Level Entry-Junior
- QualificationsProfessional Certificate
The responsibilities of a third mate, or mate, is to stand bridge watches and pilot the vessel to and from harbors or job sites using all navigational means. A third mate is in charge of a bridge team, if applicable and reports directly to the Captain or Master on bridge and conning (shiphandling) duties. Other responsibilities include docking and undocking, managing a mooring station, bow or stern, supervising the deck on cargo evolutions, conducting inspections on all ships emergency safety equipment (including, firefighting, damage control, flooding, lifeboats and rafts).