The Second Officer (Watch) is the Navigation Officer responsible for the navigational operations, reports, equipment, supplies, maintenance and resources of the ship. The Second Officer also provides training to all watch personnel on the bridge in safe navigational practices and in the proper use of navigational equipment to include deck alarm systems, fixed fire, smoke, flooding systems, security rounds and systems, and gangway watch procedures. Ensures all standard navigation day’s work is performed by all watches and operational checklists are maintained. The Second Officer (Cargo) is responsible for the operational readiness of all rig crews, underway replenishment great, all running and standing gear, and the stowage and condition of the cargo holds on cargo vessels. During vertical replenishment (VERTREP), ensures proper methodology of helicopter cargo and personnel transfer is used, that cargo is properly staged and weighed, readied for transfer, color coded and transferred to appropriate destination. In addition the Second Officer onboard ammunition capable vessels is the Retail Ordinance Logistics Management System (ROLMS) administrator and ensures proper entry for the requisitioning, receiving, and issuing of all conventional type ammunition. On oilers, the Second Officer will act as Tankerman PIC (Person In Charge), and be responsible for the loading/discharging of cargo petroleum products. The Second Officer Operations-Officer (OPSO) is the designated position replacing the Military Detachment Officer-In-Charge and is responsible for the scheduling of operational tasking and harbor movements, naval message operational traffic, tactical maneuvering coordination and communication underway, and Helicopter Control Officer (HCO).
Performs other duties as required.