This is a sea‐going position aboard the R/V KILO MOANA. The ship is operated by the University of
Hawaii Marine Center, based in Honolulu. The Relief Chief Mate is the senior deck department officer
and the Master’s principal assistant in all matters pertaining to deck seamanship and the operations and
administration of the deck department. Assigns, directs, and supervises daily work and watch standing
of deck officers. Stands underway bridge watches as assigned. Comply with current SQ Management
System Manual and applicable ISM Manual.
Must possess a current MMC and required STCW documentation of training and validity for USCG Chief
Mate license Unlimited, a valid USCG Medical Certificate, and a valid Transportation Worker’s
Identification Credential (TWIC).
The UH Marine Center is responsible for coordinating operations on and maintaining the 186' SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) R/V Kilo Moana (KM). UH Marine Center facilities are currently located at Pier 35 in Honolulu Harbor. These facilities include: pier space for the KM, visiting research vessels, and several smaller vessels; a machine shop; cranes; and storage facilities.
Services provided by the Marine Center include: ship scheduling; provision of shipboard crew and technicians; engineering support; coordination of shared equipment such as underwater vehicles, submersibles, and small boats; and vessel chartering.