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The Port Operations Nautical Assistant supports the activity of the Port Operations Nautical Manager, mainly generating documents and reports as well as keeping the nautical databases up to date with the relevant information. 


•Supports the Port Nautical Manager in updating Port Information available on the company intranet MSC Opnet via the “Portolano” system;

•Monitors and controls the Arrival & Sailing report on MSC Opnet coordinates with vessels regarding queries from MSC offices relating to Arrival and Sailing report data;

•Updates MSC Operations Timetable and Agents List on MSC Opnet for the company globally;

•Updates and controls priority passes for MSC Port Agents globally;

•Supports the Port Nautical Manager in updating berth facility databases (DTS and C-Route) with particular attention to the new ports of call and new construction (Overhanging – Air draft – port maneuverability);

•Producing SAR (Search and Rescue) plans in coordination with the Marine Operations Department.

•Planning pilotage plans for the fleet prior to commencement of the season;

•Organise cabin requests for Pilots, and immigration officers;

•Prepare Port Operations presentations for Product committee meetings with senior management;

•Responds to queries relating to vessel positioning and addresses of ports when requested by various local offices;

•Supports the organising of marine services under the responsibility of the Port Operations department (shuttle bus, shore tenders, etc.) and coordinating together with the Port Costs team;

•Other duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS (skills, competencies, experience)

•Fluent English (knowledge of Italian and other European languages is preferred but not essential);

•Professional Title of Officer on Watch (or equivalent);

•Minimum 1-year experience as Navigation Officer on cruise vessels;

•Good Knowledge of both nautical charts, sailing directions, and electronic chart systems;•Computer literacy with proficient knowledge of basic systems;

•Flexibility, adaptability, and team working;

•Ability to work under pressure and multitask in a fast-paced environment;

•Excellent organisation and time management skills;

•Attention to detail;

•Occasional travel may be required and with a short notice


•Right to work in the UK