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ID:  529389

Arlington, VA, US

Marine Safety Officer (MSO)


APL, one of the world's leading ocean carriers, offers more than 90 weekly services and call ports in over 50 countries worldwide and provides container transportation through an international shipping network which combines high-quality intermodal operations with advanced technology, equipment and e-commerce.

APL is part of the CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping & logistics group with headquarters in Marseilles, France.
The Group offers a complete range of activities including shipping, handling facilities in port as well as logistics on land. 




Responsibilities and duties


Marine Safety Officer (MSO) shall:

  • Comply with AML’s Integrated Management System (IMS) and all relevant rules and regulations;
  • Ensure duties are executed in accordance with quality, health, safety, security, environmental and ethics policies as applicable;
  • Propose a continuous personal performance improvement plan periodically reviewed;
  • Assist in SSE responsibilities for assigned vessels;
  • Work with assigned vessels to enhance the safety culture by addressing near misses, incidents, non-conformities, STCW work/rest compliance, injuries/illness, safety topics/concerns/training/meetings, and security concerns;
  • Ensure:
    •  The implementation of the Integrated Management System (IMS);
    •  Good communication between shoreside departments and the vessels; and
    •  Assigned vessels are properly manned, maintained, equipped and in a seaworthy condition.
  • Responsible for:
    • Management, scheduling, and follow-up of ISM, MLC, and ISO audits as applicable;
    • SSE audits or inquiries onboard assigned and designated vessels;
    • Monitoring of corrective and preventive actions; and
    • Incident investigations as applicable.
  • Perform SSE training of shore departments and ship staff as required;
  • Participate in monitoring regulations;
  • Act as a point of contact with the flag administrations and support the Fleet department with the classification societies (RO) as necessary;
  •  Participate in the Emergency Response Team (ERT) when activated;
  • Be available to travel worldwide;
  •  May be designated as Deputy DPA, CSO, or Deputy CSO with following duties:
    • Follow the duties of the DPA/CSO during absence if required;
    • Monitor and follow of ISM, ISPS, MLC, ISO, and flag audits & certifications for all vessels;
    • Remain a contact point with Flag administration or RO in case of casualty; and
    • Organize company internal audits as required.

• Complete other tasks/assignments assigned by SSE Director.


Minimum qualifications


• Officer licenses preferred;

• Officer experience in the maritime industry preferred;

• QHSSE management knowledge as applicable.

• Training in:

  • ISM and ISO Internal Auditor as applicable;
  • Vessel/Company Security Officer;
  • Incident Investigation/Root Cause Analysis.

• Fluent in English.


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Nearest Major Market: Arlington Virginia
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

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