first mate

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the officer below the master on a commercial ship


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Meantime the chief mate, with an almost visible effect of collaboration on the part of his round eyes and frightful whiskers, was trying to evolve a theory of the anchored ship.
No chief mate ever made more than one voyage in the Sephora, you know.
Directly I put my head out of the companion I saw the group of my two officers, the second mate barefooted, the chief mate in long India- rubber boots, near the break of the poop, and the steward halfway down the poop ladder talking to them eagerly.
He brought her undeniable evidence of his having paid for his part of the ship; he brought her certificates from his owners, that the report of their intending to remove him from the command of the ship and put his chief mate in was false and groundless; in short, he was quite the reverse of what he was before.
He got the berth as what we should call a chief mate.
They were nearly all whalemen; chief mates, and second mates, and third mates, and sea carpenters, and sea coopers, and sea blacksmiths, and harpooneers, and ship keepers; a brown and brawny company, with bosky beards; an unshorn, shaggy set, all wearing monkey jackets for morning gowns.
As a licensed mariner he moved from ABS to Third Mate to Second Mate to Chief Mate, until March of 2007, when he earned his ticket as a licensed Master Mariner, unrestricted - the highest level of professional qualification amongst licensed mariners allowing him to captain a ship of any size or power across the globe, with no geographical restrictions.
Chief mate Arthur Belogor, who had been on the ship for nine months, told the ECHO: "We feel a great respect for the people of Liverpool - it's a bit embarrassing for a proud Russian to receive such help but it has been very much appreciated.
Kent Sheasley, who has sailed as chief mate for six years of the research vessel Knorr, became its captain.
Six crew, including the captain and chief mate, have been charged with negligence.
As the chief mate, warrant officer and divers removed Tahoma's crew from the starboard side, Apache approached the ship's port side and commenced fighting the fire," said the tug's civilian master, Capt.
The Coast Guard arrested Hisao Ueno, the Nikko Maru's 53-year-old chief mate, Friday evening on suspicion of professional negligence resulting in death and bodily injury and endangering traffic, its sources said.
It's Captain Hazelwood and his chief mate, Jack Daniels, that run the ship.
The Pong Su's captain, chief mate and chief engineer were ordered to stand trial on charges of trafficking 125 kilograms of high-grade heroin into Australia following a pre-trial hearing that ended last month.
The round trip to Kuwait and back usually takes about 56 days, said Chief Mate Peter K.
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