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Vessel Master V/ MED II NC
Darwin, NT - Permanent Full-Time
  • Join an award winning tourism and transport company
  • Make the Northern Territory your office
  • Permanent Full-time position

SeaLink NT is looking for a full-time, dual qualified Vessel Master under 24M NC/ Marine Engine Driver grade 2 NC to join our team. This position is based in Darwin, to meet roster requirements the successful candidate will have to be based locally or be willing to relocate to Darwin. 


Do you have a background in the tourism/ transport industry?

Do you hold a MED II and Master V qualification?

Looking for an exciting new work environment?

We encourage you to apply!


SeaLink NT operates out of Darwin and is proudly Australian owned and operated. With 4 vessels and over 25 staff SeaLink NT is a fast growing business and a prominent ferry and tour operators in the region, operating daily 13 daily services to Mandorah and 3 services a week to the Tiwi Islands, it also runs a separate operation from Groote Eylandt. 


About You

  • Able to perform under pressure
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to relate to passengers from a variety of backgrounds and provide assistance
  • Good trouble shooting skills
  • Strong work ethics and 'Can Do' Attitude
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Be well presented at all times

These attributes will be complimented by experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Marine Engine Driver grade II NC and Vessel Master class 5 qualifications
  • Experience with high speed catamarans
  • Solid mechanical background with Caterpillar engine experience
  • Knowledge of safety and maritime obligations
  • Senior First Aid and Resuscitation Qualification
  • Drivers Licence
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate
  • Ochre card
  • Proven track record of excellent customer service 
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Experience in the tourism industry

About the role


The successful candidate will be rostered on Engineering shifts as well as Vessel Master shifts. Both roles play a pivotal role in the day to day safe and efficient operation of our vessels and its crew. The engineering role is responsible for all mechanical and electrical equipment, as well as pre-starts, shut downs, handovers and daily maintenance. The Vessel Master is responsible for navigation, crew leaderships, safety drills and management systems as well as reporting requirements. Clear communication, physical fitness and the ability to follow instructions and safety guidelines is paramount in both roles.


Working in close conjunction with all crew, duties will include:

  • Safe vessel navigation
  • Re-fueling of vessel in safe manner 
  • Daily checks, maintenance and reporting
  • Conducting drills and maintaining knowledge of the Vessel’s Safety Management Systems
  • Leadership and mentoring of crew
  • Assist with the safe, efficient and timely boarding and disembarkation of all passengers.
  • Assist with cleaning duties at the end of shift 

If this sounds like your dream job, we encourage you to apply! 



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