Captain

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A Captain is the senior officer aboard a ship.

  • Serving as a Captain is a professional vocation.
  • The Captain is a member of a ship's crew.
  • An individual must have an appropriate qualification (skill) to perform the role.
  • It is a vocation.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Captain is the senior officer aboard a vessel, and is primarily a Command Specialist. On small ships, a Captain will also often have one or more of these specialist roles:

This role technically only exists if there are at least two crew (otherwise, there is no one else to command), though many speak of a single crew operating a ship as the ship's "captain".

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

A Captain has many duties and responsibilities aboard a ship.

Professional Certification[edit]

An individual serving as a ship's Captain generally holds one or more technical Certificates:

  • Level 1 (Qualified)
  • Level 2 (Competent)
  • Level 3 (Experienced / Expert)
  • Level 4 or more (Master)

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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