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first mate

an officer second in command to the captain of a merchant ship
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The chief mate was at all times in positive control of the ship, he was hands-on.
With the ship's master, chief mate and first engineer providing direction, cadets on the bridge and in the engine room started up the main engines, shifted power from one generator to another and communicated with each other throughout the process.
Chief Mate Diego Mello, a Coast Guard veteran, joins me on the flying bridge.
Nikko Maru's chief mate, Hisao Ueno, 53, was arrested Friday on suspicion of professional negligence.
In fact, the Chief Mate of the USNS Red Cloud stated that this was the heaviest load the vessel had ever carried- 1505 pieces of cargo, 270,272 square feet displacing 18,946 long tons.
Pong Su captain Man Sun Song, 63, and the ship's chief mate and chief engineer were ordered to stand trial by Magistrate Duncan Reynolds following a committal hearing in the Melbourne Magistrates Court, Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions Principal Legal Officer Sue Armour told Kyodo News.
They were Chief Mate Fred Brenner, 53, of Baltimore, Maryland, Chief Engineer Richard Smoot, 50, of South Point, Ohio, and AB/Tankerman Ron Emory, 56, of Milford, Delaware.
Although the chief mate was effectively in control of the ship, as captain, Eklund had a duty to keep a clear head, the court heard.
Although the chief mate was effectively in control of the ship, as captain Eklund had a duty to keep a clear head, the court heard.
In a telephone interview, Chief Mate Victor Nikolsky spoke of his shock at finding the captain dead from a heart attack.
Normally it is 10 miles out before we hit the ice, but this year it was 60 miles out and two days of fighting through pack ice," said John Ciastkewicz, American Tern's chief mate.
Also Sunday, the Coast Guard sent Hisao Ueno, the 53-year-old chief mate of the other tanker, the 499-ton Nikko Maru, to prosecutors for questioning over the accident.

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