Channel operates the largest ferry fleet in the Maltese islands.
Three ferries cruising between Gozo and the mainland Malta,
carry over 3.3 million passengers annually. It is the 'LIFE
LINE' of Gozo, acting as a marine highway for commercial users,
tourists and the daily commuters alike.
There are around 240 dedicated employees who have contributed
to make the transit between the sister islands a most pleasant
and enjoyable experience.
the fleet, the Master supervises the entire ship's operation
from the bridge, which is the communications and navigation
center of the vessel. The First Officer assists the Master
with the operation of the vessel, including loading and unloading
operations. Except when docking or in tight quarters, the
steering of the ship is generally left to the bosun who follows
the directions of the bridge officer. Able-bodied seamen (AB)
and ordinary seamen (OS) work as deckhand, directing vehicles,
securing lines when the ship docks, acting as lookouts, patrolling
the vessel for safety hazards and cleaning of the vessel.
the car deck, the engine room and control center are supervised
by the Chief Engineer, who oversees repairs and maintenance
to the vessel's mechanical and electrical equipment. The Chief
Engineer and the Assistant Engineer also monitor all the control
system and in some instances, control the speed of the vessel,
in line with the Master's commands. The oiler assists the
engineers by physically monitoring the performance of all
the machinery, thus ensuring that everything is operating
is therefore obvious that the personnel involved in the various
categories of work have to adhere to strict standards of professional
performance making sure that they are working in unison and
executing competently, thereby ensuring an environment which
is consistently dynamic.
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