Rescue Swimmer

SAR Ship

Required languages

Type of contract
To be defined

Necessary requirements
Sea lifeguard licence, experience in SAR operations in Central Mediterranean Sea and/or Aegean Sea

Are you interested?
Read the full Job Description; if you are qualified, please apply online.

The role requires the complete management of the dynamics arising from rescue at sea and a high mastery of rescue techniques. The Rescue Swimmer collaborates at all times with the SAR Team members and in particular with the RHIB Team members.

The Rescue Swimmer reports directly to the SAR Mission Coordinator and refers to the RHIB Team Leader during rescue operations.


The Rescue Swimmer:

  • Is involved in the watch keeping on board and search shifts during search operations;
  • Is in charge of the RHIB pre and post operations in collaboration with the other members of the SAR Team;
  • Manages the check list, care and maintenance of the floating devices on board the RHIB in use during SAR operations;
  • Is responsible for the proper maintenance of the equipment;
  • In collaboration with the Rescue Team Leader, carries out the embarkation/disembarkation operations of the rescued persons on/off the RHIB
  • In case of extreme necessity, in accordance with the Rescue Team Leader, carries out rescue operations in the water
  • In collaboration with the entire SAR Team is responsible for assistance and management of rescued people, once on board;
  • Has to be available to perform other tasks according to the activities derived from SAR operations;
  • Contributes to the professional training of the other members of the SAR Team.


  • Sea lifeguard certification
  • Experience in SAR operations in Central Mediterranean Sea and/or Aegean Sea
  • Working experience as a lifeguard, or as a member of the nautical teams such as fire brigades, civil protection, rescue associations


  • IMO-STCW Certificates
  • Training courses provided by IMO-STCW


For further information and inquiries (not for applications): To apply, please complete the on-line application form: applications sent to this e-mail account will not be considered.

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