The MS has a control page permitting him/her to do the following:
- Open or close a mine
- View the condition of a mine (good, medium, dangerous)
- Repair a mine (routine or emergency maintenance)
- Upgrade a mine
- Appoint a Harbour Master.
This is a relatively low-intensity council job, requiring the office holder to log in at least once per day, to update the mines control screen (issuing maintenance orders) and (typically) to produce a daily report in the forums.
The role is often considered somewhat menial, but it is vital for the economic success of the county.