8350-Ships' deck crews and related workers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Ships' deck crews and related workers
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Job Description: 
Ship?s deck crews and related workers carry out deck duties on board ship and similar duties on board other water-borne craft.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) standing look-out watches at sea and when entering or leaving harbour or other narrow waters
  • (b) steering ship according to instructions
  • (c) handling ropes and wires, and operates mooring equipment
  • (d) maintaining and, in some cases, operating ship?s equipment, cargo gear, rigging, life-saving and fire- fighting appliances
  • (e) performing deck and hull cleaning, scraping, painting and other maintenance duties as required
  • (f) breaking out, rigging and stowing cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging and running gear.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Boatswain
- Ferry hand
- Tug hand
- Sailor

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