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8340 SHIPS' DECK CREWS AND RELATED WORKERS
 


    Ship's deck crews and related workers carry out deck duties on board ship and similar duties on board other water-borne craft.

    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 mooring lines on board;

    (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) performing related tasks;

    (g) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Boatswain

  • Sailor

  • Seaman, able

  • Seawoman, able


   
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 Updated 19 September 2004, by VA.