Ships’ deck crews and related workers

Duties and tasks

  • Standing look-out watches at sea and when entering or leaving harbour or other narrow waters
  • Steering ships according to instructions
  • Handling ropes and wires, and operating mooring equipment
  • Maintaining and, in some cases, operating ships' equipment, cargo gear, rigging, lifesaving and firefighting appliances
  • Performing deck and hull cleaning, scraping, painting and other maintenance duties as required
  • Breaking out, rigging and stowing cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging and running gear

    Skill level