Stands watch to look for obstructions in path of vessel, measures water depth, turns wheel on bridge, or uses emergency equipment as directed by captain, mate, or pilot. Breaks out, rigs, overhauls, and stores cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear. Performs a variety of maintenance tasks to preserve the painted surface of the ship and to maintain line and ship equipment. Must hold government-issued certification and tankerman certification when working aboard liquid-carrying vessels.
This career is part of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics cluster Transportation Operations pathway.
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