Seaman Job Description

March 24, 20120 Comments

Seaman Job Description

Seaman Job Profile and Description

A Seaman works on a ship for a specific amount of time. Time spent onboard is count as ‘Sea Time’, and once enough amount of sea time is acquired, a seaman can go for different courses for & examinations to become a certified Seaman. These tests include – standing watch abilities, & performing guard duty etc.

Duties and Responsibilities –

  • Assisting the Senior Seaman
  • Performing deck utility man duties and, may be asked to do different tasks
  • Standing as guard, leveling and painting, handling lines during ship mooring, and helping in the actual tying and release of vessel
  • Assisting in different procedures and handling all deck gear – cradling, topping and housing of booms
  • Helping carpenter in repair works
  • Performing as helmsman when needed
  • Reading draft markings and working as a cargo watch at the times of loading and discharging of freight operations.
  • Calling the watch – awakening personnel that includes officers scheduled to go on watch
  • Keeping the heads and passageways in good condition
  • Operating deck machineries
  • Overhauling and fitting any standing or loose ship rigging
  • Sewing, repairing and repairing canvas
  • Handling a lifeboat under sail or oars
  • Assuming the duties of the lifeboat in charge
  • Maintaining the bridge in a clean condition

Skills and Specifications –

  • Tolerant
  • Be able to work with odd workers with complete attention
  • Be physically fit and strong

Education and qualification –

  • High school diploma
  • Knowledge of sailing and sea life

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