Hand, cable-ship 8340 9-81.90

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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