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Job Title: "Able Seaman"
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Sample Job Description Duties For Able Seaman

List of core working tasks required as able seaman employee:

1) Performs following tasks on board ship to watch for obstructions in vessels path and to maintain equipment structures.

2) Stands watch at bow or on wing of bridge to look for obstructions in path of vessel.

3) Measures depth of water in shallow or unfamiliar waters, using leadline and telephones or shouts information to bridge.

4) Turns wheel on bridge or uses emergency steering apparatus to steer vessel as directed by Mate, Ship .

5) Breaks out, rigs, overhauls, and stows cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear.

6) Overhauls lifeboats and lifeboat gear lowers or raises lifeboats with winch or falls.

7) Paints chips rust on deck or superstructure of ship.

8) Must hold certificate issued by U.S.

9) When working aboard vessels carrying liquid cargoes, must hold tanker operators certificate.

10) May stow or remove cargo from ships hold [Stevedore II].

11) May be concerned with only one phase of duties, as maintenance of ships gear decks or watch duties, and be known as Deckhand, Maintenance ; Watchstander ..



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