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Able bodied Seaman Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Perform following tasks on board ship to watch for obstructions in vessels path and to maintain equipment structures
  • Stand watch at bow or on wing of bridge to look for obstructions in path of vessel
  • Measure depth of water in shallow or unfamiliar waters, using leadline and telephones or shouts information to bridge
  • Turn wheel on bridge or uses emergency steering apparatus to steer vessel as directed by Mate, Ship water trans.
  • Break out, rigs, overhauls, and stows cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear
  • Overhaul lifeboats and lifeboat gear lowers or raises lifeboats with winch or falls
  • Paint chips rust on deck or superstructure of ship
  • Must hold certificate issued by U.S
  • When working aboard vessels carrying liquid cargoes, must hold tanker operators certificate
  • May stow or remove cargo from ships hold [Stevedore water trans. II]
  • May be concerned with only one phase of duties, as maintenance of ships gear decks or watch duties, and be known as Deckhand, Maintenance water trans. , Watchstander water trans. .

Able Seaman Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Perform following tasks on board ship to watch for obstructions in vessels path and to maintain equipment structures
  • Stand watch at bow or on wing of bridge to look for obstructions in path of vessel
  • Measure depth of water in shallow or unfamiliar waters, using leadline and telephones or shouts information to bridge
  • Turn wheel on bridge or uses emergency steering apparatus to steer vessel as directed by Mate, Ship water trans.
  • Break out, rigs, overhauls, and stows cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear
  • Overhaul lifeboats and lifeboat gear lowers or raises lifeboats with winch or falls
  • Paint chips rust on deck or superstructure of ship
  • Must hold certificate issued by U.S
  • When working aboard vessels carrying liquid cargoes, must hold tanker operators certificate
  • May stow or remove cargo from ships hold [Stevedore water trans. II]
  • May be concerned with only one phase of duties, as maintenance of ships gear decks or watch duties, and be known as Deckhand, Maintenance water trans. , Watchstander water trans. .

Barge crane Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate derrick mounted on boat or barge to lift move heavy objects
  • Move control levers and pedals of hoist to rotate, raise, or lower derrick boom & to raise or lower loadline load attached to it
  • May move controls of small engines or hoists to push against bottom of body of water with spuds heavy poles to move barge from place to place
  • When derrick boat is self-propelled, operator may be required to possess Masters license issued by U.S

Bath Steward stewardess Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Service bathrooms aboard ship, and schedules passengers for baths showers
  • Prepare baths and showers at times requested informs passengers
  • Clean bathrooms, showers, sinks and other lavatory equipment
  • Replenish supplies, like towels, bathmat, and soap
  • May clean public toilets in assigned area.

Boat Dispatcher Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Coordinate movement of freight by barge or lighter to provide most efficient service to shippers consistent with available equipment facilities
  • Determine number and kind of barges lighters needed to transport cargo
  • Coordinate movement of vessels to make sure most efficient service
  • Assign barges and lighters to individual haulage jobs issues orders to Tugboat Captains water trans.
  • Compile or directs activities of workers engaged in compilation of periodic reports on freight tonnage transported cost of operations.

Boat loader Helper Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assist Boat Loader water trans. I to pump liquid cargo, like petroleum, gasoline, heating oil, sulfuric acid, and alum liquor, from and into barges tankers
  • Catch mooring hawsers ties them around dock posts to secure vessels
  • Couple hoses to valves on ships tanks turns handwheels to open or close valves
  • Remove lines from vessels casts off hawsers
  • Drain loading hoses places them on dollies
  • Clean oil waste materials from dock, using squeegees, broom, and rags
  • May be designated according to vessels loaded as Barge-Loader Helper water trans. .

Boatswain Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise Able Seaman water trans. 911.364-010 and Deckhand water trans. 911.687-022 engaged in cleaning decks lifeboats, and chipping, scraping, wirebrushing, and painting decks, sides, and superstructure
  • Examine cargo-handling gear and lifesaving equipment & supervises crew engaged in repairing or replacing defective gear equipment
  • May be required to be certified by U.S
  • Coast Guard as Able Seaman water trans. 911.364-010.

Booking Clerk Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Book outbound freight shipments to make sure maximum use of available cargo space on company ships
  • Obtain cargo data from shipper, like type, tonnage, destination and shipping date, in order to define allocation of cargo fully utilize capacity of each ship
  • Consult booking sheet to ascertain availability of cargo space
  • Inform shipper of ships name on which cargo is booked, sailing date, and cargo delivery date
  • Record cargo data on booking control sheet, listing tonnage, type of cargo, shippers name, and cargo destination
  • May be designated according to type of cargo booked as Container-Cargo Clerk water trans. , General-Cargo Clerk water trans. , Refrigerated-Cargo Clerk water trans. .

Booking Supervisor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in booking shipments of cargo on ships keeping booking control records to make sure maximum utilization of cargo spaces
  • Review records of bookings and studies plans of cargo spaces to define type of tonnage that can be booked on each ship in order to obtain maximum revenue utilize available cargo space
  • Assign booking duties to workers gives work directions regarding tonnage or cubic feet of storage space that can be booked for refrigerated cargo, or container cargo
  • Coordinate booking space control activities to make sure that each ship is booked to capacity
  • Train workers in booking procedures demonstrates methods of converting cubic feet of storage space into tonnage
  • Submit booking sheets to documentation department for preparation of shipping documents
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor clerical Master Title.

Cable Ferryboat Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Pull ferryboat guided by overhead cable to transport passengers freight across river
  • Signal passengers to board ferryboat directs workers engaged in loading of freight [Ferryboat-Operator Helper water trans. ]
  • Pays out rope on one side of ferryboat pulls in rope on other side to propel ferryboat across river
  • Inspect equipment, like cables, ropes, pontoons, and railings repairs or replaces defective equipment.

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