Jobs on Merchant Vessels

Seamen

Jobs available for seamen aboard merchant vessels, including specific requirements, salaries and benefits.

Jobs on Merchant Vessels - Seamen
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Boatswain

Requirements

1 to 2 years experience on board and, sometimes, Tender Captain´s Licence.

Duties

Supervises general maintenance within the different working stations on board; assistant in tender operations, and loading and unloading tasks; controls unlicensed deck personnel in cleaning, polishing metalwork, chipping, painting, scraping and wirebrushing deck areas; inspects and tests equipment to ensure safe and proper operations; inspection of deck areas and crew quarters for cleaning and order; supervision of secure cargo, systems for leaving port, and direction of handling operations of mooring lines when the vessel is docked and undocked; and, sometimes, stands at lookout, searching for possible obstacles in the path of the ship, following the required safety procedures.

Salary

1,800 - 2,100 dollars a month (approx.).

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A/B Seaman

Requirements

It is a position that requires some previous experience as a seaman or specific training in an accredited maritime academy.

Duties

They stand watch looking for another ships, measure water deep in shallow waters, operate different deck equipment (loading and unloading gear, anchorage systems, pulleys, ropes and wires, pumps, hoses, lifeboats, etc.), and carry out general maintenance tasks, such as cleaning, polishing metalwork, chipping metal rust, painting, scrapping and wirebrushing the deck areas.

Salary

1,700 - 2,500 dollars a month (approx.).

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Seaman

Requirements

Entry-level position with no previous experience required.

Duties

General maintenance and cleaning tasks, along with assistant in other operations on board.

Salary

1,700 - 2,500 dollars a month (approx.).

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Most In-Demand Jobs On Board Merchant Vessels

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Jobs on Merchant Vessels: Seamen