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"Able Seamen"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Stand watch at bow or on wing of bridge to look for obstructions in path of vessel. Measure water depth. Turn wheel on bridge or use emergency equipment as directed by mate. Break out, rig, overhaul, and store cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear. Chip rust from and paint deck or ship's structure. Must hold government-issued certification. Must hold certification when working aboard liquid-carrying vessels.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Able Seamen"

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

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

3) Stands watch from bow of ship or wing of bridge to look for obstruction in path of ship.

4) Steers ship and maintains visual communication with other ships.

5) Steers ship under direction of ship's commander or navigating officer, or directs helmsman to steer, following designated course.

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

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

8) Stands by wheel when ship is on automatic pilot and verifies accuracy of course by comparing with magnetic compass.

9) Gives directions to crew engaged in cleaning wheelhouse and quarter deck.

 

 

11) Stows or removes cargo from ship's hold.

12) Relays specified signals to ships in vicinity, using visual signaling devices, such as blinker light and semaphore.


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Job Description for "Able Seamen" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  53-5011.01