Integrated Rating/Deck Hand


Key responsibilities

Deck hands assist in navigating ships course and watch for changes in sea and weather. They  maintain equipment on the ship, including deck equipment, safety devices, cargo and rigging equipment and conduct routine checks to ensure quality. Properly use of all ropes, lines and equipment on board and adhere to safety standards and precautions.

Generic skills

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership
  • Interpersonal

Priority skills

  • Awareness of maritime safety
  • High physical fitness levels
  • Willingness to be at sea for long periods
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and protocols

Career progression

  • Ships Officer
  • Ships Master



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