Responsible for using emergency, lifesaving, damage control, and safety equipment on a merchant ship, performing general maintenance, repair, and sanitation duties, and standing watch to ensure the ship maintains a steady course.
Certification requirements (all must be valid):
1. Watchkeeping for Deck Ratings (WDR) Certificate AND License
2. Ship Security Awareness Certificate (SSA)
3. STCW 2010 – Basic Safety Training Certifiacte (BST)
4. Dynamic Rigging or Banksman/Slinger/Rigging & Lifting
5. First Aid & CPR
7. Seaman’s Discharge Book