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2301 Fifth Avenue Suite 401
Postal code : 98121
City : Seattle, WA
Country : US

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Kind of job: Cruise
Job offer: Deckand
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Description of the job :


Responsible for the maintenance and hazard-free environment of the exterior of the vessel. Handle lines and fenders when coming alongside docks, other vessel or into locks.


Performs underway, anchor, or in-port watch duties as assigned by the Shipís Master.
Handling of lines: Primary importance although small amount of time spent. When boat comes alongside the dock, get lines over in the correct order that varies depending on the type of dock and tides. Will discuss the line order with the mate on watch before arriving. Set the appropriate gangway and secure it to the dock. Off-load passengers and assist them as needed if there is a low tide that causes a very steep grade on the dock.
Port duties: Off-loading laundry, taking on potable water, taking off garbage. On turnaround day, take on dry stores. Clean all non-passenger related areas of the boat (exterior) that canít be completed while underway, i.e., painting.
Daily boat duties: AM duties: raise flags, shut off deck lights, make coffee for passengers at the coffee station, clean the bridge, empty ashtrays, set out deck furniture, polish shipís bell, empty trash cans, chlorine tests for CSC requirements. Throughout the day: check trash room to compact trash bags. Handle room discrepancies. Wipe the rails down when wet. During low visibility times, must help stand watch on the bridge. Projects as needed, or from the on-board work list.
PM duties: empty ash trays and trash, turn on deck lights, lower flags, stack deck furniture, do chlorine testing again per CDC requirements, help in galley if needed, scrub dry stores deck, vacuum galley hatch, vacuum companionways, do engine rounds (checklist for the engine room to check gauges, pressure to the sanitary system, potable water system, voltage to the electrical system, look for any leaks or other discrepancies inside the engine room), vessel round (fire check in which you physically walk around the vesselógo into storage areas, etc., check the refrigerators and freezers to make sure they are functioning, turn off any lights that may interfere with navigation, check the emergency lighting system to make sure all lights are working, check steering room and the steering mechanism to make sure there are no leaks or other discrepancies). Will also stand bridge watch at night that entails looking out for aid to navigation, hazards to navigation, taking fixes and making references on charts to maintain proper course. Also monitor radar closely. There is also a Mate and deckhand on duty at night or during low visibility. Deckhand also gets food, coffee, items needed, etc. for the Mate during watch since they cannot leave the Bridge.
Guest Service: Interact with guests in a friendly and courteous manner at all times. Provide great guest service while assisting guests on and off the vessel at the gangway, while escorting guests to their stateroom, while working on stateroom maintenance projects, while performing safety rounds, and while the bridge is open to the guests. Enhances guest experience by actively searching for wildlife and bringing sightings to the attention of the officer on watch and the Exploration Leader. Also required to participate in evening programs as directed by supervisor.
Safety duties: Holds a position on the shipís Emergency Station Bill. Must perform requirements of Emergency Station Bill for both drills and actual emergencies to include fire, flooding, man overboard, abandon ship, medical, and spill response.
Zodiac and Dib (small boat) operation: Responsibilities include safe operation of small boats, daily upkeep of small boats in conjunction with vessel engineering staff.

∑ Minimum education of a specialized or technical knowledge requiring formal training beyond high school is required.

∑ Minimum licensing requirement of 25 GT/ Inland, Mate or Operator with applicable STCW í95 endorsement.

∑ Minimum of 1-3 years in the maritime industry with progressively responsible experience is required.

∑ Communication skills require the ability to provide explanation of very complex or technical matters to people with little or no background in the area under discussion.

∑ Writing skills require the ability to write text designed to communicate technical information.

∑ Quantitative skills require the ability to perform algebraic, trigonometric or geometric operations.

∑ Interpersonal skills require the ability to often deal with situations where satisfactory resolution of issues must be achieved.

∑ Overall knowledge and skills requires application involving a full working knowledge of a specialized area and a general understanding of the practices and techniques of the recognized discipline for that area.

∑ Responsible for planning and performing a wide variety of duties requiring independent action working toward general results; responsible for meeting different conditions, making decisions based on precedents and company policy.


Duties and responsibilities are generally performed in a Marine Operations setting, primarily onboard a vessel. Must be physically able to work a typical 12- hour workday of about 10-14 hours per day, seven days a week, for 6 weeks at a time. On any given day hours could be more or less. The 6-week work period is the normal, but not necessarily fixed onboard schedule, and it is followed by a 2 to 3 week period off the vessel. Environmental conditions generally include ambient inside temperature, ambient inside lighting, ambient to loud noise levels, all weather conditions, occasional use of required protective clothing and an irregular work schedule. Mobility demands generally include occasional sitting and occasional standing. Combination activities generally include handling of chemicals/chemical compounds such as cleaning agents. Sensory demands generally involve a computer terminal; telephone operation, microphone and PA systems.

Physical demands generally include frequent bending, reaching, twisting, kneeling, pulling/pushing, grasping, and the ability to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch. Physical demands also include individual handling of one to several different sized objects totaling up to 50 pounds in weight. Handling includes: the dynamic and momentary strenuous lifting and lowering of objects between the ground/deck level and a height of about 4 to 6 feet; continuously repeating these movements about once per minute continuously for up to 20 minutes; repetitive turning and twisting of the body while holding these objects, and passing or receiving them between people as frequently as every 10 seconds; and repeatedly carrying objects of similar weight a distance of up to 100 feet every one to two minutes for as long as 20 minutes without stopping. Each of the above evolutions may be repeated several times in the course of handling ships stores.


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