Performs maintenance and lookout tasks aboard a ship.
- Skill Level
- Alternative Titles
- Barge Hand
- Ferry Hand
- Tug Hand
- Skills Assessment Authority
- No caveats apply to this occupation.
Group: 8992 Deck and Fishing Hands
maintain ships’ equipment and structures, and catch fish, crustacea and molluscs.
- handling ropes and wires, and operating mooring equipment when berthing and unberthing
- standing lookout watches at sea and adjusting the ship’s course as directed
- assisting with cargo operations using on-board equipment and stowing and securing cargo
- patrolling ships to ensure safety of the vessel, cargo and passengers
- performing routine maintenance and checks on deck equipment, cargo gear, rigging, and lifesaving and firefighting appliances
- attaching gear and fastening towing cables to nets
- casting and lowering nets, pots, lines and traps into water
- preparing lines, attaching running gear and bait, and setting lines into position
- hauling in fishing gear and removing fish and other marine life
- sorting, cleaning, preserving, stowing and refrigerating catch
- Skill Level
At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
- Occupations in this Group
- 899211 Deck Hand
- 899212 Fishing Hand
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