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What are the work responsibilities of a wiper onboard?

A wiper is a junior cadet in the engine department of a ship. Those who are working as a wiper on a merchant ship are usually responsible for cleaning the engine room, machinery, assisting the engine officers as instructed, work as a watch-keeper, work with ordinary...

What is the role of Bosun in Merchant Navy?

Bosun also recognized as Boatswain is the senior most member of the Deck Department who is accountable to manage the operations in an effective manner. Before we discuss the work responsibilities of the Bosun, it is important to know how one can achieve this rank. A...

The Growth of Women in Maritime Sector

Maritime has always been recognized as a male-dominant sector. Although, in the last few years, the trend has changed as women are now coming out and securing a career in the shipping industry. The proportion of women has been increased in the industry due to the...

Duties and Work Responsibilities of Electrical Engine Officer

The shipping industry has gone through various developments in the last few years; the advancement of technology has made it possible to manage the work in an efficient manner. Today all the mechanism on a ship is an amalgamation of electrical and mechanical systems....

What Able Seaman does on a Ship?

Shipping is not an easy task as if you come across unpredictable weathers which makes your task more challenging. But the valuable effort and teamwork of trained sailors onboard help to reach the destination safely. Like in other fields, the maritime sector also has...

The Work Life of Ordinary Seaman Onboard

An ordinary seaman is a maritime rating who is assigned jobs in the Deck Department on a Merchant Ship. By working and taking the experience with a couple of years as a trainee allows a person to become an able seaman. The job of an ordinary seaman enables an...