The Deckhands on our vessels are the backbone of our seafaring staff. Passengers get their first impressions of our oceangoing service from you.
Following is a list of some of the responsibilities of the Deckhand:
Responsible for the safety of his/her passengers, crewmates and vessel. He/she should point out any potential problems on the boat or with the crew to the Mate.
Demonstrates knowledge on how to use all the safety equipment on the boat, is competent in appropriate line handling skills and knows what to do in situations that may jeopardize the vessels security. The deckhand understands and can perform the duties in his/her position on the station bill and knows what other crew are expected to do in case of emergency. The deckhand is expected to speak up and ask if they are uncomfortable or do not know or understand emergency equipment or procedures.
Keeps the vessel clean, during a trip primarily watches out for passengers comfort and safety. Assists vessel engineer with maintenance when needed.
Takes direction from the Mate and Captain. He/she will assist the Naturalist and Engineer in their duties if needed.
Should always be interested in learning more about the vessel, seamanship, the ocean and advancing his/her position on the boat.
Able to lift and carry 50 pounds.
The Deckhand should always strive to make the boat and trip better, safer and more enjoyable for passengers.