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Deck Hand
Of the many important job demands of a Deck Hand, ensuring cargo, supplies and passengers are secured while the vessel is operating takes top priority. Deck hands play an important role in assisting with passenger transfers. Deck hands are rigger trained to ensure their rigging competency is sufficient for efficiency and practical purposes. Deck Hands are required serve as a lookout for the captain while underway, and required to conduct fire round checks in the machinery space.  A Deck Hand must have good housekeeping skills in order to maintain high quality industrial hygiene practices. The deck hand also plays a vital role in making sure the equipment and machinery is running properly for the vessel’s sustainability.

An engineer’s responsibility is to maintain the machinery and equipment throughout the vessel.  When an engineer is hired, they are also responsible for meeting the deck hand roles and responsibilities. Although not required on all company vessels, when a vessel crews an engineer, mechanical, electrical and hydraulic equipment maintenance is carried out by that individual. While the vessel is operating, the engineer must conduct fire round checks to locate any leaks, hazards or premature wear signs.

The Captain has the ultimate responsibility of ensuring the vessel is operated safely. This sometimes involves using stop work authority, if the Captain deems an action will be unsafe, and life could be jeopardized onboard a Y & S Marine vessel. The captain is required to perform maintenance activities, delegate vessel crew jobs during their watch, as well as ensure the passengers and cargo are secure as much as he/she could control.  Keeping adequate fuel, lubricants and filters aboard is the captain’s responsibility. This involves loading and unloading the vessel to his/her discretion, to optimize vessel stability and performance.  Also, the captain is responsible for on-site training and the further development of employee job advancement. The Captain is also expected to lead by example, to set weekly and daily goals for his/her crew, to communicate with office and land-based managers to coordinate work activities on his/her vessel. 

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Captains are required to have a USCG 100 Ton Near Coastal License.  Also, a Marine Radio Operator’s Permit/License is required by the FCC.

 All crew must have a valid Government issued ID and a valid TWIC Card.