Deckhands carry out a range of basic duties essential to the running and maintenance of a boat or ship. The exact duties of a deckhand can vary depending on the type of vessel they work on. Those working on sailing ships may have to climb tall masts and work in the ship’s rigging, while those working on a charter boat or ferry may spend more time taking care of passengers, sometimes serving drinks and food. Regardless of the vessel, all deckhands assist in keeping the vessel clean and seaworthy, keeping lookout, steering and adjusting the course as directed and dealing with any emergencies that occur.
MAR10220 Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand Near Coastal)