The Crew and Its Tasks

The crew on a ship is divided into three departments:
The Master
The Deck Department
The Engine Department
The Stewards's Department

We will start with The Master
Involves an enormous responsability. The Captain is in charge of everything and everyone on board. He has complete responsability for running the ship while at sea and for the safety of the Crew, passengers and cargo. Whenever there is an emergency or a serious problem of any kind.

The Master of a ship is not actually a crew member. But he supervise the work of any other office or a crew member on board. Determine the possition communicate with other vessels operate and overhaul engines, perform maintenance, handle lines or operate vessel equipment of any kind.

The Master of a merchant vessel is the agent of the company that owns the ship. This means that he represents the company business in every operation both at sea and in port. A Captain has to be able to coordinate both of these aspects. All this involves quite a lot of paper work. When we are at sea, the bridge officers and the Captain maintain the Ship's Log and the records of the ship's movements. Then there are the Ship's Papers such as the Certificate of Registry, the Muster Roll or Crew List etc and the documents dealing with loading and unloading of the ship;
The Bill of Lading, the Cargo Manifest, the Stowage Plan, the Dangerous Goods Stowage Plan, the Loading and Discharging plan.

5 comentarii:

Freddy said...

Good ,

It is really informative , for people , who are unaware of the field

January 19, 2009 at 6:30 AM  

I was thinking 1 days would like to work as a crew in the ship, those entertainment ship which round the world... a lot people said will be bored working as a crew in ship, but as long have internet access over the ship, I will be happy already

January 21, 2009 at 6:52 PM  

very informative indeed. would like to call for all that's either working in this field (or related) or interested to drop a note to me so that we could create a network out of it. noticed this is a relatively "low tech" industry in Malaysia. not sure about other regions / countries.

check out my blog on shipping which i've started recently. my contact is also available there.


February 2, 2009 at 11:39 AM  
sherry said...

Nice, you offer great info about crew in a ship. thanks for sharing.

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