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Ship's Masters control and manage the operation of ships or boats.


  • ensures compliance with regulations pertaining to safety at sea and protection of the marine environment
  • directs the activities of the deck crew for navigational support tasks, berthing and unberthing, maintenance, cleaning and painting of superstructures, and the repair and replacement of defective deck gear and equipment.


  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

To become a Ship's Master

Skills employers are looking for

  • Vessel Maintenance

  • Communication Skills

  • First Aid

  • Customer Service

  • Leadership

  • Drilling

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