Every sailor or crew member who is.working on a ship has a certain position with their respective duties and responsibilities for the smooth operation of the ship. Crews are generally divided into the four Main categories, namely the deck Department, engine Department, Stewart Department and other departments. The main responsibility lies in the hands of the captain as the leader of the voyage.
- Deck crew for a ship generally includes
- The skipper or master is the leader and person in charge of shipping.
- Chief Officer or Chief mate is in charge of controlling cargo, supplying fresh water and controlling navigation directions.
- Second Officer or Second Mate is in charge of making the route for map of the crews.to be carried out and regulating navigation direction.
- Third officer or third mate is in charge of regulating, inspecting, maintaining all ship safety equipment and also serving as a tegulator of navigation directions.
- Radio officer or Spark serves as a radio or communication operator and is responsible.or maintaining the safety of the shi from harm caused by nature, such as storms, sinking ships and others.
- Boston or Boston head of subordinates.
- Ablebodies Seafearer (AB) or Driver.
- Ordinary Sailor (OS) or sailor.
- Deck Pump man specifically for tankers, (liquid transport.vessels)
- Machinery Department
- Chief Engineer The leader and person in charge of all the machines onboard the main engine, auxiliary engine, pump engine, crane engine, lifeboat engine, steering engine, freezer engine, etc.
- Second engineer in charge of the main engine.
- Third engineer is responsible for all auxiliary machines.
- Fourth engineer is responsible for all pump engines.
- The electrician is responsible for all machines that use electric power and all backup power.
- Foreman, Head of Oiler and Wiper.
- Fitter or Welder
- Oiler or oil Interpreter
- Stewart Department
- The Chef is responsible for for all meals be it cooking menu settings and food supply.
- messboy in charge of helping the interpreter.