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Matelots de pont et assimilés





Ship’s deck crews and related workers carry out deck duties on board ships and similar duties on board other water-borne craft.
Tasks include -
(a) standing look-out watches at sea and when entering or leaving harbour or other narrow waters;
(b) steering ships according to instructions;
(c) handling ropes and wires, and operating mooring equipment;
(d) maintaining and, in some cases, operating ships’ equipment, cargo gear, rigging, lifesaving and firefighting appliances;
(e) performing deck and hull cleaning, scraping, painting and other maintenance duties as required;
(f) breaking out, rigging and stowing cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging and running gear.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Boatswain
- Ferry hand
- Sailor
- Tug hand

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