Marine Transport Professionals

OVERVIEW

Marine Transport Professionals control and manage the operations of ships, boats and marine equipment.

Related occupations include:

  • Master Fisher
  • Ship’s Engineer
  • Ship’s Master
  • Ship’s Officer
  • Marine Surveyor
  • Marine Transport Professional
  • Boating Safety Officer
  • Marine Safety Officer
  • Vessel Traffic Officer
  • Ship’s Surveyor
  • Marine Engineer
  • Ship’s Captain
  • Deck Officer
  • Navigating Officer (Ship’s)
  • Seaman Officer (Navy)
  • Ship’s Pilot
  • Tug Master
  • Mechanical Engineering Officer (Navy)
  • Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer (Navy)
  • Dredge Master.

 

Main tasks performed

Tasks include:

  • directing fishing operations by using knowledge about the species sought, fishing areas, seasons and the capabilities of the vessel and crew
  • directing crew in catching fish, molluscs and crustacea at varying depths using nets, lines, poles, pots and traps
  • planning, controlling and coordinating the operational and maintenance requirements of a ship’s propulsion and domestic plant and equipment
  • operating plant and equipment and performing routine maintenance on ship’s systems including mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, steam generating, and fire prevention and control systems
  • controlling and directing shipping operations to ensure the safe and efficient loading and transport of cargo and passengers
  • ensuring compliance with regulations pertaining to safety at sea and protection of the marine environment
  • directing the activities of the deck crew for navigational support tasks, berthing and unberthing, maintenance, cleaning and painting of superstructures, and repair and replacement of defective deck gear and equipment
  • navigating a ship by supervising the ship’s course and speed according to predetermined passage plans and safety procedures
  • examining and approving design plans of hulls and equipment such as main propulsion engines, auxiliary boilers and turbines, electrical power generating plant, refrigeration and airconditioning plant and pumping systems
  • conducting periodic surveys throughout a ship’s life to ensure standards are maintained.

What skill level is required?

Bachelor Degree or higher qualificationThis type of occupation usually requires a bachelor’s degree also known as a first degree. Some jobs also require further study, such as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or master’s degree. For some roles relevant experience may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing is required.


Study fields

Study fields related to this occupation group include:

  • Maritime Engineering and Technology.

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