Skills Deck Officer - Water Transport near Grand Falls-Windsor (NL)

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a deck officer - water transport in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Deck officers, water transport (NOC 2273).


People working in this occupation usually apply the following skill set.

  • Command and operate ships or vessels to transport passengers and cargo
  • Command and operate coast guard vessels
  • Determine geographical position using navigational instruments, maps and charts
  • Direct and oversee the loading and unloading of cargo
  • Maintain vessel's navigational instruments and equipment
  • Control, steer and navigate a vessel in various waterways
  • Enforce regulations in Canadian waters
  • Record vessel's progress, weather and sea conditions in ship's log
  • Board vessels at berth or from pilot boats to advise ships' captains on the course to steer for safe passage into and out of ports, seaways or other waterways under pilotage authority

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

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