Kerstin, a tour boat captain, spends her typical day selling trips to tourists and taking the roles of crew and captain on the boat. Kerstin came to Hawaii once on vacation and decided then and there that she would live in Hawaii. She tells us that sailing is a lifestyle more than a living, but though it won't make you rich monetarily, it will give you a rich life.
Stand watch to look for obstructions in path of vessel, measure water depth, turn wheel on bridge, or use emergency equipment as directed by captain, mate, or pilot. Break out, rig, overhaul, and store cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear. Perform a variety of maintenance tasks to preserve the painted surface of the ship and to maintain line and ship equipment. Must hold government-issued certification and tankerman certification when working aboard liquid-carrying vessels. Includes able seamen and ordinary seamen.
Significant on the job training can be expected for entry level works for the first year.
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