Marine Transport Professionals

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Marine Transport Professionals

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

Fun facts

  • Moderate Future Growth
  • 2998 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 84% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 5% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by marine transport professionals. A few are listed below:

  • 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

Specific occupations

  • 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