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A vessel's crew is separated into three main departments: Deck, Engine and Catering.

The Deck Department includes:

Master, Chief Mate, Second Mate, Third Mate, Cadet, Bosun, Able Bodied Seamen, Ordinary Seaman.

The Engineering Department includes:

Chief Engineer, Second Engineer, Third Engineer, Electrician, Fitter, Motorman, Oiler, Wiper.

The Catering Department includes:

Cook Steward, Steward.

Although crew size can very between ships, most commonly a crew is made of 22-25 persons.

To find more detail about individual roles please visit: Careers Guide