An Ordinary Seaman (OS) is responsible for working in the deck department of a vessel. These positions can exist on any type of vessel.
While holding a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), an OS is considered an unlicensed, entry-level position.
As an OS earns “Seatime” in combination with the required training, an OS can upgrade his MMC to an Ableseaman (AB) or Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED)
OS may perform many duties such as:
Housekeeping and Cooking duties
Loading and Unloading Ship Cargos
Safety Drills An
To view the requirements and application process for an Ordinary Seaman USCG Merchant Mariner Credential please visit the National Maritime Center website for the most up to date info.
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