If you start on a barge and you do not follow a training course, you start as a deckhand. After three years of experience (sailing time) you will officially become a sailor. You have to be at least 16 years old to start working as a seaman on a ship.

Work processes

  • Assisting the captain in loading, unloading and preparing the ship for sailing
  • Assisting the captain with dredging
  • Cleaning up and keeping the ship clean
  • Miscellaneous maintenance work
  • Assisting with repair work
  • Taking care of the meals (in cooperation with colleagues)