B. Able Bodied Seaman
Measures depth of water in shallow or unfamiliar waters, using lead-line, and telephones or shouts information to bridge.
Breaks out, rigs, overhauls, and stows cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear. Stands watch from bow of ship or wing of bridge to look for obstruction in path of ship.
Steers ship and maintains visual communication with other ships. Steers ship under direction of ship's commander or navigating officer, or directs helmsman to steer, following designated course.
Overhauls lifeboats and lifeboat gear, and lowers or raises lifeboats with winch or falls. Paints and chips rust on deck or superstructure of ship.
approx 8 months