Writing a great deckhand resume is important because it is one of the first things a potential employer will see when they are considering you for a position. It is your opportunity to make a good first impression and sell yourself as the best candidate for the job.

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Angy Grille | (768) 194-4447 | Boulder, CO


I have over 1 year of experience as a Deckhand. I am responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the vessel, including cleaning, painting, and repairs. I also assist with docking and mooring operations, as well as loading and unloading cargo. In addition to my hands-on duties, I maintain accurate records of all activities on board the vessel.


Deckhand at Henderson Marine Services, COMay 2022 - Present

  • Maintained a clean and safe work environment on deck, including daily cleaning of the ship’s hull.
  • Assisted with mooring and unmooring operations, as well as anchoring procedures.
  • Helped to load and unload cargo from the vessel using various crane systems.
  • Participated in regular safety drills and emergency response training exercises.

Trainee Deckhand at The Deckhand Company, COSep 2021 - Apr 2022

  • Assisted in the training of 20 new deckhands.
  • Led a team of 5 deckhands in maintaining the cleanliness of decks and equipment.
  • Inspected and repaired over 100 pieces of safety equipment.
  • Monitored and controlled cargo operations during 10 voyages.
  • Trained 2 apprentices in all aspects of deckhand work.


High School Diploma at Denver East High SchoolSep 2017 - May 2021

I have learned how to effectively communicate with others, how to manage my time wisely, and how to work independently and as part of a team.


  • Deckhand
  • Boatswain
  • Seaman
  • Able Bodied Seaman
  • Ordinary Seaman
  • Trainee Deckhand

Emiya Schraer | (838) 435-7103 |


I have over 1 year of experience as a Deckhand. I am responsible for the maintenance and operation of the vessel. I am also responsible for the safety of the crew and passengers. I have experience in navigation, mooring, anchoring, towing, docking, and line handling.


Deckhand at Duluth Shipping, MNMar 2022 - Present

  • Maintained a clean and safe work environment at all times.
  • Assisted in the loading and unloading of cargo from ships.
  • Helped to maintain the ship’s deck and superstructure.
  • Performed regular maintenance on deck equipment such as winches and mooring lines.
  • Carried out watch duties as required.
  • Stood lookout for hazards while underway.

Trainee Deckhand at North Star Shipping, MNAug 2021 - Mar 2022

  • Trained in deckhand duties and worked on a ship for 3 months.
  • Learned how to maintain the decks, clean the vessel, and assist with lines.
  • Helped with loading and unloading cargo.
  • Assisted passengers during embarkation and disembarkation.
  • Monitored safety equipment and made sure it was in working order.
  • Kept watch while underway.


High School Diploma at Rosemount High School, Rosemount, MNSep 2017 - May 2021

I've learned how to study for and take tests, how to do research, and how to write papers.


  • Rope work
  • Knots
  • Splicing
  • Rigging
  • Maintenance and repair of deck equipment
  • Operation of winches, windlasses and cranes
  • Watchkeeping

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