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5782 — Ship Operating

This occupation includes jobs involved in operating ships, tugboats, seagoing dredges, fishing vessels, or other similar vessels, often greater than 55 meters (180 feet) in length, engaged in transporting passengers and freight, towing or assisting the maneuvering of large vessels, making hydrographic and oceanographic surveys, drilling or probing subaqueous holes, conducting fishing operations, etc. The work includes navigating the ship, standing watch, setting and maintaining speed and course, using navigational aids and devices to compute position, and coordinating the activities of members of the crew. The work requires knowledge of the handling and operation of large vessels offshore or in the Great Lakes and/or large vessels under tow.