The captain bears sole
responsibility for the ship and all
aboard it, and it is the captain
who holds virtually absolute
authority on a ship.
They perform functions such as command and administration of
the deck, watches and so on.
First or chief, second, third and junior third or fourth
The carpenter has general charge of hatches and wooden
The boatswain is the foreman of the deckhands, or seamen.
steer the ship and maintain its
The chief engineer, subordinate only to the master, is responsible
for the ship’s engines.
•First, second, and third assistant engineers supervise the three
engine room watches.
The radio operator is in charge of communications.
The chief steward is in charge of
Meals, prepared by cooks, are
served by steward, who also
maintain passenger cabins and
server the passengers.
A purser and the purser’s assistant are in charge of paperwork
Mate: an officer of a ship, ranking below the captain.
Crew: all of a ship’s personnel, usually excepting the officer.
Deck: a platform on a ship covering all or part of the hull’s area at any level
and serving as a floor.
Watch: the act of keeping awake and alert in order to look after, protect, or
Hatch: an opening in a deck, covered by a hatch cover.
Engine: any machine that uses energy to develop mechanical power.
Paperwork: the keeping of records, filing of report etc.
Crew = Equipaggio
Captain = Capitano
Mates = Ufficiali
Carpenter = Falegname
Boatswain = Nostromo
Quartermasters = Sottuf-
Chief engineer = Capo
Radio operator = Operatore
Chief stewart = Capo
Purser = Commissario di bordo
Seaman = Marinaio
Sailor = Marinaio
Ship = Nave
Boat = Barca
Deck = Ponte
Hatches = Portelli
Steer = Governare
Paperwork = Documenti
Log book = Diario di bordo
Hull = Scafo
Cabins = Cabine