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Boatswain Resume

The main job of a Boatswain is to supervise the able seaman and the deckhand regarding the cleaning of the decks and also regarding the cleaning of the lifeboats. There is also need to supervise the activities of chipping, wire-brushing, scraping, and painting of the decks, superstructure and the sides. There might also be need to examine the gear that handles the cargo and it is very important to examine the life-saving equipment. The Boatswain has to supervise the crew handling the repairing or replacing of the defective gear and other equipment. In some cases, the Boatswain might be required to be certified by the U. S. Coast Guard.


If you have everything that it takes to be a good Boatswain then you should mention in your resume the certification that you have and you should put a special emphasis on the job.

Boatswain Resume Sample

Personal Details

Name: Charlie Swan
Birth Date: 2 February 1985
Nationality: American
Driver's License: Yes


It is a great challenge to become a Boatswain because the job needs to be done with a lot of responsibility and the person in question has to take his job seriously. There is need to make the crew respect the Boatswain and this can be achieved if he is doing a good job and he knows what he is doing.


Seeking the vacant job of a Boatswain at your company. It is also one of my objectives to manage to get an interview at your company. During this I would be able to show you my competences and the skills that I have gathered over my experience. It is also another objective to make some advancement in my career.


Highly trained and experienced Boatswain looking for immediate employment, with technical knowledge regarding the equipment and tools used on ships and also knowledge regarding the supervision of the crew, also knowing about the processes and activities that need to be undertaken in order to maintain the ship.

Skills and Competences

  • Technical skills regarding the equipment and tools used
  • Knowledge regarding the processes and activities performed on the ships
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to make myself respected by the crew
  • Responsible and serious
Work Experience

Boatswain, 2009 to present
Merchant Ships, Inc., Cig City, USA

Job Duties:

  • Being in charge of hull maintenance, anchors, rigging of the ship, cables and the deck crew
  • Keeping records of the activities and processes performed by the crew
Assistant Boatswain, 2007-2009
Merchant Ships, Inc., Cig City, USA

Job Duties:

  • Assisting the boatswain regarding the maintenance of the hull
  • Overseeing the deck crew while being on the sea
  • Keeping track of the activities

Any City Community High School, Any City, USA
On the job training while being at sea


  • Organizing trainings for the new employees of the company
  • Becoming the leader of a group of crew workers
Areas of Interest
  • Sailing and ships
  • Business management
  • Leadership skills

Bob Stuart
General Manager
Merchant Ships, Inc., Cig City, USA

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