Summary:  Responsible to the Bosun and Assistant Bosun for general duties and to the Officer of the Watch during periods on Bridge watches.
Description:  

Available July 2018.

The maritime volunteers onboard the Africa Mercy are a vital part to making it possible to bring hope and healing to the people of Africa. If you have spent your career on the sea and want to use those skills to make a positive change in the lives of others, our ship could be your next great adventure! 

The Able Seaman volunteer position, part of the Deck department, will be located on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship. The preferred minimum commitment for this role is two years, though shorter commitments may also be considered. We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application six months in advance of your target service date. Commitments longer than ten months require successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding Program

Qualifications required:

  • Certificate of Proficiency in accordance with STCW A-II/4 or A-II/5
  • Successful completion of Security Awareness in accordance with STCW A-VI/6
  • Successful completion of Basic Training in accordance with STCW A-VI/1 1-4
  • Successful completion of Crowd Management in accordance with STCW A-V/2-1
  • Successful completion of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Fast Rescue Boats in accordance with STCW A-VI/2-1
  • Ability to speak and understand English effectively

Questions about this information? Send us an email! Our technical recruiter would love to answer any questions you may have. You can reach Craig Sharver at [email protected].

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