Crayfishing - Deckhand & General Maintenance
N L Dawe & Co
General Deckhand in the day to day operation of a professional Cray fishing Vessel, including engine maintenance (oil changes, fuel filter servicing, belts/hydraulic servicing etc), Jet and propeller maintenance along with overall cleaning of the vessel (deck cleaning, bilge cleaning etc).
During the off-season I was involved with the maintenance of the vessel whilst being on a dry-dock. This included hull inspections, repainting of anti-foul, cleaning the jet system and sanding of the propeller.
Onshore duties consisted of general pot building/repairing, rope maintenance (creating new float and rope rigs using splicing and combination of knots) and general maintenance of the tender vessel (dingy).
Strengths and Achievements:
Whilst at sea I was given the opportunity to drive both jet and prop vessels, engaging in anchoring, mooring operations and general pulling of pots (manoeuvring the vessel in tight situations, around other vessels and also around shallow reef).
I am very reliable and able to understand and comprehend tasks in a quick and efficient manner. Whether working within in a team or independently I am flexible and multi-skilled.