Professional mariner/wage mariner careers January 7, 2022 Chief Boatswain Leslie Allen (right) and a shipmate at work aboard NOAA Ship Fairweather. (Amy Holman / NOAA) Download Image
NOAA employs civilian mariners aboard NOAA research and survey ships. Professional mariner personnel include licensed masters, mates, and engineers, and unlicensed members of the engine, stewards, and deck department. Survey and electronic technicians operate and/or maintain the ship’s mission, communication and navigation equipment.
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