Working under the Supervision of the Master, the Deckhand performs deck duties on the tug and on the vessels being towed. They are required to handle deck lines, wires, and towing tackle for both the tug and tow. The Deckhand may be working with many barges during a shift and as such the position is physically demanding. There also may be limited duties in the engine room and the position may be required to chip and paint the vessel.

Certifications required for the Deckhand position include a Marine Emergency Duties – Basic Safety Training and a Transport Canada Medical Certificate. The Deckhand must be able to take direction and properly use all safety and firefighting equipment on the tug.

Learn more about Deckhand requirements and training

How to Apply

Seaspan hires Deckhands from one of two unlicensed union halls (listed below). To apply, please contact one of the following:

To work at Seaspan Ferries:
Seafarers’ International Union of Canada
301 – 1620 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-687-6699

To work at Seaspan Marine:
International Longshore & Warehouse Union Canada
Local 400
120 – 111 Victoria Drive
Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-251-7174