I did my apprenticeship on the sister ship of the one I'm on now. The two boats are identical so I already knew the workings of the two vessels so there was a job opening here and I asked for it and got it.
Describe a typical day?
There are three engineers aboard here, we each do two watches in the engine room in 24 hrs, my watch starts at 12 then I finish at 4, so each watch is four hours long! Along with helping on deck when fishing and looking after refrigeration for the fish!
What are the main challenges?
Out at sea everyday is different so each new day has it's own challenges!
Best thing I like about my job is it can be so rewarding and we get to see alot of Europe which is quite cool!
What's not so cool?
Having to tie the vessel up because of no quotas!
What are the main tasks and responsibilities?
Main tasks are to look after the vessel and all equipment on board, and doing on-going maintaince and mending anything that needs to be repaired!