merchant mariner families








...a highly unusual, sometimes maddening,
but mostly comical way of life.







steward department

steward...is in charge of the Steward department.  He or she is responsible for the running of the galley, which includes cooking, planning meals, and cleanliness of all common spaces and passageways on the ship.

chief steward...is the senior unlicensed member of the Steward department.  He or she is in charge of planning meals, the acquisition of food supplies and equipment, and the cleanliness of the galley, all common spaces, and passageways of the ship.  

cook... is an unlicensed member of the Steward department and reports directly to the Chief Steward.  He or she plans, prepares, and serves meals as well as maintains the cleanliness of the galley, common spaces, and passageways .

general steward's unit (gsu)...is an unlicensed member of the Steward department who works closely with the Chief Steward and Cook.  He or she cooks, serves meals, washes dishes and floors--essentially assisting the Chief Steward and Cook with anything they need.  Also referred to as a Steward's Assistant. 




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