Task Statement for Military Occupational Structure Identification - 00105 Boatswain

A-MD-154-000/FP-000 - Appendix 1, Annex D

MOSID  00105 - Boatswain (BOSN)

General Duties:

BOSN perform duties related to the maintenance of ship's surfaces including upper deck equipment and machinery, replenishment at sea (RAS) and small boat operation. BOSN are exposed to all climatic and sea environmental conditions, and work in enclosed and confined spaces above and below the waterline. Duties are performed both at sea and alongside.

MOSID Related Duties

Circle the X for each task that Mbr is UNABLE or UNFIT to perform.

1. Act as crew or coxswain of small boats, withstanding freezing spray and winds while keeping footing on rapidly moving platform.       X X X
2. Supervise RAS operations (transfer personnel or stores between ships moving in close proximity). X X X    
3. Prepare, place and detonate sensitive demolitions from small boats in moderate to heavy seas (requires manual dexterity).       X X X
4. Endure exposure to fuel, toxic solvent and paint fumes;         X X
5. Paint in confined spaces using sprayers on overhead surfaces.         X X
6. Stand for 2 hours. X X X X X X
7. Supervise small arms firing and demolition training ashore and at sea.   X X X X  
8. Lift and carry 25kg weight up and down ladders. X X X X X X
9. Lift 45kg outboard motors in and out of boats. X X X X X X
10. Scale ship's side via cargo nets carrying weapon and 20 kg of equipment. X X X X X X
11. Endure prolonged exposure to high noise levels. X X X X X X
12. Fight shipboard fires in small compartment while wearing CHEMOX equipment for 1 hour. X X X X X X
13. Perform seamanship duties exposed to all weather and climatic conditions and severe ship's motion. X X X X X X


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