Marine Transport & Coast Guard Officers (2273, 2274, 2275)

 

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Water transport deck officers (2273) operate and command ships or self-propelled vessels to transport passengers and cargo on oceans and coastal and inland waters, and supervise and co-ordinate the activities of deck crews. This unit group also includes Canadian Coast Guard deck officers. They are employed by marine transportation companies and federal government departments.

Engineer officers, water transport (2274), operate and maintain main engines, machinery and auxiliary equipment aboard ships and other self-propelled vessels, and supervise and co-ordinate the activities of engine room crews. They are employed by marine transportation companies and federal government departments.

Marine traffic regulators (2275) monitor and regulate coastal and inland marine traffic within assigned waterways. They are employed by port, harbour, canal and lock authorities and by the Canadian Coast Guard.

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Education

The Canadian Coast Guard College website outlines admissions requirements for their Officer Training Program. The University of Manitoba does not offer specialized training in marine transport, but students may choose to pursue related post-secondary education in science or engineering.

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Date modified: April 6, 2020