Congratulations! You are now employed as Skipper on a Grimsby trawler.
Listen to the audio clip below to hear a fellow Skipper talking about your new job.
Rate of Pay: Average £62.10s.0d per week. About £1,491 per week in today’s money.
Hours of work: On call 24 hours a day. No set hours. Rest when possible.
- Be responsible for the safety of the ship and its crew.
- Make sure the ship is fully stocked and seaworthy.
- Set the ship’s course and keep a record of the trip in the logbook.
- Use experience and instinct to find the best fishing grounds and bring home a big catch.
- Provide first aid to injured crew, stitching wounds, setting bones and giving pain relief.
- Manage the bond locker, where crew can buy alcohol, cigarettes, and chocolate.