Boatswains are officers employed on a ship to take responsibility for the equipment and the crew on board. They are professional sailors, naval officers or trained cargo handlers who have experience in shipping.
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what is the definition of boatswains
[boh-suhn; spelling pronunciationboht-sweyn]
a warrant officer on a warship, or a petty officer on a merchant vessel, in charge of rigging, anchors, cables, etc.
A boatswain can be defined as a warrant officer or petty officer who is in charge of a ship's rigging, anchors, cables and deck crew. This individual is responsible for the maintenance of the ship and its equipment. He/she also controls the work of the other seamen.
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