A crew member is an individual employed as an operator of a ship or an aircraft.
A crew member has two main responsibilities:
* Execute all assigned duties * Render assistance to the vessel's captain
A crew member, also referred to as a ship's officer, is specially trained to perform certain tasks.
For example, a helmsman is responsible for steering the ship, while an engineer is in charge of repairing and maintaining the ship.
Other crew members include pilots, cooks, stewards, and stewards' helpers.
A crew member's qualifications vary by position.