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Tow and maneuver barges or signal tugboats to tow barges to destinations.
||Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
- Signal locomotive engineers to start or stop trains when coupling or uncoupling cars, using hand signals, lanterns, or radio communication.
- Observe signals from other crew members so that work activities can be coordinated.
- Set flares, flags, lanterns, or torpedoes in front and at rear of trains during emergency stops to warn oncoming trains.
- Watch for and relay traffic signals to start and stop cars during shunting.
- Follow safety procedures to ensure the protection of passengers, cargo, and vessels.
- Operate engine throttles and steering mechanisms to guide boats on desired courses.
- Tow, push, or guide other boats, barges, logs, or rafts.
||Sailors and Marine Oilers
- Stand by wheels when ships are on automatic pilot, and verify accuracy of courses, using magnetic compasses.
- Steer ships under the direction of commanders or navigating officers or direct helmsmen to steer, following designated courses.
- Relay specified signals to other ships, using visual signaling devices, such as blinker lights or semaphores.
- Steer ships into or out of berths, or signal tugboat captains to berth or unberth ships.
- Relieve crew members on tugs or launches.
||Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers
- Signal crew members for movement of engines or trains, using lanterns, hand signals, radios, or telephones.
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