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CAREERS IN THE SKILLED TRADES There is an incredible diversity of hands-on, land-based careers in the maritime industry – everything from manufacturing boats to installing speaker systems and unloading cargo. There are two main segments of the industry: 

Vessel Fabrication, Maintenance, Refurbishment, and Repair (This area of the industry includes the construction of new commercial and recreational vessels plus the refurbishment, refit, maintenance, and repair of older ones. It ranges from canoes to yachts to the ships used for fishing and shipping – and everything in between. This sector also includes the production of prefabricated ship and barge sections or offshore platforms for oil and gas well drilling, and may involve manufacturing and other facilities outside of boatyards.)

Port Operations (Port activities include cargo and passenger loading; unloading and distribution; construction of docks and other water-based facilities; spill cleanup; and more)

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