The Deck Utility has two main duties. The first may be to maintain the ship’s interior and exterior. This Deck Utility is employed by the Bosun, carrying out cleaning, polishing of wood, brass and other metal parts, painting or lacquering of the bridge superstructure, lifeboats, or the ship’s sides. He or she follows splicing and cable repair onboard. The Deck Utility participates in the service of loading and unloading of passenger baggage. He holds the safety functions assigned by the head of safety, including launching survival and recovery operations on lifeboats, in case of emergency. During navigation, the Deck Utility remains at the bow or stern. The second main duty is to work for the treatment of waste. This Deck Utility is instead employed by the 2nd Bosun and deals with the treatment of waste, collection of local waste, division of waste, and treatment in accordance with the Company procedures and the indications of the Environmental Officer.