Deck officers and marine engineers are employed in various maritime sectors. There are shipping companies, which manage vessels for various cargo types, such as container transport, dry and liquid bulk, chemicals, gas, general cargo and cars.
The dredging sector is growing all the time. This entails dredging waterways but also building artificial islands, harbour construction and environmental activities.
The towage and offshore sector includes towage, salvage, combating environmental pollution at sea, services to the offshore industry (drilling rigs, wind parks) and vessel maintenance.
Deck officers and marine engineers are also employed by services provided by local authorities, such as piloting, sea rescue, police, hydrography and waterway marking.