What to Bring

Work Clothes/Gear

Work clothes, rain gear, boots, and personal clothing are the responsibility of the employee and are purchased at your expense. Such items include (but are not limited to) pants, jackets, rubber boots, gloves, and all personal hygiene articles. Most of these items can be purchased from the ship’s store and deducted from your settlement.

Safety Equipment

Most safety items are issued to you. These items include (but are not limited to) freezer boots, freezer suits, eye protection, hearing protection and hard hats. If returned with normal wear and tear there is no cost to you. If these items are lost, damaged, or you fail to return them, you will be charged.

Other Items

Due to limited storage space, it is necessary that all personal belongings be packed in a duffel bag or other soft luggage that is collapsible. Please do not come aboard with hard suitcases.

Be sure to mark all items, including your duffel bag, with your name using a permanent marking pen. You will be living in a small but comfortable space on the vessel. It is your responsibility to keep it clean and neat.

The following is a list of recommended items to bring on board:

  • Towels and washcloths
  • Toilet Articles (enough to last up to 3 months) – toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, razor (electric okay), shaving cream, comb, soap, feminine hygiene items, nail clippers, Q-tips, sewing kit
  • Seven or eight full sets of work clothes: warm shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts and sweatpants, long underwear/thermals, underwear, socks plus work shoes, comfortable shoes, shower thongs, wool cap, and warm jacket (laundry is done for you once a week)
  • Extra glasses or contact lenses, plus solution (contacts are not allowed in some areas of the factory)
  • Prescriptions and medicines you are taking to last up to 3 months (these must be reported when you sign on the vessel)
  • Stamps, stationery, and envelopes
  • Non-electric alarm clock
  • Personal stereo w/headset, portable DVD player or laptop
  • Two small padlocks for your locker
  • Books, magazines, games, cards, craft projects
  • Cigarettes will be sold on the vessel. We suggest you bring your first week’s supply with you.

No jewelry, sentimental items or valuables should be brought on board. We are not responsible for your lost or stolen property – including cash. Ship stores are available on credit, no cash necessary. All personal items need to be marked with your name. Keep a record of serial numbers of any electronics.