Dear Ms. Weigel,
I am writing to express my interest in filling the Boatswain position with Precon Marine, Inc.
I currently hold the position of Boatswain’s Mate where I perform many of the duties required for this position. Since I am already familiar with the job and what it entails I am confident that I have the qualities that you are searching for.
I have experience handling the ropes and lines to ensure cargo and small boats are secure. This includes having the ability to tie a wide variety of knots correctly and the ability to teach others how to tie knots. I have worked with wire, shackles and buoys as well.
My experience includes refueling ships and towing smaller vessels. My duties also include acting as helmsmen and following strict orders from the captain. I have the ability to plot courses and to ensure that the ship arrives at its destination according to schedule.
I have served as lookout for vessels and I am very familiar with operating the ships communications systems. My experience also includes supervising others to ensure duties are performed correctly and on schedule. I have outstanding verbal and written skills with the ability to following directions to the letter.
The attached resume includes a complete look at my experience and skills that are relevant to this position. I have also included references from my superiors and a complete look at the duties I currently perform as Boatswain’s Mate.
My phone number is (555)-555-5555 and I look forward to meeting with you soon.