Someone who works on a ship and maintains the deck and hull is an example of a deckhand.
Deckhand: Responsibilities include painting, sweeping, window washing and vacuuming as well as luggage handling, participating in docking and anchoring maneuvers and line handling.
spite of strenuous efforts, his deckhand was unable to recover him alone.
You are the deckhand, the cannon loader, the guy in the crow's nest or the pirate bucketing the bilge.
deckhand on the ships that took the fortune hunters out to the New World.
In spite of strenuous efforts, his deckhand was unable to recover him alone.