Definitions for "Deck Department"
The deck department is responsible for maintaining, navigating, and engineering the ship. All ships, cruise or cargo, have the same deck position requirements.
One of three departments onboard a ship. The two others are the engine and catering departments. The deck department is responsible for the safe navigation of the ship, care of the cargo while at sea and the safe loading and discharging of cargo in port. The chief officer is in charge of the deck department.
This is the section of staff that is directly responsible for maintaining the deck, navigation and engineering.