The Steward's Department
of a merchant ship
feeds the crew and provides services related to housekeeping.
In The Galley
For over three decades, Art Mercado has worked aboard NOAA ships, and has made friends in every port. He's now working a Chief Steward and Chief Cook.
"NOAA Chief Steward Ted Obcena putting the final 'touch' on another tasty meal."
"NOAA Second Cook Lito Llena taking '5'."
Steward's department circa 1905.