Harvesting an abundance of oil and natural gas resources, the Middle East supplies nearly half of all exports to the global oil market. Middle Eastern countries Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are all members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which pumps roughly 40% of the world's oil, with Saudi Arabia leading the pack for the greatest amount of output. OPEC's crude oil production was 28.7 million barrels per day in the first half of 2009.
The Deck Crew is made up of the Able and Ordinary seamen and headed by the Bosun (Boatswain). These are unlicensed crew members that carry out manual labour on board the vessel. The Ships Deckhand, an Ordinary Seaman, is the most junior member of the Deck Crew.