The vessel personnel consists of the captain and senior officers, engineers, electricians, catering personnel, deckhands, and accredited Australian stock people. Vessels have 1 dedicated crew member per 2000-3000 sheep. The Australian stock people and Australian accredited veterinarians are in addition to this. Everyone is working towards the common goal of high animal welfare. The top priorities are freshwater, clean feed, dry bedding, and removal and treatment of any sick or injured sheep.