Able Seaman Course
This is our 5 day/ 40 hr. Able Seaman Course.
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- Any Student who does not have either an STCW Endorsement in Proficiency in Survival Craft (PSC) or Lifeboat Limited (Limited to vessels without lifeboats) does not qualify for any rating of Able Seaman.
- National AB Checklist
Successful completion of this course and presenting this Certificate of Training within one year of the completion of training, will satisfy the written examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.405(a) for the Deck General and Navigation General, Deck Safety and Rules of the Road; the Practical Marlinspike Seamanship Demonstration requirement of 46 CFR 12.405(c ); the knowledge of pollution laws and regulations of 46 CFR 12.405(d); AND the written Lifeboat Limited examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.409 for any endorsement as Able Seaman restricted to vessels without lifeboats.
Able Seaman Training
The Code of Federal Regulations establishes in (46 CFR 12.05) five categories of able seaman for the United States Merchant Marine: