Able Bodied Seaman (AB)

Overview

This course is intended to satisfy the Able Seaman training requirements set forth by 2010 STCW Convention and Code Section A-II/5, Table A-II/5, and the requirements of 46 CFR 12.05 for the “Deck & Navigation General/Deck Safety and “Deck General & Safety/Rules of the Road” exam modules for any Able Seaman Endorsement AND if presented within one year of the completion of training, the written and practical examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.05 for an Able Seaman endorsement.

Course Objectives

On meeting the minimum standard of competence of ratings as Able Seafarer Deck, the trainee will be competent in the following areas:

  • Contribute to a safe navigational watch
  • Contribute to berthing and other mooring operations
  • Contribute to the handling of cargo and stores
  • Contribute to the safe operation of deck equipment and machinery
  • Apply occupational health and safety precautions
  • Apply precautions and contribute to the prevention of pollution of the marine environment
  • Contribute to shipboard maintenance and repair

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a certificate confirming that they have satisfied the following USCG requirement(s):

  • The written examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.05 for the “Deck & Navigation General/Deck Safety and “Deck General & Safety/Rules of the Road” exam modules for any Able Seaman Endorsement
  • The practical knot tying examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.05 – 9 for any able seaman endorsement

Additional Information

Course Length: 40 hours

Written Exam: A minimum written test score of 70% is required on two written tests. Students who fail a test will undergo remediation and be allowed to retest. Failure of retests requires repeating the course before they may test again. Students must satisfactorily perform hands-on evolutions as required by USCG assessments.

Location: Offered only at our Lafayette location.

Prerequisites: This course is principally intended as basic training for seafarers intending to advance to Able Seaman. Students must be able to read and understand English.

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