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Able Body Seaman Course

May 3 - May 7

able seaman course in seattle

Course Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours)
Tuition $900.
Telepresence/Blended Learning – The first 4 days are conducted online with an instructor and the last day will be in person in our classroom.

To register please call Pat Boyle 425 320 6441


The Able Seaman (AB) endorsement is the first step to launching your maritime career. In this course, you will learn how to safely and effectively participate as part of the deck department of a vessel. This means being aware of the obligations under Coast Guard regulations concerning safety and protection of the marine environment, and being able to take the practical measures necessary to meet those obligations. Whether you need the standard Lifeboat certification, a PSC refresher course, or Proficiency in Survival Craft Limited to complete your AB training requirements, you can avoid any extra hassle by taking the follow-up course with Seafarers Worldwide. We work to accommodate your schedule and arrange for uninterrupted class days for swift advancement to the next level.

With an AB certificate from Seafarers Worldwide, and the requisite sea time, you will be able to apply for the following endorsements without any further testing:

AB Unlimited requires 1080 days experience on ocean waters and can serve as AB on any vessel.

AB Limited requires 540 days experience on vessels greater than 100 GRT operating on ocean waters and can serve as any AB on vessels of less than 1600 tons and
constitute 50% of the AB on vessels greater than 1600 tons.

AB Special requires 360 days experience and can serve as AB on any vessel less than 500 tons and constitute 50% of the AB on vessels greater than 500 tons.

AB OSV requires 180 days experience and can serve as AB on any oil industry vessels less than 500 tons.

This course satisfies the training requirements of STCW Code Section A-II/5, Table A-II/5, and the competency requirements of 46 CFR 12.603(a)(4); AND the written examination requirement of 46 CFR 12.405(a) for the “Deck General and Navigational General,” “Deck Safety and Rules of the Road;” AND the “Practical Marlinspike Seamanship Demonstration” requirement of 46 CFR 12.405(c). This certification is recognized by the United States Coast Guard, Transport Canada, and other international maritime regulatory authorities.

Venue

SEAFARERS WORLDWIDE
313 Morris Street
LaConner, WA 98257 United States
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Phone:
2066597178
Website:
seafarersworldwide.com

Comments 1

  1. Hi, I was wondering what the total cost for taking a Able Seaman and Lifeboatman (PSCRB) together would be? Is there a discount for combining courses? Are there any extra fees for exams, etc?

    Hello Jack,
    Thanks for writing about our Able Seaman and PSCRB Courses. It is important to know that the we are Coast Guard approved for two different categories of PSC:
    1. PSC Proficiency in Survival Craft – this course is for mariners who serve on a ship with a motor enclosed
    fiberglass lifeboat Tuition is 950.00
    2. PSCL Proficiency in Survival Craft Limited – this course is for mariners who serve on a ship with rubber
    inflated life rafts as there primary survival craft. Tuition is 450.00
    The tuition for the Able Body seaman course is 900.

    I highly recommend that unless your are sailing on a ship with a motor enclosed lifeboat that you take our Proficiency in survival craft limited class it will save you a lot of money. In the event (in the future) that you want to go to sea and find a ship with a motor enclosed lifeboat we have a two day upgrade course.

    Bottom line Able Body Seaman and PSCL course, Tuition for both courses is 1,350 this is done in 7 and a half days.

    Please call me and I can get you registered; Pat Boyle 425 320 6441

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