The Able Seaman (AB) course is the starting point for all higher level certificates. This Marine Training AB course meets all of the U. S. Coast Guard examination requirements, upon graduation the student may immediately transition to the next level course with no further U. S. Coast Guard examination requirements. Whether it be Lifeboat Lite certification or the standard Lifeboat certification, the follow-up course is staffed and ready to go. We will work to accommodate your schedule, and arrange for uninterrupted class days for swift advancement to the next level.
After registration you will be directed to download PDF files with all course information.
Captain Patrick Boyle is no stranger to maritime education having spent nine years as the principle seamanship teacher at Seattle Maritime Academy where he acquired a high level of expertise in survival craft training. He has been active in the field of maritime training and education development for fifteen years focusing on teaching certification courses that enable mariners to enter the maritime industry or advance their careers.
He has conducted programs for institutions such as the Emirates Technical Safety and Development Center in the UAE, the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Pacific Maritime Institute in Seattle, and a survival craft program certified by the Dutch Inspectorate of Holland.
Patrick currently serves as program administrator for Northwest Maritime Academy, and is working as a trainer, program coordinator for maritime disaster preparedness and other training programs conducted in the United States and abroad.
He is a Co-Founder of Seafarers Worldwide, and in addition to his role at NWMA; leads a team providing all aspects of training and certification for foreign mariners of all types including oil and gas, cruise industry, and those who work aboard commercial vessels.
A licensed Ocean Master; Patrick holds a communications degree from Eastern Washington University, and furthered this expertise at Cap Sante International while working alongside survival craft technicians servicing and training crew aboard all types of vessels at home and abroad