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Course Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours) Tuition $900
To Register call Pat Boyle 206 659 7178
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 our partner Seafarers Worldwide. We work to accommodate your schedule and arrange for uninterrupted class days for swift advancement to the next level.
Do to the COVID-19 pandemic we will conducting the first four day on a telepresence format. The last day will be held in our classroom.
With an AB certificate, 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
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.
*Also available to organizations for on-site training.Find out more »
To register follow this link https://www.seafarersworldwide.com/oupv
or call 206 659 7178
80 hours at your own pace - You have up to 12 Weeks to complete this Online Course.
IMPORTANT: You must meet the U.S. Coast Guard's requirements for the license, prior to enrolling in our course. Please visit the license requirements page for the USCG requirements for each of these licenses. You may qualify for both an OUPV and a Master Inland or Near Coastal license. Our staff can answer your questions about which level of license you are qualified for.
Please Note: Our school is located in Washington and our final exam testing locations are currently only in Gig Harbor and Anacortes.
In addition to the course cost, the following additional items are REQUIRED for this online class:
USCG Navigational Rules of the Road Book, International and Inland
Maritime Institute's "Mariner's Guide to Rules of the Road" Training Aid
Plotting Tools: We recommend Weems and Plath Roll Plotter #120, Ultralight Divider #176 and Triangle #101
We suggest that these items are purchased at the time of enrollment to allow you to adequately pre-study for the course.
These items are available from our shop and can be shipped with your course textbooks.
You have up to 12 weeks to complete the online course. When you are finished with the online course you will take your proctored USCG Approved final exams at one of our approved locations. Upon successful completion of the final exams you will receive a course Certificate of Training that is valid for 1 year to be submitted to the USCG.
This course is offered by Northwest Maritime Academy's training partners TRMLI and Seafarers WorldwideFind out more »