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LaConner, WA 98257 United States
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SEAFARERS WORLDWIDE Headquarters
313 Morris Street, La Conner, WA 98257

November 2021

Able Body Seaman Course

November 29 - December 3
SEAFARERS WORLDWIDE, 313 Morris Street
LaConner, WA 98257 United States
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Course Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours)
Tuition is $900.
To register call Patrick Boyle at 425 320 6441 or our office at 206 659 7178
You can also register online at www.seafarersworldwide.com

You can also email me for more information pat.boyle@seafarersworldwide.com

This course is being offered in two formats, participants have the option of attending in person in the classroom or due to COVID-19 this course is also offered in a telepresence format. The first four days are instructor lead on-line. The final day is in class at our Anacortes training facility.

​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.

*Also available to organizations for on-site training.

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Train the Trainer

November 29 - December 3
SEAFARERS WORLDWIDE, 313 Morris Street
LaConner, WA 98257 United States
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This image illustrates how officers show new cadets the fine skill of paper chart navigation

Tuition is 1,250
To register please call our office at 206 659 7178 or Pat Boyle at 425 320 6441 or online at https://www.seafarersworldwide.com/event-info/train-the-trainer-3

This course is offered by our partner Seafarers Worldwide Career Training in Anacortes WA.

This USCG certified course provides participants with the knowledge, skills and understanding to design, organize and deliver maritime training programs whether conducted aboard or ashore.
It is intended as a useful introduction for maritime professionals who have never conducted training in the past or who have only limited experience as instructors. It emphasizes the application of up-to-date teaching aids and methods in a variety of contexts. The STCW Convention requires that any person conducting training of seafarers which will lead to a certificate being issued is appropriately qualified.
This course is designed to support the implementation of regulation I/ 6 of the STCW Convention concerning the qualifications of instructors.

The course incorporates important elements of the IMO Model Course 6.09 (Training Course for Instructors) and elements of the IMO Model Course 1.30 (on-board assessment).

In order to preserve a high-quality learning environment, the number of participants is limited to 10.

This course satisfies the requirement for Qualified Assessor (Onboard Assessor)

The course focuses on:
• Training requirements of STCW, SOLAS, MARPOL, ISM and ISPS Code
• The role of the instructor and trainee
• The learning process and training phases
• Teaching aids and methods
• Conduction of a practical teaching session
• Designing and planning a training program
• Assessment methods

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December 2021

Proficiency in Survival Craft Limited

December 3 - December 5
SEAFARERS WORLDWIDE, 313 Morris Street
LaConner, WA 98257 United States
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Proficiency in Survival Craft Limited

Course Duration: 2.5 Days (20 Hours)

​​TUITION $475.00
To register call Pat Boyle at 425 320 6441 or our office at 206 659 7178 or register online at registration@seafarersworldwide.com

Due to Covid-19 and the Delta Variant the first two days of this course are offered on-line in a telepresence format. Alternatively you can attend the course in the classroom, but you must be vaccinated.

The United States Coast Guard mandates that all Able Seafarers demonstrate competency in Survival Craft operations. This course solves the problem for mariners working on vessels without lifeboats. This is an excellent course for mariners on Oceans or Inland waters who serve aboard the Washington State ferries, fishing vessels, tug boats or any vessel carrying alternative Survival Craft.


In this course you will:

Operate Life-Saving Appliances and take charge of a Survival Craft or Rescue Boat during or after launch
Operate a Rescue Craft engine
Manage survivors and Survival Craft after abandoning ship
Know the correct use of all locating devices, including communication and signaling apparatuses and pyrotechnics
Learn how to apply first aid to survivors and the actions to take to preserve lives

​This course satisfies Subpart C of Title 11, 46 CFR for any endorsement of Able Seafarer restricted to vessels without lifeboats.

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Able Body Seaman Course

December 6 - December 10
SEAFARERS WORLDWIDE, 313 Morris Street
LaConner, WA 98257 United States
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Seafarers Worldwide Career Training

Course Tuition is $900.
To register please call our office at 206 659 7178 or call Pat Boyle at 425 320 6441 or online at https://www.seafarersworldwide.com/event-info/able-seaman-33

Course Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours)

​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.

Able Seaman (AB)

Able Seaman (AB), is an MMC Rating issued by the USCG. More important, most seagoing vessels greater than 100 GRT need their crew to have an AB. To get an AB the mariner must: Firstly, have sea time on boats. And secondly, complete an approved AB course.

There are six AB ratings. Each is a different level. The higher the level, the more vessels the AB is qualified to work on. To explain, AB levels are based on the mariners sea time only. Therefor, advancement to a higher level AB is base of sea time alone.

The highest level is AB Unlimited. This AB requires 1080-days of sea time, on oceans. And, additionally can work on any type of size vessel.

AB Limited is one level lower. This AB requires 540-days of sea time, on oceans. And, can work on any type of vessel less than 1600 GRT.

One level lower is AB Special. This AB requires 360-days sea time on ocean, or navigable inland waters. Additionally, this AB can work on any type of vessel less than 500 GRT. To clarify, this AB is good for any towing vessel.

AB Fishing, AB Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV), and AB Sail are the lowest AB level. Each requiring only 180-days of sea time. And additionally, limited to one type of vessel.

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Proficiency in Survival Craft Limited

December 10 - December 12
SEAFARERS WORLDWIDE, 313 Morris Street
LaConner, WA 98257 United States
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Proficiency in Survival Craft Limited

Course Duration: 2.5 Days (20 Hours)

​​TUITION $475.00
To register call Pat Boyle at 425 320 6441 or our office at 206 659 7178 or register online at registration@seafarersworldwide.com

Due to Covid-19 and the Delta Variant the first two days of this course are offered on-line in a telepresence format. Alternatively you can attend the course in the classroom, but you must be vaccinated.

The United States Coast Guard mandates that all Able Seafarers demonstrate competency in Survival Craft operations. This course solves the problem for mariners working on vessels without lifeboats. This is an excellent course for mariners on Oceans or Inland waters who serve aboard the Washington State ferries, fishing vessels, tug boats or any vessel carrying alternative Survival Craft.


In this course you will:

Operate Life-Saving Appliances and take charge of a Survival Craft or Rescue Boat during or after launch
Operate a Rescue Craft engine
Manage survivors and Survival Craft after abandoning ship
Know the correct use of all locating devices, including communication and signaling apparatuses and pyrotechnics
Learn how to apply first aid to survivors and the actions to take to preserve lives

​This course satisfies Subpart C of Title 11, 46 CFR for any endorsement of Able Seafarer restricted to vessels without lifeboats.

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Proficiency in Survival Craft Refresher

December 13 - December 14
SEAFARERS WORLDWIDE, 313 Morris Street
LaConner, WA 98257 United States
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Lifeboat Refrehser Students

To comply with COVID-19 safety protocols the first day of this course is held on-line in a telepresence format. The second day is conducted at our training site in Anacortes WA.
Tuition $550.

This 2 day course is being offered in two formats, participants have the option of attending in person in the classroom or due to COVID-19 this course is also offered in a telepresence format. The first four days are instructor lead on-line. The final day is in class at our Anacortes training facility. Call Pat Boyle to register 425 320 6441 or our office at 206 659 7178

Any applicant who has successfully completed the Proficiency in Survival Craft Refresher course will satisfy the competency requirements of Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW 2010, as amended, for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC), for those seafarers not having evidence of 1 year of sea service within the last 5 years provided that the applicant has previously been issued a Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats endorsement), and will satisfy the professional examination and practical demonstrated requirements of 46 CFR 12.407(b)(3) for endorsements for Lifeboatman and PSC.

The objective of this course is to renew the certification for student in the areas relevant to Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats, and, in doing so, satisfy company, national and international regulations and assessment guidelines as stated in Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping as amended section A-VI/2. This syllabus covers the requirements of the STCW Code Section A-VI/2 Mandatory minimum requirements for the issue of certificates of proficiency in survival craft, rescue boats, and fast rescue boats and Table A-VI/2-1 Specification of the minimum standard of competence in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats.

Proficiency in Survival Craft Refresher is a 2-day USCG & STCW approved course that provides students a refresher in taking charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch. Students also demonstrate the ability to operate a survival craft engine, manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship and use locating devices including communication and signaling apparatuses

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Proficiency in Survival Craft – Lifeboatman

December 13 - December 16
SEAFARERS WORLDWIDE, 313 Morris Street
LaConner, WA 98257 United States
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LIfeboat Training Crew

STCW Lifeboat Operator Certification USCG approved and recognized by Transport Canada

Course Duration: 4 Days (32 Hours)
Tuition 950

This course is being offered in two formats, participants have the option of attending in person in the classroom or due to COVID-19 this course is also offered in a telepresence format. The first four days are instructor lead on-line. The final day is in class at our Anacortes training facility. . To register call our office at 206 659 7178 or Pat Boyle at 425 320 6441

In an emergency, the lifeboat crew is responsible for ensuring the safety of everyone assigned to their survival craft, which could mean civilian passengers. The Seafarers Worldwide crew is committed to making authentic training equipment available to everyone who needs this certification. With two waterfront gravity davits in the Puget Sound and others constructed around the country at partner schools, there is no substitute for the experience gained in this training.

PSCRB stands for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat. At this training, you will learned about Safety Guide Lines, Ship Emergencies, Abandoning the Ship, Personal Lifesaving Appliances, Rescue Operation, Life Boats, Life Boat Launching Devices / Appliances, Life Rafts, Location Aids, Signals and Signs in an Emergency.

This USCG approved STCW course has been developed for seafarers who are responsible for the survival crafts and rescue boats during an emergency situation.

By following this training participants should be able to be in charge of the survival craft or rescue boat during and after launching. Besides this the delegates will learn how to deal with the crew members and the rescue boat and provide first aid after abandoning the ship.
SCOPE

This training is intended for seafarers who are required to take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat in emergency situations during and after launch, in accordance with:

SOLAS Chapter III (as amended) Regulation VI/2 of the Annex to the STCW Convention and Section A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code

AIMS

This course aims to provide the training for candidates to launch and take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat in emergency situations, in accordance with the STCW Code. On meeting the minimum standard of competence in survival crafts and rescue boats, other than fast rescue boats, a delegate will be competent to handle and take charge on such boats during or after launch.

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Proficiency in Survival Craft (Lifeboatman)

December 13 - December 16
SEAFARERS WORLDWIDE, 313 Morris Street
LaConner, WA 98257 United States
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Proficiency in Survival Craft Limited

STCW Lifeboat Operator Certification USCG approved and recognized by Transport Canada

Course Duration: 4 Days (32 Hours)
Tuition 950

This course is being offered in two formats by our training partner Seafarers Worldwide, participants have the option of attending in person in the classroom or due to COVID-19 this course is also offered in a telepresence format. The first four days are instructor lead on-line. The final day is in class at our Anacortes training facility. . To register call our office at 206 659 7178 or Pat Boyle at 425 320 6441 or register online at registration@seafarersworldwide.com

In an emergency, the lifeboat crew is responsible for ensuring the safety of everyone assigned to their survival craft, which could mean civilian passengers. The Seafarers Worldwide crew is committed to making authentic training equipment available to everyone who needs this certification. With two waterfront gravity davits in the Puget Sound and others constructed around the country at partner schools, there is no substitute for the experience gained in this training.

PSCRB stands for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat. At this training, you will learned about Safety Guide Lines, Ship Emergencies, Abandoning the Ship, Personal Lifesaving Appliances, Rescue Operation, Life Boats, Life Boat Launching Devices / Appliances, Life Rafts, Location Aids, Signals and Signs in an Emergency.

This USCG approved STCW course has been developed for seafarers who are responsible for the survival crafts and rescue boats during an emergency situation.

By following this training participants should be able to be in charge of the survival craft or rescue boat during and after launching. Besides this the delegates will learn how to deal with the crew members and the rescue boat and provide first aid after abandoning the ship.

SCOPE
This training is intended for seafarers who are required to take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat in emergency situations during and after launch, in accordance with:

SOLAS Chapter III (as amended) Regulation VI/2 of the Annex to the STCW Convention and Section A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code

AIMS
This course aims to provide the training for candidates to launch and take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat in emergency situations, in accordance with the STCW Code. On meeting the minimum standard of competence in survival crafts and rescue boats, other than fast rescue boats, a delegate will be competent to handle and take charge on such boats during or after launch.

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Proficiency in Survival Craft Limited to Proficiency in Survival Craft

December 13 - December 14
SEAFARERS WORLDWIDE, 313 Morris Street
LaConner, WA 98257 United States
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Mariiner in course to upgrade his Proficiency in Survival Craft Limited to Proficiency in Survival Craft

Course Duration: 2 Days (16 Hours)

Telepresence/Blended Learning
Tuition is 550. to register online go to registration@seafarersworldwide.com or call our office at 206 659 7178

Upgrade from Proficiency in Survival Craft Limited to Proficiency in Survival Craft satisfies the competency requirements as outlined in NVIC 04-14 (Ch-1) relating to the increase in scope of an endorsement from PSC Limited to PSC. The student will complete those assessments for PSC as noted in enclosure (2) to NVIC 04-14 (CH1) This course will also satisfy the training guidelines of Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code, As Amended, for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC); and will satisfy the professional examination and practical demonstration requirements 46 CFR 12.407(b)(3) for any endorsement as Lifeboatman and PSC providing the student has a PSC (Limited) certificate.

The objective of this course is to satisfy the training requirements for an increase in scope of an endorsement from PSC (Limited) to PSC for students in the areas relevant to Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats, and, in doing so, satisfy company, national and international regulations, and assessment guidelines as stated in Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping as amended section A-VI/2.

The syllabus covers the requirements of the STCW Code Section A-VI/2 Mandatory minimum requirements for the issue of certificates of proficiency in survival craft, rescue boats, and fast rescue boats and Table A-VI/2-1 Specification of the minimum standard of competence in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boat

Content
This Upgrade PSC (Limited) to PSC is a 2-day course that provides students instruction in taking charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch. Students will demonstrate the ability to operate a survival craft engine, manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship and use locating devices including communication and signaling apparatuses in accordance with Section A-VI/2 of the STCW Code.

This course is both practical and theoretical, after the theoretical lessons conducted by following the practical applications of craft and their accessories. Instructors will provide the necessary theoretical and practical applications to perform and will oversee the entire progress of the exercise. Before making practical exercises, students should be familiar with specific equipment and facilities and means of rescue boats, with radio equipment and pyrotechnics used in case of emergency.

Outcomes
Students who successfully complete Upgrade PSC (Limited) to PSC course will satisfy the competency requirements of Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2017, for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC), provided that the applicant had previously been issued a Proficiency in Survival Craft (Limited) endorsement and will satisfy the professional examination and practical demonstration requirements of 46 CFR 12.407(b)(3) for endorsements for Lifeboatman and PSC.

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Proficiency in Survival Craft Refresher

December 18 - December 19
SEAFARERS WORLDWIDE, 313 Morris Street
LaConner, WA 98257 United States
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Lifeboat Refrehser Students

To comply with COVID-19 safety protocols the first day of this course is held on-line in a telepresence format. The second day is conducted at our training site in Anacortes WA.
Tuition $550.

This 2 day course is being offered in two formats, participants have the option of attending in person in the classroom or due to COVID-19 this course is also offered in a telepresence format. The first four days are instructor lead on-line. The final day is in class at our Anacortes training facility. Call Pat Boyle to register 425 320 6441 or our office at 206 659 7178

Any applicant who has successfully completed the Proficiency in Survival Craft Refresher course will satisfy the competency requirements of Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW 2010, as amended, for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC), for those seafarers not having evidence of 1 year of sea service within the last 5 years provided that the applicant has previously been issued a Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats endorsement), and will satisfy the professional examination and practical demonstrated requirements of 46 CFR 12.407(b)(3) for endorsements for Lifeboatman and PSC.

The objective of this course is to renew the certification for student in the areas relevant to Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats, and, in doing so, satisfy company, national and international regulations and assessment guidelines as stated in Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping as amended section A-VI/2. This syllabus covers the requirements of the STCW Code Section A-VI/2 Mandatory minimum requirements for the issue of certificates of proficiency in survival craft, rescue boats, and fast rescue boats and Table A-VI/2-1 Specification of the minimum standard of competence in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats.

Proficiency in Survival Craft Refresher is a 2-day USCG & STCW approved course that provides students a refresher in taking charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch. Students also demonstrate the ability to operate a survival craft engine, manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship and use locating devices including communication and signaling apparatuses

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Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat

December 20 - December 22
SEAFARERS WORLDWIDE, 313 Morris Street
LaConner, WA 98257 United States
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STCW FRB Operator Certification

This course is being offered in two formats, participants have the option of attending in person in the classroom or due to COVID-19 this course is also offered in a telepresence format. The first two days are instructor lead on-line. The final day is in class at our Anacortes training facility.

This course is offered by our partner Seafarers Worldwide. To register call Pat Boyle 425 320 6441 or call our office at 206 659 7178 or you can register online at registration@seafarersworldwide.com

Course Duration: 3 Days (24 Hours)

​Fast Rescue Boat (FRB) operators uphold an important role in saving mariners, marshaling life rafts, towing vessels in distress, and conducting search, rescue, and patrol missions. At Seafarers Worldwide, we use a number of Rescue Craft, real launching arrangements, and extensive on-water practical training to ensure our graduates not only meet the requirements, but also gain valuable experience that may save lives.

In this course you will:
Take charge of Fast Rescue Boats during and after launch, and upon recovery
Participate in all aspects of rescue and care of casualties from the water
Operate FRB engines
Learn FRB capsize; causes, prevention and righting
Learn FRB craft; equipment and operation
Learn FRB maintenance, operations, and casualties
This course satisfies Section A-VI/2 paragraphs 5-8 and table A-VI/2 of the STCW Code as defined by Title 46 Code of Federal Regulation (46 CFR, part 10) and is recognized by the United States Coast Guard, Transport Canada, and other international maritime regulatory authorities.

*Also available to organizations for onsite training.

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February 2022

Able Body Seaman

February 7, 2022 - February 11, 2022
SEAFARERS WORLDWIDE, 313 Morris Street
LaConner, WA 98257 United States
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Course Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours)
Tuition is $900.
To register call Patrick Boyle at 425 320 6441 or our office at 206 659 7178
You can also register online at www.seafarersworldwide.com

You can also email me for more information pat.boyle@seafarersworldwide.com

This course is being offered in two formats, participants have the option of attending in person in the classroom or due to COVID-19 this course is also offered in a telepresence format. The first four days are instructor lead on-line. The final day is in class at our Anacortes training facility.

​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.

*Also available to organizations for on-site training.

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Able Body Seaman

February 21, 2022 - February 25, 2022
SEAFARERS WORLDWIDE, 313 Morris Street
LaConner, WA 98257 United States
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Course Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours)
Tuition is $900.
To register call Patrick Boyle at 425 320 6441 or our office at 206 659 7178
You can also register online at www.seafarersworldwide.com

You can also email me for more information pat.boyle@seafarersworldwide.com

This course is being offered in two formats, participants have the option of attending in person in the classroom or due to COVID-19 this course is also offered in a telepresence format. The first four days are instructor lead on-line. The final day is in class at our Anacortes training facility.

​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.

*Also available to organizations for on-site training.

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Proficiency in Survival Craft Limited

February 25, 2022 - February 27, 2022
SEAFARERS WORLDWIDE, 313 Morris Street
LaConner, WA 98257 United States
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PSC Limited Rescue Boat

Course Duration: 2.5 Days (20 Hours)

​​TUITION $475.00
To register call Pat Boyle at 425 320 6441 or our office at 206 659 7178 or register online at registration@seafarersworldwide.com

Due to Covid-19 and the Delta Variant the first two days of this course are offered on-line in a telepresence format. Alternatively you can attend the course in the classroom, but you must be vaccinated.

The United States Coast Guard mandates that all Able Seafarers demonstrate competency in Survival Craft operations. This course solves the problem for mariners working on vessels without lifeboats. This is an excellent course for mariners on Oceans or Inland waters who serve aboard the Washington State ferries, fishing vessels, tug boats or any vessel carrying alternative Survival Craft.


In this course you will:

Operate Life-Saving Appliances and take charge of a Survival Craft or Rescue Boat during or after launch
Operate a Rescue Craft engine
Manage survivors and Survival Craft after abandoning ship
Know the correct use of all locating devices, including communication and signaling apparatuses and pyrotechnics
Learn how to apply first aid to survivors and the actions to take to preserve lives

​This course satisfies Subpart C of Title 11, 46 CFR for any endorsement of Able Seafarer restricted to vessels without lifeboats.

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