Able Seaman (ABLE) – San Diego, CA

TRLMI’s USCG Approved 5 day course includes theory and written examinations towards the issuance of a qualified rating on your merchant mariners credential as Able Seaman. The level of AB that you receive from the USCG is dependent upon several factors affecting your qualifying sea service including total number of days, size of vessels served on and waters operated on.

TRLMI’s Able Seaman Course provides training required for candidates desiring to obtain a U.S. Coast Guard endorsement as Able Seaman.

The following subjects will be presented:​​

  • Marlinspike Seamanship
  • Shipboard Terminology
  • Rules of the Road
  • Aids to Navigation
  • Buoyage Systems
  • Watchstanding & Helmsman Duties
  • Ship Construction
  • Cargo Handling & Stowage
  • Anchoring and Mooring
  • Towing
  • Deck Maintenance
  • Shipboard Emergencies
  • Marine Pollution

 

Any person completing the Able Seaman course and presents The Certificate of Training WITHIN ONE YEAR will satisfy the professional written examination requirements and demonstration of ability of 46 CFR 12.405 for the “Deck & Navigation General / Deck Safety” and “Deck General & Safety / Rules of the Road” exam modules for any national rating endorsement as Able Seaman; AND the practical (knot tying) examination requirements for any Able Seaman endorsement. This course also includes the USCG Approved practical demonstration of competency in Knot Tying and Splicing.

To receive the Able Seaman Endorsement There are additional USCG requirements. For more information, please click here.

TO RECEIVE THE ENDORSEMENT ON YOUR MMC FOR COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, THE CERTIFICATE(S) MUST BE PRESENTED TO THE USCG WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE COURSE COMPLETION DATE.

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