Able Seaman (ABLEONL) Online

Applicants who successfully complete the course and who present the Maritime Institute Certificate of Training at a U.S. Coast Guard Regional Exam Center within one year of the completion of training will satisfy the written examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.05-9 for the Deck General & Navigation General and Deck Safety & Rules of the Road exam modules for any Able Seaman endorsement.


An Able Seaman may be called on to use emergency, lifesaving, damage control, and safety equipment. Able seamen perform all operations connected with the launching of lifesaving equipment. An Able Seaman is expected to be able to operate deck machinery, such as the windlass or winches while mooring or unmooring, and to operate cargo gear.

Note: This course does not satisfy the training or assessment requirements of Section A-II/4 and Table A-II/4 of the STCW Code for Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch.

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