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Able Seaman


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Class details

The CC/OP Able Seaman course is 40 hours and fulfills the educational requirements to receive a USCG Able Seaman Certification. The Able Seaman curriculum includes formal classroom training in deck safety, general deck duties, general navigation and rules of the road in addition to marlinspike seamanship. Testing is conducted at the completion of the 40 hour course and is conducted in our classroom, not at the Coast Guard.

Please note that this course does not meet the requirements for PSC or Lifeboatman which is required for AB Unlimited, Limited or Special. Contact us for PSC training dates and information about the Lifeboatman course.

Special Pricing: Confident Captain/Ocean Pros offers an enrollment package which allows students to enroll in the AB Certification program and Master 100 Ton Captains License at a discounted price.

Prerequisites

The prerequisite sea-time experience will differ with the exact AB license for which the candidate is applying. Please see the following list for specific information.

  • Able Seaman – Unlimited: Three years (1080 days) service on deck on vessels operating on the oceans or the Great Lakes.
  • Able Seaman – Limited: Eighteen months (540 days) service on deck in vessels of 100 Gross Register Tons (Domestic Tonnage) or over in a service not exclusively confined to rivers and smaller inland lakes of the U.S.
  • Able Seaman – Special: Twelve months (360 days) service on deck on vessels operating on the oceans or navigable waters of the U.S. including the Great Lakes.
  • Able Seaman – Mobile Offshore Unit (MOU): Twelve months (360 days) service on deck in vessels of at least 65 feet in length operating on the oceans or navigable waters of the U.S.
  • Able Seaman – Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV):Six months (180 days) service on deck on vessels operating on the oceans or navigable waters of the U.S. including the Great Lakes.
  • Able Seaman – Fishing Industry (FISH IND):Six months (180 days) service on deck on vessels operating on the oceans or navigable waters of the U.S. including the Great Lakes.
  • Able Seaman – Sail: Six months (180 days) service on deck on sailing school vessels operating on the oceans or navigable waters of the U.S. including the Great Lakes.
  • The candidate must be 18 years of age to enroll in an Able Seaman course.

Please note that this course does not meet the requirements for PSC or Lifeboatman which is required for AB Unlimited, Limited or Special. Contact us for PSC training dates and information about the Lifeboatman course.

Special Pricing: Confident Captain/Ocean Pros offers an enrollment package which allows students to enroll in the AB Certification program and Master 100 Ton Captains License at a discounted price.

Price: $1295

Course Duration: 40hrs

Schedule: Every Saturday

Location: 344 Aquidneck Avenue / Middletown, RI 02842

Choose Course

Available Course Dates

12/4/2017 – 12/8/2017
11/6/2017 – 11/10/2017
1/8/2018 – 1/12/2018
2/5/2018 – 2/9/2018
3/5/2018 – 3/9/2018
4/9/2018 – 4/13/2018
5/14/2018 – 5/18/2018
10/1/2018 – 10/5/2018
11/26/2018 – 11/30/2018

How To Document Sea Time

In order to properly document sea time, candidates must fill out the Small Vessel Sea Service form and transfer all of their sea time information to this document. Please note that one form should be used for each vessel and that the owner, operator, or master must sign off on the time for the form to be valid. If the candidate is the owner of the vessel, he or she may sign off on his or her own sea time.

A day is defined as eight hours of watchstanding or day work, not to include overtime. On commercial vessels where a twelve-hour workday is authorized and practiced, such as on a six-on, six-off watch schedule, each workday may be considered for one and one-half days of service credit. Required sea service is specified in months or years, which are then converted to days, i.e., one year means 360 days and one month is 30 days. Service other than on deck is given half credit (e.g., 1 day credit for every 2 days served) and an approved training program may substitute for all except 30 days of the service requirement. On vessels of less than 100 gross tons, a day is considered as eight hours unless the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection determines that the vessel’s operating schedule makes this criteria inappropriate, in no case will this period be less than four hours.

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