U-110  Able Seaman with Lifeboatman

Course Overview

Summary:

This course provides classroom and practical training to mariners who wish to obtain an endorsement to their U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner’s Credential as Able Seaman with Lifeboatman Limited/PSC (limited to service on vessels not equipped with lifeboats).

ü Course Approved for Workforce Development

ü Course Approved for Veterans Education and Training

Length:

8 Days (62 Hours)

Prerequisites:

Schedule:

StartDateRegistration Status
Monday, January 05, 2015 Class Details/Registration  
Monday, March 02, 2015 Class Details/Registration  

Class Schedules subject to change without notice.


Course Details:

Limited LifeboatmanThis course provides classroom and practical training to mariners who wish to obtain an endorsement to their U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner’s Credential as Able Seaman with Lifeboatman Limited/PSC (limited to service on vessels not equipped with lifeboats).  

    
The course meets the following U.S. Coast Guard requirements:

  1. Any applicant who has successfully completed the 62 ¼ hour Able Seaman course and who presents the Certificate of Training within one year of completion of training will satisfy the following requirements:
  2. the written examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.05-9 for the “Deck & Navigation General / Deck Safety” and “Deck General & Safety / Rules of the Road” examination modules for any Able Seaman endorsement; AND
  3. the practical (knot tying) examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.05-9 for any Able Seaman endorsement; AND
  4. the training requirements of Section A-VI/2 and Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code restricted to service on vessels that are not equipped with lifeboats provided that they have also satisfied the requirements of Table A-VI/1-1 for Personal Survival Techniques and Table A-VI/1-3 for Elementary First Aid; AND
  5.  the Rescue Craft practical demonstration requirements for a Lifeboatman Limited endorsement; AND
  6.  the written “Survival Craft” examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.05-9 for an endorsement as Lifeboatman Limited (exam modules 441xx or 761xx)
     

Ideally, students attending the course should have completed a minimum of 6 months underway on vessels over 15 Gross Register Tons to be eligible for the Able Seaman – Special (Offshore Supply Vessel) endorsement. Additional sea time, tonnage and vessel length requirements must be met for AB – Special, Limited or Unlimited ratings as well as STCW – 95 Basic Safety Training course attendance.  The course is also useful to mariners and others who wish to obtain training in basic seamanship and rescue craft operation skills.  In most cases, the students for each course will normally have backgrounds that meet or exceed the ideal entry standards stated above.

The course covers the following topics:

  •     Navigation Rules, International and Inland
  •     Marlinespike Seamanship
    •    Eye splice / short splice
    •     Knots, bends & hitches
    •   Lines and ropes
    •     Blocks, block & tackle, formulae
       
  •     Aids to Navigation
  •     Nautical Terms & Ship Construction
  •     Anchoring, Mooring and Line Handling
  •     Maneuvering and Ship Handling
  •     Advanced Seamanship – Break Bulk Cargo Operations
  •     Pollution Control and Prevention
  •     Fires, Firefighting and Fire Prevention
  • Examination:

    Examinations are designed to test a students knowledge and comprehension of the tasks, safety and deck general knowledge required of Able Seamen. The examinations are similar in format and content to the examinations given at the U.S. Coast Guard Regional Examination Centers (RECs) and are accepted by the U.S. Coast Guard in lieu of their examinations. The Survival Craft practical assessment meets the intent of the U.S. Coast Guard National Maritime Centers Policy Letter 08-01. Practical examinations/assessments – (all are pass/fail) Part 1 – Complete an Eye Splice or Short Splice within 15 minutes Part 2 – Successfully tie ten (10) knots, bends or hitches including four (4) mandatory and six (6) additional Part 3 – Launch, operate and recover a survival craft


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