Able Seaman

Deckhand Wheelhouse

Course Summary:

On completion of the course the learner/trainee should be able to demonstrate sufficient understanding and knowledge and have the relevant skills to competently carry out the duties of: Able Seaman as required by 46 CFR 12.405.

Course Length:

5 Days

Class starts at 8:00am

Class Size:

12 Students

Pre-Registration is Required





Course Details:

This course provides training to mariners who wish to obtainan endorsement to their U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Credential as Able Seaman.


Any applicant who has successfully completes our 40 hourAble Seaman course will satisfy the:


  1. writtenexamination requirements of 46 CFR 12.401(c)(5) and 46 CFR 12.405 for the “Deck& Navigation General / Deck Safety” and “Deck General & Safety / Rules of the Road” exam modules for any Able Seaman endorsement; AND
  2. practical knowledge of principle knots, bends, splices, and hitches in common use by passingthe demonstration portion as required of 46 CFR 12.405 for any Able Seaman endorsement.


• The following are methods used to measure a student’s knowledge, performance, or level of achievement: o Demonstration of knots, bends, hitches and splice; o written exams.

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