Any applicant who has successfully completed the Able Seaman (MIDATL-1) course and presents the Certificate of Training within one year of the completion of training, will satisfy the examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.05-9 for the “Deck General and Navigation General,” “Deck Safety and Rules of the Road;” and the Practical Marlinspike Seamanship Demonstration requirement for any Able Seaman endorsement; AND the written “Survival Craft” examination for any endorsement as Able Seaman restricted to vessels not equipped with lifeboats.
Upon completion of instruction and examinations, each student shall have a good understanding of the subjects in 46 CFR § 12.05-7, and be proficient in knot tying. The level of understanding will be at least equal to the standard for passing the Coast Guard examination given in the Regional Examination Centers. Provided the candidate meets all other qualification requirements for the requested license, those who pass all examinations with satisfactory scores will be considered to have demonstrated that they possess the knowledge required by 46 CFR 10.903(a)(19) and 46 CFR Table 10.910-2 for this license. This knowledge, skill and understanding should include Column 1 Able Seafarer Deck competencies of Tables A-II/5, but is not limited to:
• Contribute to a safe navigational watch
• Contribute to berthing, anchoring and other mooring operations
• Contribute to the handling of cargo and stores
• Contribute to the safe operation of deck equipment and machinery
• Apply occupational health and safety precautions
• Apply precautions and contribute to the prevention of pollution of the marine environment
• Operate survival craft and rescue boats
• Contribute to shipboard maintenance and repair
Recommended Study Material:
American Merchant Seaman’s Manual; 7th Edition William B. Hayler, Editor in Chief John M. Keever, Associate Editor 2003. 672 pp. Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers P.O. Box 456 Centreville MD 21617 410-758-1075 800-638-7641
Check-in Time Starts at:
Day Classes: 7:00 a.m.
Night Classes: 3:00 p.m.
Class Start Times:
Day Classes: 8:00 a.m.
Night Classes: 4:00 p.m.