1759 | Marlinespike Seamanship


Course Number: 1759
Course Length: 4 hours
Minimum Class Size: 2
Maximum Class Size: 10
Price: $250.00
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Any applicant who successfully completes our Marlinspike Seamanship (MIDATL-280) course and who presents the Certificate of Training within one year of the completion of training, will satisfy the knot-tying demonstration requirements of 46 CFR 12.405(c) for any national rating endorsement as Able Seaman.

Upon completion of instruction and examinations, each student shall have a good understanding 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. The practical portion of the Able Seaman examination required under 46 CFR 12.05-9(c). Certification of the bearer’s ability to perform the tasks as described in ASSESSMENT GUIDELINE No. 7-9 will enable the issuance of their Able Seaman’s certification.

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 the safe operation of deck equipment and machinery

Knowledge of deck equipment, including:
.4 fiber and wire ropes, cables and chains, including their construction, use, markings, maintenance, and proper stowage

Knowledge of the following procedures and ability to:
.3 use marlin spike seamanship skills, including the proper use of knots, splices and stoppers

Demonstrate the proper creation and use of knots, splices, stoppers, whippings, servings, as well as proper canvas handling.

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


Call (757) 464-6008 for Class Availability.

Class Starts at:   8:00 a.m.

Check-in Time Starts at:   7:00 a.m.

Required Course Tools:
No tools required for this course