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We are taking customer calls, MCA credentialing assistance and accepting May and future class reservations.
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***To All Our Students and Future Mariners: World Wide Marine Training is open for business -- taking calls, answering your credential questions and taking reservations for May and future classes! We look forward to serving you! ***

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ABLE SEAMAN, AB - $1360

(Special, Limited, Unlimited)
Take “A” or “B” in any order  

 

Part “A” - $630 - Theory    

                                                                                       

General Description - The 44-hr. course, Part “A”, satisfies the written examination requirement and the practical knot tying assessment requirement. 

 

Part “B” - $730 - Personal Survival Techniques & Proficiency in Survival Craft (Restricted) & STCW Elementary First Aid.

 

General Description - Part “B” satisfies the requirement for the 32-hr course and written examination and practical assessment requirements for any mariner requiring an endorsement in Proficiency in Survival Craft (PSC) restricted and the 8-hr Elementary First Aid examination and assessment requirement as set out in Table A-V1/1-3 of the STCW code.

 

SEA SERVICE REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • AB Special - 360 days deck service on any navigable waters of the US.
  • AB Limited - 540 days deck service on vessels 100 GRT or over, not exclusive to rivers & smaller inland lakes of the US.
  • AB Unlimited - 1080 days deck service on Oceans or Great Lakes.

 

LIFEBOATMAN Requirements
ALL AB ratings MUST qualify as
Lifeboatman
or Lifeboatman-Limited (PSC)

 

Course Topics Include:

     

  • Navigation Rules
  • Lookout duties
  • Helm orders
  • Aids to Navigation
  • Cargo Handling
  • Fire Fighting & Prevention
  • Launch & recovery of survival craft.
  • Donning personal survival gear.
  • Righting an overturned life raft.
  

 


 

All Able Seamen require either one of the following Lifeboatman endorsements:

 

  1. The endorsement in Proficiency in Survival Craft (PSC) (restricted) for mariners serving on vessels NOT equipped with traditional lifeboats.  Such survival craft include rescue boats, inflatable life rafts, etc. (we offer this as Part “B” of our Able Seaman program)
  2.  

  3. The endorsement as a Lifeboatman for mariners serving on vessels equipped with traditional lifeboats i.e., Cruise Ships (we DO NOT offer the Lifeboatman Endorsement).

 

  • For this Endorsement, a day is defined as eight hours of watch standing or work day, not to include overtime - See Application, Forms & Instructions for  more details.
  • Sea Service can be counted back to your 16th birthday.

 

EAST COAST SCHEDULE

ABLE SEAMAN
Part A
5-day $630 *

ORIENTAL, NC ONLY

Apr 20, 2020 - Postponed - TBA

Sept 14, 2020

Nov 9, 2020

ABLE SEAMAN
Part B
5-day $730 *

ORIENTAL, NC ONLY

Apr 27, 2020 - Postponed TBA

Sept 21, 2020

Nov 16, 2020

*Payment required in advance to secure your seat!
We'll accept cash, checks, debit or credit cards.
SORRY.....NO REFUNDS!

Tuition assistance available through First Citizens Bank.
Contact amy.chapin@firstcitizens.com