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Able Seaman



with Capt Anderson

Calendar Oct 19, 2020 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week


Upon successful completion of the Able Seaman Unlimited Course, the trainee will be able to perform the duties required of an Able Seaman, be aware of obligations under Coast Guard regulations concerning safety and protection of the marine environment, and, be able to take the practical measures necessary to meet those obligations.

The course will satisfy

Any applicant who has successfully completed our Able Seaman (SUNYDP-1) course and presents our Certificate of Training within one year of the completion of training, will satisfy the written examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.405(a) for the Deck General and Navigation General, Deck Safety and Rules of the Road; AND the Practical Marlinspike Seamanship Demonstration requirement of 46 CFR 12.405(c); AND the written Survival Craft examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.409 for any endorsement as Able Seaman restricted to vessels without lifeboats..


The course is intended to meet the requirements for Able Seaman Unlimited including the practical (knot tying) examination requirements.  Additionally, thiscourseis intended to provide the training in accordance with the standards of competence specified in the relevant provisions of 46 CFR 12.505. SUNY Maritime requests approval as a “Course in Lieu of U.S. Coast Guard License Examination”

Entry standards

Students must hold a valid MMC with both Basic Training and Lifeboatman’s Endorsements. Candidates should possess a TWIC card and be able to speak, read and write the English language to the extent necessary to pass the written final examination

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