The work can be physically demanding... enduring icy winds and cold rain on exposed decks during winter months... It can involve descending ladders and pulling ropes wearing protective gears. Working on a commercial vessel of any kind is hard work. But for the adventure at sea and an average salary of $50,421 per year, it all works out well for a young recruit.
This course incorporates the standards of competence as outlined in Table A-II/4 of STCW 2010, as amended and the guidelines as per NVIC 14-14 for national endorsement as Able Seaman- Deck (AS-D).
Candidates who successfully complete this course will satisfy the written examination (AB01) and demonstration of ability (AB02) requirements of 46 CFR 12.405(b) for the Able Seaman qualification. In addition, candidates must possess the Basic Safety Training and the Lifeboatman certifications for the AS-D endorsement.
The Program comprises of three (3) individual courses with end of course assessments. Candidates must pass all three courses to be eligible toward the AS-D endorsement by the USCG.
Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for candidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule.