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STCW II/5 Able Seafarer-Deck

 
License Description

An STCW II/5 Able Seafarer – Deck (AS-D), is a qualified rating at the STCW Support Level in the deck department on seagoing vessels of 500GT or more. Duties include but are not limited to standing navigational watches, lookout watches, maintaining the safety and security, cargo and personnel and undertaking a range of practical seafarer skills covering rope work, anchoring, mooring activities and operations. An able seafarer must be able to work safely in enclosed spaces and at heights, and must also be able to respond to vessel emergencies; administer emergency first aid; carry out fire prevention and fire-fighting duties; be able to use survival techniques in the water; and be able to operate survival craft and rescue boats.

Each person serving as an able seafarer-deck, on a seagoing vessel of 500 GT or more must hold an STCW endorsement certifying him or her as qualified to perform the navigational function at the support level, on vessels subject to STCW. . Additionally, Each person serving as an able seaman (AB) on a seagoing vessel subject to the STCW Convention must also hold an STCW endorsement as able seafarer-deck. An individual meeting this requirement must also hold an STCW endorsement as ratings forming part of a navigational watch (RFPNW) or able seafarer-deck on domestic near-coastal voyages.

As of January 1, 2017, onboard a seagoing vessel of 500 GT or more, no person may serve, as an able seafarer-deck, except for in a training capacity, unless this person holds a valid STCW endorsement as II/5 Able Seafarer Deck.

Required Examinations

No Coast Guard Exam required

General Requirements

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Be not less than 18 years of age;

Provide evidence of meeting Standards of Competence in Table A-II/5 of the STCW Code. (NVIC 14-14, or an equivalent alternative)

Provide evidence of meeting the Standards of Competence prescribed in Section A-II/4 of STCW Code: ( NVIC 06-14 or equivalent record on vessels of 200 GRT/500 ITC or more)

Approved Training

Basic Training (or continued competency)

Certifiy as a RFPNW;

Which Requires Completed approved training in:

  • Course #146 Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats (PSC); or
  • PSC (Limited)

*Until January 1, 2017, seafarers will be considered to have met the requirements for this endorsement if they have served as a watchstanding AB or RFPNW for a period of not less than 360 Days within the 5 years prior to application.

Grandfathering

Until December 31, 2016, mariners may use some or all of the former assessments from PL 14-02 to meet the equivalent assessments specified in NVIC 06-14. Use crossover table from NVIC 06-14 (Enclosure 4) and include with this checklist.

Sea Service Requirements

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Able Seafarer Deck Requirements

Meet the requirements for certification as a RFPNW;

• While qualified as an RFPNW, have seagoing service in the deck department of:

540 days; or

360 days and have completed approved AS-D training

Note: Not necessary to hold the endorsement for RFPNW but ALL training/assessment and sea service required for RFPNW must be completed before accruing the sea service towards AS-D.

  • Service on GL will be credited day for day up to 100%.
  • Service on inland waters, other than GL, may substitute for up to 50% of the total required service.
  • Service on vessels to which STCW applies (Inland or NC) will be credited day for day.

Granfathering

*Until January 1, 2017, seafarers will be considered to have met the requirements for this endorsement if they have served as a watchstanding AB or as an RFPNW for a period of not less than 360 Days within the 5 years prior to application.

Training Requirements

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STCW endorsement as II/5 Able Seafarer-Deck.

Certification as a RFPNW;

Completed approved training in :

  • (Course #146) Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats (PSC); or
  • PSC (Limited)

*Until January 1, 2017, seafarers will be considered to have met the requirements for this endorsement if they have served as a watchstanding AB or RFPNW for a period of not less than 360 Days within the 5 years prior to application.

Required Assessments

Provide evidence of meeting Standards of Competence in Table A-II/5 of the STCW Code. (NVIC 14-14, or an equivalent alternative)

Additionally, unless otherwise completed

Provide evidence of meeting the Standards of Competence prescribed in Section A-II/4 of STCW Code:

• Record of Assessment from NVIC 06-14 or equivalent record signed by an officer having at least one year of experience as OICNW on vessels of 200 GRT/500 GT or more (NVIC 06-14)

Grandfathering

*Until December 31, 2016, mariners may use some or all of the former assessments from PL 14-02 to meet the equivalent assessments specified in NVIC 06-14. Use crossover table from NVIC 06-14 (Enclosure 4)