Marlinespike Seamanship
Course 253

MPT is the most complete full service private maritime school in the country and has been training mariners since 1983. Our Fort Lauderdale based campuses host over 45,000 square feet of classrooms, deck and engineering training labs, the Ship's Store, and student service facilities.

Preparing for Marlinespike Seamanship

Course Description

This 4 hour USCG Approved Course teaches the knots and splices that the USCG requires Able Seafarers - Deck Department to be proficient in. Practical Final Assessment is included. Certificate will be accepted by the USCG in lieu of the Marlinespike Seamanship Demonstration of Competency at the REC. Included automatically with the Able Seafarer-Deck Course #252. It is not necessary to sign up separately for this module if you are enrolled in the Able Seafarer-Deck Course.

Any student who successfully completes the Marlinespike Seamanship (MARPTP-280) course and who presents  Certificate of Training within one year of the completion of training, will satisfy the practical (knot-tying) examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.05(c) for any Able Seaman endorsement, AND assessment Task 4.9.A required per NVIC 14-14 for an Able Seafarer-Deck endorsement.



1 day class in Fort Lauderdale

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AB was a great class with Treavor. He is excellent. For marlinspike it was fun to learn and practice some knots I have never used away from the essential and basic knots.
Matthew, Friday November 2021
Marlinespike Seamanship
The formula works well. I wouldn't change a thing!!
Ricardo, Wednesday June 2021
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None, you guy got it going on!
Todd, Wednesday December 2018
Marlinespike Seamanship
love MPT ... you get good quality knowledge for the Money you paying I could personally say I learned a lot during my time in class some of it was new for me the instructor made it easy to understand the material really grateful for having mpt near me
Richard, Wednesday December 2018
Marlinespike Seamanship
I was very impressed with the whole experience.
Lynne, Wednesday March 2017
Marlinespike Seamanship
Just keep the good work, you guys are awesome front desk, instructors,staff outstanding, thanks for all the help and support!!
Guillermo, Thursday September 2016
Marlinespike Seamanship
Good experience and excelent instructor, John Flanigan
Cesar, Thursday September 2015
Marlinespike Seamanship
The class was great and the real life experience from the instructor was awesome and helpful. The staff was very helpful. Ms. Ann is amazing
Sherman, Friday November 2014
Marlinespike Seamanship
Jeff P. is an amazing instructor, and Kerry at the front office is super helpful. I look forward to continuing my training at MPT.
John, Thursday June 2014
Marlinespike Seamanship