252 Able Seafarer - DECK - $ 999.00

Course Description

Able Seafarer - Deck - Course #252
This five day USCG Approved course includes theory, various practical assessments for Able Seafarer-Deck, STCW Section A-II/5 and written examinations towards the issuance of a qualified rating on your merchant mariners credential as National Able Seaman. 

Any applicant who successfully completes Able Seafarer -Deck (MARTPT-731) course and who presents our Certificate of Training will satisfy:

  • The following assessments from NVIC 14-14 (Ch-1). 2.1.A, 2.1.B, 2.2 .A, 2.5.A, 3.1.A, 3.2.A, 4.1.A, 4.2.A, 4.3.A, 4.4.A, 4.4.B, 4.4.C, 4.4.D, 4.5.A, 4.6.B, 4.6.C, 4.7.A, 4.8.A, 4.8.B, 4.9.A, 4.11.A, 4.12.A, 4.13.A, 5.1.A, 5.2.A, 5.3.A, 5.3.B, 5.3.C, 5.4.A, 5.5.A, 5.5.B, 5.5.C, 5.5.E, 5.6.A, 5.6.B, 5.6.C, 5.7.A, 5.8.A, 5.9.A, 5.10.A, 5.10.B, 6.1.A, 6.1.B, 6.2.A, 6.3.A, 8.4.A, 8.4.B, and 8.5.A. Applicants who have successfully completed the Able Seafarer course need not present completed task control sheets for these assessments.
  • Provided application submitted within one year of the completion of training, the examination and demonstration of ability requirements of 46 CFR 12.405(b), 12.405(c) and (d) for Able Seaman.


Attention!: After successfully completing the course students must submit application for a National Able Seaman endorsement within one year. 

Students that are STCW- Able Seafarer-Deck candidates must also get the following tasks signed off onboard in order to complete assessments from NVIC 14-14 and have the required courses listed below. 


1.1.A Understand orders - Task Satisfied by taking RFPNW

Watch relief - Task Satisfied by taking RFPNW


Watchkeeping - Task Satisfied by taking RFPNW


Describe anchoring operations


Describe characteristics and function of deck fittings


Describe characteristics and function of line handling equipment


Describe berthing operations


Describe unberthing operations


Demonstrate anchoring procedures

4.6.A Demonstrate use of anchoring equipment
4.8.C Demonstrate rigging and unrigging a gangway
4.10.A Demonstrate use of cargo-handling gear and equipment access arrangements
4.11.A Trace out and describe a piping system
4.12.A Demonstrate use of cargo and equipment handling gear
5.5.D Adjust tension on mooring lines


Operation of survival craft and rescue boats - Task satisfied by taking PSCRB

Demonstrate surface preparation techniques

8.2.A Demonstrate painting techniques
8.3.A Demonstrate lubrication of shipboard equipment
8.3.B Demonstrate inspection of shipboard equipment
8.6.A Demonstrate use and maintenance of hand and power tools


Additional Required Courses:

  • Basic Safety Training #140 
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (Lifeboatman) #146
  • RFPNW Assessments #251
  • Tankerman Dangerous Liquids #170 (recommended)
Required Materials

Rules of the Road Book, Highlighter (any color), Pencil, Pen, Safety Shoes or Steel-Toed Boots, Long Pants, Long Sleeved Shirt. All other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided.

Upcoming Scheduled Classes

Class Number Start Date Finish Date
016832 08 Mar 2021 12 Mar 2021
016833 05 Apr 2021 09 Apr 2021
016834 03 May 2021 07 May 2021
016835 14 Jun 2021 18 Jun 2021
017833 12 Jul 2021 16 Jul 2021
017834 09 Aug 2021 13 Aug 2021
017835 20 Sep 2021 24 Sep 2021
017836 18 Oct 2021 22 Oct 2021
017837 15 Nov 2021 19 Nov 2021
017838 13 Dec 2021 17 Dec 2021

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