An Able Seaman rating is a national endorsement that is a prerequisite for every candidate seeking an STCW International Able Seafarer endorsement in that you must first hold the National Able Seaman endorsement.
This course includes considerable text material, numerous illustrations, some essay-type questions and answers. Most multiple-choice questions are taken directly from the U.S. Coast Guard exam question database. The questions are separated by subject and ranked in ascending order of difficulty within each chapter. The Coast Guard uses the same “deck” data base to test both Able Seaman and licensed officers. We added study guides, vocabulary assistance, comments, explanations, and references to help all candidates to preparing for the Coast Guard exams.
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