|Able Seaman (AB) and Ordinary Seaman (OS) Information
With only a few exceptions an Ordinary Seaman or an Able Seaman
rating is required to work on all ocean going commercial vessels of
greater than 100 gross tons.
Ordinary Seaman (OS) is a rating that applies to both deck and
engine departments. This is an entry level rating that does not
require any sea service experience or training courses.
Able Seaman (AB) (46 CFR 12.401 through 12.409) is a deck
rating that requires qualifying sea service experience and training.
The AB rating that you receive will be based on your qualifying sea
service experience. All AB ratings require the mariner to complete an
approved Lifeboatman (Proficiency in Survival Craft) Course.
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