This USCG approved course will satisfy the written exam
requirements and the practical knot and splice demonstration
requirements for any AB rating.
Subjects include Rules of the Road, Safety and Environmental
Protection, Deck General, Navigation, and Marlinespike Seamanship.
There no course prerequisites, but the mariner should meet the
professional requirements listed below before taking the course.
Professional Requirements ...
The minimum sea service requirements for an Able Seaman (AB)
Special is 360-days on deck of vessels operating on ocean waters, or
the navigable waters of the United States.
To qualify for any AB rating the mariner must also hold an
endorsement as lifeboatman or lifeboatman limited.
USCG Course approval ...
Any applicant who has successfully completed your Able Seaman (COLPAC-1) course and
presents your Certificate of Training within one year of the completion of training, will satisfy
the written examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.405(a) for the “Deck General and
Navigation General,” “Deck Safety and Rules of the Road;” AND the “Practical Marlinespike
Seamanship Demonstration” requirement of 46 CFR 12.405(c) for any Able Seaman
endorsement. This course does not meet any written or practical examination requirement for
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