The Able Seaman Course for All License Grades is a four-book home study course first developed in 1970 and updated continuously since then. Together with the Navigation Rules and Lifeboatman books, this series prepares qualified candidates for All Able Seaman (AB) US Coast Guard rating endorsements.
Both books include text material, illustrations, essay-type questions and answers, and multiple-choice 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" question database to test both Able Seaman and licensed officers. Marine Education Textbooks took these questions and added study guides, vocabulary assistance, comments, explanations, and references to help all candidates to prepare for the Coast Guard exams.
Most chapters in the Able Seaman Course for All License Grades, except Chapters 1 and 12, also appear (with different chapter numbers) in our Limited Master, Mate, and Operator study course for a Coast Guard officer credential endorsement and may be used interchangeably for candidates who, at any time, become qualified and decide to work toward the officer endorsement.
Author: Richard A. Block, Editor
Publisher: Marine Education Textbooks
Publication Date: 2015
Edition: Revised Edition K
Series: Able Seaman Course
The new Subchapter M of the Code of Federal Regulations 46, detailing the new national rules for commercial towing vessels effective June 20, 2016.
The updated rules and the latest Preamble will provide vessel owners, operators, crewmembers and port captains with essential information they need to prepare their vessels for inspection by the Coast Guard leading to the issuance of the vessel’s Certificate of Inspection. From that point forward, it will be up to these individuals to keep their vessel in compliance with the rules. There are a number of deadlines built into these rules, which make a thorough review of the rules (i.e., pages 40101 through 40147) important.
A study guide for testing to launch and take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat in emergency situations.
Revised Edition E
The Limited Master, Mate, & Operator home study course is broken into sections according to licenses sought. Books 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 prepare candidates for US Coast Guard endorsements up to 100 gross register tons (GRT). Candidates seeking larger tonnage endorsements (Up to 1,600 GRT or 3,000 tons ITC) must also study subjects in Books 6 and 7.
All students must also study the RB-169 Navigation Rules (sold separately).
Two-volume study guide set to prepare a qualified candidate for US Coast Guard endorsements as a qualified member of the engine department (Q.M.E.D.)
Note: The same material was previously presented in a four-volume set, which has been replaced by this two-volume set.
A study guide for the USCG license examinations covering the Navigation Rules (for inland and international waters). This book provides text material teaching the rules of the road, followed by multiple choice questions, with answers, as they may appear on the actual exam. This book is fully illustrated, with some illustrations in color as required, and backed by eighteen appendices
A study guide for qualified members of the deck department to test for assisting or supervising the transfer of liquid cargo.
Fourth Edition. A Guide to the Operation of Small Inspected Passenger Vessels.
Five-volume study guide set to prepare limited-tonnage Engineer Officer candidates and/or Oiler ratings to prepare for his/her National USCG professional exam