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What is the average career span of an Able Bodied Seaman?


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Christine’s Answer

It depends on the individual. I have worked with ABs who have worked in that position for their entire career, so 30-40 years.

I have also worked with many 3rd and 2nd Officers (mates) who started their maritime careers as Ordinary Seaman and then upgraded to AB then to being an officer.

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Anthony Carlo’s Answer

A person who are knowledgeable on working on ships deck such as handling mooring line ropes , monitor the cargo operation while in port,practicing good seamanship at all times and while at underway assist the duty officer the safe navigation.

HI Anthony, this is a good description of the job but the student was interested in the career span of people in this role. Any insight you can provide on that would be helpful! Gurpreet Lally

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Anthony Carlo’s Answer

Able bodied seaman position if you are qualified and it vary on the holding certificate can last up to quite for so long most specially if all the documents are always up to date.

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Dennis’s Answer

Hi, check out the link below, it states around 3.7 Years

https://www.zippia.com/able-seaman-jobs/

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