Able Bodied Seaman (AB)

Nov 3, 2017 | | 16 comments
Able Bodied Seaman (AB)


Performs routine deck operations aboard the vessel, including maintaining the cleanliness of the vessel.


Performs necessary routine maintenance, repairs, and handles ship’s business under the direction of the Mate.
Prepares for trip and load cargo and ship’s stores
Stands watch while vessel is underway as required in order to reach destination safely and expeditiously.
Maintains the cleanliness of the vessel


Possess the following valid certifications or licenses:
Merchant Mariners Credentials (MMC) – USCG rating of AB (OSV) and Rating Performing Part of a Navigation Watch endorsed on STCW
Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC — minimum six (6) months prior to renewal)
Valid Passport (minimum six (6) months prior to renewal)
Valid Drivers’ License (minimum six (6) months prior to renewal)

Experience: Previous vessel experience preferred.


Applicants will be tested to ensure they can meet the physical demands and situational awareness while performing the tasks required for mooring and unmooring vessels, transferring rigging, laying rigging, handling lines, coupling and uncoupling loads during crane operations, moving and operating portable pumps, handling manifold connections and cargo hoses (charged and empty) across deck, assist rigging and unrigging loads (when qualified), marlinspike seamanship, assisting the engine room department (as needed), assisting in making locks or bridges, routine housekeeping duties, general maintenance, Rules of the Road (USCG) knowledge, and assisting in the navigation of the boat. These duties will be performed during all types of weather, night and day, and while the vessel is underway.
Incumbents are required to use hand tools, power tools, painting equipment, and personal protective gear.
Incumbents are frequently required to move equipment that is heavy or awkward and must meet a 100 lb. lifting requirement.

Hitch may be a 28/14 day rotation (projected to be 243 days worked per year) or a 28/28 rotation (projected to be 183 days worked per year) and will commence on or before 3/31/2018.

Pay range for this position is $180 – $190 USD per day dependent upon vessel class, experience, licensing, and time within the industry.

Based on these day rate ranges and rotation the projected annual compensation would be in the range of:
$44,000 to $47,000 USD      -28/14 rotation
$33,000 to $35,000 USD      -28/28 rotation

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