An able seaman (AB) is a Naval rating of the deck department of a merchant ship with more than two years' experience at sea and considered "well acquainted with his duty".[1] An AB may work as a watchstander, a day worker, or a combination of these roles. Once a sufficient amount of sea time is acquired, then the AB can apply to take a series of courses/examinations to become certified as an officer.[2]


Here are the most recent jobs available in the Able Seamen sector, but before applying for them, consider the following questions:
  • How much money could I earn as a Able Seamen?
  • What interview questions might I get asked at a Able Seamen interview?
  • What is life like as a Able Seamen?
  • How much training will I need to be a Able Seamen?
  • Which is the best Able Seamen organisation to work for?
  • What questions should I ask at a job interview to be a Able Seamen?
  • What are the job prospects for a good Able Seamen?
  • Is salary progression for a Able Seamen good compared to other careers?




Being a Able Seamen