able-bodied seaman


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able-bodied seaman

an ordinary seaman, esp one in the merchant navy, who has been trained in certain skills
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Essentially, Sailors who have completed SA Training, Recruit Training, Lookout and Helmsman final PQS and having at least one year of sea duty for every five years of service, and five years of cumulative Navy sea duty, need only to complete Immersion Suit Training and USCG Lifeboatman certification to apply for an Able-Bodied Seaman rating.
And the reason some able-bodied seaman was prepared to risk court martial for smuggling dope is that there's a massive market for it.
Allen is an able-bodied seaman who served this spring as bos'n during the academy's two-month training cruise up and down the Pacific Coast.