The Able Seaman course will assist qualified candidates for all Able Seaman (AB) grades. Course includes considerable text material, numerous illustrations, some essay-type questions and answers. Most multiple-choice questions and answers are taken from the latest Coast Guard exam questions. Questions are separated by subject and ranked in ascending order of difficulty. The current version of the Able Seaman course consists of four books: Able Seaman Volume 1, Able Seaman Volume 2, Navigation Rules, and Lifeboatman.
Book 2 now contains the following chapters: Pollution Control; First Aid and Medical Care; Emergency Procedures; Aids to Navigation; Advanced Seamanship.