Able seaman questions

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hello guys. im an inland tugboatdeckhand and i want to know do inland tug companies hire able seamen or is the AB only to go offshore?
im considering taking the AB class and need to know, i dont want to waste $ and get the AB if I’ll never use it

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#2

[QUOTE=bigben757;165304]hello guys. im an inland tugboatdeckhand and i want to know do inland tug companies hire able seamen or is the AB only to go offshore?
im considering taking the AB class and need to know, i dont want to waste $ and get the AB if I’ll never use it[/QUOTE]
Generally, an Able Seaman document is required for vessels that go outside.
But, get every endorsement, license or certificate you can. This will always make you more desirable to hire if you ever decide to move into another sector of the industry.
An old timer told me the same thing long ago when I was breaking in. He also told me to look at any endorsement or license as a resume.
Good luck out there.

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