[LEFT][SIZE=2][B]RE: the “knot practical” and from the examination guide:[/B][/SIZE][/LEFT]

[LEFT][SIZE=2]EXAMINATION[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]STRUCTURE[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]SHEET[/SIZE][/LEFT]

[SIZE=2]NO.

[LEFT][/SIZE][B][SIZE=2]7-9[/SIZE][/B][/LEFT]

[SIZE=2]Endorsement - [/SIZE]

[B][SIZE=2]ABLE SEAMAN[/SIZE][/B]

[SIZE=2]Tonnage Group- [/SIZE]

[B][SIZE=2]UNLIMITED, LIMITED, SPECIAL, SPECIAL OSV[/SIZE][/B]

[SIZE=2]Route- [/SIZE]

[B][SIZE=2]ANY WATERS[/SIZE][/B]

[SIZE=2]Action- [/SIZE]

[B][SIZE=2]MARLINSPIKE SEAMANSHIP ASSESSMENT[/SIZE][/B]

[SIZE=2]EXHIBIT[/SIZE]

[B][SIZE=2]REQUIRED KNOT NOTE TIME LIMIT[/SIZE][/B]

[LEFT][SIZE=2]One eye splice OR short splice, strands must be whipped Required 15 Minutes[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]Bowline Required 15 minutes for all 10[/SIZE]

[LEFT][SIZE=2]Square Knot Required 15 minutes for all 10[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]Clove Hitch Required 15 minutes for all 10[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]Sheet Bend Required 15 minutes for all 10

Carrick Bend May be one of six additional

demonstrated 15 minutes for all 10

Rolling Hitch May be one of six additional

demonstrated 15 minutes for all 10

Stopper Hitch May be one of six additional

demonstrated 15 minutes for all 10

French Bowline May be one of six additional

demonstrated 15 minutes for all 10

Stage Hitch May be one of six additional

demonstrated 15 minutes for all 10

Running Bowline May be one of six additional

demonstrated 15 minutes for all 10

Bowline on a Bight May be one of six additional

demonstrated 15 minutes for all 10

Fisherman’s Bend May be one of six additional

demonstrated 15 minutes for all 10

Timber hitch May be one of six additional

demonstrated 15 minutes for all 10

Catspaw May be one of six additional

demonstrated 15 minutes for all 10

Figure Eight May be one of six additional

demonstrated 15 minutes for all 10

Barrel Hitch May be one of six additional

demonstrated 15 minutes for all 10

Round Turn and Two Half Hitches May be one of six additional

demonstrated 15 minutes for all 10

Double Becket Bend May be one of six additional

demonstrated 15 minutes for all 10

[/SIZE]* [B]REQUIREMENT 46CFR 12.059©[/B]

All applicants for an Able Seaman Endorsement must demonstrate knowledge and ability to make

principal knots, bends, splices and hitches.

A total of ten knots must be successfully demonstrated within a 15 minute time limit. Four are

required, six additional knots must be chosen from the list.

Applicants must successfully demonstrate seven of the ten knots and successfully demonstrate the

whipping to successfully demonstrate proficiency.

- Spliced line may not be reused.

[B]2. The demonstration must be completed at a USCG approved facility/school.[/B]
- A standard format Letter of Proficiency may be accepted in lieu of the marlinspike seamanship

demonstration.

[SIZE=2]MCP-MA-NMC2-03 (01)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]3 - 82[/SIZE]

[B][SIZE=4]ABLE SEAMAN LETTER OF PROFICIENCY[/SIZE][/B]

[B][SIZE=4]IN MARLINESPIKE SEAMANSHIP ASSESSMENT[/B][/SIZE]

[B]Person Observing the Demonstration[/B]

[SIZE=2]1. Your assistance in administering the practical portion of the Able Seaman examination required under[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]46 CFR 12.05-9[/SIZE][/LEFT]

[/LEFT]

SIZE=2 [/SIZE][SIZE=2]is appreciated. Certification of the mariner’s ability to demonstrate proficiency in performing the[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]marlinspike skills listed in ESS 5-9 will enable the issuance of their Able Seaman’s certification.[/SIZE]

[LEFT][SIZE=2][B]2. The demonstration of ability shall be witnessed by a designated examiner as part of an approved or accepted training[/B][/LEFT]

[B]course, a vessel Master or other officer licensed for service on vessels of over 200 gross registered tons, an appropriately[/B]

[LEFT][B]trained Coast Guard Officer, or a responsible person authorized in writing by the Officer in Charge Marine Inspection.[/B][/LEFT]

[LEFT][/SIZE][B]To: Officer in Charge Marine Inspection (Regional Examination Center[/B])[/LEFT]

[LEFT][B]Subj: Certification of Performance of Practical Ability[/B][/LEFT]

[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]This is to certify that I observed a successful demonstration of the applicant’s proficiency, as indicated on the reverse, in the[/SIZE][/FONT]

[LEFT][SIZE=2][FONT=Times New Roman]principal knots, bends, splices, and hitches in common use by:[/FONT][/SIZE]

[B][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]Applicant’s Name:[/SIZE][/FONT][/B]

[LEFT][B][SIZE=2][FONT=Times New Roman]Mariner Reference Number:[/B][/FONT][/SIZE]

[B][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=4]CERTIFIED BY:[/SIZE][/FONT][/B]

[B][FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=2]Name:[/SIZE][/FONT][/B]

[B][SIZE=2][FONT=Times New Roman]Mariner Number:[/B][/FONT][/SIZE]

[B][SIZE=2][FONT=Times New Roman]Title, Rank or Rate:[/B][/FONT][/SIZE]

[B][SIZE=2][FONT=Times New Roman]Vessel, Office or Course:[/B][/FONT][/SIZE]

[B][SIZE=2][FONT=Times New Roman]Signature:[/B][/FONT][/SIZE][/LEFT]

[/LEFT]

[B][SIZE=2][FONT=Times New Roman]Date:[/B][/FONT][/SIZE]

[LEFT][B]**THE TWO HIGHLIGHTED STATEMENTS SEEM TO CONTRADICT EACH OTHER??[/B][/LEFT]