The Virginia-based marine education service Chesapeake Marine Training is offering a bundled package of courses to professional mariners looking to upgrade their license.
The “Able Seaman Training Bundle” includes the Coast Guard-approved courses of Able Seaman with Lifeboatman Limited; Personal Survival Techniques; Elementary First Aid and CPR; and License Application Assistance.
This training bundle costs $1,500, a nearly $200 savings from the cost of taking each course separately. All materials needed to take each course are included in the fee.
Mariners who enroll in the training bundle can still select which course times they enroll in based on what meets their schedule.
Able Seaman with Lifeboatman Limited is an eight-day course that provides classroom and practical training to mariners who wish to obtain an endorsement to their Coast Guard Merchant Mariner’s credential as an able seaman with limited lifeboatman. The course covers, among other topics, navigation rules for inland and international waters, seamanship, aids to navigation, nautical terms, ship construction, anchoring, mooring, line handling, maneuvering, pollution control and bulk cargo operations.
The Elementary First Aid and CPR course is a one-day class divided into three sections that cover how to respond to an emergency, adult CPR and basic first aid. Practical examinations are included for both CPR and first aid.
In the two-day Personal Survival Techniques course, mariners will learn, among other skills, safety and principles of survival at sea, evacuation, survival craft operations, emergency radio equipment and in-water survival assessment. This course includes both classroom and practical exercises.
All students who enroll in the bundle-training program will receive the license preparation and application assistance from Chesapeake Marine Training Institute’s Licensed Consultants. All courses will be held at the Chesapeake Marine Training Institute campus in Hayes, Va.