Able Seaman
Summary:  Responsible to the Bosun and Assistant Bosun for general duties and to the Officer of the Watch during periods on Bridge watches.

Accepting applications.

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The maritime volunteers onboard our ships are a vital part to making it possible to bring hope and healing to the people of Africa. If you have spent your career on the sea and want to use those skills to make a positive change in the lives of others, one of our ships could be your next great adventure! 

The Able Seaman volunteer position, part of the Deck department, will be located on the Africa Mercy and Global Mercy, the world's largest non-governmental hospital ships. The preferred minimum commitment for this role is two years, though shorter commitments may also be considered. We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application six months in advance of your target service date. Commitments longer than twelve months require successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding Program

Qualifications required:

  • Certificate of Proficiency in accordance with STCW A-II/5
  • Valid Security Awareness certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/6
  • Valid Basic Training certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/1 1-4
  • Valid Crowd Management certificate in accordance with STCW A-V/2-1
  • Valid Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Fast Rescue Boats certificate in accordance with STCW A-VI/2-1
  • Valid I/9 Medical Certificate (can be obtained on board)
  • Ability to speak and understand English effectively