Top 15 Able Seaman Interview Questions

If you saw a fellow seaman, doing something unsafe, what would you do?
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1. If you saw a fellow seaman, doing something unsafe, what would you do?
Best Answer
Stop him right away and notify the right authority.
2.
I will make him stop and I will show him the proper way to do it safe.
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2. What experience do you have on a boat?
Best Answer
I'm happy but sometimes scared
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yes, i have experience on how to row and steer a boat.., during our actual demonstration in boat rowing in college, i was the one who rowing and steering it.
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Since i know the work of a sailor and because i want to becoming a seaman.
4.
11 months.
5.
Lot of experience,
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3. What do you enjoy most about being a seaman?
Best Answer
Everything about the sea and the close friendship with the shipmate.
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I love the sea, working on it, having a different view out of my office window everyday and no day is ever the same. There is always something to do on a ship and always something to learn.
3.
To travel over the world for free and I love sea ocean.
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As a seaman being trusted by the people on board is a great responsibility and it make me happy.
5.
Because travel around the world.. And beautiful country..
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4. 1 fathom equl to
Best Answer
Two shackle.
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6 feet
3.
6 feet.
4.
2
5.
6 feet or 15 shackles.
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5. Tell me about your previous employment? How has that helped you for this career at sea?
Best Answer
Im first time to took up a job.
2.
Tell me about your previous employment? How has that helped you for this career at sea?
3.
Able seaman.
4.
I worked for a company located in spain, good word, boat tipy ferries al smallert but with hard work,
5.
Previously iam worked as computer technician but i like adventurous job on that time i prefer seamen job.
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6. How do you handle working with a fellow seaman, who you do not like?
Best Answer
Work with them with my most intelligent behavior and sound mind. None.
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Work with them with my most intelligent behavior and sound mind. None.
3.
I will just try my best to understand him since I think teamwork is needed in this job.
4.
I`m a well diverse person sir, so I think I can adjust to anyone.
5.
I enjoy being part of a team, I can well with everyone, disliking people is not a good attitude to be at sea with.
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7. What experience do you have being a fisherman?
Best Answer
I have not experience , because i am a student.
2.
I have no experience about being a fisherman.
3.
Great experience.
4.
Cadet: I was proceeding In practice program, interships to I year student In Maritime university Szczecin. 2 weeks to School and research ship NAVIGATOR XXI. Earlier, activaied sailed, likewise at sea.
5.
I never been a fisherman.
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8. How many times did you call off sick at your last job?
Best Answer
Not yet sir.
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everything
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4
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If im sick i will pursue myself to work.
5.
I am a student never done any job yet bt yes not fallen sick since 5 years touch wood.
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9. When did you first want to become a sailor?
Best Answer
Since i was at the young age.
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When i was borned.
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I want to earn more money, to support my family, and to send my kids to college.
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i want to become a sailor when i was 16 years old
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When i was a child, when my family have fishing business and i sometimes going at seas i realize i belong to it and it inspiers me when my family thought me that i am born on a boat.
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10. Do you have family? How will you be able to not see them for weeks, maybe even months at a time?
Best Answer
I will miss my family,but it is my working.
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Yes i have a family.my wife and i agreed on my profession.
3.
I must say, its not going to be easy but i have a wife who is capable of handling family matters.
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Yes i have a family their are my parents and my brothers, i really miss them all so much. it is ok because my parents know that have to leave them, to hard work and give a good life someday.
5.
Yes i have family, its hard but,i will sacrifice all the sadness to help my family from poverty.
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11. What is the worst weather condition you had to operate under?
Best Answer
During the heavy seas and I am one of the authorize personnel to work.
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During the heavy seas and I am one of the authorize personnel to work.
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I think if a storm is coming.
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Its was violent storm with near 100 km/h wind speed on the coast of Somalian waters ...
5.
The worst weather I have had to operate in was doing look out duties responding to a coast guard search area during the winter season to look for any sign of a fishing vessel reported missing.
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12. What type of routine maintenance did you perform on your last ship?
Best Answer
I was not able to have a routine maintenance because I was a fresh graduate but I able to know the theory on some machinery.
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I was not able to have a routine maintenance because I was a fresh graduate but I able to know the theory on the same machinery.
3.
Bridge duty sir and watchkeeping.
4.
I never able to have a routine maintenance on my previous vessel .
5.
Mainly bouy work and daily vessel maintaince in paint schemes and applying my seamanship skills.
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13. If hired, how much time would you take, outside of work, to understand the operations of our ship?
Best Answer
I will try to give my extra time apart from general work to learn new operation of ship.
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I will give my full time to understand the operation of our ship.
3.
Give me one hour. To understand the operations of the ship.
4.
I will try to give my extra time apart from general from general work to learn new operation of ship.
5.
Depends on the schedule of my duty/
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14. How many years of service do you have on deck?
Best Answer
I have not experience, because I am a student.
2.
Since joining trinity house as a trainee deck rating I have presently 10 months sea service.
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15. How important is safety to you?
Best Answer
First and foremost important thing is safety for ourselves and crew members.
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Safety is important because we can apply it if we are onboard.
3.
First and foremost for yourself and your shipmate.
4.
First and foremost important thing is safety for ourselves and crew member.
5.
First and foremost above all.
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