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Top 15 Able Seaman Interview Questions
1. What do you enjoy most about being a seaman?
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Able Seaman
March 13th, 2014

An Able Seaman (AB) is an unlicensed member of the deck department of a merchant ship. An AB may work as a watchstander, a day worker, or a combination of these roles.
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Able Seaman Interview Questions
2 of 17
What type of routine maintenance did you perform on your last ship?
 
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Maximum I wake up at 4 o clik .. And 4 to 8 I GAnde a watch . Then taking a breakfast and then start cleaning of accommodation.. Then at a1 o clik we have a lunch. Then for 2hours rest then we start work till evening .. Then at a 8 o clik we have dinner after dinner I har a watch of 2hours.
 
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Grinding, painting, cleaning, wich maintance, rope slice, crane maintance.
 
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If you saw a fellow seaman doing something unsafe what would you do?
 
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I'll stop him and ask him why he was doing it in that way.
 
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Firstly I will guide him about the working with safety. And will give him a some examples of crew who worked without safety and what happened to them.
 
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Tell me about your previous employment. How have these previous experiences helped you prepare for a career at sea?
 
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Most of my business in the past was going to sea as a supercargo.
 
2.
Gain more experince, pratically and theriotically and safety awareness.
 
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5 of 17
When did you first want to become a sailor?
 
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When my uncle said you be a seaman someday and i want to go around in other country.
 
2.
In my father friend one of the officer deck .
 
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How do you handle working with a fellow seaman?
 
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How do you handle working with a fellow seama, who you do not like.
 
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Working with them with most intelligent behaviour and source mind.
 
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Do you have a history of being late or calling in sick?
 
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How many time did you call off sick at your last job.
 
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As far as I know I didnt experience it yet.
 
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8 of 17
How many years of service do you have on deck?
 
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Twenty seven years from now.
 
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Its only seven days its my on job training.
 
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9 of 17
What experience do you have being an Able Seaman?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I don`t have an experience being a fisherman but I know how to fish sir.
 
2.
I cannot answer that question coz I dont have experience like fisherman.
 
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10 of 17
How do you foresee yourself handling long periods of time at sea?
 
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I have a family. As part of a job to be away from family.
 
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Its ok for me because I did it for them for their future.
 
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If hired, what steps would you take to understand the operations of our ship, prior to your start date?
 
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I will give my full time to understand the operation of our ship.
 
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As long as it takes for me to learn sir.
 
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12 of 17
What is the worst weather condition you had to operate under?
 
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When the time of my duty and the sea is very rough.. I always say to my self that I cant do it without vomitting.
 
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When the time of my duty and the sea is very rough.. I always say to my self that I cant do it without vomitting.
 
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Have you ever had to keep watch for long periods of time? How do you keep yourself wide awake and keen?
 
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How well to you respond to authority even when you may not agree with their decision?
 
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Are you fully trained in the use of lifeboats and life rafts?
 
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Are you trained in First Aid and CPR?
 
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How strong is your sense of direction?
 
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