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Able Seaman Interview Questions

1. What do you enjoy most about being a seaman?
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1. What do you enjoy most about being a seaman?

Top Answer

Everything about the sea and the close friendship with the shipmate.

Second Best

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.

4.

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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2. If you saw a fellow seaman, doing something unsafe, what would you do?

Top Answer

Stop him right away and notify the right authority.

Second Best

Since I dont have any experience in a ship. Firstly I ask him in a nice way. If he dont stop, I will ask some guidance who is in a position next to us. Line of authority.

3.

I will stop him and show him the right way to do that.

4.

I will make him stop and I will show him the proper way to do it safe.

5.

Call him or her to order....

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3. What experience do you have on a boat?

Top Answer

I'm happy but sometimes scared

Second Best

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.

3.

Since i know the work of a sailor and because i want to becoming a seaman.

4.

Lot of experience,

5.

I have a lot of doings when im in the boat , being a ordinary seaman , i rust the iron , i clean the facilities , i do something to be busy.

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4. 1 fathom equl to

Top Answer

Two shackle.

Second Best

6 feet

3.

6 feet.

4.

2

5.

6 feet or 15 shackles.

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5. When did you first want to become a sailor?

Top Answer

Since i was at the young age.

Second Best

When i was borned.

3.

I want to earn more money, to support my family, and to send my kids to college.

4.

i want to become a sailor when i was 16 years old

5.

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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6. Tell me about your previous employment? How has that helped you for this career at sea?

Top Answer

Im first time to took up a job.

Second Best

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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7. How important is safety to you?

Top Answer

First and foremost important thing is safety for ourselves and crew members.

Second Best

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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8. What type of routine maintenance did you perform on your last ship?

Top 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.

Second Best

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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9. How do you handle working with a fellow seaman, who you do not like?

Top Answer

Work with them with my most intelligent behavior and sound mind. None.

Second Best

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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10. How many times did you call off sick at your last job?

Top Answer

Not yet sir.

Second Best

None sir. I always keep my body and mind fit and healthy sir.

3.

everything

4.

4

5.

If im sick i will pursue myself to work.

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11. How many years of service do you have on deck?

Top Answer

I have not experience, because I am a student.

Second Best

Since joining trinity house as a trainee deck rating I have presently 10 months sea service.

3.

I have experience only apprentice..

4.

Almost 7yrs on deck experience.

5.

Twenty seven years in service on deck.

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12. What experience do you have being a fisherman?

Top Answer

I have not experience , because i am a student.

Second Best

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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13. If hired, how much time would you take, outside of work, to understand the operations of our ship?

Top Answer

My worst weather condition to operate under is hurricane it happened during at sea.

Second Best

I will try to give my extra time apart from general work to learn new operation of ship.

3.

I will give my full time to understand the operation of our ship.

4.

Give me one hour. To understand the operations of the ship.

5.

I will try to give my extra time apart from general from general work to learn new operation of ship.

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14. What is the worst weather condition you had to operate under?

Top Answer

During the heavy seas and I am one of the authorize personnel to work.

Second Best

During the heavy seas and I am one of the authorize personnel to work.

3.

I think if a storm is coming.

4.

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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15. Do you have family? How will you be able to not see them for weeks, maybe even months at a time?

Top Answer

I will miss my family,but it is my working.

Second Best

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.

4.

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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