46 U.S. Code § 7311 - Able seamen—sail

For service on a sailing school vessel on any waters, an individual may be rated as able seaman—sail if the individual has at least 6 months’ service on deck on sailing school vessels, oceanographic research vessels powered primarily by sail, or equivalent sailing vessels operating on the oceans or navigable waters of the United States (including the Great Lakes).


(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 543.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source section (U.S. Code)
7311 46:672(b)(4)

Section 7311 establishes the minimum service requirements for an individual to qualify as able seamen—sail on board sailing vessels.
Effective Date

Section effective Apr. 15, 1984, see section 2(g)(1) ofPub. L. 98–89, set out as a note under section 3101 of this title.

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