46 U.S. Code § 7307 - Able seamen—unlimited
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The required service for the endorsement of able seaman—unlimited, qualified for unlimited service on a vessel on any waters, is at least 3 years’ service on deck on board vessels operating at sea or on the Great Lakes.
Source(Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 543.)
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Section 7307 requires individuals to have at least 3 years service on deck on vessels operating at sea or on the Great Lakes before their merchant mariner’s documents can be endorsed as able seamen—unlimited.
Acceptance of Certain Services Toward Endorsement as Able Seaman