Lifeboatman Limited

(1 customer review)


  • Self-paced online course
  • One final exam which can be taken at one of our nationwide approved testing sites and online
  • 24/7 course availability. Mobile responsive content allows you to complete course work anytime, anywhere
  • Fees include all course material and one sitting of your proctored exams


Lifeboatman Limited is required to get your Able Seaman credentials. As an Able Seaman, you will be part of a team responsible for responding to emergencies. During these emergencies, you may be called on to operate rescue craft, lead others during an abandon ship, or numerous other actions. This course provides you with the fundamentals to effectively carry out these duties.

The following topics are covered in this course:

  • Rescue craft launch and recovery
  • Lead a rescue boat during and after launch & manage other survivors
  • Operate a rescue boat engine
  • Standard & emergency communication equipment

Final Exam:

Final exams can be taken at one of our nationwide approved testing sites or online.

Pathfinder offers automated, on-demand assessment exams. The process for online, video proctor sessions is relatively simple and consists of four steps. You will need a computer, a clean work surface and a good internet connection. Learn more.

Student Responsibilities:

Lifeboatman practical requirements can be satisfied by using the National Limited Lifeboatman Practical Form. This form was developed following the National Lifeboatman requirements & is not a proficiency in Survival Craft checklist. Finding a Master to sign-off on the practical is the student’s responsibility.

1 review for Lifeboatman Limited

  1. Robert Jackomino (verified owner)

    The Pathfinder Team was very helpful through the whole process. All questions were responded to very quickly either by call or text. We had a glitch in the new on-line testing which was immediately taken care of and then we were sent Pathfinder mugs and a gift certificate for the trouble which was very nice because it was really no trouble. I would recommend them to highly to anyone wishing to take courses. Capt. Bob J

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