Able Seaman / Woman stand watch, control and preserve deck equipment and carry out other deck and bridge duties on board ships or self-propelled vessels under the direct supervision of deck officers. They are usually employed by marine transport companies, federal government departments and the armed forces.
Following is a sample cover letter for able bodied seaman resume. This sample is also effective for the following positions:
1. Ferryboat Deckhand
2. Helmsman/Woman – Water Transport
3. Log Boom Tugboat Deckhand
4. Ship’s Carpenter
5. Tugboat Deckhand
6. Ship Watchman/Woman
Able Bodied Seaman Cover Letter Sample
2458 North Lane
San Diego, CA 65987
April 10, 2014
Mr. Alexander Smith
5214 Some Street
Los Angeles, CA 21454
Dear Mr. Smith:
It is a great pleasure to respond to your job advertisement for an Able Bodied Seaman position at ABC Company. AFter reading your job description in detail, I found a great similarity between my qualifications and your requirements.
I am an outstanding candidate for this position because I am able to perform all kinds of manual laborer on the vessel. Particularly, I am well versed in standing, observing and guiding ship under the supervision of the officer on watch. In my previous role as a Seaman, I was known for my capability of operating, retaining and fixing deck equipment as well as cleaning, chiping and painting deck surfaces. Moreover, I am very expert in handling mooring lines, repairing ropes, and maintaining cables. My enclosed resume contains a detailed list of my skills and qualifications which makes me a great contender for Able Bodied Seaman position.
Thank you for giving your valuable time to read my cover letter. I am looking forward to a chance to meet with you to relate my skills with your requirements. I can be reached at (999) 999-9999.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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