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What is an Ordinary Seaman? / What does OS mean?

Ordinary Seaman (OS) is an Civilian Apprentice aboard a Vessel

An OS is an Ordinary Seaman.  It is a civilan rank for Seamen that work aboard mechant vessels. An OS is an unlicensed member of the deck department. The position is an apprenticeship to become an AB, or Able Seaman. Once sufficient sea time is accululated, an OS can apply to take courses and a series of examinations to become certified as an Able Seaman. 

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