Gentlemen and Ladies, I have a friend who wishes to become an Able Bodied Seaman but I'm not sure how he can become one without joining a union. He is prior enlisted Navy and doesn't want to join a union. I think he has some quals but I don't know if it will crossover to satisfy STCW. Is there a way for him to take the STCW courses without going through say Piney Point? Any help would be great. Thanks for your time.