Dear Mr. Tousignant,
I recently found out about your Able Bodied Seaman position, and I am very excited to have the opportunity to apply for this opportunity today. Please review my enclosed resume, and consider me for this position.
To be brief, I have all the experience that you require, as well as certification from Great Lakes Maritime Academy, and outstanding communication skills. I have worked as an Able Bodied Seaman for the past six years at Gatling, and have gained considerable experience in that time. I have been in the U.S. Navy for a total of 10 years, and have an outstanding command of the service, working hard, and routine and stressful situations. I am a great team player, take directions well, and confident in my abilities for this role.
I would love to have the opportunity to interview for this esteemed position, and have included my resume for your consideration. Please give me a call at your convenience at (555)-555-5555.
Resume Attached as MS Word Document