[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 46, Volume 1]
[Revised as of October 1, 2001]
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[CITE: 46CFR10]

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                           TITLE 46--SHIPPING
 
          CHAPTER I--COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
 
PART 10--LICENSING OF MARITIME PERSONNEL

                           Subpart A--General

Sec.
10.101  Purpose of regulations.
10.102  Incorporation by reference.
10.103  Definitions of terms used in this part.
10.105  Regional examination centers.
10.107  Paperwork approval.
10.109  Fees.
10.110  Fee payment procedures.
10.111  Penalties.
10.112  No-fee license for certain applicants.

  Subpart B--General Requirements for All Licenses and Certificates of 
                                Registry

10.201  Eligibility for licenses and certificates of registry, general.
10.202  Issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and STCW 
          certificates or endorsements.
10.203  Quick reference table for license and certificate of registry 
          requirements.
10.204  Right of appeal.
10.205  Requirements for original licenses, certificates of registry, 
          and STCW certificates and endorsements.
10.207  Requirements for raises of grades of licenses.
10.209  Requirements for renewal of licenses, certificates of registry, 
          and STCW certificates and endorsements.
10.210  Eligibility for towing license.
10.211  Creditable service and equivalents for licensing purposes.
10.213  Sea service as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States 
          and on vessels owned by the United States as qualifying 
          experience.
10.215  Modification or removal of limitations.
10.217  Examination procedures and denial of licenses.
10.219  Issuance of duplicate license or certificate of registry.
10.221  Parting with license.
10.223  Suspension and revocation of licenses.

            Subpart C--Training Schools With Approved Courses

10.301  Applicability.
10.302  Course approval.
10.303  General standards.
10.304  Substitution of training for required service, use of training-
          record books, and use of towing officer assessment records.
10.305  Radar-Observer certificates and qualifying courses.
10.306  Radar-Operation course and certificate.
10.307  Training schools with approved radar observer courses.
10.309  Coast Guard-accepted training other than approved courses.

    Subpart D--Professional Requirements for Deck Officers' Licenses

10.401  Ocean and near coastal licenses.
10.402  Tonnage requirements for ocean or near coastal licenses for 
          vessels of over 1600 gross tons.
10.403  Structure of deck licenses.
10.404  Service requirements for master of ocean or near coastal steam 
          or motor vessels of any gross tons.
10.405  Service requirements for chief mate of ocean or near coastal 
          steam or motor vessels of any gross tons.
10.406  Service requirements for second mate of ocean or near coastal 
          steam or motor vessels of any gross tons.
10.407  Service requirements for third mate of ocean or near coastal 
          steam or motor vessels of any gross tons.
10.410  Requirements for deck licenses for vessels of not more than 1600 
          gross tons.
10.412  Service requirements for master of ocean or near coastal steam 
          or motor vessels of not more than 1600 gross tons.
10.414  Service requirements for mate of ocean steam or motor vessels of 
          not more than 1600 gross tons.
10.416  Service requirements for mate of near coastal steam or motor 
          vessels of not more than 1600 gross tons.
10.418  Service requirements for master of ocean or near coastal steam 
          or motor vessels of not more than 500 gross tons.
10.420  Service requirements for mate of ocean steam or motor vessels of 
          not more than 500 gross tons.
10.421  Service requirements for mate of near coastal steam or motor 
          vessels of not more than 500 gross tons.
10.422  Tonnage limitations and qualifying requirements for licenses as 
          master or mate of vessels of not more than 200 gross tons.
10.424  Service requirements for master of ocean steam or motor vessels 
          of not more than 200 gross tons.
10.426  Service requirements for master of near coastal steam or motor 
          vessels of not more than 200 gross tons.
10.427  Service requirements for mate of near coastal steam or motor 
          vessels of not more than 200 gross tons.

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10.428  Service requirements for master of near coastal steam or motor 
          vessels of not more than 100 gross tons.
10.429  Service requirements for limited master of near coastal steam or 
          motor vessels of not more than 100 gross tons.
10.430  Licenses for the Great Lakes and inland waters.
10.431  Tonnage requirements for Great Lakes and inland licenses for 
          vessels of over 1600 gross tons.
10.433  Service requirements for master of Great Lakes and inland steam 
          or motor vessels of any gross tons.
10.435  Service requirements for master of inland steam or motor vessels 
          of any gross tons.
10.437  Service requirements for mate of Great Lakes and inland steam or 
          motor vessels of any gross tons.
10.442  Service requirements for master of Great Lakes and inland steam 
          or motor vessels of not more than 1600 gross tons.
10.444  Service requirements for mate of Great Lakes and inland steam or 
          motor vessels of not more than 1600 gross tons.
10.446  Service requirements for master of Great Lakes and inland steam 
          or motor vessels of not more than 500 gross tons.
10.448  Service requirements for mate of Great Lakes and inland steam or 
          motor vessels of not more than 500 gross tons.
10.450  Tonnage limitations and qualifying requirements for licenses as 
          master or mate of Great Lakes and inland vessels of not more 
          than 200 gross tons.
10.452  Service requirements for master of Great Lakes and inland steam 
          or motor vessels of not more than 200 gross tons.
10.454  Service requirements for mate of Great Lakes and inland steam or 
          motor vessels of not more than 200 gross tons.
10.455  Service requirements for master of Great Lakes and inland steam 
          or motor vessels of not more than 100 gross tons.
10.456  Service requirements for limited master of Great Lakes and 
          inland steam or motor vessels of not more than 100 gross tons.
10.457  Service requirements for master of inland steam or motor vessels 
          of not more than 100 gross tons.
10.459  Service requirements for master or mate of rivers.
10.462  Licenses for master or mate of uninspected fishing industry 
          vessels.
10.463  General requirements for licenses for master, mate (pilot), and 
          apprentice mate (steersman) of towing vessels.
10.464  Requirements for licenses as master of towing vessels.
10.465  Requirements for licenses as mate (pilot)of towing vessels.
10.466  Requirements for licenses as apprentice mate (steersman) of 
          towing vessels.
10.467  Licenses for operator of uninspected passenger vessels.
10.468  Licenses for mobile offshore drilling units.
10.470  Licenses for offshore installation manager.
10.472  License for barge supervisor.
10.474  License for ballast control operator.
10.476  Acknowledgments of service and temporary licenses for mobile 
          offshore drilling units.
10.480  Radar observer.
10.482  Assistance towing.
10.491  Licenses for service on offshore supply vessels.
10.493  Master (OSV).
10.495  Chief Mate (OSV).
10.497  Mate (OSV).

  Subpart E--Professional Requirements for Engineer Officers' Licenses

10.501  Grade and type of engineer licenses issued.
10.502  Additional requirements for engineer licenses.
10.503  Horsepower limitations.
10.504  Application of deck service for limited engineer licenses.
10.505  Engineer license structure.
10.510  Service requirements for chief engineer of steam and/or motor 
          vessels.
10.512  Service requirements for first assistant engineer of steam and/
          or motor vessels.
10.514  Service requirements for second assistant engineer of steam and/
          or motor vessels.
10.516  Service requirements for third assistant engineer of steam and/
          or motor vessels.
10.518  Service requirements for chief engineer (limited-oceans) of 
          steam and/or motor vessels.
10.520  Service requirements for chief engineer (limited-near coastal) 
          of steam and/or motor vessels.
10.522  Service requirements for assistant engineer (limited-oceans) of 
          steam and/or motor vessels.
10.524  Service requirements for designated duty engineer of steam and/
          or motor vessels.
10.530  Licenses for engineers of uninspected fishing industry vessels.
10.540  Licenses for engineers of mobile offshore drilling units.
10.542  License for chief engineer (MODU).
10.544  License for assistant engineer (MODU).
10.551  Licenses for service on offshore supply vessels.
10.553  Chief Engineer (OSV).
10.555  Engineer (OSV).

                 Subpart F--Licensing of Radio Officers

10.601  Applicability.

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10.603  Requirements for radio officers' licenses, and STCW certificates 
          or endorsements for GMDSS radio operators.

         Subpart G--Professional Requirements for Pilot Licenses

10.701  Scope of pilot licenses and endorsements.
10.703  Service requirements.
10.705  Route familiarization requirements.
10.707  Examination requirements.
10.709  Annual physical examination requirements.
10.711  Tonnage requirements.
10.713  Requirements for maintaining current knowledge of waters to be 
          navigated.

                Subpart H--Registration of Staff Officers

10.801  Applicability.
10.803  Grades of certificates issued.
10.805  General requirements.
10.807  Experience requirements for registry.
10.809  Experience requirements for ratings endorsed on certificate of 
          registry.
10.811  Expiration of existing certificates of registry.

Subpart I--Subjects of License Examinations and Practical Demonstrations 
                              of Competence

10.901  General provisions.
10.903  Licenses requiring examinations.
10.910  Subjects for deck licenses.
10.920  Subjects for MODU licenses.
10.950  Subjects for engineer licenses.

                    Subpart J--Ro-Ro Passenger Ships

10.1001  Purpose of regulations.
10.1003  Definition.
10.1005  General requirements for license-holders.

    Authority: 14 U.S.C. 633; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 46 U.S.C. 2101, 2103, and 
2110; 46 U.S.C. Chapter 71; 46 U.S.C 7502, 7505, and 7701; 49 CFR 1.45 
and 1.46. Section 10.107 is also issued under the authority of 44 U.S.C. 
3507.

    Source: CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987 (interim) and CGD 81-
059, 54 FR 132, Jan. 4, 1989 (final), unless otherwise noted.

                           Subpart A--General

Sec. 10.101  Purpose of regulations.

    (a) The purposes of the regulations in this part are to provide--
    (1) A comprehensive means of determining the qualifications an 
applicant must possess to be eligible for a license as a deck officer, 
engineer, pilot, radio officer, or radio operator on merchant vessels, 
or for a license to operate uninspected towing vessels or uninspected 
passenger vessels, or for a certificate of registry as a staff officer; 
and
    (2) A means of determining that an applicant is competent to serve 
as a master, chief mate, officer in charge of a navigational watch, 
chief engineer officer, second engineer officer (first assistant 
engineer), officer in charge of an engineering watch, designated duty 
engineer, or radio operator, in accordance with the provisions of the 
International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and 
Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended in 1995 (STCW), and other 
laws, and to receive the appropriate certificate or endorsement as 
required by STCW.
    (b) With few exceptions, these regulations do not specify or 
restrict licenses to particular types of service such as tankships, 
freight vessels or passenger vessels. However, all licensed personnel 
shall become familiar with the relevant characteristics of each vessel 
prior to assuming their duties. As appropriate, these characteristics 
include but are not limited to: general arrangement of the vessel; 
maneuvering characteristics; proper operation of the installed 
navigation equipment; firefighting and lifesaving equipment; stability 
and loading characteristics; emergency duties; and main propulsion and 
auxiliary machinery, including steering gear systems and controls.
    (c) The regulations in subpart C of this part prescribe the 
requirements applicable to--
    (1) Each approved training course, if the training course is to be 
acceptable as a partial substitute for service or for a required 
examination, or as training required for a particular license or license 
endorsement; and
    (2) All training and assessment associated with meeting the 
standards of competence established by STCW.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 95-062, 62 FR 
34528, June 26, 1997]

Sec. 10.102  Incorporation by reference.

    (a) Certain material is incorporated by reference into this part 
with the approval of the Director of the Federal

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Register under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. To enforce any edition 
other than that specified in paragraph (b) of this section, the Coast 
Guard must publish notice of change in the Federal Register and must 
ensure that the material is available to the public. All approved 
material is available for inspection at the Office of the Federal 
Register, 800 North Capitol Street NW., suite 700, Washington, DC, and 
at the U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Operating and Environmental 
Standards, 2100 Second Street SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001, and is 
available from the sources indicated in paragraph (b) of this section.
    (b) The material approved for incorporation by reference in this 
part and the sections affected are as follows:

    International Maritime Organization (IMO)
    4 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7SR, England.

    STCW--International Convention on Standards of Training, 
Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended in 1995 
(STCW Convention), and Seafarer's Training, Certification and 
Watchkeeping Code (STCW Code)-- 10.103; 10.205; 10.304; 10.603; 10.901; 
10.903; 10.1005.

[CGD 95-062, 62 FR 34529, June 26, 1997, as amended by USCG-1999-6216, 
64 FR 53223, Oct. 1, 1999]

Sec. 10.103  Definitions of terms used in this part.

    Apprentice mate (steersman) of towing vessels means a mariner 
qualified to perform watchkeeping on the bridge, aboard a towing vessel, 
while in training under the direct supervision of a licensed master or 
mate (pilot) of towing vessels.
    Approved means approved by the Coast Guard in accordance with 
Sec. 10.302.
    Approved training means training that is approved by the Coast Guard 
or meets the requirements of Sec. 10.309.
    Assistant engineer means a qualified officer in the engine 
department.
    Assistance towing means towing a disabled vessel for consideration.
    Ballast control operator (BCO) is a licensed officer restricted to 
service on MODUs. The duties involve the operation of the complex 
ballast system found on many MODUs. A ballast control operator, when 
assigned to a MODU, is the equivalent of a conventionally licensed mate.
    Barge supervisor (BS) is a licensed officer restricted to service on 
MODUs. The duties involve support to the OIM in marine related matters 
including, but not limited to, maintaining watertight integrity, 
inspecting and maintaining mooring and towing components, and the 
maintenance of emergency and other marine related equipment. A barge 
supervisor, when assigned to a MODU is the equivalent of a 
conventionally licensed mate.
    Boatswain means the leading seaman and immediate supervisor of 
unlicensed deck personnel who supervises the maintenance of deck gear.
    Chief engineer means any person responsible for the mechanical 
propulsion of a vessel and who is the holder of a valid license as chief 
engineer.
    Chief mate means the deck officer next in seniority to the master 
and upon whom the command of the vessel will fall in the event of the 
incapacity of the master.
    Coast Guard-accepted means that the Coast Guard has officially 
acknowledged in writing that the material or process at issue meets the 
applicable requirements; that the Coast Guard has issued an official 
policy statement listing or describing the material or process as 
meeting the applicable requirements; or that an entity acting on behalf 
of the Coast Guard under a Memorandum of Agreement has determined that 
the material or process meets the applicable requirements.
    Conviction means the applicant for a license or certificate of 
registry has been found guilty by judgment or plea by a court of record 
of the United States, the District of Columbia or any State or territory 
of the United States of a criminal felony or misdemeanor or of an 
offense described in section 205 of the National Driver Register Act of 
1982 (49 U.S.C. 30304). Conviction of more than one offense at a single 
trial will be considered to be multiple convictions. If an applicant 
pleads guilty or no contest, is granted deferred adjudication, or is 
required by the court to attend classes, make contributions of

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time or money, receive treatment, submit to any manner of probation or 
supervision, or forego appeal of a trial court's conviction, then the 
applicant will be considered to have received a conviction. A later 
expungement of the conviction will not negate a conviction unless it is 
proved to the OCMI that the expungement is based upon a showing that the 
court's earlier conviction was in error.
    Day means, for the purpose of complying with the service 
requirements of this part, eight hours of watchstanding or day-working 
not to include overtime. On vessels where a 12 hour working day is 
authorized and practiced, such as on a six-on, six-off watch schedule, 
each work day may be creditable as one and one half days of service. On 
vessels of less than 100 gross tons, a day is considered as eight hours 
unless the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection determines that the 
vessel's operating schedule makes this criteria inappropriate, in no 
case will this period be less than four hours.
    Designated duty engineer means a qualified engineer, who may be the 
sole engineer on vessels with a periodically unattended engine room.
    Designated examiner means a person who has been trained or 
instructed in techniques of training or assessment and is otherwise 
qualified to evaluate whether a candidate for a license, document, or 
endorsement has achieved the level of competence required to hold the 
license, document, or endorsement. This person may be designated by the 
Coast Guard or by a Coast Guard-approved or accepted program of training 
or assessment. A faculty member employed or instructing in a navigation 
or engineering course at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy or at a State 
maritime academy operated in accordance with regulations in 46 CFR part 
310 is qualified to serve as a designated examiner in his or her area(s) 
of specialization without individual evaluation by the Coast Guard.
    Disabled vessel means a vessel that needs assistance, whether 
docked, moored, anchored, aground, adrift, or under way; but does not 
mean a barge or any other vessel not regularly operated under its own 
power.
    Employment assigned to is the total period a person is assigned to 
work on MODUs, including time spent ashore as part of normal crew 
rotation.
    Endorsement means a provision added to a license which alters its 
scope or application. An example of an endorsement is a tonnage 
limitation increase within a general tonnage category, a pilot license 
route addition, or a radar observer qualification.
    Evaluation means processing an application, from the point of 
receipt to approval or rejection of the application, including review of 
all documents and records submitted with an application as well as those 
obtained from public records and databases.
    Fails a chemical test for dangerous drugs means that the result of a 
chemical test conducted in accordance with 49 CFR part 40 is reported as 
``positive'' for the presence of dangerous drugs or drug metabolites in 
an individual's system by a Medical Review Officer in accordance with 
that part.
    First assistant engineer means the engineer officer next in 
seniority to the chief engineer and upon whom the responsibility for the 
mechanical propulsion of the vessel will fall in the event of the 
incapacity of the chief engineer.
    Great Lakes means the Great Lakes and their connecting and tributary 
waters including the Calumet River as far as the Thomas J. O'Brien Lock 
and Controlling Works (between mile 326 and 327), the Chicago River as 
far as the east side of the Ashland Avenue Bridge (between mile 321 and 
322), and the Saint Lawrence River as far east as the lower exit of 
Saint Lambert Lock.
    Harbor assist means the use of a towing vessel during maneuvers to 
dock, undock, moor, or unmoor a vessel, or to escort a vessel with 
limited maneuverability.
    Horsepower means, for the purpose of this part, the total maximum 
continuous shaft horsepower of all the vessel's main propulsion 
machinery.
    Inland Waters means the navigable waters of the United States 
shoreward of the Boundary Lines as described in 46 CFR part 7, excluding 
the Great Lakes and, for towing vessels, excluding the Western Rivers. 
For establishing credit for sea service, the waters of the Inside 
Passage between

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 Puget Sound and Cape Spencer, Alaska, are inland waters.
    Lower level means a category of deck and engineer licenses 
established for assessment of fees. Lower level licenses are all 
licenses, other than those defined as upper level, for which the 
requirements are listed in subparts D, E, and G of this part.
    Master means the officer having command of a vessel.
    Mate means a qualified officer in the deck department other than the 
master.
    Mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) means a vessel capable of 
engaging in drilling operations for the exploration for or exploitation 
of subsea resources. MODU designs include:
    (a) Bottom bearing units which include:
    (1) Self-elevating (or jack-up) units with moveable, bottom bearing 
legs capable of raising the hull above the surface of the sea; and,
    (2) Submersible units of ship shape, barge type or novel hull 
design, other than a self-elevating unit, intended for operating while 
bottom bearing.
    (b) Surface units with a ship shape or barge type displacement hull 
of single or multiple hull construction intended for operating in a 
floating condition, including semi-submersibles and drillships.
    Month means 30 days, for the purpose of complying with the service 
requirements of this part.
    National Driver Register (NDR) means the nationwide repository of 
information on drivers maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration as provided under 49 U.S.C. Chapter 303.
    NDR listed convictions means a conviction of any of the following 
motor vehicle-related offenses or comparable offenses:
    (a) Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of, or 
impaired by, alcohol or a controlled substance; or
    (b) A traffic violation arising in connection with a fatal traffic 
accident, reckless driving, or racing on the highways.
    Near coastal means ocean waters not more than 200 miles offshore.
    Oceans means the waters seaward of the Boundary Lines as described 
in 46 CFR part 7. For the purposes of establishing sea service credit, 
the waters of the Inside Passage between Puget Sound and Cape Spencer, 
Alaska, are not considered oceans.
    Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) for the purposes of part 
10 means the officer or individual so designated at one of the locations 
of the regional examination centers listed in Sec. 10.105.
    Offshore installation manager (OIM) is a licensed officer restricted 
to service on MODUs. An assigned offshore installation manager is 
equivalent to a conventionally licensed master and is the person 
designated by the owner or operator to be in complete and ultimate 
command of the unit.
    On location means that a mobile offshore drilling unit is bottom 
bearing or moored with anchors placed in the drilling configuration.
    Operator means an individual licensed to operate certain uninspected 
vessels.
    Orally assisted examination means a license examination as described 
in subpart I of this part verbally administered and documented by an 
examiner.
    Original license means the first deck, engineer or radio officer 
license issued to any person by the Coast Guard.
    Passes a chemical test for dangerous drugs means the result of a 
chemical test conducted in accordance with 49 CFR part 40 is reported as 
``negative'' by a Medical Review Officer in accordance with that part.
    Pilot of towing vessels means a qualified officer of towing vessels 
operating only on inland routes.
    Practical demonstration means the performance of an activity under 
the direct observation of a designated examiner for the purpose of 
establishing that the performer is sufficiently proficient in a 
practical skill to meet a specified standard of competence or other 
objective criterion.
    Qualified instructor means a person who has been trained or 
instructed in instructional techniques and is otherwise qualified to 
provide required training to candidates for licenses, documents, and 
endorsements. A faculty member employed at a State maritime academy or 
the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy operated in accordance with

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46 CFR part 310 and instructing in a navigation or engineering course is 
qualified to serve as a qualified instructor in his or her area(s) of 
specialization without individual evaluation by the Coast Guard.
    Raise of grade means an increase in the level of authority and 
responsibility associated with a license.
    Rivers means any river, canal, or other similar body of water 
designated by the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection.
    Senior company official means the president, vice president, vice 
president for personnel, personnel director, or similarly titled or 
responsible individual, or a lower level employee designated in writing 
by one of the aforementioned for the purpose of certifying employment 
and whose signature is on file at the REC at which application is made.
    Service as when computing the required service for MODU licenses, is 
the time period, in days, a person is assigned to work on MODUs, 
excluding time spent ashore as part of crew rotation. A day, for the 
purposes of this definition, is a minimum of four hours, and no 
additional credit is received for periods served over eight hours.
    Standard of competence means the level of proficiency to be achieved 
for the proper performance of duties on board vessels in accordance with 
national and international criteria.
    STCW means the International Convention on Standards of Training, 
Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended in 1995.
    STCW Code means the Seafarer's Training, Certification and 
Watchkeeping Code.
    STCW endorsement means a certificate or endorsement issued in 
accordance with STCW. An STCW endorsement issued by the Officer in 
Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI), will be valid only when accompanied by 
the appropriate U.S. license or document; and, if the license or 
document is revoked, then the associated STCW endorsement is no longer 
valid for any purpose. References to STCW placed on a U.S. license or 
merchant mariner's document will suffice as STCW endorsements for the 
mariner serving on a vessel operating exclusively on a domestic voyage 
(i.e., to and from U.S. ports or places subject to U.S. jurisdiction).
    Underway means that a mobile offshore drilling unit is not in an on 
location or laid up status. Underway includes that period of time when 
the MODU is deploying or recovering its mooring system.
    Undocumented vessel means a vessel not required to have a document 
issued under the laws of the United States.
    Upper level means a category of deck and engineer licenses 
established for assessment of fees. Upper level licenses are those 
licenses for which the requirements are listed in Secs. 10.404 to 10.407 
of subpart D of this part and Secs. 10.510, 10.512, 10.514, and 10.516 
of subpart E of this part.
    Western Rivers means the Mississippi River, its tributaries, South 
Pass, and Southwest Pass, to the navigational demarcation lines dividing 
the high seas from harbors, rivers, and other inland waters of the 
United States, and the Port Allen-Morgan City Alternate Route, and that 
part of the Atchafalaya River above its junction with the Port Allen-
Morgan City Alternate Route including the Old River and the Red River, 
and those waters specified in 33 CFR 89.25.
    Year means 360 days, for the purpose of complying with the service 
requirements of this part.

[CGD 81-059 and CGD 81-059a, 52 FR 38623 and 38666, Oct. 16, 1987, as 
amended by CGD 87-017, 53 FR 18562, May 24, 1988; CGD 81-059, 54 FR 132, 
Jan. 4, 1989; CGD 81-059a, 55 FR 14798, Apr. 18, 1990; CGD 91-002, 58 FR 
15237, Mar. 19, 1993; CGD 91-223, 60 FR 4524, Jan. 23, 1995; CGD 91-212, 
60 FR 65483, Dec. 19, 1995; CGD 95-062, 62 FR 34529, June 26, 1997; 
USCG-1999-6224, 64 FR 63225, Nov. 19, 1999; 66 FR 20935, Apr. 26, 2001]

Sec. 10.105  Regional examination centers.

    Licensing and certification functions are performed only by the 
Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, at the following locations:

Boston, MA
New York, NY
Baltimore, MD
Charleston, SC
Miami, FL
New Orleans, LA
Houston, TX
Memphis, TN
St. Louis, MO
Toledo, OH
San Pedro, CA
San Francisco, CA
Portland, OR

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Seattle, WA
Anchorage, AK
Juneau, AK
Honolulu, HI

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987 and CGD 81-059, 54 FR 132, Jan. 
4, 1989, as amended by USCG-2000-7790, 65 FR 58458, Sept. 29, 2000]

Sec. 10.107  Paperwork approval.

    (a) This section lists the control numbers assigned by the Office of 
Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 
96-511) for the reporting and record keeping requirements in this part.
    (b) The following control numbers have been assigned to the sections 
indicated:
    (1) OMB 2115-0514--46 CFR 10.201, 10.202, 10.205, 10.207, 10.209, 
10.470, 10.472, 10.474, 10.542, and 10.544.
    (2) OMB 2115-0111--46 CFR 10.302, 10.303, 10.304, 10.480.
    (3) OMB 2115-0624--46 CFR 10.304 and 10.309.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
133, Jan. 4, 1989; CGD 81-059a, 55 FR 14799, Apr. 18, 1990; CGD 95-062, 
62 FR 34529, June 26, 1997]

Sec. 10.109  Fees.

    Use table 10.109 to determine the fees that you must pay for license 
and certificate of registry activities in this part.

                                               Table 10.109--Fees
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                                                                     And you need--
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          If you apply for--             Evaluation--then the     Examination--then the   Issuance--then the fee
                                               fee is--                 fee is--                   is--
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License:
    Original:
        Upper level..................  $100                     $110                      $45
        Lower level..................  100                      95                        45
    Raise of grade...................  100                      45                        45
    Modification or removal of         50                       45                        45
     limitation or scope.
    Endorsement......................  50                       45                        45
    Renewal..........................  50                       45                        45
    Renewal for continuity purposes..  n/a                      n/a                       45
Reissue, Replacement, and Duplicate    n/a                      n/a                       \1\ 45
Radio Officer License:
    Original.........................  50                       n/a                       45
    Endorsement......................  50                       45                        45
    Renewal..........................  50                       n/a                       45
Renewal for continuity purposes        n/a                      n/a                       45
    Reissue, Replacement, and          n/a                      n/a                       \1\ 45
     Duplicate.
Certificate of Registry:
    Original (MMD holder)............  90                       n/a                       45
    Original (MMD applicant).........  105                      n/a                       45
    Renewal..........................  50                       n/a                       45
    Renewal for continuity purposes..  n/a                      n/a                       45
    Endorsement......................  n/a                      n/a                       45
    Reissue, Replacement, and          n/a                      n/a                       \1\ 45
     Duplicate.
STCW Certification:
    Original.........................  No fee                   No fee                    No fee.
    Renewal..........................  No fee                   No fee                    No fee.
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\1\ Duplicate for document lost as result of marine casualty--No Fee.

[USCG-1997-2799, 64 FR 42814, Aug. 5, 1999; 64 FR 53230, Oct. 1, 1999]

Sec. 10.110  Fee payment procedures.

    (a) You may pay--
    (1) All fees required by this section when you submit your 
application; or
    (2) A fee for each phase at the following times:
    (i) An evaluation fee when you submit your application.
    (ii) An examination fee before you take the first examination 
section.
    (iii) An issuance fee before you receive your license or certificate 
of registry.
    (b) If you take your examination someplace other than a Regional 
Examination Center (REC), you must pay the examination fee to the REC at 
least one week before your scheduled examination date.

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    (c) Unless the REC provides additional payment options, your fees 
may be paid as follows:
    (1) Your fee payment must be for the exact amount.
    (2) Make your check or money order payable to the U.S. Coast Guard, 
and write your social security number on the front of each check or 
money order.
    (3) If you pay by mail, you must use either a check or money order.
    (4) If you pay in person, you may pay with cash, check, or money 
order at Coast Guard units where Regional Examination Centers are 
located.
    (d) Unless otherwise specified in this part, when two or more 
documents are processed on the same application--
    (1) Evaluation fees. If a certificate of registry transaction is 
processed on the same application as a license transaction, only the 
license evaluation fee will be charged; and
    (2) Issuance fees. A separate issuance fee will be charged for each 
document issued.

[USCG-1997-2799, 64 FR 42815, Aug. 5, 1999]

Sec. 10.111  Penalties.

    (a) Anyone who fails to pay a fee or charge established under this 
subpart is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty of 
not more than $5,000 for each violation.
    (b) The Coast Guard may assess additional charges to anyone to 
recover collection and enforcement costs associated with delinquent 
payments of, or failure to pay, a fee. Coast Guard licensing services 
may also be withheld from anyone pending payment of outstanding fees 
owed to the Coast Guard for services already provided by Regional 
Examination Centers.

[CGD 91-002, 58 FR 15237, Mar. 19, 1993]

Sec. 10.112  No-fee license for certain applicants.

    (a) For the purpose of this section, a no-fee license applicant is a 
person who is a volunteer, or part-time or full-time employee of an 
organization which is:
    (1) Charitable in nature;
    (2) Not for profit; and
    (3) Youth oriented.
    (b) An organization may submit a written request to Commanding 
Officer, U.S. Coast Guard National Maritime Center, 4200 Wilson 
Boulevard, Suite 630, Arlington, VA 22203-1804 in order to be considered 
an eligible organization under the criteria set forth in paragraph (a) 
of this section. With the written request, the organization must provide 
evidence of its status as a youth oriented, not for profit, charitable 
organization.

    Note: The following organizations are accepted by the Coast Guard as 
meeting the requirements of paragraph (a) of this section and need not 
submit evidence of their status: Boy Scouts of America, Sea Explorer 
Association, Girl Scouts of the United States of America, and Young 
Men's Christian Association of the United States of America.

    (c) A letter from an organization determined eligible under 
paragraph (b) of this section must also accompany the person's license 
application to the Coast Guard. The letter must state that the purpose 
of the person's application is solely to further the conduct of the 
organization's maritime activities. The applicant then is eligible under 
this section to obtain a no-fee license if other requirements for the 
license are met.
    (d) A marine license issued to a person under this section is 
endorsed restricting its use to vessels owned or operated by the 
sponsoring organization.
    (e) The holder of a no-fee license issued under this section may 
have the restriction removed by paying the appropriate evaluation, 
examination, and issuance fees that would have otherwise applied.

[CGD 91-002, 58 FR 15238, Mar. 19, 1993, as amended by CGD 95-072, 60 FR 
50460, Sept. 29, 1995; CGD 96-041, 61 FR 50726, Sept. 27, 1996; CGD 97-
057, 62 FR 51042, Sept. 30, 1997; USCG-2001-10224, 66 FR 48619, Sept. 
21, 2001]

  Subpart B--General Requirements for All Licenses and Certificates of 
                                Registry

Sec. 10.201  Eligibility for licenses and certificates of registry, 
          general.

    (a) Each applicant shall establish to the satisfaction of the OCMI 
that he or she possesses all of the qualifications necessary (such as 
age, experience, character references and recommendations, physical 
health or competence and test for dangerous drugs, citizenship, approved 
training, passage of a

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professional examination, as appropriate, and, when required by this 
part, a practical demonstration of skills) before the OCMI will issue a 
license or certificate of registry.
    (b) No person who has been convicted by a court of record of a 
violation of the dangerous drug laws of the United States, the District 
of Columbia, or any State or territory of the United States is eligible 
for a license or certificate of registry, except as provided by the 
provisions of paragraph (h) of this section. No person who has ever been 
the user of, or addicted to the use of, a dangerous drug, or has ever 
been convicted of an offense described in section 205 of the National 
Driver Register Act of 1982 (49 U.S.C. 30304) due to the addiction or 
abuse of alcohol is eligible for a license or certificate of registry 
unless he or she furnishes satisfactory evidence of suitability for 
service in the merchant marine as provided in paragraph (j) of this 
section.
    (c) Except as provided in Sec. 10.464(i) of the part, an applicant 
for a license must demonstrate an ability to speak and understand 
English as found in the navigation rules, aids to navigation 
publications, emergency equipment instructions, machinery instructions, 
and radiotelephone communications instructions.
    (d) An applicant for a license must meet the requirements for recent 
service specified in Sec. 10.202(e).
    (e) No license or certificate of registry may be issued to any 
person who is not a citizen of the United States with the exception of 
operator of uninspected passenger vessels limited to vessels not 
documented under the laws of the United States.
    (f) Except as specified in this paragraph, no license or certificate 
of registry may be issued to a person who has not attained the age of 21 
years.
    (1) A license as master of near coastal, Great Lakes and inland, 
inland, or river vessels of 25-200 gross tons, third mate, third 
assistant engineer, mate of vessels of 200-1600 gross tons, ballast 
control operator, assistant engineer (MODU), assistant engineer of 
fishing industry vessels, mate (pilot) of towing vessels, radio officer, 
assistant engineer (limited-oceans), or designated duty engineer of 
vessels of not more than 4000 horsepower may be granted to an applicant 
who has reached the age of 19 years.
    (2) A license as limited master of near coastal vessels of not more 
than 100 gross tons, limited master of Great Lakes and inland vessels of 
not more than 100 gross tons, mate of Great Lakes and inland vessels of 
25-200 gross tons, mate of near coastal vessels of 25-200 gross tons, 
operator of uninspected passenger vessels, or designated duty engineer 
of vessels of not more than 1,000 horsepower, or apprentice mate 
(steersman) of towing vessels, may be granted to an applicant, otherwise 
qualified, who has reached the age of 18 years.
    (g) Persons serving or intending to serve in the merchant marine 
service are recommended to take the earliest opportunity of 
ascertaining, through examination, whether their visual acuity, and 
color vision where required, are such as to qualify them for service in 
that profession. Any physical impairment or medical condition which 
would render an applicant incompetent to perform the ordinary duties of 
an officer at sea is cause for denial of a license.
    (h) Criminal Record Review. The OCMI may review the criminal record 
of an applicant for the issuance of a license or certificate of registry 
issued as an original or reissued with a new expiration date. An 
applicant conducting simultaneous merchant mariner's credential 
transactions shall undergo only one criminal record check. Applicants 
must provide written disclosure of all prior convictions at the time of 
application.
    (1) If the applicant is advised that a criminal record check is 
required by the OCMI, applicants shall provide their fingerprints at the 
time of application. The fingerprints will be used to determine whether 
the applicant has a record of a criminal conviction. An application may 
be disapproved if a criminal record review leads the OCMI to determine 
that the applicant's habits of life and character are such that the 
applicant cannot be entrusted with the duties and responsibilities of 
the license or certificate of registry for which application is made. If 
an application is disapproved, the OCMI will

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notify the applicant in writing of the reason(s) for disapproval and 
advise the applicant that the reconsideration and appeal procedures in 
Sec. 1.03 of this chapter apply. No examination will be given pending 
decision on appeal.
    (2) The OCMI may use table 10.201(h) to evaluate applicants for 
licenses and certificates of registry who have criminal convictions. The 
table lists major categories of criminal activity and is not to be 
construed as an all-inclusive list. If an applicant is convicted of an 
offense that does not appear on the list, the OCMI will establish an 
appropriate assessment period using the list as a guide. The assessment 
period commences when an applicant is no longer incarcerated. The 
applicant must establish proof of the time incarcerated and periods of 
probation and parole to the satisfaction of the OCMI. The assessment 
period may include supervised or unsupervised probation or parole. A 
conviction for a drug offense more than 10 years prior to the date of 
application will not alone be grounds for denial.
    (3) When an applicant has convictions for more than one offense, the 
minimum assessment period will be the longest minimum in table 10.201(h) 
and table 10.201(i) based upon the applicant's convictions; the maximum 
assessment period will be the longest shown in table 10.201(h) and table 
10.201(i) based upon the applicant's convictions.
    (4) If a person with a criminal conviction applies for a license or 
certificate of registry before the minimum assessment period shown in 
table 10.201(h), or established by the OCMI under paragraph (h)(2) of 
this section has elapsed, then the applicant must provide evidence of 
suitability for service in the merchant marine. Factors which are 
evidence of suitability for service in the merchant marine are listed in 
paragraph (j) of this section. The OCMI will consider the applicant's 
evidence and may issue the license or certificate of registry in less 
than the listed minimum assessment period if the OCMI is satisfied that 
the applicant is suitable to hold the license or certificate of registry 
for which he or she has applied. If an applicant does not provide 
evidence of suitability for service in the merchant marine, then the 
application will be considered incomplete and will not be processed by 
the OCMI.
    (5) If a person with a criminal conviction applies for a license or 
certificate of registry during the time between the minimum and maximum 
assessment periods shown in table 10.201(h) or established by the OCMI 
under paragraph (h)(2) of this section, the OCMI will consider the 
conviction and, unless there are offsetting factors, may grant the 
applicant the license or certificate of registry for which he or she has 
applied. Offsetting factors include multiple convictions, failure to 
comply with court orders (e.g., child support orders), previous failures 
at rehabilitation or reform, inability to maintain steady employment, or 
any connection between the crime and the safe operation of a vessel. If 
the OCMI considers the applicant unsuitable for service in the merchant 
marine at the time of application, the OCMI will disapprove the 
application.
    (6) If a person with a criminal conviction applies for a license or 
certificate of registry after the maximum assessment period shown in 
table 10.201(h) or established by the OCMI under paragraph (h)(2) of 
this section has elapsed, then the OCMI will grant the applicant the 
license or certificate of registry for which he or she has applied 
unless the OCMI has reason to believe the applicant is still unsuitable 
for service in the merchant marine. If the OCMI disapproves an 
application based upon a conviction older than the maximum assessment 
period, the OCMI will notify the applicant in writing of the reason(s) 
for the disapproval. The OCMI will also inform the applicant, in 
writing, that the reconsideration and appeal procedures contained in 
Sec. 1.03 of this chapter apply.

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    Table 10.201(h)--Guidelines for Evaluating Applicants for Licenses and Certificates of Registry Who Have
                                              Criminal Convictions
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                                                                      Assessment periods
                  Crime\1\                  --------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                          Minimum                            Maximum
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                                             Crimes Against Persons

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Homicide (intentional).....................  7 years..........................  20 years.
Homicide (unintentional)...................  5 years..........................  10 years.
Assault (aggravated).......................  5 years..........................  10 years.
Assault (simple)...........................  1 year...........................  5 years.
Sexual Assault (rape, child molestation)...  5 years..........................  10 years.
Robbery....................................  5 years..........................  10 years.
Other crimes against persons \2\...........

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                                             Crimes Against Property

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Burglary...................................  3 years..........................  10 years.
Larceny (embezzlement).....................  3 years..........................  5 years.
Other crimes against property \2\..........

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                                                Vehicular Crimes

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Conviction involving fatality..............  1 year...........................  5 years.
Reckless Driving...........................  1 year...........................  2 years.
Racing on the Highways.....................  1 year...........................  2 years.
Other vehicular crimes \2\.................

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                                          Crimes Against Public Safety

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Destruction of Property....................  5 years..........................  10 years.
Other crimes against public safety \2\.....

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                                       Crimes Involving National Security

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Terrorism, Acts of Sabotage, Espionage and   7 years..........................  20 years.
 related offenses.

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                                    Criminal Violations of Environmental Laws

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Criminal violations of environmental laws    1 year...........................  10 years.
 involving improper handling of pollutants
 or hazardous materials.

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                                         Dangerous Drug Offenses <SUP>3,</SUP> <SUP>4,</SUP> <SUP>5</SUP>

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Trafficking (sale, distribution, transfer).  5 years..........................  10 years.
Dangerous drugs (Use or possession)........  1 year...........................  10 years.
Other dangerous drug convictions \6\.......
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\1\ Conviction of attempt, solicitation, aiding and abetting, accessory after the fact, and conspiracy to commit
  the criminal conduct listed in this table carry the same minimum and maximum assessment periods provided in
  the table.
\2\ Other crimes are to be reviewed by the OCMI to determine the minimum and maximum assessment periods
  depending on the nature of the crime.
\3\ Applicable only to original applications for licenses or CORs. Any applicant who has ever been the user of,
  or addicted to the use of, a dangerous drug shall meet the requirements of paragraph (b) of this section.
  Note: Applicants for reissue of a license or COR with a new expiration date including a renewal or a raise of
  grade, who have been convicted of a dangerous drug offense while holding a license or COR, may have their
  applications withheld until appropriate action has been completed by the OCMI under the regulations which
  appear in 46 CFR part 5 governing administrative actions against merchant mariner credentials.
\4\ The OCMI may consider dangerous drug convictions more than 10 years old only if there has been a dangerous
  drug conviction within the past 10 years.
\5\ Applicants must demonstrate rehabilitation under paragraph (j) of this section, including applicants with
  dangerous drug use convictions more than ten years old.
\6\ Other dangerous drug convictions are to be reviewed by the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection on a case by
  case basis to determine the appropriate assessment periods depending on the nature of the offense.

    (i) National Driver Register. A license or certificate of registry 
will not be issued as an original or reissued with a new expiration date 
unless the applicant consents to a check of the NDR for offenses 
described in section

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205(a)(3) (A) or (B) of the NDR Act (i.e., operation of a motor vehicle 
while under the influence of, or impaired by, alcohol or a controlled 
substance; and any traffic violations arising in connection with a fatal 
traffic accident, reckless driving, or racing on the highways). The OCMI 
will not consider NDR listed civil convictions that are more than 3 
years old from the date of request unless that information relates to 
the current suspension or revocation of the applicant's license to 
operate a motor vehicle. The OCMI may determine minimum and maximum 
assessment periods for NDR listed criminal convictions using table 
10.201(h). An applicant conducting simultaneous merchant mariner's 
credential transactions is subject to only one NDR check.
    (1) Any application may be disapproved if information from the NDR 
check leads the OCMI to determine that the applicant cannot be entrusted 
with the duties and responsibilities of the license or certificate of 
registry for which the application is made. If an application is 
disapproved, the OCMI will notify the applicant in writing of the 
reason(s) for disapproval and advise the application that the appeal 
procedures in Sec. 1.03 of this chapter apply. No examination will be 
given pending decision on appeal.
    (2) Prior to disapproving an application because of information 
received from the NDR, the OCMI will make the information available to 
the applicant for review and written comment. The applicant may submit 
records from the applicable State concerning driving record and 
convictions to the Coast Guard Regional Examination Center (REC) 
processing the application. The REC will hold an application with NDR 
listed convictions pending the completion of the evaluation and delivery 
by the individual of the underlying State records.
    (3) The guidelines in table 10.201(i) will be used by the OCMI in 
evaluating applicants for licenses and certificates of registry who have 
drug or alcohol related NDR listed convictions. Non-drug or alcohol 
related NDR listed convictions will be evaluated by the OCMI under table 
10.201(h) as applicable.
    (4) An applicant may request an NDR file check for personal use in 
accordance with the Federal Privacy Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93-579) by 
contacting the NDR at the following address: National Driver Register, 
Nassif Building, 400 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590.
    (i) Applicants should request Form NDR-PRV or provide the following 
information on a notarized letter:
    (A) Full legal name;
    (B) Other names used;
    (C) Complete mailing address;
    (D) Driver license number;
    (E) Eye color;
    (F) Social security number;
    (G) Height;
    (H) Weight; and
    (I) Sex.
    (ii) The NDR will respond to every valid inquiry including requests 
which produce no record(s) on the NDR file. Records can be made 
available, within a reasonable amount of time after the request, for 
personal inspection and copying during regular working hours at 7:45 
a.m. to 4:15 p.m., each day except Federal holidays.

  Table 10.201(i)--Guidelines for Evaluating Applicants for Licenses and Certificates of Registry Who Have NDR
                       Motor Vehicle Convictions Involving Dangerous Drugs or Alcohol \1\
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        No. of convictions                      Date of conviction                      Assessment period
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1................................  Less than 1 year...........................  1 year from date of conviction.
1................................  More than 1, less than 3 years.............  Application will be processed,
                                                                                 unless suspension or revocation
                                                                                 \2\ is still in effect.
                                                                                 Applicant will be advised that
                                                                                 additional conviction(s) may
                                                                                 jeopardize merchant mariner
                                                                                 credentials.
1................................  More than 3 years old......................  Not necessary unless suspension
                                                                                 or revocation is still in
                                                                                 effect.
2 or more........................  Any less than 3 years old..................  1 year since last conviction and
                                                                                 at least 3 years from 2nd most
                                                                                 recent conviction, unless
                                                                                 suspension or revocation is
                                                                                 still in effect.
2 or more........................  All more than 3 years old..................  Application will be processed
                                                                                 unless suspension or revocation
                                                                                 is still in effect.
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\1\ Any applicant who has ever been the user of, or addicted to the use of, a dangerous drug shall meet the
  requirements of paragraph (b) of this section.
\2\ Suspension or revocation, when referred to in table 10.201(i), means a State suspension or revocation of a
  motor vehicle operator's license.


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    (j) If an applicant has one or more alcohol or dangerous drug 
related criminal or NDR listed convictions; if the applicant has ever 
been the user of, or addicted to the use of, a dangerous drug; or if the 
applicant applies before the minimum assessment period for his or her 
conviction has elapsed; the OCMI may consider the following factors, as 
applicable, in assessing the applicant's suitability to hold a license 
or certificate of registry. This list is intended as a guide for the 
OCMI. The OCMI may consider other factors which he or she judges 
appropriate to a particular applicant, such as:
    (1) Proof of completion of an accredited alcohol- or drug-abuse 
rehabilitation program.
    (2) Active membership in a rehabilitation or counseling group, such 
as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.
    (3) Character references from persons who can attest to the 
applicant's sobriety, reliability, and suitability for employment in the 
merchant marine including parole or probation officers.
    (4) Steady employment.
    (5) Successful completion of all conditions of parole or probation.

[CGD 81-059 and CGD 81-059a, 52 FR 38623 and 38666, Oct. 16, 1987, as 
amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 133, Jan. 4, 1989; CGD 81-059a, 55 FR 
14799, Apr. 18, 1990; CGD 91-223, 60 FR 4524, Jan. 23, 1995; CGD 91-212, 
60 FR 65484, Dec. 19, 1995; CGD 95-062, 62 FR 34529, June 26, 1997; 
USCG-1999-6224, 64 FR 63225, Nov. 19, 1999]

Sec. 10.202  Issuance of licenses, certificates of registry, and STCW 
          certificates or endorsements.

    (a) Applications for original licenses, original certificates of 
registry, raises of grade, extensions of route, or endorsements must be 
current and up-to-date with respect to service and the physical 
examination, as appropriate. Physical examinations and approved 
applications are valid for 12 months.
    (b) Any person who is found qualified under the requirements set 
forth in this part is issued an appropriate license or certificate of 
registry valid for a term of 5 years from date of issuance. Any license 
or certificate of registry which is renewed or upgraded prior to its 
expiration date automatically becomes void upon issuance of the 
replacement license or certificate of registry.
    (c) A license or certificate of registry is not valid until signed 
by the applicant and the OCMI (or the OCMI's designated representative).
    (d) Every person who receives an original license or certificate of 
registry shall take an oath before a designated Coast Guard official 
that he or she will faithfully and honestly, according to his or her 
best skill and judgment, without concealment or reservation, perform all 
the duties required by law and obey all lawful orders of superior 
officers. Such an oath remains binding for all subsequent licenses or 
certificates of registry issued to that person unless specifically 
renounced in writing.
    (e) The applicant for any original license, endorsement, or raise of 
grade of license must have at least three months' qualifying service on 
vessels of appropriate tonnage or horsepower within the three years 
immediately preceding the date of application.
    (f) Any applicant whose uncorrected vision exceeds 20/40 in either 
eye for deck licenses or 20/50 in either eye for engineer, radio 
officer, offshore installation manager, barge supervisor, or ballast 
control operator licenses may not serve under the authority of the 
license unless corrective lenses are worn and spare lenses are carried 
on board a vessel while serving. (Not applicable to staff officers).
    (g) If an Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, refuses to grant an 
applicant the license or certificate of registry for which applied, the 
OCMI will furnish the applicant, if requested, a written statement 
setting forth the cause of denial.
    (h) The Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, may modify the service 
and examination requirements in this part to satisfy the unique 
qualification requirements of an applicant. The Officer in Charge, 
Marine Inspection, may also lower the age requirement for operator of 
uninspected passenger vessels license applicants. The authority granted 
by a license will be restricted on its face to reflect any modifications 
made under the authority of this paragraph. Such restrictions shall not 
be removed

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without the approval of the OCMI issuing the license.
    (i) To obtain an original issuance or a renewal of a license or a 
certificate of registry, a raise in grade of a license, or a higher 
grade of certificate of registry each applicant shall produce evidence 
of having passed a chemical test for dangerous drugs or of qualifying 
for an exception from testing in Sec. 16.220 of this subchapter. An 
applicant who fails a chemical test for dangerous drugs will not be 
issued a license or certificate of registry.
    (j) When an original license is issued, renewed, upgraded, or 
otherwise modified, the OCMI will determine whether the holder of the 
license needs to hold an STCW certificate or endorsement for service on 
a seagoing vessel and then, if the holder is qualified, will issue the 
appropriate certificate or endorsement. The OCMI will also issue an STCW 
certificate or endorsement at other times, if circumstances so require 
and if the holder of the license is qualified to hold the certificate or 
endorsement.
    (k) Notwithstanding Sec. 10.205 (l), (m), (n), (o), and (p), 
Sec. 10.304, and Sec. 10.901, each mariner found qualified to hold any 
of the following licenses will also be entitled to hold an STCW 
certificate or endorsement corresponding to the service or other 
limitations on the license, because the vessels concerned are not 
subject to further obligation under STCW, on account of their special 
operating conditions as small vessels engaged in domestic voyages:
    (1) Master's, mate's, or engineer's license for service on small 
passenger vessels that are subject to subchapter T or K of title 46, 
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and that operate beyond the boundary 
line.
    (2) Master's, mate's, or engineer's license for service on seagoing 
vessels of less than 200 gross register tons (GRT), other than passenger 
vessels subject to subchapter H of title 46, CFR.
    (l) Neither any person serving on any of the following vessels, nor 
any owner or operator of any of these vessels, need hold STCW 
certificates or endorsements, because they are exempt from application 
of STCW:
    (1) Uninspected passenger vessels as defined in 46 U.S.C. 2101(42).
    (2) Fishing vessels as defined in 46 U.S.C. 2101(11)(a).
    (3) Fishing vessels used as fish-tender vessels as defined in 46 
U.S.C. 2101(11)(c).
    (4) Barges as defined in 46 U.S.C. 2101(2), including non-self-
propelled mobile offshore-drilling units.
    (5) Vessels operating exclusively on the Great Lakes or the inland 
waters of the U.S. in the straits of Juan de Fuca inside passage.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 53 FR 
133, Jan. 4, 1989; CGD 91-211, 59 FR 49297, Sept. 27, 1994; CGD 91-223, 
60 FR 4524, Jan. 23, 1995; CGD 95-062, 62 FR 34529, June 26, 1997; CGD 
95-062, 62 FR 40140, July 25, 1997; CGD 95-062, 62 FR 40281, July 28, 
1997; CGD 95-028, 62 FR 51195, Sept. 30, 1997]

Sec. 10.203  Quick reference table for license and certificate of 
          registry requirements.

    Table 10.203 provides a guide to the requirements for various 
licenses and certificates of registry. Provisions in the reference 
section are controlling.

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                                                                                          Table 10.203
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                                                                                                         Recommendations                      Professional
       License category            Minimum age       Citizenship        Physical         Experience       and character     Firefighting          exam           Recency of       First aid and
                                                     requirement        required        requirements          check          certificate      requirements         Service      CPR requirements
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Masters/mates and operators of  21; 10.201(f);    Yes, 10.201(e);   Yes, 10.205(d);   Yes, 10.205(e);   Yes, 10.205(f)..  Yes, 10.205(g);   Yes, 10.205(i),   Yes, 3 months     Yes, in
 uninspected passenger vessels   Note:             Note: exception.  Note: (d)(2).     subpart D.                          Note:             10.910; Note:     past 36 months,   10.205(h).
 (original license).             exceptions.                                                                               exceptions.       10.903(b).        10.202(e).
Engineers (original license)..  21;10.201(f);     Yes.............  Yes, 10.205(d);   10.205(e);        Yes, 10.205(f);.  Yes, 10.205(g)..  Yes, 10.205(i)    Yes, 3 months in  Yes, 10.205(h).
                                 Note:                               Note: (d)(3).     subpart E.                                            10.950.           past 36 months,
                                 exceptions.                                                                                                                   10.202(e).
All raises of grade...........  21; 10.201(f);    Yes.............  10.207(e); Note:  10.207(c);        N/A.............  Yes, Note:        10.207(d).        Yes, 3 months in  N/A.
                                 Note:                               (e)(1).           subparts D & E.                     10.207(f).        10.910. 10.920.   past 36 months
                                 exceptions.                                                                                                 10.950.           10.202(e).
License renewals..............  N/A.............  Yes.............  10.209(d).......  10.209(c).......  N/A.............  N/A.............  10.209(c).......  10.209(c).......  N/A.
COR renewals..................  N/A.............  Yes.............  No..............  10.209(c)(5)....  N/A.............  N/A.............  N/A.............  N/A.............  N/A.
Pilot.........................  21..............  Yes.............  Yes, 10.709.....  10.703,           Yes, 10.205(f)..  N/A.............  10.707, 10.910..  Yes, 10.703,      Yes, 10.205(h).
                                                                                       10.706(a),                                                              10.705(e),
                                                                                       10.715.                                                                 10.713.
Uninspected fishing industry    21; 10.201(f);    Yes.............  Yes, 10.205(d);   Deck: 10.462,     Yes, 10.205(f)..  Yes, 10.205(g)..  Yes, 10.205(i).   Yes, 3 months in  Yes, 10.205(h).
 vessels.                        Note:                               Note: (d)(2) or   Eng: 10530,                                           10.910.           past 36 months
                                 exceptions.                         (d)(3).           10.205(f).                                            10.950(oral).     10.202(e).
Towing vessels................  Master of towing  Yes.............  Yes, 10.205(d);   10.464..........  Yes, 10.205(f)..  Yes, 10.205(g)    Yes, 10.205(i).   Yes, 3 months in  Yes, 10.205(h).
                                 vessels: 21;                        Note: (d)(2).                                         oceans.           10.910.           past 36 months,
                                 mate (pilot) of                                                                                                               10.202(e).
                                 towing vessels:
                                 19; apprentice
                                 mate
                                 (steersman): 18.
Radio officer.................  19..............  Yes.............  Yes, 10.205(d);   10.603..........  Yes, 10.205(f)..  N/A.............  N/A.............  N/A.............  Yes, 10.205(h).
                                                                     Note: (d)(3).
Staff officer.................  21..............  Yes.............  No..............  10.807..........  Yes, 10.205(f)..  N/A.............  N/A.............  N/A.............  N/A.
Offshore installation manager,  21; 10201(f);     Yes.............  Yes, 10.205(d);   Deck: 10.468,     Yes, 10.205(f)..  Yes, 10.205(g)..  Yes, 10.205(i).   Yes, 3 months in  Yes, 10.205(h).
 barge supervisor, ballast       Note:                               Note: (d)(3).     Eng: 10.540.                                          10.920.           past 36 months,
 control operator.               exceptions.                                                                                                                   10.202(e).
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[CGD 91-211, 59 FR 49297, Sept. 27, 1994; CGD 91-211, 59 FR 50964, Oct. 
6, 1994, as amended by USCG-1999-6224, 64 FR 63225, Nov. 19, 1999]

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Sec. 10.204  Right of appeal.

    Any person directly affected by a decision or action taken under 
this part, by or on behalf of the Coast Guard, may appeal therefrom in 
accordance with subpart 1.03 of this chapter.

[CGD 88-033, 54 FR 50379, Dec. 6, 1989]

Sec. 10.205  Requirements for original licenses, certificates of 
          registry, and STCW certificates and endorsements.

    (a) General. The applicant for an original license or certificate of 
registry shall present satisfactory documentary evidence of eligibility 
in respect to the requirements of this section. Each applicant shall 
make written application on a Coast Guard furnished form and, unless 
exempted under Sec. 10.112, submit the evaluation fee set out in table 
10.109 in Sec. 10.109.
    (b) Minimum age. The applicant shall present satisfactory proof of 
age as prescribed in Sec. 10.201(f). This evidence may be any of the 
items submitted to establish citizenship.
    (c) Citizenship. (1) The OCMI may reject any evidence of citizenship 
that is not believed to be authentic. Acceptable evidence of citizenship 
may be an original or certified copy of the following:
    (i) Birth certificate or birth registration.
    (ii) Certificate of naturalization (original must be presented; 
photocopies are unlawful).
    (iii) Baptismal certificate or parish record recorded within one 
year after birth.
    (iv) Statement of a practicing physician certifying attendance at 
the birth and who possesses a record showing the date and location at 
which it occurred.
    (v) State Department passport.
    (vi) A merchant mariner's document issued by the Coast Guard which 
shows the holder as a United States citizen.
    (vii) Delayed certificate of birth issued under a state seal in the 
absence of any collateral facts indicating fraud in its procurement.
    (viii) Certificate of Citizenship issued by the United States 
Immigration and Naturalization Service.
    (2) If none of the requirements set forth in paragraphs (c)(1)(i) 
through (c)(1)(viii) of this section can be met by the applicant, the 
individual shall make a statement to that effect, and may submit data of 
the following character for consideration:
    (i) Report of the Census Bureau showing the earliest available 
record of age or birth. Request for such information should be addressed 
to the Personal Census Service Branch, Bureau of the Census, Pittsburgh, 
KS 66762. In making such request, the use of Form BC-600, Application 
for Search of Census Records, furnished by the Bureau is required.
    (ii) Affidavits of parents, relative, or two or more responsible 
citizens of the United States stating citizenship.
    (iii) School records, immigration records, or insurance policies.
    (d) Physical examination. (1) All applicants for an original license 
must pass an examination given by a licensed physician or a licensed 
physician assistant and present to the OCMI a completed Coast Guard 
physical examination form, or the equivalent, executed by the physician. 
This form must provide information on the applicant's acuity of vision, 
color sense, and general physical condition. This examination must have 
been completed prior to submission of the application and not more than 
12 months prior to issuance of the license. (Physical examinations are 
not required for staff officers.)
    (2) For an original license as master, mate, pilot, or operator, the 
applicant must have vision correctable to at least 20/40 in each eye and 
uncorrected vision of at least 20/200 in each eye. The color sense must 
be determined to be satisfactory when tested by any of the following 
methods, without the use of color sensing lenses:
    (i) Pseudoisochromatic Plates (Dvorine, 2nd Edition; AOC; revised 
edition or AOC-HRR; Ishihara 16-, 24-, or 38-plate editions).
    (ii) Eldridge--Green Color Perception Lantern.

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    (iii) Farnsworth Lantern.
    (iv) Keystone Orthoscope.
    (v) Keystone Telebinocular.
    (vi) SAMCTT (School of Aviation Medicine Color Threshold Tester).
    (vii) Titmus Optical Vision Tester.
    (viii) Williams Lantern.
    (3) For an original license as engineer, radio officer, offshore 
installation manager, barge supervisor or ballast control operator, the 
applicant must have correctable vision of at least 20/50 in each eye and 
uncorrected vision of at least 20/200 in each eye. Applicants need only 
to have the ability to distinguish the colors red, green, blue and 
yellow.
    (4) Where an applicant does not possess the vision, hearing, or 
general physical condition necessary, the OCMI, after consultation with 
the examining physician or physician's assistant, may recommend a waiver 
to the Commandant if extenuating circumstances warrant special 
consideration. Applicants may submit to the OCMI, additional 
correspondence, records and reports in support of this request. In this 
regard, recommendations from agencies of the Federal Government 
operating government vessels, as well as owners and operators of private 
vessels, made in behalf of their employees, will be given full 
consideration. Waivers are not normally granted to an applicant whose 
corrected vision in the better eye is not at least 20/40 for deck 
licenses or 20/50 for engineer licenses.
    (e) Experience or training. (1) All applicants for original licenses 
and certificates of registry shall present to the OCMI, letters, 
discharges, or other documents certifying the amount and character of 
their experience and the names, tonnage and horsepower of the vessels on 
which acquired. The OCMI must be satisfied as to the authenticity and 
acceptability of all evidence of experience or training presented. 
Certificates of discharge are returned to the applicant. The OCMI shall 
note on the application that service represented by these documents has 
been verified. All other documentary evidence of service, or authentic 
copies thereof, are filed with the application. A license is not 
considered as satisfactory evidence of any qualifying experience.
    (2) No original license or certificate of registry may be issued to 
any naturalized citizen on less experience in any grade or capacity than 
would have been required of a citizen of the United States by birth.
    (3) Experience and service acquired on foreign vessels is creditable 
for establishing eligibility for an original license, subject to 
evaluation by the OCMI to determine that it is a fair and reasonable 
equivalent to service acquired on merchant vessels of the United States, 
with respect to grade, tonnage, horsepower, waters, and operating 
conditions. An applicant who has obtained qualifying experience on 
foreign vessels shall submit satisfactory documentary evidence of such 
service (including any necessary translation into English) in the forms 
prescribed by paragraph (e)(1) of this section.
    (4) No applicant for an original license who is a naturalized 
citizen, and who has obtained experience on foreign vessels, will be 
given an original license in a grade higher than that upon which he or 
she has actually served while acting under the authority of a foreign 
license.
    (f) Character check and references. (1) Each applicant for an 
original license shall submit written recommendations concerning the 
applicant's suitability for duty from a master and two other licensed 
officers of vessels on which the applicant has served. For a license as 
engineer or as pilot, at least one of the recommendations must be from 
the chief engineer or licensed pilot, respectively, of a vessel on which 
the applicant has served. For a license as engineer where service was 
obtained on vessels not carrying a licensed engineer and for a license 
as master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels, the recommendations may be 
by recent marine employers with at least one recommendation from a 
master, operator, or person in charge of a vessel upon which the 
applicant has served. For a license as offshore installation manager, 
barge supervisor, or ballast control operator, at least one 
recommendation must be from an offshore installation manager of a unit 
on which the applicant has served. Where an applicant qualifies for a 
license through an approved training school,

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one of the character references must be an official of that school. For 
a license for which no commercial experience may be required, such as: 
Master or mate 25-200 gross tons, operator of uninspected passenger 
vessels, radio officer or certificate of registry, the applicant may 
have the written recommendations of three persons who have knowledge of 
the applicant's suitability for duty.
    (2) The OCMI may review the criminal record check of each applicant 
for an original license or certificate of registry according to the 
procedures set forth in Sec. 10.201(h).
    (3) A person may apply for an original license, or license of a 
different type, while on probation as a result of administrative action 
under part 5 of this chapter. The offense for which the applicant was 
placed on probation will be considered in determining his or her fitness 
to hold the license applied for. A license issued to an applicant on 
probation will be subject to the same probationary conditions as were 
imposed against the applicant's other license or mariner's document. An 
applicant may not take an examination for a license during any period 
when a suspension without probation or a revocation is effective against 
the applicant's currently held license or mariner's document, or while 
an appeal from these actions is pending.
    (4) In the event a license or certificate of registry has already 
been issued when information about the applicant's habits of life and 
character is brought to the attention of the OCMI, if such information 
warrants the belief that the applicant cannot be entrusted with the 
duties and responsibilities of the license or certificate of registry 
issued, or if such information indicates that the application for the 
license or certificate of registry was false or incomplete, the OCMI may 
notify the holder in writing that the license or certificate of registry 
is considered null and void, direct the holder to return it to the OCMI, 
and advise the holder that, upon return of the license or certificate of 
registry, the appeal procedures of Sec. 10.204 of this part apply.
    (g) Firefighting certificate. Applicants for the licenses in the 
following categories must present a certificate of completion from a 
firefighting course of instruction which has been approved by the 
Commandant. The course must meet both the basic and advanced sections of 
the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Resolution A.437 (XI) 
Training of Crews in Firefighting. The course must have been completed 
within five years before the date of application for the license 
requested.
    (1) Master's license for service on vessels of 200 gross tons or 
less in ocean service.
    (2) All master or mate's licenses for over 200 gross tons.
    (3) All licenses for master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels, 
except apprentice mate (steersman) of such vessels, on oceans.
    (4) All licenses on mobile offshore drilling units.
    (5) All engineer's licenses.
    (h) First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course 
certificates. All applicants for an original license or certificate of 
registry, except as provided in Secs. 10.429, 10.456, and 10.466 of this 
part, must present to the OCMI:
    (1) A certificate indicating completion of a first aid course within 
the past 12 months from:
    (i) The American National Red Cross Standard First Aid and Emergency 
Care or Multi-media Standard First Aid course;
    (ii) A Coast Guard approved first aid training course; or,
    (iii) A course the OCMI determines meets or exceeds the standards of 
the American Red Cross courses; and,
    (2) A currently valid certificate of completion of a CPR course 
from:
    (i) The American National Red Cross;
    (ii) The American Heart Association;
    (iii) A Coast Guard approved CPR training course; or,
    (iv) A course the OCMI determines meets or exceeds the standards of 
the American Red Cross or American Heart Association courses.
    (i) Professional Examination. (1) When the OCMI finds the 
applicant's experience and training to be satisfactory and the applicant 
is eligible in all other respects, the OCMI will authorize the 
examination in accordance with the following requirements:

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    (i) Any applicant for a deck or engineer license limited to vessels 
not exceeding 500 gross tons, or a license limited to uninspected 
fishing-industry vessels, may request an oral-assisted examination in 
lieu of any written or other textual examination. If there are textual 
questions that the applicant has difficulty reading and understanding, 
the OCMI will offer the oral-assisted examination. Each license based on 
an oral-assisted examination is limited to the specific route and type 
of vessel upon which the applicant obtained the majority of service.
    (ii) The general instructions for administration of examinations and 
the lists of subjects for all licenses appear in Subpart I of this part. 
The OCMI will place in the applicant's file a record indicating the 
subjects covered.
    (2) When the license application of any person has been approved, 
the applicant should take the required examination as soon as 
practicable. If the applicant cannot be examined without delay at the 
office where the application is made, the applicant may request that the 
examination be given at another office.
    (3) The qualification requirements for radar observer are contained 
in Sec. 10.480.
    (4) An examination is not required for a license as radio officer or 
a certificate of registry.
    (j) Chemical testing for dangerous drugs. To obtain a license or 
certificate of registry each applicant shall produce evidence of having 
passed a chemical test for dangerous drugs or of qualifying for an 
exception from testing in Sec. 16.220 of this subchapter. An applicant 
who fails a chemical test for dangerous drugs will not be issued a 
license or certificate of registry.

    (k) National Driver Register. Each applicant for an original license 
or certificate of registry shall consent to an NDR check under 
Sec. 10.201(i).
    (l) Basic safety training or instruction. After January 31, 1997, 
except as provided in Sec. 10.202, an STCW certificate or endorsement 
valid for any period on or after February 1, 2002, will be issued only 
when the candidate provides evidence of having achieved or, if training 
has been completed, having maintained the minimum standards of 
competence for the following 4 areas of basic safety within the previous 
5 years upon assessment of a practical demonstration of skills and 
abilities:
    (1) Personal survival techniques as set out in table A-VI/1-1 of the 
STCW Code.
    (2) Fire prevention and fire-fighting as set out in table A-VI/1-2 
of the STCW Code.
    (3) Elementary first aid as set out in table A-VI/1-3 of the STCW 
Code.
    (4) Personal safety and social responsibilities as set out in table 
A-VI/1-4 of the STCW Code.
    (m) Competence in the use of Automatic Radar-Plotting Aids (ARPA). 
(1) Subject to paragraph (m)(2) of this section, and except as otherwise 
provided in Sec. 10.202, each candidate for an STCW certificate or 
endorsement as master or mate, to be valid on or after February 1, 2002, 
for service on vessels in ocean or near-coastal service, shall present a 
certificate of completion from an approved course or from accepted 
training on an ARPA simulator. The course or training must be sufficient 
to establish that the applicant is competent to maintain safe navigation 
through the proper use of ARPA, by correctly interpreting and analyzing 
the information obtained from that device and taking into account both 
the limitations of the equipment and the prevailing circumstances and 
conditions. The simulator used in the course or training must meet or 
exceed the performance standards established under STCW Regulation I/12 
of the 1995 Amendments.
    (2) Training and assessment in the use of ARPA are not required for 
mariners serving exclusively on vessels not fitted with ARPA. However, 
when any mariner so serving has not completed it, his or her STCW 
certificate or endorsement will be endorsed to indicate this limitation.
    (n) Certificate for operator of radio in the Global Maritime 
Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). (1) Subject to paragraph (n)(2) of 
this section, and except as otherwise provided by Sec. 10.202, each 
candidate for an STCW certificate or endorsement as master or mate, to 
be valid on or after February 1, 2002, for service in vessels in ocean 
or near-coastal service, shall present--

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    (i) A certificate for operator of radio in the GMDSS issued by the 
Federal Communication Commission (FCC); and
    (ii) A certificate of completion from a Coast Guard-approved or 
accepted course for operator of radio in the GMDSS or from another 
approved or accepted program of training and assessment covering the 
same areas of competence. The course or program must be sufficient to 
establish that the applicant is competent to perform radio duties on a 
vessel participating in the GMDSS and meets the standard of competence 
under STCW Regulation IV/2.
    (2) Paragraph (n)(1) of this section does not apply to a candidate 
intending to serve only as a pilot, or intending to serve only on 
vessels not required to comply with the provisions of the GMDSS in 
Chapter IV of the Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as 
amended (SOLAS).
    (3) Each candidate presenting a certificate described in paragraph 
(n)(1) of this section may have his or her STCW certificate suitably 
endorsed with his or her GMDSS qualification.
    (o) Procedures for bridge team work. Except as otherwise provided by 
Sec. 10.202, each candidate for an STCW certificate or endorsement as 
master or mate, to be valid on or after February 1, 2002, for service on 
vessels in ocean or near-coastal service, shall present sufficient 
documentary proof that he or she understands and can effectively apply 
procedures for bridge team work as an essential aspect of maintaining a 
safe navigational watch, taking into account the principles of bridge-
resource management enumerated in Section B-VIII/2 of the STCW Code.
    (p) Practical demonstration of skills. Each candidate for an 
original license shall successfully complete any practical 
demonstrations required under this part and appropriate to the 
particular license concerned, to prove that he or she is sufficiently 
proficient in skills required under subpart I of this part. The OCMI 
must be satisfied as to the authenticity and acceptability of all 
evidence that each candidate has successfully completed the 
demonstrations required under this part in the presence of a designated 
examiner. The OCMI will place in the file of each candidate a written or 
electronic record of the skills required, the results of the practical 
demonstrations, and the identification of the designated examiner in 
whose presence the requirements were fulfilled.

[CGD 81-059 and CGD 81-059a, 52 FR 38623 and 38666, Oct. 16, 1987, as 
amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 133, Jan. 4, 1989; CGD 81-059a, 55 FR 
14799, Apr. 18, 1990; CGD 91-002, 58 FR 15238, Mar. 19, 1993; CGD 91-
223, 60 FR 4524, Jan. 23, 1995; CGD 91-212, 60 FR 65486, Dec. 19, 1995; 
CGD 94-029, 61 FR 47063, Sept. 6, 1996; CGD 95-062, 62 FR 34530, June 
26, 1997; CGD 95-062, 62 FR 40281, July 28, 1997; USCG-1997-2799, 64 FR 
42815, Aug. 5, 1999; USCG-1999-6224, 64 FR 63225, Nov. 19, 1999; 66 FR 
20935, Apr. 26, 2001]

Sec. 10.207  Requirements for raises of grades of licenses.

    (a) General. Before any person is issued a raise of grade of 
license, the applicant shall present satisfactory documentary evidence 
of eligibility. Each applicant shall make written application on a Coast 
Guard furnished form and, unless exempted under Sec. 10.112, submit the 
evaluation fee set out in table 10.109 in Sec. 10.109.
    (b) Surrendering old license. Upon the issuance of a new license for 
raise of grade, the applicant shall surrender the old license to the 
OCMI. If requested, the old license is returned to the applicant after 
cancellation.
    (c) Age, experience, training, and assessment. (1) Each applicant 
for a raise of grade of license shall establish that he or she possesses 
the age, experience, and training necessary, and has been examined and 
otherwise assessed as may be required by this part to establish 
competence to hold the particular license requested, before he or she is 
entitled to a raise in grade of license.
    (2) Applicants for raise of grade of license shall present to the 
OCMI at a Regional Examination Center, letters, discharges, or other 
official documents certifying to the amount and character of their 
experience and the names of the vessels on which acquired. Certificates 
of discharge are returned to the applicant after review by the OCMI. All 
other documentary evidence of service, or copies thereof, are filed with 
the application.

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    (3) Sea service acquired prior to the issuance of the license held 
is generally not accepted as any part of the service required for raise 
of grade of that license. However, service acquired prior to issuance of 
a license will be accepted for certain crossovers, endorsements or 
increases in scope of a license, as appropriate. In the limited tonnage 
categories for deck licenses, total accumulated service is a necessary 
criterion for most raises in grade; service acquired prior to the 
issuance of such licenses will, therefore, be accepted.
    (4) No raise of grade of license may be issued to any naturalized 
citizen on less experience in any grade than would have been required of 
a citizen of the United States by birth.
    (5) Experience and service acquired on foreign vessels while holding 
a valid U. S. license is creditable for establishing eligibility for a 
raise of grade, subject to evaluation by the OCMI to determine that it 
is a fair and reasonable equivalent to service acquired on merchant 
vessels of the United States, with respect to grade, tonnage, 
horsepower, waters and operating conditions. An applicant who has 
obtained the qualifying experience on foreign vessels shall submit 
satisfactory documentary evidence of such service (including any 
necessary translations into English) in the forms prescribed by 
paragraph (c)(2) of this section.
    (6) An applicant remains eligible for a raise of grade of license 
while on probation as a result of action under part 5 of this chapter. A 
raise of grade of license issued to a person on probation will be 
subject to the same probationary conditions imposed against the 
applicant's other certificates or licenses. The offense for which he or 
she was placed on probation will be considered on the merits of the case 
in determining fitness to hold the license applied for. No applicant 
will be examined for a raise of grade of license during any period when 
a suspension without probation or a revocation imposed under part 5 of 
this chapter is effective against the applicant's license or certificate 
or while an appeal from these actions is pending.
    (d) Professional Examination. (1)(i) When the OCMI finds an 
applicant's experience and training for raise of grade to be 
satisfactory and the applicant is eligible in all other respects, the 
OCMI will authorize the examination. Oral-assisted examinations may be 
administered in accordance with Sec. 10.205(i)(1). The OCMI will place 
in the applicant's file a record indicating the subjects covered.
    (ii) The general instructions for administration of examinations and 
the lists of subjects for all licenses appear in Subpart I of this part.
    (2) The qualification requirements for radar observer are contained 
in Sec. 10.480.
    (e) Physical requirements. (1) An applicant for raise of grade of a 
license who has not had a physical examination for an original license 
or renewal of license within three years must submit a certification by 
a licensed physician or physician assistant that he or she is in good 
health and has no physical impairment or medical condition which would 
render him or her incompetent to perform the ordinary duties of the 
license applied for.
    (2) If the OCMI has reason to believe that an applicant for raise of 
grade of license suffers from some physical impairment or medical 
condition which would render the applicant incompetent to perform the 
ordinary duties of that license, the applicant may be required to submit 
the results of an examination by a licensed physician or physician 
assistant that meets the requirements for an original license.
    (3) An applicant who has lost the sight of one eye may obtain a 
raise of grade of license, provided that the applicant is qualified in 
all other respects and that the visual acuity in the one remaining eye 
passes the test required under Sec. 10.205(d).
    (f) Firefighting certificate. Applicants for raise of grade of 
license who have not previously met the requirements in Sec. 10.205(g), 
must do so.
    (g) Chemical testing for dangerous drugs. To obtain a raise of grade 
of a license each applicant shall produce evidence of having passed a 
chemical test for dangerous drugs or of qualifying for an exception from 
testing in Sec. 16.220 of this subchapter.

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    (h) Criminal Record Review. Each applicant for a raise of grade may 
be required to submit to a criminal record check under Sec. 10.201(h).
    (i) National Driver Register. Each applicant for a raise of grade of 
a license shall consent to an NDR check under Sec. 10.201(i) if the 
license is reissued with a new expiration date.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
134, Jan. 4, 1989; CGD 91-002, 58 FR 15238, Mar. 19, 1993; CGD 91-223, 
60 FR 4524, Jan. 23, 1995; CGD 91-212, 60 FR 65486, Dec. 19, 1995; CGD 
94-029, 61 FR 47063, Sept. 6, 1996; CDG 95-062, 62 FR 34530, June 26, 
1997; USCG-1997-2799, 64 FR 42815, Aug. 5, 1999]

Sec. 10.209  Requirements for renewal of licenses, certificates of 
          registry, and STCW certificates and endorsements.

    (a) General. Except as provided in paragraph (g) of this section, an 
applicant for renewal of a license or certificate of registry shall 
establish possession of all of the necessary qualifications before the 
license or certificate of registry is issued.
    (1) Each application must be on a Coast Guard furnished form and be 
accompanied by the evaluation fee set out in table 10.109 in 
Sec. 10.109. An approved application is valid for 12 months.
    (2) The applicant may apply in person at any Regional Examination 
Center listed in Sec. 10.105 or may renew the license or certificate of 
registry by mail under paragraph (e)(3) of this section.
    (3) The applicant shall submit the original or a photocopy of the 
license or certificate of registry to be renewed. A photocopy will 
include the back and all attachments. If requested, the old license or 
certificate of registry will be returned to the applicant.
    (b) Fitness. No license or certificate of registry will be renewed 
if it has been suspended without probation or revoked as a result of 
action under part 5 of this chapter, or facts that would render a 
renewal improper have come to the attention of the Coast Guard.
    (c) Professional requirements. (1) In order to renew a license as 
master, mate, engineer, pilot, or operator, the applicant shall:
    (i) Present evidence of at least 1 year of sea service during the 
past 5 years;
    (ii) Pass a comprehensive, open-book exercise covering the general 
subject matter contained in appropriate sections of subpart I of this 
part;
    (iii) Complete an approved refresher training course; or
    (iv) Present evidence of employment in a position closely related to 
the operation, construction or repair of vessels (either deck or 
engineer as appropriate) for at least 3 years during the past 5 years. 
An applicant for a deck license with this type of employment must also 
demonstrate knowledge on an applicable Rules of the Road exercise.
    (2) The qualification requirements for renewal of radar observer 
endorsement are in Sec. 10.480.
    (3) Additional qualification requirements for renewal of a license 
as pilot are contained in Sec. 10.713.
    (4) An applicant for renewal of a radio officer's license shall, in 
addition to meeting the requirements of paragraphs (a) and (b) of this 
section, present a currently valid license as first- or second-class 
radiotelegraph operator issued by the Federal Communications Commission. 
This license will be returned to the applicant.
    (5) An applicant for renewal of a medical doctor or professional 
nurse certificate of registry shall, in addition to meeting the 
requirements of paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section, present evidence 
that he or she holds a currently valid appropriate license as physician, 
surgeon, or registered nurse issued under the authority of a state or 
territory of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the 
District of Columbia.
    (6) An applicant for renewal of a license as master or mate (pilot) 
of towing vessels shall submit satisfactory evidence of either by--
    (i) Completing a practical demonstration of maneuvering and handling 
a towing vessel before a designated examiner; or
    (ii) Submitting documentary proof of ongoing participation in 
training and drills during the validity of the license being renewed.
    (d) Physical requirements. (1) An applicant for renewal of a license 
shall submit a certification by a licensed physician or physician 
assistant that he or

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she is in good health and has no physical impairment or medical 
condition which would render him or her incompetent to perform the 
ordinary duties of that license. This certification must address visual 
acuity and hearing in addition to general physical condition and must 
have been completed within 12 months of the date of application.
    (2) If the OCMI has reason to believe that an applicant for renewal 
of a license suffers from some physical impairment or medical condition 
which would render the applicant incompetent to perform the ordinary 
duties of that license, the applicant may be required to submit the 
results of an examination by a licensed physician or physician assistant 
that meets the requirements for original license.
    (3) An applicant who has lost the sight of one eye may obtain a 
renewal of license, provided that the applicant is qualified in all 
other respects and that the visual acuity in the one remaining eye 
passes the test required under Sec. 10.205(d).
    (4) Physical examinations are not required for renewal of 
certificates of registry.
    (e) Special circumstances--(1) Period of grace. Except as provided 
herein, a license may not be renewed more than 12 months after it has 
expired. To obtain a reissuance of the license, an applicant must comply 
with the requirements of paragraph (f) of this section. When an 
applicant's license expires during a time of service with the Armed 
Forces and there is no reasonable opportunity for renewal, including by 
mail, this period may be extended. The period of military service 
following the date of license expiration which precluded renewal may be 
added to the 12 month period of grace. The 12 month period of grace, and 
any extension, do not affect the expiration date of the license. A 
license is not valid for use after the expiration date.
    (2) Renewal in advance. A license or certificate of registry may not 
be renewed more than 12 months before expiration unless it is being 
renewed in conjunction with a merchant mariner's document which is 
either due for renewal or being endorsed, or unless the OCMI is 
satisfied that special circumstances exist to justify renewal.
    (3) Renewal by mail. (i) Applications for renewal by mail of 
licenses or certificates of registry may be sent to the Coast Guard 
office that issued the license or certificate of registry or holds the 
applicant's file. The following documents must be submitted:
    (A) A properly completed application on a Coast Guard furnished form 
and the evaluation fee required by table 10.109 in Sec. 10.109.
    (B) The expired license or certificate of registry to be renewed; 
or, if it has not expired, a photocopy of the license or certificate, 
including the back and all attachments.
    (C) A certification from a licensed physician or physician assistant 
in accordance with paragraph (d) of this section for the renewal of a 
license.
    (D) If the applicant desires to renew a license with a radar 
observer endorsement, either the radar observer certificate or a 
certified copy.
    (E) Evidence of, or acceptable substitute for, sea service for the 
renewal of a license.
    (F) For a certificate of registry as a medical doctor or 
professional nurse, evidence that he or she holds a currently valid, 
appropriate license as physician, surgeon, or registered nurse, issued 
under the authority of a state or territory of the United States, the 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia.
    (ii) The open-book exercise, if required, may be administered 
through the mail.
    (iii) Upon receipt of the renewed license or certificate of 
registry, the applicant shall sign it in order to validate the license 
or certificate.
    (4) Concurrent renewal of licenses, certificates of registry, and 
merchant mariner's documents. An applicant for concurrent renewal of 
more than one merchant mariner credential shall satisfy the individual 
renewal requirements and pay the applicable fees required by the tables 
in Secs. 10.109 and 12.02-18 of this chapter for each license, 
certificate of registry, or merchant mariner's document being renewed.
    (f) Reissuance of expired license or certificate of registry. (1) 
Whenever an applicant applies for reissuance of a license more than 12 
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paragraph (c) of this section, the applicant shall demonstrate continued 
professional knowledge by completing a course approved for this purpose, 
or by passing the complete examination for that license. The examination 
may be oral-assisted if the expired license was awarded on an oral exam. 
The fees listed in table 10.109 in Sec. 10.109 apply to these 
examinations. In the case of an expired radio officer's license, the 
license may be issued upon presentation of a valid first- or second-
class radiotelegraph operator license issued by the Federal 
Communications Commission.
    (2) A certificate of registry that has been expired for more than 12 
months shall be renewed in the same way as a current certificate of 
registry. There are no additional requirements for reissuing 
certificates of registry that have been expired for more than 12 months.
    (g) Inactive license renewal. (1) Applicants for renewal of licenses 
who are unwilling or otherwise unable to meet the requirements of 
paragraphs (c) or (d) of this section may renew their licenses, with the 
following restrictive endorsement placed on the back of the license: 
``License renewed for continuity purposes only; service under the 
authority of this license is prohibited.'' Holders of licenses with this 
continuity endorsement may have the prohibition rescinded at any time by 
satisfying the renewal requirements in paragraphs (c), (d), and (h) of 
this section.
    (2) Applications for renewal of a license with the continuity 
endorsement must include:
    (i) The license to be renewed, or, if it is unexpired, a photocopy 
of the license including the back and all attachments; and,
    (ii) A signed statement from the applicant attesting to an awareness 
of the restriction to be placed on the renewed license, and of the 
requirements for rescinding the continuity endorsement.
    (h) Chemical testing for dangerous drugs. Except for applicants 
requesting an inactive license renewal under paragraph (g) of this 
section, each applicant for the renewal of a license or of a certificate 
of registry shall produce evidence of having passed a chemical test for 
dangerous drugs or of qualifying for an exception from testing in 
Sec. 16.220 of this subchapter. An applicant who fails a chemical test 
for dangerous drugs will not be issued a license or certificate of 
registry.
    (i) Each applicant for a renewal may be required to consent to a 
criminal record check under Sec. 10.201(h).
    (j) Each applicant for renewal of a license or certificate of 
registry shall consent to an NDR check under Sec. 10.201(i).
    (k) Except as otherwise provided by Sec. 10.202, each candidate for 
a renewal of an STCW certificate or endorsement as master, mate, 
operator, or engineer, to be valid on or after February 1, 2002, for 
service on any vessel in ocean or near-coastal service, shall meet the 
applicable requirements of paragraphs (l), (m), (n), and (o) in 
Sec. 10.205 and shall meet the requirements of Section A-VI/2, paragraph 
1 to 4 of the STCW Code.

[CGD 91-211, 59 FR 49299, Sept. 27, 1994, as amended by CGD 91-223, 60 
FR 4525, Jan. 23, 1995; CGD 91-212, 60 FR 65486, Dec. 19, 1995; CGD 95-
062, 62 FR 34531, June 26, 1997; CGD 95-062, 62 FR 40281, July 28, 1997; 
USCG-1997-2799, 64 FR 42815, Aug. 5, 1999; USCG-1999-6224, 64 FR 63225, 
Nov. 19, 1999; 66 FR 20935, Apr. 26, 2001]

Sec. 10.210  Eligibility for towing license.

    The figure that follows illustrates the conversion of a towing 
license issued before May 21, 2001. The conversion will take place at 
the first renewal or upgrade of the license after May 20, 2001.

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[USCG-1999-6224, 66 FR 20935, Apr. 26, 2001]

Sec. 10.211  Creditable service and equivalents for licensing purposes.

    (a) Sea service may be documented for licensing purposes in various 
forms such as certificates of discharge, pilotage service and billing 
forms, and letters or other official documents from marine companies 
signed by appropriate officials or licensed masters. For service on 
vessels of under 200 gross tons, owners of vessels may attest to their 
own service; however, those who do not own a vessel must obtain letters 
or other evidence from licensed personnel or the owners of the vessels 
listed. The documentary evidence produced by the applicant must contain 
the amount and nature (e.g. chief mate. assistant engineer, etc.) of the 
applicant's experience, the vessel name, gross tonnage, shaft horsepower 
and official numbers, the routes upon which the experience was acquired, 
and approximate dates of service.
    (b) Port engineer, shipyard superintendent experience, instructor 
service, or similar related service may be creditable for a maximum of 
six months of service for raise of grade of an engineer or deck license, 
as appropriate, using the following:
    (1) Port engineer or shipyard superintendent experience is 
creditable on a three-for-one basis for a raise of grade. (Twelve months 
of experience equals four months of creditable service.)

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    (2) Service as a bona fide instructor at a school of navigation or 
marine engineering is creditable on a two-for-one basis for a raise of 
grade. (Twelve months of experience equals six months of creditable 
service).
    (c) Service on mobile offshore drilling units is creditable for 
raise of grade of license. Evidence of one year's service as mate or 
equivalent while holding a license as third mate, or as engineering 
officer of the watch or equivalent while holding a license as third 
assistant engineer, is acceptable for a raise of grade to second mate or 
second assistant engineer, respectively; however, any subsequent raises 
of grade of unlimited, nonrestricted licenses must include a minimum of 
six months of service on conventional vessels.
    (d) Service on a Dual Mode Integrated Tug Barge (ITB) unit is 
creditable for original or raise of grade of any deck licenses. Service 
on a Dual Mode ITB with an aggregate tonnage of over 1600 gross tons is 
creditable on a two-for-one basis (two days experience equals one day of 
creditable service) for up to 50 percent of the total service on vessels 
over 1600 gross tons required for an unlimited license. The remaining 
required service on vessels of over 1600 gross tons must be obtained on 
conventional vessels or Push Mode ITBs.
    (e) Other experience in a marine related area, other than at sea, or 
sea service performed on unique vessels, will be evaluated by the OCMI 
and forwarded to the Commandant for a determination of equivalence to 
traditional service.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
135, Jan. 4, 1989]

Sec. 10.213  Sea service as a member of the Armed Forces of the United 
          States and on vessels owned by the United States as qualifying 
          experience.

    (a) Sea service as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States 
will be accepted as qualifying experience for an original, raise of 
grade, or increase in scope of all licenses. In most cases, military sea 
service will have been performed upon ocean waters; however, inland 
service, as may be the case on smaller vessels, will be credited in the 
same manner as conventional evaluations. The applicant must submit an 
official transcript of sea service as verification of the service 
claimed when the application is submitted. The applicant must also 
provide the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection other necessary 
information as to tonnage, routes, horsepower, percentage of time 
underway, and assigned duties upon the vessels which he or she served. 
Such service will be evaluated by the OCMI and forwarded to the 
Commandant for a determination of its equivalence to sea service 
acquired on merchant vessels and the appropriate grade, class, and limit 
of license for which the applicant is eligible. Normally, 60 percent of 
the total time on board is considered equivalent underway service; 
however, the periods of operation of each vessel may be evaluated 
separately. In order to be eligible for a master's or chief engineer's 
unlimited license, the applicant must have acquired military service in 
the capacity of commanding officer or engineer officer, respectively.
    (b) Service in deck ratings on military vessels such as seaman 
apprentice, seaman, boatswain's mate, quartermaster, or radarman are 
considered deck service for licensing purposes. Service in other ratings 
may be considered if the applicant establishes that his or her duties 
required a watchstanding presence on or about the bridge of a vessel. 
Service in engineer ratings on military vessels such as fireman 
apprentice, fireman, engineman, machinists, mate, machinery technician 
or boiler tender are considered engineer service for licensing purposes. 
There are also other ratings such as electrician, hull technician, or 
damage controlman which may be credited when the applicant establishes 
that his or her duties required watchstanding duties in an operating 
engine room.
    (c) In addition to underway service, members of the Armed Forces may 
obtain creditable service for periods of assignment to vessels at times 
other than underway, such as in port, at anchor, or in training. 
Normally, a 25% factor is applied to these time periods. This experience 
can be equated with general shipboard familiarity, training,

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ship's business, and other related duties.
    (d) Sea service obtained on submarines is creditable, as if it were 
surface vessel service, for deck and engineer licenses under the 
provision of paragraph (a) of this section. For application to deck 
licenses, submarine service may be creditable if at least 25 percent of 
all service submitted for the license was obtained on surface vessels 
(e.g. If four years' total service were submitted for an original 
license, at least one year must have been obtained on surface craft in 
order for the submarine service to be eligible for evaluation).
    (e) Service gained in a civilian capacity as commanding officer, 
master, mate, engineer, or pilot, etc., of any vessel owned and operated 
by the United States, in any service, in which a license as master, 
mate, engineer, or pilot was not required at the time of such service, 
is evaluated by the OCMI and forwarded to the Commandant for a 
determination of equivalence.

Sec. 10.215  Modification or removal of limitations.

    (a) If an Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, is satisfied by the 
documentary evidence submitted that an applicant is entitled by 
experience, training, and knowledge to an endorsement or increase in the 
scope of any license held, any limitations which were previously placed 
upon the license by that OCMI may be changed. Such an increase in scope 
may include horsepower or tonnage limitations, or geographic route 
restrictions.
    (b) An OCMI may not change a limitation on any license which that 
office did not place thereon before full information regarding the 
reason for the limitation is obtained from the OCMI responsible for the 
limitation.
    (c) No limitation on any license may be changed before the applicant 
has made up any deficiency in the experience prescribed for the license 
or endorsement desired and passed any necessary examination.

Sec. 10.217  Examination procedures and denial of licenses.

    (a)(1) The examinations for all deck and engineer unlimited licenses 
are administered at periodic intervals. The examination fee set out in 
table 10.109 in Sec. 10.109 must be paid before the applicant may take 
the first examination section. If an applicant fails three or more 
sections of the examination, a complete reexamination must be taken, but 
may be taken during any of the scheduled exam periods. On the subsequent 
exam, if the applicant again fails three or more sections, at least 3 
months must lapse before another complete examination is attempted, and 
a new examination fee is required. If an applicant fails one or two 
sections of an examination, the applicant may be retested twice on these 
sections during the next 3 months. If the applicant does not 
successfully complete these sections within the 3 month period, complete 
reexamination must be taken after a lapse of at least 3 months from the 
date of the last retest, and a new examination fee is required. The 3 
month retest period may be extended by the OCMI if the applicant 
presents discharges documenting sea time which prevented the taking of a 
retest during the 3 month period. The retest period may not be extended 
beyond 7 months from the initial examination.
    (2) The scheduling of all other deck and engineer license 
examinations will be at the discretion of the OCMI. The examination fee 
set out in table 10.109 in Sec. 10.109 must be paid before the applicant 
may take the first examination section. In the event of a failure, the 
applicant may be retested twice whenever the examination can be 
rescheduled with the OCMI. The applicant must be examined in all of the 
unsatisfactory sections of the preceding examination. If the applicant 
does not successfully complete all parts of the examination during a 3-
month period from the initial test date, a complete reexamination must 
be taken after a lapse of at least 2 months from the date of the last 
retest, and a new examination fee is required.
    (b) If the OCMI refuses to grant an applicant the license for which 
applied due to failing to pass a required examination, the applicant is 
furnished a written statement setting forth the portions of the 
examination which

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must be retaken and the date by which the examination must be completed.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
135, Jan. 4, 1989; CGD 91-002, 58 FR 15238, Mar. 19, 1993; CGD 94-029, 
61 FR 47064, Sept. 6, 1996; USCG-1997-2799, 64 FR 42815, Aug. 5, 1999]

Sec. 10.219  Issuance of duplicate license or certificate of registry.

    (a) Whenever a person to whom a license or certificate of registry 
has been issued loses the license or certificate, that person shall 
report the loss to any OCMI. A duplicate license or certificate may be 
issued by an OCMI listed in the note following Sec. 1.05(b) of this part 
after receiving an application with an affidavit describing the 
circumstances of the loss from the applicant and verification of the 
license or certificate record from the Regional Examination Center where 
it was issued or from the Commandant. The duplicate will be prepared in 
the same format and wording as the license or certificate being 
replaced. A duplicate license is issued for the unexpired term of the 
lost license. Duplicate licenses and certificates of registry bear the 
following statement: ``This license (or certificate) replaces License 
(or Certificate) Number ____ issued at ____ on the above date.''
    (b) If a person loses a license or certificate of registry by 
shipwreck or other casualty, a reissue of that license or certificate or 
registry will be supplied free of charge. Other casualties include any 
damage to a ship caused by collision, explosion, tornado, wreck, 
flooding, beaching, grounding, or fire.
    (c) If a person loses a license or certificate of registry otherwise 
than by shipwreck or other casualty and applies for a reissue, the 
appropriate fee set out in table 10.109 in Sec. 10.109 is required.

[CGD 81-059, 54 FR 135, Jan. 4, 1989; as amended by CGD 91-002, 58 FR 
15238, Mar. 19, 1993; USCG-1997-2799, 64 FR 42815, Aug. 5, 1999]

Sec. 10.221  Parting with license.

    The holder of a license shall not voluntarily part with it or place 
it beyond his or her personal control by pledging or depositing it with 
any other person for any purpose. If the holder violates this section, 
he or she may be proceeded against in accordance with the provisions of 
part 5 of this chapter, looking to a suspension or revocation of the 
license.

Sec. 10.223  Suspension and revocation of licenses.

    (a) When the license of any individual is revoked, it is no longer 
valid for any purpose and any license of the same type subsequently 
requested must be applied for as an original license, except as to 
number of issue.
    (b) No person whose license is suspended without probation or has 
been revoked may be issued another license without approval of the 
Commandant.
    (c) When a license which is about to expire is suspended, the 
renewal of such license will be withheld until expiration of the period 
of suspension.
    (d) An applicant for renewal or return of a license as master or 
mate (pilot) of towing vessels whose most recent license was suspended 
or revoked by an administrative law judge for incompetence shall 
complete the practical demonstration under paragraph (c)(6)(i) of 
Sec. 10.209.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987 (interim) and CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
132, Jan. 4, 1989 (final), as amended by USCG-1999-6224, 66 FR 20936, 
Apr. 26, 2001]

            Subpart C--Training Schools with Approved Courses

Sec. 10.301  Applicablilty.

    This subpart prescribes the general requirements applicable to all 
approved courses which may be accepted in lieu of service experience or 
examination required by the Coast Guard, or which satisfy course 
completion requirements.

Sec. 10.302  Course approval.

    (a) The Coast Guard approves courses satisfying regulatory 
requirements and those that substitute for a Coast Guard examination or 
a portion of a sea service requirement. The owner or operator of a 
training school desiring to have a course approved by the Coast Guard 
shall submit a written request to the Commanding Officer, National 
Maritime Center, NMC-4B, 4200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 510, Arlington, VA 
22203-1804, that contains:

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    (1) A list of the curriculum including a description of and the 
number of classroom hours required in each subject;
    (2) A description of the facility and equipment;
    (3) A list of instructors including the experience, background, and 
the qualifications of each; and
    (4) Specify the Coast Guard training requirements the course is 
intended to satisfy.
    (b) The Coast Guard notifies each applicant in writing whether or 
not an approval is granted. If a request for approval is denied, the 
Coast Guard informs the applicant the reasons for the denial and 
describes what corrections are required for an approval.
    (c) Unless sooner surrendered, suspended or withdrawn, an approval 
for a course at a training school that meets Coast Guard standards 
expires 24 months after the month in which it is issued, when the school 
closes, when the school gives notice that it will no longer offer the 
course, or on the date of any change in the ownership of the school for 
which it was issued, whichever occurs first.
    (d) If the owner or operator of a training school desires to have a 
course approval renewed, they shall submit a written request to the 
address listed in paragraph (a) of this section. For the request to be 
approved, the Coast Guard must be satisfied that the content and quality 
of instruction remain satisfactory. Unless sooner surrendered, suspended 
or withdrawn, a renewal of the approval expires 60 months after the 
month it is issued, when the school closes, when the school gives notice 
that it will no longer offer the course, or on the date of any change in 
ownership of the school for which it is issued, whichever occurs first.
    (e) Suspension of approval. If the Coast Guard determines that a 
specific course does not comply with the provisions of 46 CFR parts 10, 
12, 13 or 15, or the requirements specified in the course approval; or 
substantially deviates from the course curriculum package as submitted 
for approval; or if the course is being presented in a manner that is 
insufficient to achieve learning objectives; the cognizant OCMI may 
suspend the approval, may require the holder to surrender the 
certificate of approval, if any, and may direct the holder to cease 
claiming the course is Coast Guard approved. The Cognizant OCMI will 
notify the approval holder in writing of its intention to suspend the 
approval and the reasons for suspension. If the approval holder fails to 
correct the reasons for suspension, the course will be suspended and the 
matter referred to the Commanding Officer, National Maritime Center. The 
Commanding Officer, National Maritime Center, will notify the approval 
holder that the specific course fails to meet applicable requirements, 
and explain how those deficiencies can be corrected. The Commanding 
Officer, National Maritime Center, may grant the approval holder up to 
60 days in which to correct the deficiencies.
    (f) Withdrawal of approval. (1) The Commanding Officer, National 
Maritime Center, may withdraw approval for any course when the approval 
holder fails to correct the deficiency(ies) of a suspended course within 
a time period allowed under paragraph (e) of this section.
    (2) The Commanding Officer, National Maritime Center, may withdraw 
approval of any or all courses by an approval holder upon a 
determination that the approval holder has demonstrated a pattern or 
history of:
    (i) Failing to comply with the applicable regulations or the 
requirements of course approvals;
    (ii) Substantial deviations from their approved course curricula; or
    (iii) Presenting courses in a manner that is insufficient to achieve 
learning objectives.
    (g) Appeals of suspension or withdrawal of approval. Anyone directly 
affected by a decision to suspend or withdraw an approval may appeal the 
decision to the Commandant via the Commanding Officer, National Maritime 
Center, as provided in Sec. 1.03-45 of this chapter.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 95-072, 60 FR 
50460, Sept. 29, 1995; USCG-1998-4442, 63 FR 52189, Sept. 30, 1998; 
USCG-1998-3824, 64 FR 4984, Feb. 2, 1999]

Sec. 10.303  General standards.

    Each school with an approved course must:

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    (a) Have a well maintained facility that accommodates the students 
in a safe and comfortable environment conducive to learning.
    (b) Have visual aids for realism, including simulators where 
appropriate, which are modern and well maintained and sufficient for the 
number of students to be accommodated.
    (c) Give appropriate written or practical examinations in the course 
material to each student of such a degree of difficulty that a student 
who successfully completes them could reasonably assume that he or she 
would pass, on the first attempt, an examination prepared by the Coast 
Guard based upon knowledge requirements of the position or endorsement 
for which the student is being trained.
    (d) Keep for at least one year after the end of each student's 
enrollment:
    (1) Each written examination, or in the case of a practical test, a 
report of such test; and
    (2) A record of each student's classroom attendance.
    (e) Not change its approved curriculum unless approved, in writing, 
after the request for change has been submitted in writing to the 
Commanding Officer, National Maritime Center (NMC-4B).
    (f) At any time the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection shall 
direct, allow the Coast Guard to:
    (1) Inspect its facilities, equipment, and records, including 
scholastic records;
    (2) Conduct interviews and surveys of students to aid in course 
evaluation and improvement;
    (3) Assign personnel to observe or participate in the course of 
instruction; and
    (4) Supervise or administer the required examinations or practical 
demonstrations.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987 and CGD 81-059, 54 FR 132, Jan. 
4, 1989, as amended by CGD 95-072, 60 FR 50460, Sept. 29, 1995; USCG-
1998-4442, 63 FR 52189, Sept. 30, 1998; USCG-1998-3824, 64 FR 4984, Feb. 
2, 1999]

Sec. 10.304  Substitution of training for required service, use of 
          training-record books, and use of towing officer assessment 
          records.

    (a) Satisfactory completion of certain training courses approved by 
the Commandant may be substituted for a portion of the required service 
for many deck and engineer licenses and for qualified ratings of 
unlicensed personnel. The list of all currently approved courses of 
instruction including the equivalent service and applicable licenses and 
ratings is maintained by Commanding Officer, National Maritime Center, 
NMC-4B. Satisfactory completion of an approved training course may be 
substituted for not more than two-thirds of the required service on deck 
or in the engine department for deck or engineer licenses, respectively, 
and for qualified ratings.
    (b) Service time gained at an approved training course does not 
satisfy recent service requirements nor does training on a simulator; 
however, any underway service at an approved course may be used for this 
purpose. An applicant who had met the recent service requirement before 
entering school will not be penalized by attending the approved training 
course.
    (c) Training obtained prior to receiving a license may not be used 
for subsequent raises of grade.
    (d) Simulator training in combination with a Coast Guard approved 
training course may be submitted to the Commanding Officer, National 
Maritime Center, for evaluation and determination of equivalency to 
required sea service. Simulator training cannot be substituted for 
recency requirements, but may substitute for a maximum of 25 percent of 
the required service for any license transaction.
    (e) Except as provided in Sec. 10.202, when a candidate both applies 
for an STCW certificate or endorsement as an officer in charge of a 
navigational watch, on the basis of training or sea service commencing 
on or after August 1, 1998, and uses completion of approved training to 
substitute for required service, then not less than 1 year of the 
remaining service must be part of approved training that meets the 
appropriate requirements of Chapter II of STCW and the requirements of 
subpart C of this part. The training of a candidate must be documented 
in a Coast Guard-accepted training-record book.
    (f) Except as provided in Sec. 10.202, each candidate who applies 
for an STCW certificate or endorsement as an officer

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in charge of an engineering watch or as a designated duty engineer on 
the basis of training or sea service commencing on or after August 1, 
1998, for service on seagoing vessels, shall complete onboard training 
as part of approved training that meets the appropriate requirements of 
Chapter III of STCW and the requirements of subpart C of this part. The 
training must be documented in a Coast Guard-accepted training-record 
book.
    (g) The training-record book referred to in paragraphs (e) and (f) 
of this section must contain at least the following:
    (1) The identity of the candidate.
    (2) The tasks to be performed or the skills to be demonstrated, with 
reference to the standards of competence set forth in the tables of the 
appropriate sections in part A of the STCW Code.
    (3) The criteria to be used in determining that the tasks or skills 
have been performed properly, again with reference to the standards of 
competence set forth in the tables of the appropriate sections in part A 
of the STCW Code.
    (4) A place for a qualified instructor to indicate by his or her 
initials that the candidate has received training in the proper 
performance of the task or skill.
    (5) A place for a designated examiner to indicate by his or her 
initials that the candidate has successfully completed a practical 
demonstration and has proved competent in the task or skill under the 
criteria, when assessment of competence is to be documented in the 
record books.
    (6) The identity of each qualified instructor, including any Coast 
Guard license or document held, and the instructor's signature.
    (7) The identity of each designated examiner, when any assessment of 
competence is recorded, including any Coast Guard license or document 
held, and the examiner's signature confirming that his or her initials 
certify that he or she has witnessed the practical demonstration of a 
particular task or skill by the candidate.
    (h) Each applicant for a license as master or mate (pilot) of towing 
vessels, and each master or mate of self-propelled vessels of greater 
than 200 gross tons seeking an endorsement for towing vessels, shall 
complete a towing officers' assessment record that contains at least the 
following:
    (1) Identification of the candidate, including full name, home 
address, photograph or photo-image, and personal signature.
    (2) Objectives of the training and assessment.
    (3) Tasks to perform or skills to demonstrate.
    (4) Criteria to use in determining that the tasks or skills have 
been performed properly.
    (5) A place for a qualified instructor or licensed officer (with 
authority to operate a towing vessel) to indicate by his or her initials 
that the candidate has received training in the proper performance of 
the tasks or skills.
    (6) A place for a designated examiner to indicate by his or her 
initials that the candidate has successfully completed a practical 
demonstration and has proved proficient in the task or skill under the 
criteria.
    (7) Identification of each qualified instructor or licensed officer 
(with authority to operate a towing vessel) by full name, home address, 
employer, job title, ship name or business address, number of any Coast 
Guard license or document held, and personal signature.
    (8) Identification of each designated examiner by full name, home 
address, employer, job title, ship name or business address, number of 
any Coast Guard license or document held, and personal signature 
confirming that his or her initials certify that he or she has witnessed 
the practical demonstration of a particular task or skill by the 
candidate.
    (i) The training-record book referred to in paragraphs (e) and (f) 
of this section may be maintained electronically, if the electronic 
record meets Coast Guard-accepted standards for accuracy, integrity, and 
availability.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
135, Jan. 4, 1989; CGD 95-072, 60 FR 50460, Sept. 29, 1995; CGD 95-062, 
62 FR 34531, June 26, 1997; USCG-1998-4442, 63 FR 52189, Sept. 30, 1998; 
USCG-1999-6224, 64 FR 63225, Nov. 19, 1999; 66 FR 20936, Apr. 26, 2001]

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Sec. 10.305  Radar-Observer certificates and qualifying courses.

    (a) A student who takes an approved course of training, which 
includes passing both a radar-theory examination and a practical 
demonstration on a simulator, and who meets the requirements of this 
section is entitled to an appropriate Radar-Observer certificate--
    (1) In a form prescribed by the school and acceptable to the Coast 
Guard; and
    (2) Signed by the head of the school.
    (b) The following Radar-Observer certificates are issued under this 
section:
    (1) Radar Observer (Unlimited).
    (2) Radar Observer (Inland Waters and Gulf-Intracoastal Waterway 
[GIWW]).
    (3) Radar Observer (Rivers).
    (4) Radar Observer (Unlimited: Renewal).
    (5) Radar Observer (Inland Waters and GIWW: Renewal).
    (6) Radar Observer (Rivers: Renewal).
    (c) A school with an approved Radar-Observer course may issue a 
certificate listed in paragraph (b) of this section after the student 
has successfully completed the appropriate curriculum as follows:
    (1) Radar Observer (Unlimited). Classroom instruction--including 
demonstration and practical exercises using simulators--and examination, 
in the following subjects:
    (i) Fundamentals of radar:
    (A) How radar works.
    (B) Factors affecting the performance and accuracy of marine radar.
    (C) Purposes and functions of the main components that constitute a 
typical marine-radar system.
    (ii) Operation and use of radar:
    (A) Purpose and adjustment of controls.
    (B) Detection of malfunctions, false and indirect echoes, and other 
radar phenomena.
    (C) Effects of sea return, weather, and other environmental 
conditions.
    (D) Limitations of radar resulting from design factors.
    (E) Safety precautions associated with use and maintenance of marine 
radar.
    (F) Measurement of ranges and bearings.
    (G) Effect of size, shape, composition, and distance of vessels and 
terrestrial targets on echo.
    (iii) Interpretation and analysis of radar information:
    (A) Radar navigation (including visual techniques)--determining 
positions, and detecting changes in the relative motion, of other 
vessels.
    (B) Collision-avoidance, including visual techniques, appropriate to 
the circumstances and the equipment in use.
    (C) Determining the course and speed of another vessel.
    (D) Determining the time and distance of closest point of approach 
of a crossing, meeting, overtaking, or overtaken vessel.
    (E) Detecting changes of course or speed of another vessel after its 
initial course and speed have been established.
    (F) Applying the Navigational Rules, Chapters 30 and 34 of Title 33 
U.S. Code [Commandant Instruction M16672.2C, as amended, or equivalent], 
and other factors to consider when determining changes of course or 
speed of a vessel to prevent collisions on the basis of radar 
observation.
    (G) Use of radar in maintaining situational awareness.
    (iv) Plotting (by any graphically-correct method):
    (A) Principles and methods of plotting relative and true motion.
    (B) Practical-plotting problems.
    (2) Radar Observer (Inland Waters and GIWW). Classroom instruction--
with emphasis on situations and problems encountered on inland waters 
and the GIWW, including demonstration and practical exercises using 
simulators--and examination, in the following subjects:
    (i) Fundamentals of radar:
    (A) How radar works.
    (B) Factors affecting the performance and accuracy of marine radar.
    (C) Purpose and functions of the main components that constitute a 
typical marine-radar system.
    (ii) Operation and use of radar:
    (A) Purpose and adjustment of controls.
    (B) Detection of malfunctions, false and indirect echoes, and other 
radar phenomena.

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    (C) Effects of sea return, weather, and other environmental 
conditions.
    (D) Limitations of radar resulting from design factors.
    (E) Safety precautions associated with use and maintenance of marine 
radar.
    (F) Measurement of ranges and bearings.
    (G) Effect of size, shape, composition, and distance of vessels and 
terrestrial targets on echo.
    (iii) Interpretation and analysis of radar information:
    (A) Radar navigation (including visual techniques)--determining 
positions, and detecting changes in the relative motion, of other 
vessels.
    (B) Collision-avoidance, including visual techniques, appropriate to 
the circumstances and the equipment in use.
    (C) Determining the course and speed of another vessel.
    (D) Determining the time and distance of closest point of approach 
of a crossing, meeting, overtaking, or overtaken vessel.
    (E) Detecting changes of course or speed of another vessel after its 
initial course and speed have been established.
    (F) Applying the Navigational Rules, and other factors to consider 
when determining changes of course or speed of a vessel to prevent 
collisions on the basis of radar observation.
    (G) Use of radar in maintaining situational awareness.
    (3) Radar Observer (Rivers). Classroom instruction--with emphasis on 
situations and problems encountered on rivers, including demonstration 
and practical exercises using simulators--and examination, in the 
following subjects:
    (i) Fundamentals of radar:
    (A) How radar works.
    (B) Factors affecting the performance and accuracy of marine radar.
    (C) Purpose and functions of the main components that constitute a 
typical marine-radar system.
    (ii) Operation and use of radar:
    (A) Purpose and adjustment of controls.
    (B) Detection of malfunctions, false and indirect echoes, and other 
radar phenomena.
    (C) Effects of sea return, weather, and other environmental 
conditions.
    (D) Limitations of radar resulting from design factors.
    (E) Safety precautions associated with use and maintenance of marine 
radar.
    (F) Measurement of ranges and bearings, recognizing limited use of 
radar bearings in curving, narrow channels.
    (G) Effect of size, shape, composition, and distance of vessels and 
terrestrial targets on echo.
    (iii) Interpretation and analysis of radar information:
    (A) Radar navigation (including visual techniques)-- determining 
positions, and detecting changes in the relative motion, of other 
vessels.
    (B) Collision-avoidance, including visual techniques, appropriate to 
the circumstances and the equipment in use.
    (C) Applying the Navigational Rules, and other factors to consider 
when determining changes of course or speed of a vessel to prevent 
collisions on the basis of radar observation.
    (D) Use of radar in maintaining situational awareness.
    (4) Radar Observer (Unlimited: Renewal). Classroom instruction--
including demonstration and practical exercises using simulators--and 
examination, in the following subjects:
    (i) Interpretation and analysis of radar information:
    (A) Radar navigation (including visual techniques)--determining 
positions, and detecting changes in the relative motion, of other 
vessels.
    (B) Collision-avoidance, including visual techniques, appropriate to 
the circumstances and the equipment in use.
    (C) Determining the course and speed of another vessel.
    (D) Determining the time and distance of closest point of approach 
of a crossing, meeting, overtaking, or overtaken vessel.
    (E) Detecting changes of course or speed of another vessel after its 
initial course and speed have been established.
    (F) Applying the Navigational Rules, and other factors to consider 
when determining changes of course or speed of a vessel to prevent 
collisions on the basis of radar observation.

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    (G) Use of radar in maintaining situational awareness.
    (ii) Plotting (by any graphically-correct method):
    (A) Principles and methods of plotting relative and true motion.
    (B) Practical-plotting problems.
    (5) Radar Observer (Inland Waters and GIWW: Renewal). Classroom 
instruction--including demonstration and practical exercises using 
simulators--and examination, in the interpretation and analysis of radar 
information, including:
    (i) Radar navigation (including visual techniques--determining 
positions, and detecting changes in the relative motion, of other 
vessels.
    (ii) Collision-avoidance, including visual techniques, appropriate 
to the circumstances and the equipment in use.
    (iii) Determining the course and speed of another vessel.
    (iv) Determining the time and distance of closest point of approach 
of a crossing, meeting, overtaking, or overtaken vessel.
    (v) Detecting changes of course or speed of another vessel after its 
initial course and speed have been established.
    (vi) Applying the Navigational Rules, and other factors to consider 
when determining changes of course or speed of a vessel to prevent 
collisions on the basis of radar observation.
    (vii) Use of radar in maintaining situational awareness.
    (6) Radar Observer (Rivers: Renewal). Classroom instruction--
including demonstration and practical exercises using simulators--and 
examination, in the interpretation and analysis of radar information, 
including:
    (i) Radar navigation (including visual techniques)-- determining 
positions, and detecting changes in the relative motion, of other 
vessels.
    (ii) Collision-avoidance, including visual techniques, appropriate 
to the circumstances and the equipment in use.
    (iii) Applying the Navigational Rules, and other factors to consider 
when determining changes of course or speed of a vessel to prevent 
collisions on the basis of radar observation.
    (iv) Use of radar in maintaining situational awareness.

[CGD 94-041, 62 FR 11303, Mar. 11, 1997]

Sec. 10.306  Radar-Operation course and certificate.

    (a) A certificate of training from a Radar-Operation course may, as 
provided by 46 CFR 15.815(c)(2), suffice instead of a Radar-Observer 
endorsement. It is valid until the holder's license is renewed or 
upgraded, or expires, whichever occurs first.
    (b) Each Radar-Operation course must contain at least 4 hours of 
instruction on the following subjects:
    (1) Fundamentals of radar:
    (i) How radar works.
    (ii) Factors affecting the performance and accuracy of marine radar.
    (iii) Purpose and functions of the main components that constitute a 
typical marine-radar system.
    (2) Operation and use of radar:
    (i) Purpose and adjustment of controls.
    (ii) Detection of malfunctions, false and indirect echoes, and other 
radar phenomena.
    (iii) Effects of sea return, weather, and other environmental 
conditions.
    (iv) Limitations of radar resulting from design factors.
    (v) Safety precautions associated with use and maintenance of marine 
radar.
    (vi) Measurement of ranges and bearings.
    (vii) Effect of size, shape, composition, and distance of vessels 
and terrestrial targets on echo.
    (3) Interpretation and analysis of radar information:
    (i) Radar navigation--determining the position and direction of 
movements of a vessel.
    (ii) Collision-avoidance, including visual techniques, appropriate 
to the circumstances and the equipment in use.
    (iii) Applying the Navigational Rules, Chapters 30 and 34 of Title 
33 U.S. Code [Commandant Instruction M16672.2C or equivalent, as 
amended], and other factors to consider when determining changes of 
course or speed of a vessel to prevent collisions on the basis of radar 
observation.

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    (c) Each Radar-Operation course must be conducted by a person who 
possesses the knowledge and skills taught in the course, with at least 
one year of experience in their practical application, except that--
    (1) A marine instructor or company official may substitute a 
currently valid certificate from an approved Radar-Observer course 
(Unlimited, or Inland Waters and GIWW) for the one year of experience; 
and
    (2) An instructor of any approved Radar-Observer course may teach a 
Radar-Operation course without further seagoing experience.
    (d) When a holder of the Radar-Operation certificate seeks a Radar-
Observer endorsement, he or she is an applicant for an original 
endorsement rather than for renewal of an endorsement.

[CGD 94-041, 62 FR 11304, Mar. 11, 1997]

Sec. 10.307  Training schools with approved radar observer courses.

    The Commanding Officer, National Maritime Center, NMC-4B, 4200 
Wilson Boulevard, Suite 510, Arlington, VA 22203-1804 maintains the list 
of approved schools and specific courses. This information is available 
upon request by writing the aforementioned address or calling (703) 235-
1300.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987 and CGD 81-059, 54 FR 132, Jan. 
4, 1989, as amended by CGD 95-072, 60 FR 50460, Sept. 29, 1995; USCG-
1998-4442, 63 FR 52189, Sept. 30, 1998]

Sec. 10.309  Coast Guard-accepted training other than approved courses.

    (a) When the training and assessment of competence required by this 
part are not subject to Coast Guard approval under Sec. 10.302, but are 
used to qualify to hold an STCW certificate or endorsement for service 
on or after February 1, 2002, such training and assessment must meet the 
following requirements:
    (1) The training and assessment must have written, clearly defined 
objectives that emphasize specific knowledge, skills, and abilities, and 
that include criteria to be used in establishing a student's successful 
achievement of the training objectives.
    (2) The training must be set out in a written syllabus that conforms 
to a Coast Guard-accepted outline for such training and includes--
    (i) The sequence of subjects to be covered;
    (ii) The number of hours to be devoted to instruction in relevant 
areas of knowledge;
    (iii) The identity and professional qualifications of the 
instructor(s) to be conducting the training or providing instruction;
    (iv) The identification of other media or facilities to be used in 
conducting training; and
    (v) Measurements at appropriate intervals of each candidate's 
progress toward acquisition of the specific knowledge, skills, and 
abilities stated in the training objectives.
    (3) Except as provided in paragraph (a)(4) of this section, 
documentary evidence must be readily available to establish that all 
instructors--
    (i) Have experience, training, or instruction in effective 
instructional techniques;
    (ii) Are qualified in the task for which the training is being 
conducted; and
    (iii) Hold the level of license, endorsement, or other professional 
credential required of those who would apply on board a vessel the 
relevant level of knowledge, skills, and abilities described in the 
training objectives.
    (4) Neither a specialist in a particular field of nonmaritime 
education, such as mathematics or first aid, nor a person with at least 
3 years of service as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, 
specializing in the field in which he or she is to conduct training, 
need hold a maritime license or document to conduct training in that 
field.
    (5) A simulator may be used in training if--
    (i) The simulator meets applicable performance standards;
    (ii) The instructor has gained practical operational experience on 
the particular type of simulator being used; and
    (iii) The instructor has received appropriate guidance in 
instructional techniques involving the use of simulators.

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    (6) Essential equipment and instructional materials must afford all 
students adequate opportunity to participate in exercises and acquire 
practice in performing required skills.
    (7) A process for routinely assessing the effectiveness of the 
instructors, including the use of confidential evaluations by students, 
is in place.
    (8) Documentary evidence is readily available to establish that any 
evaluation of whether a student is competent in accordance with 
standards, methods, and criteria set out in part A of the STCW Code is 
conducted by a designated examiner who has experience, training, or 
instruction in assessment techniques.
    (9) Records of the student's performance are maintained for at least 
1 year by the offeror of the training and assessment.
    (10) To ensure that the training is meeting its objectives, and the 
requirements of paragraphs (a)(1) through (9) of this section, the 
offeror must either--
    (i) Be regulated as a maritime academy or marine academy pursuant to 
46 CFR part 310; or
    (ii) Monitor the training in accordance with a Coast Guard-accepted 
QSS, which must include the following features:
    (A) The training must be provisionally certified, on the basis of an 
initial independent evaluation conducted under a Coast Guard-accepted 
QSS, as being capable of meeting its objective.
    (B) The training must be periodically monitored in accordance with 
the schedule stipulated under the Coast Guard-accepted QSS.
    (C) Each person conducting the initial evaluation or the subsequent 
periodic monitoring of the training shall be knowledgeable about the 
subjects being evaluated or monitored and about the national and 
international requirements that apply to the training, and shall not 
himself or herself be involved in the training and assessment of 
students.
    (D) Each person evaluating or monitoring the training shall have 
access to all appropriate documents and facilities, and shall have 
opportunities both to observe all appropriate activities and to conduct 
confidential interviews when necessary.
    (E) Arrangements must be such as to ensure that no person evaluating 
or monitoring the training is penalized or rewarded, directly or 
indirectly, by the sponsor of the training for making any particular 
observations or for reaching any particular conclusions.
    (11) Each person conducting the initial evaluation under paragraph 
(a)(10)(ii)(A) of this section or the periodic monitoring of the 
training under paragraph (a)(10)(ii)(B) of this section shall 
communicate his or her conclusions to the Commanding Officer, National 
Maritime Center, NMC-4B, 4200 Wilson Boulevard, suite 510, Arlington, VA 
22203-1804, within 1 month of the completion of the evaluation or the 
monitoring.
    (12) Each offeror of the training shall let the Coast Guard or 
someone authorized by the Coast Guard observe the records of a student's 
performance and records otherwise relating to paragraphs (a)(1) through 
(10) of this section.
    (b) The Coast Guard will maintain a list of training each of whose 
offerors submits a certificate, initially not less than 45 calendar days 
before offering training under this section, and annually thereafter, 
signed by the offeror or its authorized representatives, stating that 
the training fully complies with requirements of this section, and 
identifying the Coast Guard-accepted QSS being used for independent 
monitoring. Training programs on this list will offer the training 
necessary for licenses and STCW endorsements under this part. The Coast 
Guard will update this list periodically and make it available to 
members of the public on request.
    (c) If the Coast Guard determines, on the basis of observations or 
conclusions either of its own or of someone authorized by it to monitor 
the training, that particular training does not satisfy one or more of 
the conditions described in paragraph (a) of this section--
    (1) The Coast Guard will so notify the offeror of the training by 
letter, enclosing a report of the observations and conclusions;
    (2) The offeror may, within a period specified in the notice, either 
appeal the observations or conclusions to the

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Commandant (G-MOC) or bring the training into compliance; and
    (3) If the appeal is denied--or the deficiency is not corrected in 
the allotted time, or within any additional period judged by the Coast 
Guard to be appropriate, considering progress toward compliance--the 
Coast Guard will remove the training from the list maintained under 
paragraph (b) of this section until it can verify full compliance; and 
it may deny applications for licenses for STCW endorsement based in 
whole or in part on training not on the list, until additional training 
or assessment is documented.

[CGD 95-062, 62 FR 34531, June 26, 1997, as amended by USCG-1998-4442, 
63 FR 52189, Sept. 30, 1998]

    Subpart D--Professional Requirements for Deck Officers' Licenses

Sec. 10.401  Ocean and near coastal licenses.

    (a) Any license issued for service as master or mate on ocean waters 
qualifies the licensee to serve in the same grade on any waters, subject 
to the limitations of the license, without additional endorsement.
    (b) A license issued for service as master or mate on near coastal 
waters qualifies the licensee to serve in the same grade on near 
coastal, Great Lakes, and inland waters, subject to the limitations of 
the license, without additional endorsement.
    (c) Near coastal licenses of any gross tons require the same number 
of years of service as the ocean unlimited licenses. The primary 
differences in these licenses are the nature of the service and the 
professional examination as explained in subpart I of this part.
    (d) A licensee having a master or mate near coastal license obtained 
with ocean service may have the license endorsed for ocean service by 
completing the appropriate examination deficiencies, provided that the 
additional service requirements of paragraph (e) of this section do not 
apply.
    (e) Master or third mate near coastal unlimited licenses may be 
obtained by completing the prescribed examination in subpart I of this 
part and satisfying the requirements of paragraph (g) while holding a 
license as unlimited master or mate, respectively, upon Great Lakes and 
inland waters. To have a near coastal unlimited license obtained in this 
manner endorsed for ocean service, the licensee must obtain 12 months of 
service as a deck watch officer or higher on ocean waters on vessels of 
1600 gross tons or over, in addition to completing the examination 
topics.
    (f) Masters and mates licenses for service on vessels of over 200 
gross tons may be endorsed for sail or auxiliary sail as appropriate. 
The applicant must present the equivalent total qualifying service 
required for conventional licenses including at least one year of deck 
experience on that specific type of vessel. For example, for a license 
as master of vessels of not more than 1600 gross tons endorsed for 
auxiliary sail, the applicant must meet the total experience 
requirements for the conventional license, including time as mate, and 
the proper tonnage experience, including at least one year of deck 
service on appropriately sized auxiliary sail vessels. For license 
endorsement for service on vessels of 200 gross tons or less see 
individual license requirements.
    (g) In order to obtain a master or mate license with a tonnage limit 
above 200 gross tons, or a license for 200 gross tons or less with an 
ocean route, whether an original, raise in grade, or increase in the 
scope of license authority to a higher tonnage category, the applicant 
must successfully complete the following training and examination 
requirements:
    (1) Approved firefighting course;
    (2) Approved radar observer course; and,
    (3) Qualification as an able seaman unlimited or able seaman limited 
(able seaman special or able seaman offshore supply vessels satisfy the 
able seaman requirement for licenses permitting service on vessels of 
1600 gross tons and less).
    (h) Each applicant for a deck license which authorizes service on 
vessels above 1600 gross tons on ocean or near coastal waters, whether 
original or raise of grade, must pass a practical signaling examination 
(flashing light).

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A license applicant who fails in practical signaling, but passes every 
other part of the examination, may be issued a license with a 1600 gross 
ton limitation. The tonnage limitation can be removed upon successful 
completion of the signaling examination.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
135, Jan. 4, 1989]

Sec. 10.402  Tonnage requirements for ocean or near coastal licenses for 
          vessels of over 1600 gross tons.

    (a) To qualify for an ocean or near coastal license for vessels of 
any gross tons, all the required experience must be obtained on vessels 
of over 200 gross tons. At least one-half of the required experience 
must be obtained on vessels of over 1600 gross tons.
    (b) If the applicant for an original or raise of grade of a license 
as master or mate does not have the service on vessels over 1600 gross 
tons required by paragraph (a) of this section, or is qualifying for 
third mate under the provisions of paragraph Sec. 10.407(c) of this 
subpart, a tonnage limitation is placed on the license based on the 
applicant's qualifying experience. The license is limited to the maximum 
tonnage on which at least 25 percent of the required experience was 
obtained, or 150 percent of the maximum tonnage on which at least 50 
percent of the service was obtained, whichever is higher. Limitations 
are in multiples of 1000 gross tons, using the next higher figure when 
an intermediate tonnage is calculated. When the calculated limitation 
equals or exceeds 10,000 gross tons, the applicant is issued an 
unlimited tonnage license.
    (c) Tonnage limitations imposed under paragraph (b) of this section 
may be raised or removed in the following manner:
    (1) When the applicant has six months of service on vessels of over 
1600 gross tons in the highest grade licensed, all tonnage limitations 
are removed.
    (2) When the applicant has a total of six months of service on 
vessels of over 1600 gross tons in any licensed capacity other than the 
highest grade for which licensed, all tonnage limitations for the grade 
in which the service is performed are removed and the next higher grade 
license is raised to the tonnage of the vessel on which the majority of 
the service was performed. The total cumulative service before and after 
issuance of the limited license may be considered in removing all 
tonnage limitations.
    (3) When the applicant has 12 months of service as able seaman on 
vessels over 1600 gross tons while holding a license as third mate, all 
tonnage limitations on the third mate's license are removed.
    (d) Individuals holding licenses as master or mate of vessels of not 
more than 1600 gross tons, not more than 500 gross tons, or not more 
than 25-200 gross tons are prohibited from using the provisions of 
paragraph (c) of this section to increase the tonnages of their 
licenses.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
135, Jan. 4, 1989]

Sec. 10.403  Structure of deck licenses.

    The following diagram illustrates the deck license structure, 
including cross over points. The section numbers on the diagram refer to 
the specific requirements applicable.

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[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TR19NO99.002

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
136, Jan. 4, 1989; USCG-1999-6224, 64 FR 63226, Nov. 19, 1999]

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Sec. 10.404  Service requirements for master of ocean or near coastal 
          steam or motor vessels of any gross tons.

    The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license as 
master of ocean or near coastal steam or motor vessels of any gross tons 
is:
    (a) One year of service as chief mate on ocean steam or motor 
vessels; or,
    (b) One year of service on ocean steam or motor vessels while 
holding a license as chief mate of ocean steam or motor vessels as 
follows:
    (1) A minimum of six months of service as chief mate; and,
    (2) Service as officer in charge of a navigational watch accepted on 
a two-for-one basis (12 months as second or third mate equals six months 
of creditable service).

Sec. 10.405  Service requirements for chief mate of ocean or near 
          coastal steam or motor vessels of any gross tons.

    The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license as 
chief mate of ocean or near coastal steam or motor vessels of any gross 
tons is one year of service as officer in charge of a navigational watch 
on ocean steam or motor vessels while holding a license as second mate.

Sec. 10.406  Service requirements for second mate of ocean or near 
          coastal steam or motor vessels of any gross tons.

    The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license as 
second mate of ocean or near coastal steam or motor vessels of any gross 
tons is:
    (a) One year of service as officer in charge of a navigational watch 
on ocean steam or motor vessels while holding a license as third mate; 
or,
    (b) While holding a license as third mate of ocean steam or motor 
vessels of any gross tons, 12 months of service on deck as follows:
    (1) A minimum of six months service as officer in charge of a deck 
watch on ocean steam or motor vessels; in combination with,
    (2) Service on ocean steam or motor vessels as boatswain, able 
seaman, or quartermaster while holding a certificate as able seaman, 
which may be accepted on a two-for-one basis to a maximum allowable 
substitution of six months (12 months of experience equals 6 months of 
creditable service); or,
    (c) A licensed master of Great Lakes and inland steam or motor 
vessels of any gross tons or master of inland steam or motor vessels of 
any gross tons, may obtain a license as second mate of ocean or near 
coastal steam or motor vessels of any gross tons by completing the 
prescribed examination in subpart I of this part.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
138, Jan. 4, 1989]

Sec. 10.407  Service requirements for third mate of ocean or near 
          coastal steam or motor vessels of any gross tons.

    (a) The minimum service or training required to qualify an applicant 
for license as third mate of ocean or near coastal steam or motor 
vessels of any gross tons is:
    (1) Three years of service in the deck department on ocean steam or 
motor vessels, six months of which shall have been as able seaman, 
boatswain, or quartermaster, while holding a certificate as able seaman. 
Experience gained in the engine department on vessels of appropriate 
tonnage may be creditable for up to three months of the service 
requirements for this license; or,
    (2) Graduation from:
    (i) The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (deck curriculum);
    (ii) The U.S. Coast Guard Academy and qualification as an underway 
officer in charge of a navigational watch;
    (iii) The U.S. Naval Academy and qualification as an underway 
officer in charge of a navigational watch; or,
    (iv) The deck class of a maritime academy approved by and conducted 
under rules prescribed by the Maritime Administrator and listed in part 
310 of this title, except the deck class of the Great Lakes Maritime 
Academy; or,
    (3) Satisfactory completion of a three year apprentice mate training 
program approved by the Commandant.
    (b) Graduation from the deck class of the Great Lakes Maritime 
Academy will qualify the graduate to be examined for a license as third 
mate near coastal steam or motor vessels of any gross tons.

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    (c) While holding a license as master of ocean or near coastal steam 
or motor vessels of not more than 1,600 gross tons, one year of service 
as master on vessels of over 200 gross tons operating on ocean or near 
coastal waters will qualify the applicant for a license as third mate of 
ocean or near coastal steam or motor vessels of any gross tons.

Sec. 10.410  Requirements for deck licenses for vessels of not more than 
          1600 gross tons.

    (a) Licenses as master and mate of vessels of not more than 1600 
gross tons are issued in the following tonnage categories:
    (1) Not more than 1,600 gross tons;
    (2) Not more than 500 gross tons; or,
    (3) Between 25-200 gross tons in 50 ton increments and with 
appropriate mode of propulsion such as steam or motor, sail, or 
auxiliary sail.
    (b) Experience gained in the engine department on vessels of 
appropriate tonnage may be creditable for up to 25 percent of the 
service requirements for any mate license in this category.
    (c) A license in this category obtained with an orally-assisted 
examination will be limited to 500 gross tons. In order to raise that 
tonnage limit to 1,600 gross tons, the written examination and service 
requirements must be satisfied.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
138, Jan. 4, 1989]

Sec. 10.412  Service requirements for master of ocean or near coastal 
          steam or motor vessels of not more than 1600 gross tons.

    The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for a license 
as master of ocean or near coastal steam or motor vessels of not more 
than 1600 gross tons is:
    (a) Four years total service on ocean or near coastal waters. 
Service on Great Lakes and inland waters may substitute for up to two 
years of the required service. Two years of the required service must 
have been on vessels of over 100 gross tons. Two years of the required 
service must have been as a master, mate master or mate (pilot) of 
towing vessels, or equivalent supervisory position while holding a 
license as master, mate master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels. One 
year of the service as master, mate master or mate (pilot) of towing 
vessels, or equivalent supervisory position must have been on vessels of 
over 100 gross tons; or,
    (b) An applicant holding a license as chief mate or second mate of 
ocean or near coastal steam or motor vessels of over 1600 gross tons is 
eligible for this license upon completion of a limited examination.

[CGD 81-059, 54 FR 138, Jan. 4, 1989, as amended by USCG-1999-6224, 64 
FR 63228, Nov. 19, 1999; 66 FR 20936, Apr. 26, 2001]

Sec. 10.414  Service requirements for mate of ocean steam or motor 
          vessels of not more than 1600 gross tons.

    The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for a license 
as mate of ocean steam or motor vessels of not more than 1600 gross tons 
is:
    (a) Three years total service in the deck department of ocean or 
near coastal steam or motor, sail, or auxiliary sail vessels. Service on 
Great Lakes and inland waters may substitute for up to 18 months of the 
required service. One year of the required service must have been on 
vessels of over 100 gross tons. One year of the required service must 
have been as a master, mate master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels, or 
equivalent supervisory position while holding a license as master, mate 
master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels. Six months of the required 
service as master, mate master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels, or 
equivalent supervisory position must have been on vessels of over 100 
gross tons; or,
    (b) Three years total service in the deck department on ocean or 
near coastal steam or motor, sail, or auxiliary sail vessels of over 200 
gross tons. Six months of the required service must have been as able 
seaman.

[CGD 81-059, 54 FR 138, Jan. 4, 1989, as amended by USCG-1999-6224, 64 
FR 63228, Nov. 19, 1999; 66 FR 20936, Apr. 26, 2001]

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Sec. 10.416  Service requirements for mate of near coastal steam or 
          motor vessels of not more than 1600 gross tons.

    The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for a license 
as mate of near coastal steam or motor vessels of not more than 1600 
gross tons is two years total service in the deck department of ocean or 
near coastal steam or motor, sail, or auxiliary sail vessels. Service on 
Great Lakes and inland waters may substitute for up to one year of the 
required service. One year of the required service must have been on 
vessels of over 100 gross tons. Six months of the required service must 
have been as able seaman, boatswain, quartermaster, or equivalent 
position on vessels of over 100 gross tons while holding a certificate 
as able seaman.

[CGD 81-059, 54 FR 138, Jan. 4, 1989]

Sec. 10.418  Service requirements for master of ocean or near coastal 
          steam or motor vessels of not more than 500 gross tons.

    The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for a license 
as master of ocean or near coastal steam or motor vessels of not more 
than 500 gross tons is:
    (a) Three years total service on ocean or near coastal waters. 
Service on Great Lakes and inland waters may substitute for up to 18 
months of the required service. Two years of the required service must 
have been as a master, mate, or equivalent supervisory position while 
holding a license as master, mate, or operator of uninspected passenger 
vessels. One year of the required service as master, mate, or equivalent 
supervisory position must have been on vessels of over 50 gross tons.
    (b) The holder of a license as master or mate (pilot) of towing 
vessels authorizing service on oceans or near-coastal routes is eligible 
for a license as master of ocean or near-coastal steam or motor vessels 
of not more than 500 gross tons after both 1 year of service as master 
or mate of towing vessels on oceans or near-coastal routes and 
completion of a limited examination.

[CGD 81-059, 54 FR 138, Jan. 4, 1989, as amended by USCG-1999-6224, 64 
FR 63228, Nov. 19, 1999]

Sec. 10.420  Service requirements for mate of ocean steam or motor 
          vessels of not more than 500 gross tons.

    The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for a license 
as mate of ocean steam and motor vessels of not more than 500 gross tons 
is two years total service in the deck department of ocean or near 
coastal steam or motor, sail, or auxiliary sail vessels. Service on 
Great Lakes and inland waters may substitute for up to one year of the 
required service. One year of the required service must have been as a 
master, mate, or equivalent supervisory position while holding a license 
as master, mate, or operator of uninspected passenger vessels. Six 
months of the required service as master, mate, or equivalent 
supervisory position must have been on vessels of over 50 gross tons.

[CGD 81-059, 54 FR 138, Jan. 4, 1989, as amended by USCG-1999-6224, 64 
FR 63228, Nov. 19, 1999]

Sec. 10.421  Service requirements for mate of near coastal steam or 
          motor vessels of not more than 500 gross tons.

    The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for a license 
as mate of near coastal steam or motor vessels of not more than 500 
gross tons is two years total service in the deck department of ocean or 
near coastal steam or motor, sail, or auxiliary sail vessels. Service on 
Great Lakes and inland waters may substitute for up to one year of the 
required service. One year of the required service must have been on 
vessels of over 50 gross tons. Three months of the required service must 
have been as able seaman, boatswain, quartermaster, or equivalent 
position on vessels of over 50 gross tons while holding a certificate as 
able seaman.

[CGD 81-059, 54 FR 138, Jan. 4, 1989]

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Sec. 10.422  Tonnage limitations and qualifying requirements for 
          licenses as master or mate of vessels of not more than 200 
          gross tons.

    (a) Except as noted in paragraph (e), all licenses issued for master 
or mate of vessels of not more than 200 gross tons are issued in 50 
gross ton increments based on the applicant's qualifying experience. The 
license is limited to the maximum tonnage on which at least 25 percent 
of the required experience was obtained, or 150 percent of the maximum 
tonnage on which at least 50 percent of the service was obtained, 
whichever is higher. Limitations are in multiples of 50 gross tons using 
the next higher figure when an intermediate tonnage is calculated.
    (b) The tonnage limitation on these licenses may be raised upon 
completion of:
    (1) At least 45 days of additional service on deck on a vessel of a 
higher tonnage for a tonnage increase on a mate's license; or,
    (2) At least 90 days of additional service on deck on a vessel of a 
higher tonnage for a tonnage increase on a master's license; or,
    (3) Additional service, which, when combined with all previously 
accumulated service, will qualify the applicant for a higher tonnage 
license under the basic formula; or,
    (4) Six months additional service in the deck department on vessels 
within the highest tonnage increment on the license. In this case, the 
tonnage limitation may be raised one increment.
    (c) When the service is obtained on vessels upon which licensed 
personnel are not required, the OCMI must be satisfied that the nature 
of this qualifying service (i.e., size of vessel, route, equipment, 
etc.) is a reasonable equivalent to the duties performed on vessels 
which are required to engage licensed individuals.
    (d) Service gained in the engineroom on vessels of not more than 200 
gross tons may be creditable for up to 25 percent of the deck service 
requirements for mate.
    (e) When the qualifying service is obtained upon vessels of five 
gross tons or less, the license will be limited to vessels of not more 
than 25 gross tons.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
139, Jan. 4, 1989]

Sec. 10.424  Service requirements for master of ocean steam or motor 
          vessels of not more than 200 gross tons.

    (a) The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for a 
license as master of ocean steam or motor vessels of not more than 200 
gross tons is:
    (1) Three years total service on ocean or near coastal waters. 
Service on Great Lakes and inland waters may substitute for up to 18 
months of the required service. Two years of the required service must 
have been as master, mate, or equivalent supervisory position while 
holding a license as master, as mate, or as operator of uninspected 
passenger vessels; or,
    (2) Two years total service as a licensed master or mate of ocean or 
near-coastal towing vessels. Completion of a limited examination is also 
required.
    (b) In order to obtain an endorsement on this license for sail or 
auxiliary sail vessels, the applicant must submit evidence of 12 months 
of service on sail or auxiliary sail vessels. The required 12 months of 
service may have been obtained prior to issuance of the master's 
license.
    (c) In addition to any required examination, the applicant must 
comply with the requirements listed in Sec. 10.401(g) of this subpart.

[CGD 81-059, 54 FR 139, Jan. 4, 1989, as amended by USCG-1999-6224, 64 
FR 63228, Nov. 19, 1999]

Sec. 10.426  Service requirements for master of near coastal steam or 
          motor vessels of not more than 200 gross tons.

    (a) The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for a 
license as master of near coastal steam or motor vessels of not more 
than 200 gross tons is:
    (1) Two years total service on ocean or near coastal waters. Service 
on Great Lakes and inland waters may substitute for up to one year of 
the required service. One year of the required service must have been as 
a master,

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mate, or equivalent supervisory position while holding a license as 
master, as mate, or as operator of uninspected passenger vessels; or,
    (2) One year of total service as licensed master or mate of towing 
vessels on oceans or near-coastal routes. Completion of a limited 
examination is also required.
    (b) In order to obtain an endorsement on this license for sail or 
auxiliary sail vessels, the applicant must submit evidence of 12 months 
of service on sail or auxiliary sail vessels. The required 12 months of 
service may have been obtained prior to issuance of the master's 
license.

[CGD 81-059, 54 FR 139, Jan. 4, 1989, as amended by USCG-1999-6224, 64 
FR 63228, Nov. 19, 1999]

Sec. 10.427  Service requirements for mate of near coastal steam or 
          motor vessels of not more than 200 gross tons.

    (a) The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license 
as mate of near coastal steam or motor vessels of not more than 200 
gross tons is:
    (1) Twelve months total service in the deck department of ocean or 
near coastal steam or motor, sail, or auxiliary sail vessels. Service on 
Great Lakes and inland waters may substitute for up to six months of the 
required service; or,
    (2) Three months of service in the deck department of steam or motor 
vessels operating on ocean, near coastal, Great Lakes or inland waters 
while holding a license as master of inland steam or motor, sail or 
auxiliary sail vessels of not more than 200 gross tons.
    (b) The holder of a license as operator of uninspected passenger 
vessels with a near coastal route endorsement may obtain this license by 
successfully completing an examination on rules and regulations for 
small passenger vessels.
    (c) In order to obtain an endorsement on this license for sail or 
auxiliary sail vessels, the applicant must submit evidence of six months 
of deck service on sail or auxiliary sail vessels.
    (d) A license as master of near coastal steam or motor vessels may 
be endorsed as mate of sail or auxiliary sail vessels upon presentation 
of three months of service on sail or auxiliary sail vessels.
    (e) In order to obtain a tonnage endorsement of over 100 gross tons, 
the applicant must complete the additional examination topics indicated 
in subpart I of this part.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987. Redesignated and amended by CGD 
81-059, 54 FR 139, Jan. 4, 1989]

Sec. 10.428  Service requirements for master of near coastal steam or 
          motor vessels of not more than 100 gross tons.

    (a) The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for a 
license as master of near coastal steam or motor vessels of not more 
than 100 gross tons is two years total service in the deck department of 
steam or motor, sail, or auxiliary sail vessels on ocean or near coastal 
waters. Service on Great Lakes and inland waters may substitute for up 
to one year of the required service.
    (b) In order to obtain an endorsement on this license for sail or 
auxiliary sail vessels, the applicant must submit evidence of 12 months 
of service on sail or auxiliary sail vessels. The required 12 months of 
service may have been obtained prior to issuance of the license.

[CGD 81-059, 54 FR 139, Jan. 4, 1989]

Sec. 10.429  Service requirements for limited master of near coastal 
          steam or motor vessels of not more than 100 gross tons.

    (a) Limited masters' licenses for near coastal vessels of not more 
than 100 gross tons may be issued to applicants to be employed by 
organizations such as yacht clubs, marinas, formal camps and educational 
institutions. A license issued under this section is limited to the 
specific activity and the locality of the yacht club, marina or camp. In 
order to obtain this restricted license, an applicant must:
    (1) Have four months of service on any waters in the operation of 
the type of vessel for which the license is requested;
    (2) Satisfactorily complete a safe boating course approved by the 
National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, or a safe 
boating course conducted by the U.S. Power Squadron or the American Red 
Cross,

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or a Coast Guard approved course. This course must have been completed 
within five years before the date of application; and,
    (3) Pass a limited examination appropriate for the activity to be 
conducted and the route authorized.
    (b) The first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course 
certificates required by Sec. 10.205(h) of this part will only be 
required when, in the opinion of the OCMI, the geographic area over 
which service is authorized precludes obtaining medical services within 
a reasonable time.
    (c) In order to obtain an endorsement on this license for sail or 
auxiliary sail vessels, the applicant must submit evidence of four 
months of service on sail or auxiliary sail vessels. The required four 
months of service may have been obtained prior to issuance of the 
license.

[CGD 81-059, 54 FR 139, Jan. 4, 1989, as amended by USCG-2000-7790, 65 
FR 58458, Sept. 29, 2000]

Sec. 10.430  Licenses for the Great Lakes and inland waters.

    Any license issued for service on the Great Lakes and inland waters 
is valid on all of the inland waters of the United States as defined in 
this part. Any license issued for service on inland waters is valid for 
the inland waters of the United States, excluding the Great Lakes. 
Licenses with either a Great Lakes and inland or an inland route are 
valid for service on the sheltered waters of the Inside Passage between 
Puget Sound and Cape Spencer, Alaska. As these licenses authorize 
service on waters seaward of the International Regulations for 
Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) demarcation line as defined in 33 
CFR part 80, the applicant must complete an examination on the COLREGS 
or the license must be endorsed with an exclusion from such waters.

[CGD 81-059, 54 FR 139, Jan. 4, 1989]

Sec. 10.431  Tonnage requirements for Great Lakes and inland licenses 
          for vessels of over 1600 gross tons.

    (a) All required experience for Great Lakes and inland unlimited 
licenses must be obtained on vessels of over 200 gross tons. At least 
one-half of the required experience must be obtained on vessels of 1600 
gross tons or over.
    (b) Tonnage limitations may be imposed on these licenses in 
accordance with Sec. 10.402 (b) and (c).

Sec. 10.433  Service requirements for master of Great Lakes and inland 
          steam or motor vessels of any gross tons.

    The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license as 
master of Great Lakes and inland steam or motor vessels of any gross 
tons is:
    (a) One year of service as mate or first class pilot while acting in 
the capacity of first mate of Great Lakes steam or motor vessels of more 
than 1600 gross tons; or,
    (b) Two years of service as master of inland (excluding the Great 
Lakes) steam or motor vessels of more than 1600 gross tons; or,
    (c) One year of service upon Great Lakes waters while holding a 
license as mate or first class pilot of Great Lakes and inland steam or 
motor vessels of more than 1600 gross tons. A minimum of six months of 
this service must have been in the capacity of first mate. Service as 
second mate is accepted for the remainder on a two-for-one basis to a 
maximum of six months (12 months of service equals six months of 
creditable service).

Sec. 10.435  Service requirements for master of inland steam or motor 
          vessels of any gross tons.

    The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license as 
master of inland (excluding the Great Lakes) steam or motor vessels of 
any gross tons is:
    (a) One year of service as first class pilot (of other than canal 
and small lakes routes) or mate of Great Lakes or inland steam or motor 
vessels of more than 1,600 gross tons; or,
    (b) Two years of service as wheelsman or quartermaster while holding 
a mate/first class pilot license.

Sec. 10.437  Service requirements for mate of Great Lakes and inland 
          steam or motor vessels of any gross tons.

    (a) The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license 
as mate of Great Lakes and inland steam or motor vessels of any gross 
tons is:

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    (1) Three years of service in the deck department of steam or motor 
vessels, at least three months of which must have been on vessels on 
inland waters and at least six months of which must have been as able 
seaman, inland mate, boatswain, wheelsman, quartermaster, or equivalent 
position;
    (2) Graduation from the deck class of the Great Lakes Maritime 
Academy; or,
    (3) While holding a license as master of Great Lakes and inland 
steam or motor vessels of not more than 1600 gross tons, one year 
service as master on vessels of over 200 gross tons.
    (b) Service gained in the engine department on vessels of 
appropriate tonnage may be creditable for up to six months of the 
service requirements under paragraph (a)(1) of this section.

Sec. 10.442  Service requirements for master of Great Lakes and inland 
          steam or motor vessels of not more than 1600 gross tons.

    The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for a license 
as master of Great Lakes and inland steam or motor vessels of not more 
than 1600 gross tons is:
    (a) Three years total service on vessels. Eighteen months of the 
required service must have been on vessels of over 100 gross tons. One 
year of the required service must have been as a master, mate, or 
equivalent supervisory position on vessels of over 100 gross tons while 
holding a license as master, as mate, or as master of towing vessels; 
or,
    (b) Six months of service as operator on vessels of over 100 gross 
tons while holding a license as master of towing vessels.

[CGD 81-059, 54 FR 140, Jan. 4, 1989, as amended by USCG-1999-6224, 64 
FR 63228, Nov. 19, 1999]

Sec. 10.444  Service requirements for mate of Great Lakes and inland 
          steam or motor vessels of not more than 1600 gross tons.

    The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license as 
mate of Great Lakes and inland steam or motor vessels of not more than 
1600 gross tons is:
    (a) Two years total service in the deck department of steam or 
motor, sail, or auxiliary sail vessels. One year of the required service 
must have been on vessels of over 100 gross tons. Six months of the 
required service must have been as able seaman, boatswain, 
quartermaster, or equivalent position on vessels of over 100 gross tons 
while holding a certificate as able seaman; or,
    (b) One year total service as master of steam or motor, sail, or 
auxiliary sail vessels, or operator of uninspected passenger vessels, of 
over 50 gross tons while holding a license as master steam or motor, 
sail, or auxiliary sail vessels of not more than 200 gross tons or 
operator of uninspected passenger vessels; or,
    (c) Six months total service as mate (pilot) of towing vessels on 
vessels of over 100 gross tons.

[CGD 81-059, 54 FR 140, Jan. 4, 1989, as amended by USCG-1999-6224, 64 
FR 63228, Nov. 19, 1999]

Sec. 10.446  Service requirements for master of Great Lakes and inland 
          steam or motor vessels of not more than 500 gross tons.

    The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for a license 
as master of Great Lakes and inland steam or motor vessels of not more 
than 500 gross tons is:
    (a) Three years total service on vessels. One year of the required 
service must have been as a master, mate, or equivalent supervisory 
position on vessels of over 50 gross tons while holding a license as 
master, as mate, or as operator of uninspected passenger vessels.
    (b) An applicant holding a license as master of ocean, near coastal, 
or Great Lakes and inland towing vessels is eligible for this license 
after six months of service as master of towing vessels and completion 
of a limited examination. This requires three and one-half years of 
service. Two years of this service must have been served while holding a 
license as master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels, or mate.

[CGD 81-059, 54 FR 140, Jan. 4, 1989, as amended by USCG 1999-6224, 64 
FR 63228, Nov. 19, 1999]

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Sec. 10.448  Service requirements for mate of Great Lakes and inland 
          steam or motor vessels of not more than 500 gross tons.

    The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for a license 
as mate of Great Lakes and inland steam or motor vessels of not more 
than 500 gross tons is two years total service in the deck department of 
steam or motor, sail, or auxiliary sail vessels. One year of the 
required service must have been on vessels of over 50 gross tons. Three 
months of the required service must have been as able seaman, boatswain, 
quartermaster, or equivalent position on vessels of over 50 gross tons 
while holding a certificate as able seaman.

[CGD 81-059, 54 FR 140, Jan. 4, 1989]

Sec. 10.450  Tonnage limitations and qualifying requirements for 
          licenses as master or mate of Great Lakes and inland vessels 
          of not more than 200 gross tons.

    (a) Except as noted in subparagraph (d), all licenses issued for 
master or mate of vessels of not more than 200 gross tons are issued in 
50 ton increments based on the applicants qualifying experience in 
accordance with the provisions of Sec. 10.422. See the tonnage and 
qualifying service discussion in Sec. 10.422 for further clarification.
    (b) Service gained in the engineroom on vessels of not more than 200 
gross tons may be creditable for up to 25 percent of the deck service 
requirements for mate.
    (c) When the service is obtained on vessels upon which licensed 
personnel are not required, the OCMI must be satisfied that the nature 
of this qualifying service (i.e., size of vessel, route, equipment, 
etc.) is a reasonable equivalent to the duties performed on vessels 
which are required to engage licensed individuals.
    (d) When the qualifying service is obtained upon vessels of five 
gross tons or less, the license will be limited to vessels of not more 
than 25 gross tons.

Sec. 10.452  Service requirements for master of Great Lakes and inland 
          steam or motor vessels of not more than 200 gross tons.

    (a) The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for a 
license as master of Great Lakes and inland steam or motor vessels of 
not more than 200 gross tons is one year of service on vessels. Six 
months of the required service must have been as master, mate, or 
equivalent supervisory position while holding a license as master, mate, 
master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels, or operator of uninspected 
passenger vessels. To obtain authority to serve on the Great Lakes, 
three months of the required service must have been on Great Lakes 
waters, otherwise the license will be limited to the inland waters of 
the United States (excluding the Great Lakes).
    (b) In order to obtain an endorsement on this license for sail or 
auxiliary sail vessels, the applicant must have six months of service on 
sail or auxiliary sail vessels. The required six months of service may 
have been obtained prior to issuance of the master's license.

[CGD 81-059, 54 FR 140, Jan. 4, 1989, as amended by USCG-1999-6224, 64 
FR 63228, Nov. 19, 1999]

Sec. 10.454  Service requirements for mate of Great Lakes and inland 
          steam or motor vessels of not more than 200 gross tons.

    (a) The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for a 
license as mate of Great Lakes and inland steam or motor vessels of not 
more than 200 gross tons is six months of service in the deck department 
of steam or motor, sail, or auxiliary sail vessels. To obtain authority 
to serve on the Great Lakes, three months of the required service must 
have been on Great Lakes waters, otherwise the license will be limited 
to the inland waters of the United States (excluding the Great Lakes).
    (b) In order to obtain an endorsement on this license for sail or 
auxiliary sail

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vessels, the applicant must submit evidence of three months of service 
on sail or auxiliary sail vessels.
    (c) A license as master of steam or motor vessels may be endorsed as 
mate of sail or auxiliary sail vessels upon presentation of three months 
service on sail or auxiliary sail vessels.
    (d) The holder of a license as operator of inland uninspected 
passenger vessels may obtain this license by successfully completing an 
examination on rules and regulations for small passenger vessels. To 
obtain authority to serve on the Great Lakes, three months of the 
required service must have been on Great Lakes waters, otherwise the 
license will be limited to the inland waters of the United States 
(excluding the Great Lakes).
    (e) In order to obtain a tonnage endorsement of over 100 gross tons, 
the applicant must complete the additional examination topics indicated 
in subpart I of this part.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
140, Jan. 4, 1989]

Sec. 10.455  Service requirements for master of Great Lakes and inland 
          steam or motor vessels of not more than 100 gross tons.

    (a) The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for a 
license as master of Great Lakes and inland steam or motor vessels of 
not more than 100 gross tons is one year of total service in the deck 
department of steam or motor, sail, or auxiliary sail vessels. To obtain 
authority to serve on the Great Lakes, three months of the required 
service must have been on Great Lakes waters, otherwise the license will 
be limited to the inland waters of the United States (excluding the 
Great Lakes).
    (b) In order to obtain an endorsement on this license for sail or 
auxiliary sail vessels, the applicant must submit evidence of six months 
of service on sail or auxiliary sail vessels. The required six months of 
service may have been obtained prior to issuance of the license.

[CGD 81-059, 54 FR 140, Jan. 4, 1989]

Sec. 10.456  Service requirements for limited master of Great Lakes and 
          inland steam or motor vessels of not more than 100 gross tons.

    Limited masters' licenses for vessels of not more than 100 gross 
tons upon Great Lakes and inland waters may be issued to applicants to 
be employed by organizations such as formal camps, educational 
institutions, yacht clubs, and marinas with reduced service 
requirements. A license issued under this paragraph is limited to the 
specific activity and the locality of the camp, yacht club or marina. In 
order to obtain this restricted license, an applicant must:
    (a) Have four months of service in the operation of the type of 
vessel for which the license is requested; and,
    (b) Satisfactorily complete a safe boating course approved by the 
National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, a public 
education course conducted by the U.S. Power Squadron or the American 
Red Cross, or a Coast Guard approved course. This course must have been 
completed within five years before the date of application; and,
    (c) Pass a limited examination appropriate for the activity to be 
conducted and the route authorized.
    (d) The first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course 
certificates required by Sec. 10.205(h) of this part will only be 
required when, in the opinion of the OCMI, the geographic area over 
which service is authorized precludes obtaining medical services within 
a reasonable time.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987. Redesignated and amended by CGD 
81-059, 54 FR 140, Jan. 4, 1989; USCG-2000-7790, 65 FR 58458, Sept. 29, 
2000]

Sec. 10.457  Service requirements for master of inland steam or motor 
          vessels of not more than 100 gross tons.

    (a) An applicant for a license as master of inland steam or motor 
vessels of not more than 100 gross tons must present one year of service 
on any waters. In order to raise the tonnage limitation over 100 gross 
tons, the examination topics indicated in subpart I of this part must be 
completed in addition to satisfying the experience requirements of 
Sec. 10.452(a).

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    (b) In order to obtain an endorsement on this license for sail or 
auxiliary sail vessels, the applicant must submit evidence of six months 
of service on sail or auxiliary sail vessels. The required six months of 
service may have been obtained prior to issuance of the license.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987. Redesignated and amended by CGD 
81-059, 54 FR 141, Jan. 4, 1989]

Sec. 10.459  Service requirements for master or mate of rivers.

    (a) An applicant for a license as master of river steam or motor 
vessels of any gross tons must meet the same service requirements as 
master of inland steam or motor vessels of any gross tons.
    (b) An applicant for a license as master or mate of river steam or 
motor vessels, with a limitation of 25-1600 gross tons, must meet the 
same service requirements as those required by this subpart for the 
corresponding tonnage Great Lakes and inland steam or motor license. 
Service on the Great Lakes is not, however, required.

[CGD 81-059, 54 FR 141, Jan. 4, 1989]

Sec. 10.462  Licenses for master or mate of uninspected fishing industry 
          vessels.

    (a) This section applies to licenses for masters and mates of all 
vessels, however propelled, navigating the high seas, which are 
documented to engage in the fishing industry, with the exception of:
    (1) Wooden ships of primitive build;
    (2) Unrigged vessels; and,
    (3) Vessels of less than 200 gross tons.
    (b) Licenses as master or mate of uninspected fishing industry 
vessels are issued for either ocean or near coastal routes, depending on 
the examination completed. To qualify for an uninspected fishing 
industry vessel license, the applicant must satisfy the training and 
examination requirements of Sec. 10.401(g) of this subpart.
    (c) An applicant for a license as master of uninspected fishing 
industry vessels must have four years of total service on ocean or near 
coastal routes. Service on Great Lakes or inland waters may substitute 
for up to two years of the required service. One year of the required 
service must have been as licensed master, as unlicensed master, or as 
licensed mate or equivalent supervisory position while holding a license 
as master, mate, master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels, or operator 
of uninspected passenger vessels.
    (1) To qualify for a license of not more than 500 gross tons, at 
least two years of the required service, including the one year as 
master, mate or equivalent, must have been on vessels of over 50 gross 
tons.
    (2) To qualify for a license of not more than 1600 gross tons, at 
least two years of the required service, including the one year as 
master, mate or equivalent, must have been on vessels of over 100 gross 
tons.
    (3) To qualify for a license of over 1600 gross tons, but not more 
than 5000 gross tons, the vessel tonnage upon which the four years of 
required service was obtained will be used to compute the tonnage. The 
license is limited to the maximum tonnage on which at least 25 percent 
of the required service was obtained, or 150 percent of the maximum 
tonnage on which at least 50 percent of the service was obtained, 
whichever is higher. Limitations are in multiples of 1000 gross tons, 
using the next higher figure when an intermediate tonnage is calculated. 
A license as master of uninspected fishing industry vessels authorizing 
service on vessels over 1600 gross tons also requires one year as 
master, mate or equivalent on vessels over 100 gross tons.
    (4) The tonnage limitation on this license may be raised using one 
of the following methods, but cannot exceed 5000 gross tons. Limitations 
are in multiples of 1000 gross tons, using the next higher figure when 
an intermediate tonnage is calculated.
    (i) Three months service as master on a vessel results in a 
limitation in that capacity equal to the tonnage of that vessel rounded 
up to the next multiple of 1000 gross tons;
    (ii) Six months service as master on a vessel results in a 
limitation in that capacity equal to 150% of the tonnage of that vessel;
    (iii) Six months service as master on vessels over 1600 gross tons 
results in

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raising the limitation to 5000 gross tons;
    (iv) Six months service as mate on vessels over 1600 gross tons 
results in raising the limitation for master to the tonnage on which at 
least 50 percent of the service was obtained;
    (v) Two years service as a deckhand on a vessel while holding a 
license as master results in a limitation on the master's license equal 
to 150% of the tonnage of that vessel up to 5000 gross tons; or,
    (vi) One year of service as deckhand on a vessel while holding a 
license as master results in a limitation on the master's license equal 
to the tonnage of that vessel.
    (d) An applicant for a license as mate of uninspected fishing 
industry vessels must have three years of total service on ocean or near 
coastal routes. Service on Great Lakes or inland waters may substitute 
for up to 18 months of the required service.
    (1) To qualify for a license of not more than 500 gross tons, at 
least one year of the required service must have been on vessels of over 
50 gross tons.
    (2) To qualify for a license of not more than 1600 gross tons, at 
least one year of the required service must have been on vessels of over 
100 gross tons.
    (3) To qualify for a license of over 1600 gross tons, but not more 
than 5000 gross tons, the vessel tonnage upon which the three years of 
required service was obtained will be used to compute the tonnage. The 
license is limited to the maximum tonnage on which at least 25 percent 
of the required service was obtained, or 150 percent of the maximum 
tonnage on which at least 50 percent of the service was obtained, 
whichever is higher. Limitations are in multiples of 1000 gross tons, 
using the next higher figure when an intermediate tonnage is calculated.
    (4) The tonnage limitation on this license may be raised using one 
of the following methods, but cannot exceed 5000 gross tons. Limitations 
are in multiples of 1000 gross tons, using the next higher figure when 
an intermediate tonnage is calculated.
    (i) Three months service as mate on a vessel results in a limitation 
in that capacity equal to the tonnage of that vessel rounded up to the 
next multiple of 1000 gross tons;
    (ii) Six months service as mate on a vessel results in a limitation 
in that capacity equal to 150% of the tonnage of that vessel;
    (iii) Six months service as mate on vessels over 1600 gross tons 
results in raising the limitation to 5000 gross tons;
    (iv) One year of service as deckhand on vessels over 1600 gross tons 
while holding a license as mate, results in raising the limitation on 
the mate's license to 5000 gross tons;
    (v) Two years service as a deckhand on a vessel while holding a 
license as mate results in a limitation on the mate's license equal to 
150% of the tonnage of that vessel up to 5000 gross tons; or,
    (vi) One year of service as deckhand on a vessel while holding a 
license as mate results in a limitation on the mate's license equal to 
the tonnage of that vessel.
    (e) Applicants may request an oral examination on the subjects 
listed in subpart I of this part.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
141, Jan. 4, 1989; USCG-1999-6224, 64 FR 63228, Nov. 19, 1999]

Sec. 10.463  General requirements for licenses for master, mate (pilot), 
          and apprentice mate (steersman) of towing vessels.

    (a) A license issued to an officer of towing vessels does not 
authorize service abord such vessels on a foreign voyage nor aboard such 
vessels greater than 200 gross register tons on oceans or near-coastal 
waters.
    (b) The Coast Guard issues the following licenses:
    (1) Master of towing vessels.
    (2) Master of towing vessels, harbor assist.
    (3) Master of towing vessels, limited.
    (4) Mate (pilot) of towing vessels.
    (5) Mate (pilot) of towing vessels, limited.
    (6) Apprentice mate (steersman).
    (7) Apprentice mate (steersman), harbor assist.
    (8) Apprentice mate (steersman), limited.

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    (c) A license as master of towing vessels means a license to operate 
towing vessels not restricted to harbor assist and not restricted to 
local areas designated by OCMIs. This also applies to a mate (pilot) of 
towing vessels.
    (d) For this section, limited means a license to operate a towing 
vessel of less than 200 gross tons limited to a local area within the 
Great Lakes, inland waters, or Western Rivers designated by the OCMI.

[USCG-1999-6224, 64 FR 63228, Nov. 19, 1999, as amended at 66 FR 20936, 
Apr. 26, 2001]

Sec. 10.464  Requirements for licenses as master of towing vessels.

    (a) If you would like to obtain a license as master of towing 
vessels endorsed with a route listed in column 1 of Table 10.464-1, then 
you must complete the service indicated in columns 2 through 5. If you 
hold a license as master of towing vessels (harbor assist), then you 
must complete the service listed in columns 6 through 9. A license 
endorsed for a route listed in column 1 authorizes service on the 
subordinate routes listed in column 10, without further endorsement.

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    (b) If you would like to obtain a license as master of towing 
vessels (harbor assist), then you must complete the service indicated in 
columns 2 through 6 of Table 10.464-2. If you would like to upgrade your 
license as master of towing vessels (limited),

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then you must complete the service listed in columns 7 through 9.
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    (c) If you would like to obtain a license as master of towing 
vessels (limited), then you must complete the service requirements 
listed in Table 10.464-3.

                 Table 10.464-3.--Requirements for License as Master of Towing Vessels (Limited)
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                                             2  Total        3  TOS \2\ on T/V  as     4  TOS \2\ on  particular
         1  Route  endorsement             service \1\       limited  mate (pilot)               route
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LIMITED LOCAL AREA (LLA)...............              36   12 of 36..................  3 of 12.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Service is in months.
\2\ TOS is time of service.

    (d) If you hold a license as mate (pilot) of towing vessels, you may 
have master of towing vessels (limited) added to your license for a 
limited local area within the scope of your current route.
    (e) Before you serve as master of towing vessels on the Western 
rivers, you must possess 90 days of observation and training and have 
your license endorsed for Western Rivers.
    (f) Each company must maintain evidence that every vessel it 
operates is under the direction and control of a licensed mariner with 
appropriate experience, including 30 days of observation and training on 
the intended route other than Western Rivers.
    (g) If you hold a license as a master of inspected, self-propelled 
vessels of greater than 200 gross register tons, you may operate towing 
vessels within any restrictions on your license if you--
    (1) Have 30 days of training and observation on towing vessels for 
the route being assessed, except as noted in paragraph (e) of this 
section; and
    (2) Either--
    (i) Hold a completed Towing Officer's Assessment Record (TOAR) 
described in Sec. 10.304(h) that shows evidence of assessment of 
practical demonstration of skills; or
    (ii) Complete an approved training course. Your license does not 
need a towing endorsement if you hold a TOAR.
    (h) If you began your service or training in the towing industry 
before May 21, 2001, you may receive a license as master of towing 
vessels if before May 21, 2004, you complete the examination required by 
46 CFR 10.903(a)(18)(i) and meet either of the following two 
requirements:
    (1) Three years of service, including--
    (i) Two years on deck aboard a vessel 8 meters (26 feet) or more in 
length;
    (ii) One year on deck aboard a towing vessel, with at least 6 months 
of training or duty in the wheelhouse of the towing vessel; and
    (iii) Three months in each particular geographic area for which you 
are seeking authority; or
    (2) Three years of service aboard towing vessels, including--
    (i) One year on deck, with at least 6 months of training or duty in 
the wheelhouse of the towing vessel; and
    (ii) Three months in each particular geographic area for which you 
are seeking authority.
    Your license does not need a towing endorsement if you hold a TOAR 
or a course completion certificate.

[USCG-1999-6224, 64 FR 63228, Nov. 19, 1999; as amended at 66 FR 20937, 
Apr. 26, 2001]

Sec. 10.465  Requirements for licenses as mate (pilot) of towing 
          vessels.

    (a) If you would like to obtain a license as mate (pilot) of towing 
vessels endorsed with a route listed in column 1 of Table 10.465-1, then 
you must complete the service in columns 2 through 5. If you hold a 
license as master of towing vessels (harbor assist or limited) and would 
like to upgrade it to mate (pilot) of towing vessels, then you must 
complete the service in columns 5 and 6. If you hold a license as mate 
(pilot) of towing vessels (limited) and would like to upgrade it to mate 
(pilot) of towing vessels, then you must complete the service in columns 
2 through 5 and pass a limited examination. A license with a route 
endorsed in column 1 authorizes service on the subordinate

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    (b) Before you serve as mate (pilot) of towing vessels on the 
Western Rivers, you must possess 90 days of observation and training and 
have your license endorsed for Western Rivers.
    (c) Each company must maintain evidence that every vessel it 
operates is under the direction and control of a licensed mariner with 
appropriate experience, including 30 days of observation and training on 
the intended route other than Western Rivers.
    (d) If you would like to obtain a license as mate (pilot) of towing 
vessels (limited), then you must complete the service requirements 
listed in Table 10.465-2.

              Table 10.465-2--Requirements for License as Mate (Pilot) of Towing Vessels (Limited)
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                                                                                       4  Certificate of course
                                      2  Total  service     3  TOS \2\ on T/V  as        completion--training
       1  Route  endorsement                 \1\         apprentice  mate (steerman)     officers' assessment
                                                                                                record
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
LIMITED LOCAL AREA (LLA)...........                 24   6 of 24....................  Either.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Service is in months.
\2\ TOS is time of service.

    (e) If you hold a license as a mate of inspected, self-propelled 
vessels of greater than 200 gross register tons or one as first-class 
pilot, then you may operate towing vessels within any restrictions on 
your license if you--
    (1) Have 30 days of training and observation on towing vessels for 
the route being assessed, except as noted in paragraph (b) of this 
section; and
    (2) Hold a completed Towing Officer's Assessment Record (TOAR) 
described in Sec. 10.304(h) that shows evidence of assessment of 
practical demonstration of skills.
    Your license does not need a towing endorsement if you hold a TOAR 
or a course completion certificate.
    (f) An approved training course for mate (pilot) of towing vessels 
must include formal instruction and practical demonstration of 
proficiency either on board a towing vessel or at a shoreside training 
facility before a designated examiner, and must cover--
    (1) Shipboard management and training;
    (2) Seamanship;
    (3) Navigation;
    (4) Watchkeeping;
    (5) Radar;
    (6) Meteorology;
    (7) Maneuvering and handling of towing vessels;
    (8) Engine-room basics; and
    (9) Emergency procedures.

[USCG-1999-6224, 64 FR 63232, Nov. 19, 1999; as amended at 66 FR 20940, 
Apr. 26, 2001]

Sec. 10.466  Requirements for licenses as apprentice mate (steersman) of 
          towing vessels.

    (a) As Table 10.466-1 shows, if you would like to obtain a license 
as apprentice mate (steersman) of towing vessels listed in column 1, 
endorsed with a route listed in column 2, then you must complete the 
service requirements indicated in columns 3 through 6.

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                              Table 10.466-1--Requirements for License as Apprentice Mate (Steersman \4\) of Towing Vessels
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                     3  Total                                  5  TOS \2\ on        6  Pass examination
          1  License type                 2  Route endorsed         service \1\      4  TOS \2\ on T/V       particular route               \3\
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
(1) APPRENTICE MATE (STEERSMAN)....  OCEANS (O).................              18  12 of 18..............  3 of 18...............  Yes.
                                     NEAR-COASTAL (NC)..........              18  12 of 18..............  3 of 18...............  Yes.
                                     GREAT LAKES-INLAND (GL-I)..              18  12 of 18..............  3 of 18...............  Yes.
                                     RIVERS (R).................              18  12 of 18..............  3 of 18...............  Yes.
                                     WESTERN RIVERS (WR)........              18  12 of 18..............  3 of 18...............  Yes.
(2) APPRENTICE MATE (STEERSMAN)      NOT APPLICABLE.............              18  12 of 18..............  3 of 18...............  Yes.
 (HARBOR ASSIST).
(3) APPRENTICE MATE (STEERSMAN)      NOT APPLICABLE.............              18  12 of 18..............  3 of 18...............  Yes.
 (LIMITED) \4\.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Service is in months.
\2\ TOS is time of service.
\3\ The examination for apprentice mate is specified in subpart I of this part. The examination for apprentice mate (limited) is a limited examination.
\4\ For all inland routes, as well as Western Rivers, the license as steersman is equivalent to that as apprentice mate. All qualifications and
  equivalencies are the same.


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    (b) If you hold a license as apprentice mate (steersman) of towing 
vessels you may obtain a restricted endorsement as limited apprentice 
mate (steersman). This endorsement will go on your license after you 
pass an examination for a route that is not included in the current 
endorsements and on which you have no operating experience. Upon 
completion of 3 months of experience on that route, you may have the 
restricted endorsement removed.

[USCG-1999-6224, 64 FR 63234, Nov. 19, 1999; as amended at 66 FR 20942, 
Apr. 26, 2001]

Sec. 10.467  Licenses for operators of uninspected passenger vessels.

    (a) This section applies to all applicants for the license to 
operate an uninspected vessel of less than 100 gross tons, equipped with 
propulsion machinery of any type, carrying six or less passengers.
    (b) Operator of uninspected passenger vessels licenses issued for 
ocean waters will be limited to near coastal waters not more than 100 
miles offshore. Licenses issued for inland waters will include all 
inland waters, except Great Lakes. Licenses may be issued for a 
particular local area under paragraph (f) of this section.
    (c) For a license as operator of an uninspected passenger vessel 
with a near coastal endorsement, an applicant must have a minimum of 12 
months experience in the operation of vessels, including at least three 
months service on vessels operating on ocean or near coastal waters.
    (d) For a license as operator of an uninspected passenger vessel 
with a Great Lakes and inland waters endorsement, an applicant must have 
12 months service on Great Lakes or inland waters, including at least 
three months service operating vessels on Great Lakes waters.
    (e) For a license as operator of an uninspected passenger vessel 
with an inland endorsement, an applicant must have a minimum of 12 
months experience in the operation of vessels.
    (f) An operator of uninspected passenger vessels license, limited on 
its face to undocumented vessels, may be issued to a person who is not a 
citizen of the United States.
    (g) Limited operator of uninspected passenger vessel licenses may be 
issued to applicants to be employed by organizations such as formal 
camps, yacht clubs, educational institutions, and marinas. A license 
issued under this paragraph will be limited to the specific activity and 
the locality of the camp, yacht club, or marina. In order to obtain this 
restricted license, an applicant must:
    (1) Have three months service in the operation of the type of vessel 
for which the license is requested; and,
    (2) Satisfactorily complete a safe boating course approved by the 
National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, or those 
public education courses conducted by the U.S. Power Squadron or the 
American National Red Cross or a Coast Guard approved course; and,
    (3) Pass a limited examination appropriate for the activity to be 
conducted and the route authorized.
    (4) The first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course 
certificates required by Sec. 10.205(h) of this part will only be 
required when, in the opinion of the OCMI, the geographic area over 
which service is authorized precludes obtaining medical services within 
a reasonable time.
    (h) An applicant for a license as operator of uninspected passenger 
vessels who intends to serve only in the vicinity of Puerto Rico, and 
who speaks Spanish only, may be issued a license restricted to the 
navigable waters of the United States in the vicinity of Puerto Rico.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
142, Jan. 4, 1989. Redesignated by USCG-1999-6224, 64 FR 63234, Nov. 19, 
1999, as amended by USCG-2000-7790, 65 FR 58458, Sept. 29, 2000. 
Redesignated by USCG-1999-6224, 64 FR 63234, Nov. 19, 1999, as amended 
by USCG-1999-6224, Oct. 27, 2000; USCG-1999-6224, 66 FR 20940, Apr. 26, 
2001]

Sec. 10.468  Licenses for mobile offshore drilling units.

    Licenses for service on mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) 
authorize service on units of any gross tons upon ocean waters while on 
location or while underway, as restricted on the license,

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except when moving independently under their own power.

[CGD 81-059a, 55 FR 14799, Apr. 18, 1990]

Sec. 10.470  Licenses for offshore installation manager.

    (a) Licenses as offshore installation manager (OIM) are endorsed as:
    (1) OIM Unrestricted;
    (2) OIM Surface Units on Location;
    (3) OIM Surface Units Underway;
    (4) OIM Bottom Bearing Units on Location; or
    (5) OIM Bottom Bearing Units Underway.
    (b) To qualify for a license or endorsement as OIM Unrestricted, an 
applicant must:
    (1) Present evidence of the following experience:
    (i) Four years of employment assigned to MODUs including at least 
one year of service as driller, assistant driller, toolpusher, assistant 
toolpusher, barge supervisor, mechanical supervisor, electrician, crane 
operator, ballast control operator or equivalent supervisory position on 
MODUs, with a minimum of 14 days of that supervisory service on surface 
units; or
    (ii) A degree from a program in engineering or engineering 
technology which is accredited by the Accreditation Board for 
Engineering and Technology (ABET). Commanding Officer, National Maritime 
Center will give consideration to accepting education credentials from 
programs having other than ABET accreditation. An applicant qualifying 
through a degree program must also have at least 168 days of service as 
driller, assistant driller, toolpusher, assistant toolpusher, barge 
supervisor, mechanical supervisor, electrician, crane operator, ballast 
control operator, or equivalent supervisory position on MODUs, with a 
minimum of 14 days of that supervisory service on surface units;
    (2) Present evidence of training course completion as follows:
    (i) A certificate from a Coast Guard approved stability course 
approved for an OIM Unrestricted license or endorsement;
    (ii) A certificate from a Coast Guard approved survival suit and 
survival craft training course;
    (iii) A certificate from a U.S. Minerals Management Service approved 
blowout prevention and well control training program for the driller, 
toolpusher, or operator representative position;
    (iv) A certificate from a firefighting training course as required 
by Sec. 10.205(g) of this part; and
    (3) Provide a recommendation signed by a senior company official 
which:
    (i) Provides a description of the applicant's experience and 
qualifications;
    (ii) Certifies that the individual has successfully directed, while 
under the supervision of an experienced rig mover, two rig moves each of 
surface units and of bottom bearing units; and
    (iii) Certifies that one of the rig moves required under paragraph 
(b)(3)(ii) of this section was completed within one year preceding date 
of application.
    (c) An applicant for an endorsement as OIM Unrestricted who holds an 
unlimited license as master or chief mate must satisfy the requirements 
in paragraphs (b)(2) and (b)(3) of this section and have at least 84 
days of service on surface units and at least 28 days of service on 
bottom bearing units.
    (d) To qualify for a license or endorsement as OIM Surface Units on 
Location, and applicant must:
    (1) Present evidence of the following experience:
    (i) Four years of employment assigned to MODUs including at least 
one year of service as driller, assistant driller, toolpusher, assistant 
toolpusher, barge supervisor, mechanical supervisor, electrician, crane 
operator, ballast control operator or equivalent supervisory position on 
MODUs, with a minimum of 14 days of that supervisory service on surface 
units; or
    (ii) A degree from a program in engineering or engineering 
technology which is accredited by the Accreditation Board for 
Engineering and Technology (ABET). Commanding Officer, National Maritime 
Center will give consideration to accepting education credentials from 
programs having other than ABET accreditation. An applicant qualifying 
through a degree program must also have at least 168 days of service as 
driller, assistant driller, toolpusher, assistant

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toolpusher, barge supervisor, mechanical supervisor, electrician, crane 
operator, ballast control operator or equivalent supervisory position of 
MODUs, with a minimum of 14 days of that supervisory service on surface 
units; and
    (2) Present evidence of training course completion as follows:
    (i) A certificate from a Coast Guard approved stability course 
approved for an OIM Surface Units license or endorsement;
    (ii) A certificate from a Coast Guard approved survival suit and 
survival craft training course;
    (iii) A certificate from a U.S. Minerals Management Service approved 
blowout prevention and well control training program for the driller, 
toolpusher, or operator representative position; and
    (iv) A certificate from a firefighting training course as required 
by Sec. 10.205(g) of this part.
    (e) An applicant for an endorsement as OIM Surface Units on Location 
who holds an unlimited license as master or chief mate must satisfy the 
requirements of paragraph (d)(2) of this section and have at least 84 
days of service on surface units.
    (f) To qualify for a license as OIM Surface Units Underway, an 
applicant must:
    (1) Provide the following:
    (i) Evidence of the experience described in paragraph (d)(1) of this 
section and a recommendation signed by a senior company official which:
    (A) Provides a description of the applicant's experience and 
qualifications;
    (B) Certifies that the individual has successfully directed, while 
under the supervision of an experienced rig mover, three rig moves of 
surface units; and
    (C) Certifies that one of the rig moves required under paragraph 
(f)(1)(i)(B) of this section was completed within one year preceding 
date of application; or
    (ii) A recommendation signed by a senior company official which:
    (A) Provides a description of the applicant's experience and company 
qualifications program completed;
    (B) Certifies that the applicant has witnessed ten rig moves either 
as an observer in training or as a rig mover under supervision;
    (C) Certifies that the individual has successfully directed, while 
under the supervision of an experienced rig mover, five rig moves of 
surface units; and
    (D) Certifies that one of the rig moves required under paragraph 
(f)(1)(ii)(C) of this section was completed within one year preceding 
date of application; and
    (2) Present evidence of training course completion as follows:
    (i) A certificate from a Coast Guard approved stability course 
approved for an OIM Surface Units license or endorsement;
    (ii) A certificate from a Coast Guard approved survival suit and 
survival craft training course; and
    (iii) A certificate from a firefighting training course as required 
by Sec. 10.205(g) of this part.
    (g) An applicant for endorsement as OIM Surface Units Underway who 
holds an unlimited license as master or chief mate must satisfy the 
requirements in paragraph (f)(2) of this section and provide a company 
recommendation signed by a senior company official which:
    (1) Provides a description of the applicant's experience and 
qualifications;
    (2) Certifies that the individual has successfully directed, while 
under the supervision of an experienced rig mover, three rig moves on 
surface units; and
    (3) Certifies that one of the rig moves required under paragraph 
(g)(2) of this section was completed within one year preceding date of 
application.
    (h) To qualify for a license or endorsement as OIM Bottom Bearing 
Units on Location, an applicant must:
    (1) Present evidence of the following experience:
    (i) Four years of employment assigned to MODUs including at least 
one year of service as driller, assistant driller, toolpusher, assistant 
toolpusher, barge supervisor, mechanical supervisor, electrician, crane 
operator, ballast control operator or equivalent supervisory position on 
MODUs; or
    (ii) A degree from a program in engineering or engineering 
technology

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which is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and 
Technology (ABET). Commanding Officer, National Maritime Center will 
give consideration to accepting education credentials from programs 
having other than ABET accreditation. An applicant qualifying through a 
degree program must also have at least 168 days of service as driller, 
assistant driller, toolpusher, assistant toolpusher, barge supervisor, 
mechanical supervisor, electrician, crane operator, ballast control 
operator or equivalent supervisory position on MODUs; and
    (2) Present evidence of training course completion as follows:
    (i) A certificate from a Coast Guard approved survival suit and 
survival craft training course;
    (ii) A certificate from a U.S. Minerals Management Service approved 
blowout prevention and well control training program for the driller, 
toolpusher, or operator representative position; and
    (iii) A certificate from a firefighting training course as required 
by Sec. 10.205(g) of this part.
    (i) An applicant for an endorsement as OIM Bottom Bearing Units on 
Location who holds an unlimited license as master or chief mate must 
satisfy paragraph (h)(2) of this section and have at least 28 days of 
service on bottom bearing units.
    (j) To qualify for a license or endorsement as OIM Bottom Bearing 
Units Underway, an applicant must:
    (1) Provide the following:
    (i) Evidence of the experience described in paragraph (h)(1) of this 
section with a recommendation signed by a senior company official which:
    (A) Provides a description of the applicant's experience and 
qualifications;
    (B) Certifies that the individual has successfully directed, while 
under the supervision of an experienced rig mover, three rig moves of 
bottom bearing units; and
    (C) Certifies that one of the rig moves required under paragraph 
(j)(1)(i)(B) of this section was completed within one year preceding 
date of application; or
    (ii) A recommendation signed by a senior company official which:
    (A) Provides a description of the applicant's experience and company 
qualifications program completed;
    (B) Certifies that the applicant has witnessed ten rig moves either 
as an observer in training or as a rig mover under supervision;
    (C) Certifies that the individual has successfully directed, while 
under the supervision of an experienced rig mover, five rig moves of 
bottom bearing units; and
    (D) Certifies that one of the rig moves required under paragraph 
(j)(1)(ii)(C) of this section was completed within one year preceding 
date of application; and
    (2) Present evidence of training course completion as follows:
    (i) A certificate from a Coast Guard approved stability course 
approved for OIM Bottom Bearing Units license or endorsement;
    (ii) A certificate from a Coast Guard approved survival suit and 
survival craft training course; and
    (iii) A certificate from a firefighting training course as required 
by Sec. 10.205(g) of this part;
    (k) An applicant for endorsement as OIM Bottom Bearing Units 
Underway who holds an unlimited license as master or chief mate must 
satisfy the requirements in paragraph (j)(2) of this section and provide 
a company recommendation signed by a senior company official which:
    (1) Provides a description of the applicant's experience and 
qualifications;
    (2) Certifies that the individual has successfully directed, while 
under the supervision of an experienced rig mover, three rig moves of 
bottom bearing units; and
    (3) Certifies that one of the rig moves required under paragraph 
(k)(2) of this section was completed within one year preceding date of 
application.

[CGD 81-059a, 55 FR 14799, Apr. 18, 1990, as amended by CGD 95-072, 60 
FR 50460, Sept. 29, 1995; CGD 95-028, 62 FR 51195, Sept. 30, 1997; USCG-
1998-4442, 63 FR 52189, Sept. 30, 1998]

Sec. 10.472  License for barge supervisor.

    (a) To qualify for a license or endorsement as barge supervisor 
(BS), an applicant must:
    (1) Present evidence of the following experience:

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    (i) Three years of employment assigned to MODUs including at least 
168 days of service as driller, assistant driller, toolpusher, assistant 
tool pusher, mechanic, electrician, crane operator, subsea specialist, 
ballast control operator or equivalent supervisory position on MODUs. At 
least 84 days of that service shall have been as a ballast control 
operator or barge supervisor trainee; or
    (ii) A degree from a program in engineering or engineering 
technology which is accredited by the Accreditation Board for 
Engineering and Technology (ABET). Commanding Officer, National Maritime 
Center will give consideration to accepting education credentials from 
programs having other than ABET accreditation. An applicant qualifying 
through a degree program must also have at least 168 days of service as 
driller, assistant driller, toolpusher, assistant toolpusher, mechanic, 
electrician, crane operator, subsea specialist, ballast control operator 
or equivalent supervisory position on MODUs. At least 84 days of that 
service shall have been as a ballast control operator or barge 
supervisor trainee; and
    (2) Present evidence of training course completion as follows:
    (i) A certificate from a Coast Guard approved stability course 
approved for a barge supervisor license or endorsement;
    (ii) A certificate from a Coast Guard approved survival suit and 
survival craft training course; and
    (iii) A certificate from a firefighting training course as required 
by Sec. 10.205(g) of this part.
    (b) An applicant for an endorsement as BS who holds an unlimited 
license as master or mate must satisfy the requirements in paragraph 
(a)(2) of this section and have at least 84 days of service as ballast 
control operator or barge supervisor trainee.

[CGD 81-059a, 55 FR 14801, Apr. 18, 1990, as amended by CGD 95-072, 60 
FR 50460, Sept. 29, 1995; CGD 95-028, 62 FR 51195, Sept. 30, 1997; USCG-
1998-4442, 63 FR 52189, Sept. 30, 1998]

Sec. 10.474  License for ballast control operator.

    (a) To qualify for a license or endorsement as ballast control 
operator (BCO), an applicant must:
    (1) Present evidence of the following experience:
    (i) One year of employment assigned to MODUs including at least 28 
days of service as a trainee under the supervision of a licensed ballast 
control operator; or
    (ii) A degree from a program in engineering or engineering 
technology which is accredited by the Accreditation Board for 
Engineering and Technology (ABET). Commanding Officer, National Maritime 
Center will give consideration to accepting education credentials from 
programs having other than ABET accreditation. An applicant qualifying 
through a degree program must also have at least 28 days of service as a 
trainee under the supervision of a licensed ballast control operator; 
and
    (2) Present evidence of training course completion as follows:
    (i) A certificate from a Coast Guard approved stability course 
approved for a barge supervisor or ballast control operator license or 
endorsement;
    (ii) A certificate from a Coast Guard approved survival suit and 
survival craft training course; and
    (iii) A certificate from a firefighting training course as required 
by Sec. 10.205(g) of this part.
    (b) An applicant for an endorsement as BCO who holds an unlimited 
license as master, mate, chief engineer, or assistant engineer must 
satisfy the requirements in paragraph (a)(2) of this section and have at 
least 28 days of service as a trainee under the supervision of a 
licensed ballast control operator.

[CGD 81-059a, 55 FR 14801, Apr. 18, 1990, as amended by CGD 95-072, 60 
FR 50460, Sept. 29, 1995; CGD 95-028, 62 FR 51196, Sept. 30, 1997; USDA-
1998-4442, 63 FR 52189, Sept. 30, 1998]

Sec. 10.476  Acknowledgments of service and temporary licenses for 
          mobile offshore drilling units.

    (a) Prior to January 1, 1991, unlicensed individuals who served in 
positions on MODUs equivalent to OIM,

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BS, or BCO may make application for a Coast Guard acknowledgment of 
service or a temporary license, both of which authorize a continuation 
of service in that position. To be eligible, these individuals must have 
served in that position between July 1, 1987 and June 30, 1990, and meet 
the following requirements:
    (1) Coast Guard acknowledgment of service.
    (i) To obtain a Coast Guard acknowledgment of service, the applicant 
must provide a letter from a senior company official of the company 
worked for. This letter must provide:
    (A) Name of vessel(s) served on;
    (B) MODU license which the individual's position is equivalent to; 
and
    (C) Period of service.
    (ii) The Coast Guard acknowledgment of service is valid for one year 
and is not renewable.
    (2) Temporary license.
    (i) To obtain a temporary license, the applicant must:
    (A) Provide a letter from a senior company official of the company 
worked for. This letter must provide:
    (1) Name of vessel(s) served on;
    (2) MODU license which the individual's position is equivalent to; 
and
    (3) Period of service; and
    (B) Provide evidence of 120 days of service in a position equivalent 
to the license endorsement sought.
    (ii) a temporary license is valid for five years and is not 
renewable.
    (b) Acknowledgments or temporary licenses obtained using the 
provisions of this section will restrict service authority to vessels 
operated by the company which has certified service.

[CGD 81-059a, 55 FR 14802, Apr. 18, 1990]

Sec. 10.480  Radar observer.

    (a) This section contains the requirements that an applicant must 
meet to qualify as a radar observer. (Part 15 of this chapter specifies 
who must qualify as a radar observer.)
    (b) If an applicant meets the requirements of this section, one of 
the following Radar-Observer endorsements will be added to his or her 
deck officer's license:
    (1) Radar Observer (Unlimited).
    (2) Radar Observer (Inland Waters and GIWW).
    (3) Radar Observer (Rivers).
    (c) Endorsement as Radar Observer (Unlimited) is valid on all 
waters. Endorsement as Radar Observer (Inland Waters and GIWW) is valid 
only for those waters other than the Great Lakes covered by the Inland 
Navigational Rules. Endorsement as Radar Observer (Rivers) is valid only 
on any river, canal, or similar body of water designated by the OCMI, 
but not beyond the boundary line.
    (d) Except as provided by paragraphs (e) and (f) of this section, 
each applicant for a Radar-Observer endorsement or for renewal of an 
endorsement must complete the appropriate course approved by the Coast 
Guard, receive the appropriate certificate of training, and present the 
certificate to the OCMI.
    (e) An applicant who possesses a Radar-Observer endorsement, resides 
in a remote geographic area, and can substantiate to the satisfaction of 
the OCMI that the applicant's absence will disrupt normal movement of 
commerce, or that the applicant cannot attend an approved Radar-Observer 
renewal course, may have his or her endorsement renewed upon successful 
completion of an examination administered by the Coast Guard, or by a 
third party acceptable to the Coast Guard.
    (f) Except as provided by paragraph (k) of this section, a Radar-
Observer endorsement issued under this section is valid for 5 years 
after the month of issuance of the certificate of training from a course 
approved by the Coast Guard. It is not terminated by the issuance of a 
new license during these 5 years.
    (g) The month and year of the expiration of the Radar-Observer 
endorsement are printed on the license.
    (h) A Radar-Observer endorsement may be renewed at any time.
    (i) An applicant for renewal of a license that does not need a 
Radar-Observer endorsement may renew the license without meeting the 
requirements for the endorsement.
    (j) An applicant seeking to raise the grade of a license or increase 
its scope, where the increased grade or scope requires a Radar-Observer 
certificate, may use an expired certificate to fulfill that requirement.

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    (k) The renewal date of a Radar-Observer endorsement may be extended 
beyond the normal 5-year duration to coincide with the renewal date of 
the license to which it pertains. This extension may not exceed 2 years 
and will be necessary only once, to synchronize the two renewal dates.

[CGD 94-041, 62 FR 11305, Mar. 11, 1997]

Sec. 10.482  Assistance towing.

    (a) This section contains the requirements to qualify for an 
endorsement authorizing an applicant to engage in assistance towing. The 
endorsement applies to all licenses except those for master and mate 
(pilot) of towing vessels and those for master or mate authorizing 
service on inspected vessels over 200 gross tons. Holders of any of 
these licenses may engage in assistance towing within the scope of the 
licenses and without the endorsement.
    (b) An applicant for an assistance towing endorsement shall pass a 
written examination demonstrating his or her knowledge of assistance 
towing safety, equipment, and procedures.
    (c) An assistance towing endorsement on a license as master, mate, 
or operator authorizes the holder to engage in assistance towing on any 
vessel within the scope of the license.
    (d) The period of validity of the endorsement is the same as the 
license on which it is endorsed, and it may be renewed with the license.

[CGD 87-017, 53 FR 18562, May 24, 1988, as amended by USCG-1999-6224, 64 
FR 63235, Nov. 19, 1999]

Sec. 10.491  Licenses for service on offshore supply vessels.

    Each license for service on offshore supply vessels (OSVs) 
authorizes service on OSVs as defined in 46 U.S.C. 2101(19) and as 
interpreted under 46 U.S.C. 14104(b), subject to any restrictions placed 
on the license.

[CGD 95-062, 62 FR 34532, June 26, 1997]

Sec. 10.493  Master (OSV).

    (a) Except as provided by paragraph (b) of this section, to qualify 
for a license as Master (OSV), an applicant shall present evidence that 
he or she meets the appropriate requirements of STCW Regulation II/2.
    (b) The OCMI may exempt an applicant from meeting any requirement 
under STCW Regulation II/2 that the OCMI determines to be inappropriate 
or unnecessary for service on an OSV, or that the applicant meets under 
the equivalency provisions of Article IX of STCW.

[CGD 95-062, 62 FR 34532, June 26, 1997]

Sec. 10.495  Chief Mate (OSV).

    (a) Except as provided by paragraph (b) of this section, to qualify 
for a license as Chief Mate (OSV), an applicant shall present evidence 
that he or she meets the appropriate requirements of STCW Regulation II/
2.
    (b) The OCMI may exempt an applicant from meeting any requirement 
under STCW Regulation II/2 that the OCMI determines to be inappropriate 
or unnecessary for service on an OSV, or that the applicant meets under 
the equivalency provisions of Article IX of STCW.

[CGD 95-062, 62 FR 34532, June 26, 1997]

Sec. 10.497  Mate (OSV).

    (a) Except as provided by paragraph (b) of this section, to qualify 
for a license as Mate (OSV), an applicant shall present evidence that he 
or she meets the appropriate requirements of STCW Regulation II/1.
    (b) The OCMI may exempt an applicant from meeting any requirement 
under STCW Regulation II/1 that the OCMI determines to be inappropriate 
or unnecessary for service on an OSV, or that the applicant meets under 
the equivalency provisions of Article IX of STCW.

[CGD 95-062, 62 FR 34532, June 26, 1997]

  Subpart E--Professional Requirements for Engineer Officers' Licenses

Sec. 10.501  Grade and type of engineer licenses issued.

    (a) Licenses are issued in the grades of:
    (1) Chief engineer;
    (2) First assistant engineer;
    (3) Second assistant engineer;
    (4) Third assistant engineer;
    (5) Chief engineer (limited);

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    (6) Assistant engineer (limited);
    (7) Designated duty engineer;
    (8) Chief engineer uninspected fishing industry vessels; and,
    (9) Assistant engineer uninspected fishing industry vessels.
    (b) Engineer licenses issued in the grades of chief engineer 
(limited) and assistant engineer (limited) of steam and/or motor vessels 
allow the holder to serve within any horsepower limitations on vessels 
of any gross tons on inland waters and of not more than 1600 gross tons 
in ocean, near coastal or Great Lakes service in the following manner:
    (1) Assistant engineer (limited--oceans) may serve on ocean waters;
    (2) Chief engineer (limited--near coastal) may serve on near coastal 
waters; and,
    (3) Chief engineer (limited-oceans) may serve on ocean waters.
    (c) Engineer licenses issued in the grades of designated duty 
engineer of steam and/or motor vessels allow the holder to serve within 
stated horsepower limitations on vessels of not more than 500 gross tons 
in the following manner:
    (1) Designated duty engineers limited to vessels of not more than 
1000 horsepower or 4000 horsepower may serve only on near coastal or 
inland waters;
    (2) Designated duty engineers with no horsepower limitations may 
serve on any waters.
    (d) Engineer licenses are endorsed to authorize service on either 
steam or motor vessels or may be endorsed for both modes of propulsion.
    (e) A person holding an engineer license which is restricted to near 
coastal waters may serve within the limitations of the license upon near 
coastal, Great Lakes, and inland waters.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
142, Jan. 4, 1989]

Sec. 10.502  Additional requirements for engineer licenses.

    (a) For all original and raise of grade of engineer licenses, at 
least one-third of the minimum service requirements must have been 
obtained on the particular mode of propulsion for which applied.
    (b) If a licensed applicant desires to obtain an endorsement on an 
engineer license in the other propulsion mode (steam or motor), the 
following alternative methods, while holding a license in that grade, 
are acceptable:
    (1) Four months of service as an observer in the same licensed 
capacity on vessels of the other propulsion mode;
    (2) Four months of service as a licensed officer at a lower license 
level on vessels of the other propulsion mode;
    (3) Six months of service as oiler, watertender, or junior engineer 
on vessels of the other propulsion mode; or,
    (4) Completion of a Coast Guard approved training course for this 
endorsement.
    (c) Applicants for an original, raise in grade, or increase in the 
scope, of an engineer license, other than an increase in horsepower 
limitation, who have not previously done so must meet the requirements 
of Sec. 10.205(g) of this part.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
142, Jan. 4, 1989]

Sec. 10.503  Horsepower limitations.

    (a) Engineer licenses of all grades and types may be subject to 
horsepower limitations. Other than as provided in Sec. 10.524 for the 
designated duty engineer license, the horsepower limitation placed on a 
license is based on the applicant's qualifying experience considering 
the total shaft horsepower of each vessel on which the applicant has 
served.
    (b) When an applicant for an original or raise of grade of an 
engineer license, other than a designated duty engineer license, has not 
obtained at least 50 percent of the required qualifying experience on 
vessels of 4,000 or more horsepower, a horsepower limitation is placed 
on the license based on the applicant's qualifying experience. The 
license is limited to the maximum horsepower on which at least 25 
percent of the required experience was obtained, or 150 percent of the 
maximum horsepower on which at least 50 percent of the service was 
obtained, whichever is higher. Limitations are in multiples of 1000 
horsepower, using the

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next higher figure when an intermediate horsepower is calculated. When 
the limitation as calculated equals or exceeds 10,000 horsepower, an 
unlimited horsepower license is issued.
    (c) The following service on vessels of 4,000 horsepower or over 
will be considered qualifying for the raising or removing of horsepower 
limitations placed on engineer licenses:
    (1) Six months of service in the highest grade licensed: removal of 
all horsepower limitations.
    (2) Six months of service in any licensed capacity other than the 
highest grade for which licensed: Removal of all horsepower limitations 
for the grade in which service is performed and raise the next higher 
grade license to the horsepower of the vessel on which service was 
performed. The total cumulative service before and after issuance of the 
limited license may be considered in removing all horsepower 
limitations.
    (3) Twelve months of service as oiler or junior engineer while 
holding a license as third assistant engineer or assistant engineer 
(limited-oceans): removal of all horsepower limitations on third 
assistant engineer or assistant engineer's (limited-oceans) license.
    (4) Six months of service as oiler or junior engineer while holding 
a license as second assistant engineer: removal of all horsepower 
limitations on third assistant engineer's license.
    (d) Raising or removing horsepower limitations based on service 
required by paragraph (c) of this section may be granted without further 
written examination providing the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection 
who issued the applicant's license, considers further examination 
unnecessary.

Sec. 10.504  Application of deck service for limited engineer licenses.

    Service gained in the deck department on vessels of appropriate 
tonnage may substitute for up to 25 percent or 6 months, whichever is 
less, of the service requirement for a license as chief engineer 
(limited), assistant engineer (limited), or designated duty engineer.

[CGD 81-059, 54 FR 142, Jan. 4, 1989]

Sec. 10.505  Engineer license structure.

    The following diagram illustrates the engineering license structure 
including cross over points. The section numbers on the diagram refer to 
the specific requirements applicable.

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[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987. Redesignated and amended by CGD 
81-059, 54 FR 142, Jan. 4, 1989]

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Sec. 10.510  Service requirements for chief engineer of steam and/or 
          motor vessels.

    The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license as 
chief engineer of steam and/or motor vessels is:
    (a) One year of service as first assistant engineer; or,
    (b) One year of service while holding a license as first assistant 
engineer. A minimum of six months of this service must have been as 
first assistant engineer. Service as an assistant engineer is accepted 
on a two-for-one basis to a maximum of six months (12 months of service 
as a second or third assistant engineer equals six months of creditable 
service).

Sec. 10.512  Service requirements for first assistant engineer of steam 
          and/or motor vessels.

    The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license as 
first assistant engineer of steam and/or motor vessels is one year of 
service as an assistant engineer, while holding a license as second 
assistant engineer.

Sec. 10.514  Service requirements for second assistant engineer of steam 
          and/or motor vessels.

    The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license as 
second assistant engineer of steam and/or motor vessels is:
    (a) One year of service as an assistant engineer, while holding a 
license as third assistant engineer; or,
    (b) One year of service while holding a license as third assistant 
engineer which includes:
    (1) A minimum of six months of service as third assistant engineer; 
and,
    (2) Additional service as a qualified member of the engine 
department, calculated on a two-for-one basis; or,
    (c) One year of service as chief engineer (limited-oceans) of steam 
or motor vessels, and completing the appropriate examination described 
in subpart I of this part.

Sec. 10.516  Service requirements for third assistant engineer of steam 
          and/or motor vessels.

    (a) The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license 
as third assistant engineer of steam and/or motor vessels is:
    (1) Three years of service in the engineroom of vessels, two years 
of which must have been as a qualified member of the engine department;
    (2) Three years of service as an apprentice to the machinist trade 
engaged in the construction or repair of marine, locomotive, or 
stationary engines, together with one year service in the engineroom as 
oiler, watertender, or junior engineer;
    (3) Graduation from:
    (i) The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (engineering curriculum);
    (ii) The U.S. Coast Guard Academy and completion of an on-board 
engineer officer qualification program required by the service;
    (iii) The U.S. Naval Academy and completion of an on-board engineer 
officer qualification program required by the service;
    (iv) The engineering class of a Maritime Academy approved by and 
conducted under the rules prescribed by the Maritime Administrator and 
listed in part 310 of this title;
    (4) Graduation from the marine engineering course of a school of 
technology accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and 
Technology, together with three months of service in the engine 
department of steam or motor vessels;
    (5) Graduation from the mechanical or electrical engineering course 
of a school of technology accredited by the Accreditation Board for 
Engineering and Technology, together with six months of service in the 
engine department of steam or motor vessels;
    (6) Satisfactory completion of a three-year apprentice engineers 
training program approved by the Commanding Officer, National Maritime 
Center; or,
    (7) One year of service as chief engineer (limited-near coastal) of 
steam or motor vessels and completing the appropriate examination 
described in subpart I of this part.
    (b) Experience gained in the deck department on vessels of 100 gross 
tons or over can be credited for up to three

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months of the service requirements under paragraph (a)(1) of this 
section.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987 and CGD 81-059, 54 FR 132, Jan. 
4, 1989, as amended by CGD 95-072, 60 FR 50460, Sept. 29, 1995; USCG-
1998-4442, 63 FR 52189, Sept. 30, 1998]

Sec. 10.518  Service requirements for chief engineer (limited-oceans) of 
          steam and/or motor vessels.

    The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license as 
chief engineer (limited-oceans) of steam and/or motor vessels is five 
years total service in the engineroom of vessels. Two years of this 
service must have been as a licensed engineer. Thirty months of the 
service must have been as a qualified member of the engine department or 
equivalent supervisory position.

Sec. 10.520  Service requirements for chief engineer (limited-near 
          coastal) of steam and/or motor vessels.

    The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license as 
chief engineer (limited-near coastal) of steam and/or motor vessels is 
four years total service in the engineroom of vessels. One year of this 
service must have been as a licensed engineer. Two years of the service 
must have been as a qualified member of the engine department or 
equivalent supervisory position.

Sec. 10.522  Service requirements for assistant engineer (limited-
          oceans) of steam and/or motor vessels.

    The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license as 
assistant engineer (limited-oceans) of steam and/or motor vessels is 
three years of service in the engineroom of vessels. Eighteen months of 
this service must have been as a qualified member of the engine 
department or equivalent supervisory position.

Sec. 10.524  Service requirements for designated duty engineer of steam 
          and/or motor vessels.

    (a) Designated duty engineer licenses are issued in three levels of 
horsepower limitations dependent upon the total service of the applicant 
and completion of appropriate examination. These licenses are limited to 
vessels of not more than 500 gross tons on certain waters as specified 
in Sec. 10.501.
    (b) The service requirements for licenses as designated duty 
engineer are:
    (1) For designated duty engineer of steam and/or motor vessels of 
any horsepower, the applicant must have three years of service in the 
engineroom. Eighteen months of this service must have been as a 
qualified member of the engine department or equivalent supervisory 
position.
    (2) For designated duty engineer of steam and/or motor vessels of 
not more than 4,000 horsepower, the applicant must have two years of 
service in the engineroom. One year of this service must have been as a 
qualified member of the engine department or equivalent supervisory 
position.
    (3) For designated duty engineer of steam and/or motor vessels of 
not more than 1,000 horsepower, the applicant must have one year of 
service in the engineroom. Six months of this service must have been as 
a qualified member of the engine department or equivalent supervisory 
position.

Sec. 10.530  Licenses for engineers of uninspected fishing industry 
          vessels.

    (a) This section applies to licenses for chief and assistant 
engineers of all vessels, however propelled, navigating the high seas, 
which are documented to engage in the fishing industry, with the 
exception of:
    (1) Wooden ships of primitive build;
    (2) Unrigged vessels; and,
    (3) Vessels of less than 200 gross tons.
    (b) Licenses as chief engineer and assistant engineer of uninspected 
fishing industry vessels are issued for ocean waters and with horsepower 
limitations in accordance with the provisions of Sec. 10.503.
    (c) For a license as chief engineer, the applicant must have served 
four years in the engineroom of vessels. One year of this service must 
have been as a licensed assistant engineer or equivalent supervisory 
position.
    (d) For a license as assistant engineer, an applicant must have 
served three years in the engineroom of vessels.

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    (e) Two-thirds of the service required under this section must have 
been on motor vessels.
    (f) Applicants may request an orally assisted examination on the 
subjects listed in subpart I of this part.

Sec. 10.540  Licenses for engineers of mobile offshore drilling units.

    Licenses as chief engineer (MODU) or assistant engineer (MODU) 
authorize service on certain self-propelled or non-self-propelled units 
of any horsepower where authorized by the vessel's certificate of 
inspection.

[CGD 81-059a, 55 FR 14802, Apr. 18, 1990]

Sec. 10.542  License for chief engineer (MODU).

    To qualify for a license as chief engineer (MODU) an applicant must:
    (a) Present evidence of the following experience:
    (1) Six years of employment assigned to MODUs including three years 
of employment as mechanic, motorman, subsea engineer, electrician, barge 
engineer, toolpusher, unit superintendent, crane operator or equivalent. 
Eighteen months of that employment must have been assigned to self-
propelled or propulsion assisted units; or
    (2) Two years of employment assigned to MODUs as an assistant 
engineer (MODU). Twelve months of that employment must have been 
assigned to self-propelled or propulsion assisted units; and
    (b) Present evidence of completion of a firefighting training course 
as required by Sec. 10.205(g) of this part.
    (c) If an applicant successfully completes a modified examination 
and possesses the total required sea service for a license as chief 
engineer (MODU), but does not possess the required sea service on board 
self-propelled or propulsion assisted units, the OCMI may issue the 
applicant a license limited to non-self-propelled units. The OCMI may 
remove the limitation upon presentation of satisfactory evidence of the 
required self-propelled sea service and completion of any additional 
required examination.

[CGD 81-059a, 55 FR 14802, Apr. 18, 1990, as amended by CGD 81-059a, 59 
FR 10756, Mar. 8, 1994]

Sec. 10.544  License for assistant engineer (MODU).

    To qualify for a license as assistant engineer (MODU) an applicant 
must:
    (a) Present evidence of the following experience:
    (1) Three years of employment assigned to MODUs including 18 months 
of employment as mechanic, motorman, subsea engineer, electrician, barge 
engineer, toolpusher, unit superintendent, crane operator or equivalent. 
Nine months of that employment must have been assigned to self-propelled 
or propulsion assisted units;
    (2) Three years of employment in the machinist trade engaged in the 
construction or repair of diesel engines and one year of employment 
assigned to MODUs in the capacity of mechanic, motorman, oiler, or 
equivalent. Nine months of that employment must have been assigned to 
self-propelled or propulsion assisted units; or
    (3) A degree from a program in marine, mechanical, or electrical 
engineering technology which is accredited by the Accreditation Board 
for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Commanding Officer, National 
Maritime Center will give consideration to accepting education 
credentials from programs having other than ABET accreditation. An 
applicant qualifying through a degree program must also have at least 
six months of employment in any of the capacities listed in paragraph 
(a)(1) of this section aboard self-propelled or propulsion assisted 
units; and
    (b) Present evidence of completion of a firefighting training course 
as required by Sec. 10.205(g) of this part.
    (c) If an applicant successfully completes a modified examination 
and possesses the total required sea service for a license as an 
assistant engineer (MODU), but does not possess the required sea service 
on board self-propelled or propulsion assisted units, the OCMI may issue 
the applicant a license limited to non-self-propelled units. The OCMI 
may remove the limitation upon presentation of the satisfactory evidence 
of the required self-propelled sea

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service and completion of any additional required examination.

[CGD 81-059a, 55 FR 14802, Apr. 18, 1990, as amended by CGD 81-059a, 59 
FR 10756, Mar. 8, 1994; CGD 95-072, 60 FR 50460, Sept. 29, 1995; USCG-
1998-4442, 63 FR 52189, Sept. 30, 1998]

Sec. 10.551  Licenses for service on offshore supply vessels.

    Each license for service on OSVs as Chief Engineer (OSV) or Engineer 
(OSV) authorizes service on OSVs as defined in 46 U.S.C. 2101(19) and as 
interpreted under 46 U.S.C. 14104(b), subject to any restrictions placed 
on the license.

[CGD 95-062, 62 FR 34532, June 26, 1997; CGD 95-062, 62 FR 40140, July 
25, 1997]

Sec. 10.553  Chief Engineer (OSV).

    (a) Except as provided by paragraph (b) of this section, to qualify 
for a license as Chief engineer (OSV), an applicant shall present 
evidence that he or she meets the appropriate requirements of STCW 
Regulation III/2.
    (b) The OCMI may exempt an applicant from meeting any requirement 
under STCW Regulation III/2 that the OCMI determines to be inappropriate 
or unnecessary for service on an OSV, or that the applicant meets under 
the equivalency provisions of Article IX of STCW.

[CGD 95-062, 62 FR 34532, June 26, 1997]

Sec. 10.555  Engineer (OSV).

    (a) Except as provided by paragraph (b) of this section, to qualify 
for a license as Engineer (OSV), an applicant shall present evidence 
that he or she meets the appropriate requirements of STCW Regulation 
III/1.
    (b) The OCMI may exempt an applicant from meeting any requirement 
under STCW Regulation III/1 that the OCMI determines to be inappropriate 
or unnecessary for service on an OSV, or that the applicant meets under 
the equivalency provisions of Article IX of STCW.

[CGD 95-062, 62 FR 34533, June 26, 1997]

                 Subpart F--Licensing of Radio Officers

Sec. 10.601  Applicability.

    This subpart provides for the licensing of radio officers for 
employment on vessels, and for the issue of STCW certificates or 
endorsements for those qualified to serve as radio operators on vessels 
subject to the provisions on the Global Maritime Distress and Safety 
System (GMDSS) of Chapter IV of SOLAS.

[CGD 95-062, 62 FR 34533, June 26, 1997]

Sec. 10.603  Requirements for radio officers' licenses, and STCW 
          certificates or endorsements for GMDSS radio operators.

    (a) Each applicant for an original license or renewal of license 
shall present a current first or second class radiotelegraph operator 
license issued by the Federal Communications Commission. The applicant 
shall enter on the license application form the number, class, and date 
of issuance of his or her Federal Communications Commission license.
    (b) An applicant for license as radio officer shall apply for a 
merchant mariner's document under part 12. This document will be 
endorsed See License as Radio Officer.
    (c) Each applicant who furnishes evidence that he or she meets the 
standard of competence set out in STCW Regulation IV/2, including the 
competence to transmit and receive information using subsystems of 
GMDSS, to fulfill the functional requirements of GMDSS, and to provide 
radio services in emergencies is entitled to hold an STCW certificate 
suitably endorsed for performing duties associated with GMDSS.
    (d) Evidence required by paragraph (c) of this section must include 
a certificate--
    (1) For operator of radio in the GMDSS issued by the Federal 
Communications Commission (FCC); and
    (2) Of completion from a Coast Guard-approved course for operator of 
radio in the GMDSS, or other approved

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programs of training and assessment covering the same areas of 
competence.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 95-062, 62 FR 
34533, June 26, 1997; USCG-1999-6216, 64 FR 53223, Oct. 1, 1999]

         Subpart G--Professional Requirements for Pilot Licenses

    Source: CGD 81-059b, 52 FR 38659, Oct. 16, 1987 unless otherwise 
noted.

Sec. 10.701  Scope of pilot licenses and endorsements.

    (a) An applicant for a license as first class pilot need not hold 
any other license issued under this part. An individual holding a 
license as master, mate, or master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels may 
apply for an endorsement as first class pilot for a specific route or 
routes in lieu of applying for a first class pilot's license.
    (b) The issuance of a license or endorsement as first class pilot to 
an individual qualifies that individual to serve as pilot over the 
route(s) specified on the license, subject to any limitations imposed 
under paragraph (c) of this section.
    (c) The Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, issuing a license or 
endorsement as first class pilot, imposes appropriate limitations 
commensurate with the experience of the applicant, with respect to class 
or type of vessel, tonnage, route, and waters.
    (d) A license issued for service as a master, mate, or operator of 
uninspected towing vessels authorizes service as a pilot under the 
provisions of Sec. 15.812 of this subchapter. Therefore, first class 
pilot endorsements will not be issued with tonnage limitations of 1600 
gross tons or less.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
144, Jan. 4, 1989; USCG-1999-6224, 64 FR 63235, Nov. 19, 1999]

Sec. 10.703  Service requirements.

    (a) The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for a 
license as first class pilot, or for an endorsement as first class pilot 
on a license as master, mate, or master or mate (pilot) of towing 
vessels, is predicated upon the nature of the waters for which pilotage 
is desired.
    (1) General routes (routes not restricted to rivers, canals and 
small lakes). The applicant must have at least 36 months service in the 
deck department of steam or motor vessels navigating on oceans, 
coastwise, Great Lakes, or bays, sounds, and lakes other than the Great 
Lakes, as follows:
    (i) 18 months of the 36 months service must be as quartermaster, 
wheelsman, able seaman, apprentice pilot, or in an equivalent capacity, 
standing regular watches at the wheel or in the pilothouse as part of 
routine duties.
    (ii) At least 12 months of the 18 months service required in 
paragraph (a)(1)(i) of this section must be on vessels operating on the 
class of waters for which pilotage is desired.
    (2) River routes. The applicant must have at least 36 months service 
in the deck department of any vessel including at least 12 months 
service on vessels operating on the waters of rivers while the applicant 
is serving in the capacity of quartermaster, wheelsman, apprentice 
pilot, or deckhand who stands watches at the wheel as part of routine 
duties.
    (3) Canal and small lakes routes. The applicant must have at least 
24 months service in the deck department of any vessel including at 
least 8 months service on vessels operating on canals or small lakes.
    (b) A graduate of the Great Lakes Maritime Academy in the deck class 
meets the service requirements of this section for a license as first 
class pilot on the Great Lakes.
    (c) Completion of a course of pilot training approved by the 
Commanding Officer, National Maritime Center, under subpart C of this 
part may be substituted for a portion of the service requirements of 
this section in accordance with Sec. 10.304. Additionally, round trips 
made during this training may apply toward the route familiarization 
requirements of Sec. 10.705. An individual using substituted service 
must have at least nine months of shipboard service.
    (d) An individual holding a license as master or mate of inspected 
steam or motor vessels of over 1,600 gross tons meets the service 
requirements of this

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section for an endorsement as first class pilot.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
144, Jan. 4, 1989; CGD 95-072, 60 FR 50460, Sept. 29, 1995; USCG-1998-
4442, 63 FR 52189, Sept. 30, 1998; USCG-1999-6224, 64 FR 63235, Nov. 19, 
1999]

Sec. 10.705  Route familiarization requirements.

    (a) The Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection having jurisdiction 
determines, within the range limitations specified in this section, the 
number of round trips required to qualify an applicant for a particular 
route, considering the following:
    (1) The geographic configuration of the waterway;
    (2) The type and size of vessels using the waterway;
    (3) The abundance or absence of aids to navigation;
    (4) The background lighting effects;
    (5) The known hazards involved, including waterway obstructions or 
constrictions such as bridges, narrow channels, or sharp turns; and,
    (6) Any other factors unique to the route that the OCMI deems 
appropriate.
    (b) An applicant for an original license as first class pilot shall 
furnish evidence of having completed a minimum number of round trips, 
while serving as quartermaster, wheelsman, able seaman, apprentice 
pilot, or in an equivalent capacity, standing regular watches at the 
wheel or in the pilot house as part of routine duties, over the route 
sought. Evidence of having completed a minimum number of round trips 
while serving as an observer, properly certified by the master and/or 
pilot of the vessel, is also acceptable. The range of round trips for an 
initial license is a minimum of 12 round trips and a maximum of 20 round 
trips. An applicant may have additional routes added to the first class 
pilot license by meeting the requirements for obtaining an endorsement.
    (c) An applicant for an endorsement as first class pilot for a 
particular route shall furnish evidence of having completed the number 
of round trips over the route, specified by the Officer In Charge, 
Marine Inspection, within the range limitations of this paragraph, for 
the particular grade of existing license held. The range of round trips 
for an endorsement is a minimum of 8 round trips and a maximum of 15 
round trips.
    (d) Unless determined impracticable by the OCMI, 25% of the round 
trips required by the OCMI under this section must be made during the 
hours of darkness.
    (e) One of the round trips required by the OCMI under this section 
must be made over the route within the six months immediately preceding 
the date of application.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
144, Jan. 4, 1989]

Sec. 10.707  Examination requirements.

    (a) An applicant for a license as first class pilot is required to 
pass the examination described in subpart I of this part.
    (b) An applicant for an extension of route, or a licensed master or 
mate authorized to serve on vessels of over 1,600 gross tons seeking an 
endorsement as first class pilot, is required to pass those portions of 
the examination described in subpart I of this part that concern the 
specific route for which endorsement is sought.

Sec. 10.709  Annual physical examination requirements.

    (a) This section applies only to an individual who pilots a vessel 
of 1,600 gross tons and over.
    (b) Every person holding a license or endorsement as first class 
pilot shall have a thorough physical examination each year while holding 
the license or endorsement.
    (c) Each annual physical examination must meet the requirements 
specified in Sec. 10.205(d) except that the record of examination need 
not be submitted to the Coast Guard except as provided for in paragraph 
(e) of this section.
    (d) An individual's first class pilot license or endorsement becomes 
invalid on the first day of the month following the first anniversary of 
the individual's most recent physical examination satisfactorily 
completed; the individual may not operate under the authority of that 
license or endorsement until a

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physical examination has been satisfactorily completed.
    (e) Upon request, a first class pilot shall provide the Coast Guard 
with a copy of his or her most recent physical examination.

Sec. 10.711  Tonnage requirements.

    (a) In order to obtain a first class pilot license or endorsement 
authorizing service on vessels of any gross tons over a particular 
route, the applicant must have sufficient experience on vessels of over 
1,600 gross tons.
    (b) If an applicant does not have sufficient experience on vessels 
of over 1,600 gross tons, the license or endorsement will be for a 
limited tonnage until the applicant completes a number of additional 
round trips, as determined by the OCMI, within the range contained in 
Sec. 10.705 (b) or (c), as appropriate, on vessels of over 1,600 gross 
tons.
    (c) For purposes of this section, an applicant is considered to have 
sufficient experience if the applicant has 18 months experience as 
master, mate, quartermaster, wheelsman, able seaman, apprentice pilot, 
or in an equivalent capacity, standing regular watches at the wheel or 
in the pilothouse as part of routine duties, on vessels of 1,600 gross 
tons or over, and two-thirds of the minimum number of round trips 
required for the route have been on vessels of 1,600 gross tons or over.
    (d) For purposes of this section, for experience with respect to 
tonnage on towing vessels, the combined gross tonnage of the towing 
vessel and the vessel(s) towed will be considered. However, the OCMI may 
require that all or a portion of the required number of round trips be 
obtained on self-propelled vessels of 1,600 gross tons or over, when the 
OCMI determines that due to the nature of the waters and the overall 
experience of the applicant, self-propelled vessel experience is 
necessary to obtain a first class pilot license or endorsement that is 
not restricted to tug and barge combinations.

Sec. 10.713  Requirements for maintaining current knowledge of waters to 
          be navigated.

    (a) If a first class pilot has not served over a particular route 
within the past 60 months, that person's license or endorsement is 
invalid for that route, and remains invalid until the individual has 
made one re-familiarization round trip over that route, except as 
provided in paragraph (b) of this section. Whether this requirement is 
satisfied or not has no effect on the renewal of a license or 
endorsement. Round trips made within the 90 day period preceding renewal 
will be valid for the duration of the renewed license or endorsement.
    (b) For certain long or extended routes, the OCMI may, at his 
discretion, allow the re-familiarization requirement to be satisfied by 
reviewing appropriate navigation charts, coast pilots tide and current 
tables, local Notice to Mariners, and any other materials which would 
provide the pilot with current knowledge of the route. Persons using 
this method of re-familiarization shall certify, when applying for 
renewal of their license or endorsement, the material they have reviewed 
and the dates on which this was accomplished. Review within the 90 day 
period preceding renewal is valid for the duration of the renewed 
license or endorsement.

                Subpart H--Registration of Staff Officers

Sec. 10.801  Applicability.

    This subpart provides for the registration of staff officers for 
employment on vessels documented or numbered under the laws of the 
United States. Staff officers must be registered if serving on most 
vessels in ocean service or on the Great Lakes.

Sec. 10.803  Grades of certificates issued.

    Staff officers are registered in the following grades:
    (a) Chief purser.
    (b) Purser.
    (c) Senior assistant purser.
    (d) Junior assistant purser.
    (e) Medical doctor.
    (f) Professional nurse.

Sec. 10.805  General requirements.

    (a) The applicant for a certificate of registry as staff officer is 
not required to take any examination; however, the applicant shall 
present to the Officer in

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Charge, Marine Inspection a letter justifying the need for the 
certificate of registry.
    (b) The applicant must hold or apply for a merchant mariner s 
document.
    (c) Endorsements for a higher grade are not made on certificates of 
registry. An applicant for a higher grade in the staff department shall 
apply in the same manner as for an original certificate of registry and 
shall surrender the certificate upon issuance of the new certificate of 
registry. A person holding a certificate of registry as staff officer 
may serve in a lower grade of a service for which he or she is 
registered.
    (d) Title 46 U.S.C. 8302 addresses uniforms for staff officers who 
are members of the Naval Reserve.
    (e) A duplicate certificate of registry may be issued by the Officer 
in Charge, Marine Inspection. (See Sec. 10.219.)
    (f) A certificate of registry is valid for a term of 5 years from 
the date of issuance. Procedures for renewing certificates of registry 
are found in Sec. 10.209. The expiration date of a certificate of 
registry issued without an expiration date shall be determined in 
accordance with Sec. 10.811.
    (g) Each applicant for an original certificate of registry or a 
higher grade of certificate of registry, as described by paragraph (c) 
of this section, shall produce evidence of having passed a chemical test 
for dangerous drugs or of qualifying for an exception from testing in 
Sec. 16.220 of this subchapter. An applicant who fails a chemical test 
for dangerous drugs will not be issued a certificate of registry.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
144, Jan. 4, 1989; CGD 91-211, 59 FR 49300, Sept. 27, 1994; CGD 91-223, 
60 FR 4525, Jan. 23, 1995]

Sec. 10.807  Experience requirements for registry.

    (a) The applicant for a certificate of registry as staff officer 
shall submit evidence of experience as follows:
    (1) Chief purser. Two years of service aboard vessels performing 
duties relating to work in the purser's office.
    (2) Purser. One year of service aboard vessels performing duties 
relating to work in the purser's office.
    (3) Senior assistant purser. Six months of service aboard vessels 
performing duties relating to work in purser's office.
    (4) Junior assistant purser. Previous experience not required.
    (5) Medical doctor. A valid license as physician or surgeon issued 
under the authority of a state or territory of the United States, the 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia.
    (6) Professional nurse. A valid license as a registered nurse issued 
under authority of a state or territory of the United States, the 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia.
    (b) Employment on shore in connection with ship's business may be 
accepted in lieu of service aboard vessels. Related shore employment is 
accepted in the ratio of two months of shore service to count as one 
month of service aboard vessels.
    (c) In computing the length of service required of an applicant for 
a certificate of registry, service of one season on vessels on the Great 
Lakes is counted as service of one year.
    (d) In the event an applicant for a certificate of registry, other 
than medical doctor or professional nurse, presents evidence of other 
qualifications which, in the opinion of the Officer in Charge, Marine 
Inspection, is equivalent to the experience requirements of this section 
and is consistent with the duties of a staff officer, the Officer in 
Charge, Marine Inspection may issue the certificate of registry.

Sec. 10.809  Experience requirements for ratings endorsed on certificate 
          of registry.

    An applicant for rating to be endorsed on a certificate of registry 
shall submit evidence of experience as follows:
    (a) Marine physician assistant. Successful completion of an 
accredited course of instruction for a physician's assistant or nurse 
practitioner program.
    (b) Hospital corpsman. A rating of at least hospital corpsman or 
health services technician, first class in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast 
Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, or an equivalent rating in the

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U.S. Army (not less than staff sergeant, Medical Department, U.S.A.), or 
in the U.S. Air Force (not less than technical sergeant, Medical 
Department, U.S.A.F.), and a period of satisfactory service of at least 
one month in a military hospital or U.S. Public Health Service Hospital.

Sec. 10.811  Expiration of existing certificates of registry.

    The expiration year of a certificate of registry issued without an 
expiration date is calculated by adding 5-year increments to the 
issuance date of the certificate of registry, up to first applicable 
year falling between 1995 and 1999, inclusive. The day and month of 
expiration are the same as that of issuance. Table 10.811 is provided as 
an aid for calculating the expiration date of a certificate of registry 
issued without an expiration date. A certificate of registry is not 
valid for use after the expiration date calculated under this section, 
but may be renewed in accordance with the requirements of Sec. 10.209.

  Table 10.811.--Expiration of Certificates of Registry Issued With No
                           Expiration Date \1\
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             Expiration year
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
     1999           1998           1997           1996          1995
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               Issue Year

------------------------------------------------------------------------
      1994           1993           1992           1991          1990
      1989           1988           1987           1986          1985
      1984           1983           1982           1981          1980
      1979           1978           1977           1976          1975
      1974           1973           1972           1971          1970
      1969           1968           1967           1966          1965
      1964           1963           1962           1961          1960
      1959           1958           1957           1956          1955
      1954           1953           1952           1951          1950
      1949           1948           1947           1946          1945
      1944           1943           1942           1941          1940
      1939           1938           1937     .............  ............
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Find the year in which the certificate of registry was issued (Issue
  Year), then move up the column to find the Expiration Year. Month and
  day of expiration correspond to the month and day of issue.


[CGD 91-211, 59 FR 49300, Sept. 27, 1994; CGD 91-211, 59 FR 50964, Oct. 
6, 1994]

Subpart I--Subjects of License Examinations and Practical Demonstrations 
                              of Competence

Sec. 10.901  General provisions.

    (a) Each applicant for any license listed in this part shall pass 
examinations on the appropriate subjects listed in this subpart, except 
as noted in Sec. 10.903(b).
    (b) If the license is to be limited in a manner which would render 
any of the subject matter unnecessary or inappropriate, the examination 
may be amended accordingly by the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection. 
Limitations which may affect the examination content are:
    (1) Restricted routes for reduced service licenses (master or mate 
of vessels of not more than 200 gross tons, operator of uninspected 
passenger vessels or master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels); or,
    (2) Engineer licenses with horsepower restrictions.
    (c) Except as provided in Secs. 10.202 and 10.209, each applicant 
for an STCW certificate or endorsement, to be valid for service on or 
after February 1, 2002, in the following capacities on vessels that 
operate beyond the Boundary Line shall also furnish sufficient 
documentary evidence that he or she has made a practical 
demonstration(s) of competence as set out under the appropriate STCW 
Regulations:
    (1) Deck Department. (i) Officer in charge of the navigational watch 
on a seagoing vessel of 500 gross tons (GT) or more.
    (ii) Officer in charge of the navigational watch on a seagoing 
vessel of less than 500 GT not engaged on a near-coastal voyage.
    (iii) Officer in charge of the navigational watch on a seagoing 
vessel of less than 500 GT engaged on a near-coastal voyage.
    (iv) Master and chief mate on a seagoing vessel of 3,000 GT or more.

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    (v) Master and chief mate on a seagoing vessel of between 500 and 
3,000 GT.
    (vi) Master on a seagoing vessel of less than 500 GT not engaged on 
a near-coastal voyage.
    (vii) Master on a seagoing vessel of less than 500 gross tons 
engaged on a near-coastal voyage.
    (2) Engine Department. (i) Officer in charge of the engineering 
watch in a manned engine-room on a seagoing vessel.
    (ii) Designated duty engineer in a periodically unmanned engine-room 
on a seagoing vessel.
    (iii) Chief engineer officer of a seagoing vessel driven by main 
propulsion machinery of 3,000 kW [4,000 hp] of propulsion power or more.
    (iv) Second engineer officer of a seagoing vessel driven by main 
propulsion machinery of 3,000 kW [4,000 hp] of propulsion power or more.
    (v) Chief engineer officer of a seagoing vessel driven by main 
propulsion machinery of between 750 kW [1,000 hp] and 3,000 kW [4,000 
hp] of propulsion power.
    (vi) Second engineer officer of a seagoing vessel driven by main 
propulsion machinery of between 750 kW [1,000 hp] and 3,000 kW [4,000 
hp] of propulsion power.
    (d) Simulators used in assessment of competence under paragraph (c) 
of this section must meet the appropriate performance standards set out 
in Section A-I/12 of the STCW Code. However, simulators installed or 
brought into use before February 1, 2002, need not meet them so far as 
they fulfill the objectives of the assessment of competence or 
demonstration of proficiency.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
144, Jan. 4, 1989; CGD 94-029, 61 FR 47064, Sept. 6, 1996; CGD 95-062, 
62 FR 34533, June 26, 1997; USCG-1998-4442, 63 FR 52188, Sept. 30, 1998; 
USCG-1999-6224, 64 FR 63235, Nov. 19, 1999]

Sec. 10.903  Licenses requiring examinations.

    (a) The following licenses require examinations for issuance:
    (1) Master ocean/near coastal any gross tons;\1\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \1\ Examination will vary depending upon route desired.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (2) Chief mate ocean/near coastal any gross tons;\1\
    (3) Second mate ocean/near coastal any gross tons;\1\
    (4) Third mate ocean/near coastal any gross tons;\1\
    (5) Master ocean/near coastal not more than 500 or 1600 gross 
tons;\1\
    (6) Mate ocean/near coastal not more than 500 or 1600 gross tons;\1\
    (7) Mate near coastal not more than 200 gross tons;
    (8) Master near coastal not more than 100 gross tons;
    (9) Master Great Lakes and inland any gross tons;
    (10) Mate Great Lakes and inland any gross tons;
    (11) Master inland any gross tons;
    (12) Master river any gross tons;
    (13) Master Great Lakes and inland/river not more than 500 or 1600 
gross tons;\1\
    (14) Mate Great Lakes and inland/river not more than 500 or 1600 
gross tons;\1\
    (15) Mate Great Lakes and inland/inland/river not more than 200 
gross tons;\1\
    (16) Master Great Lakes and inland/inland/river not more than 100 
gross tons;\1\
    (17) First class pilot;
    (18)(i) Apprentice mate (steersman) of towing vessels;
    (ii) Apprentice mate (steersman) of towing vessels, harbor assist;
    (iii) Apprentice mate (steersman) of towing vessels, limited;
    (19) Operator uninspected passenger vessels;
    (20) Master uninspected fishing industry vessels;
    (21) Mate uninspected fishing industry vessels;
    (22) Chief engineer steam/motor vessels;
    (23) First assistant engineer steam/motor vessels;
    (24) Second assistant engineer steam/motor vessels;
    (25) Third assistant engineer steam/motor vessels;

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    (26) Chief engineer (limited) steam/motor vessels;
    (27) Assistant engineer (limited) steam/motor vessels;
    (28) Designated duty engineer steam/motor vessels;
    (29) Chief engineer uninspected fishing industry vessels;
    (30) Assistant engineer uninspected fishing industry vessels.
    (b) The following licenses do not require examinations:
    (1) Master ocean any gross tons when adding an endorsement as 
Offshore Installation Manager.
    (2) Master ocean or near coastal not more than 200 gross tons, when 
raising license grade from mate near coastal not more than 200 gross 
tons. Master ocean not more than 200 gross tons would, however, require 
an examination in celestial navigation.
    (3) Master Great Lakes and inland, inland, and rivers not more than 
200 gross tons when raising license grade from mate of the same route 
not more than 200 gross tons.
    (4) Master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels (endorsed for the same 
route).
    (c) Each candidate for any of the following licenses, who commences 
Coast Guard approved or accepted training or approved seagoing service 
on or after August 1, 1998, or who applies for the license on or after 
February 1, 2002, shall meet the requirements of the appropriate 
regulations and standards of competence in STCW and in part A of the 
STCW Code, as indicated in table 903-1:
    (1) Master, oceans and near coastal, any gross tons.
    (2) Chief mate, oceans and near coastal, any gross tons.
    (3) Master, oceans and near coastal, 500 to 1600 gross tons.
    (4) Second mate, oceans and near coastal, any gross tons.
    (5) Third mate, oceans and near coastal, any gross tons.
    (6) Mate, oceans and near coastal, 500 to 1600 gross tons.
    (7) Master (OSV).
    (8) Chief mate (OSV).
    (9) Mate (OSV).
    (10) Chief engineer, unlimited.
    (11) 1st Assistant engineer, unlimited.
    (12) 2nd Assistant engineer, unlimited.
    (13) 3rd Assistant engineer, unlimited.
    (14) Chief engineer, limited--oceans.
    (15) Assistant engineer, limited-oceans.
    (16) Chief engineer, limited-near coastal.
    (17) Chief engineer (OSV).
    (18) Engineer (OSV).

                                                                     Table 10.903-1
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                        STCW CODE                           1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
II/1.....................................................  ...  ...  ...   X    X    X   ...  ...  ...   X   ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...
II/2, p. 1 & 2...........................................   X    X   ...  ...  ...  ...  ...   X    X   ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...
II/2, p. 3 & 4...........................................  ...  ...   X   ...  ...  ...   X   ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...
II/3.....................................................  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...
III/1....................................................  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...   X    X   ...   X   ...  ...   X
III/2....................................................  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...   X    X   ...  ...  ...  ...  ...   X   ...
III/3....................................................  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...   X   ...   X   ...  ...
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (d) After July 31, 1998, any candidate for a license listed in 
paragraph (c) of this section, who meets the requirements of the 
appropriate regulations and standards of competence in STCW and part A 
of the STCW code as indicated in table 10.903-1, need not comply with 
Sec. 10.910, or, 10.950, of this part.

[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 
144, Jan. 4, 1989; CGD 81-059a, 59 FR 10756, Mar. 8, 1994; CGD 95-062, 
62 FR 34533, June 26, 1997; USCG-1998-4442, 63 FR 52188, Sept. 30, 1998; 
USCG-1999-6224, 64 FR 63235, Nov. 19, 1999; 66 FR 20944, Apr. 26, 2001]

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Sec. 10.910  Subjects for deck licenses.

    Table 10.910-1 gives the codes used in table 10.910-2 for all deck 
licenses. Table 10.910-2 indicates the examination subjects for each 
license, by code number. Figures in the body of the table, in place of 
the letter ``x'', refer to notes.

                 Table 10.910-1 Codes for Deck Licenses

                             Deck Licenses:

    1. Master, Oceans/near coastal, any gross tons.
    2. Chief mate, oceans/near coastal, any gross tons.
    3. Master, oceans/near coastal, 500/1,600 gross tons.
    4. Second mate, oceans/near coastal, any gross tons.
    5. Third mate, oceans/near coastal, any gross tons.
    6. Mate, oceans/near coastal, 500/1,600 gross tons.
    7. Master, oceans/near coastal, and mate, near coastal, 200 gross 
tons (includes master, near coastal, 100 gross tons).
    8. Operator, uninspected passenger vessels, near coastal.
    9. Operator, uninspected passenger vessels, Great Lakes/inland.
    10. Apprentice mate, towing vessels, ocean (domestic trade) and 
near-coastal routes.
    11. Apprentice mate (steersman), towing vessels, Great Lakes and 
inland routes.
    12. Steersman, towing vessels, Western Rivers.
    13. Master, Great Lakes/inland, or master, inland, any gross tons.
    14. Mate, Great Lakes/inland, any gross tons.
    15. Master, Great Lakes/inland, 500/1,600 gross tons.
    16. Mate, Great Lakes/inland, 500/1,600 gross tons.
    17. Master or mate, Great Lakes/inland, 200 gross tons (includes 
master, Great Lakes/inland, 100 gross tons).
    18. Master, rivers, any gross tons.
    19. Master, rivers, 500/1,600 gross tons.
    20. Mate, rivers, 500/1,600 gross tons.
    21. Master or mate, rivers, 200 gross tons (includes master, rivers, 
100 gross tons).
    22. Master, uninspected fishing industry vessels, oceans/near 
coastal.
    23. Mate, uninspected fishing industry vessels, oceans/near coastal.
    24. First class pilot.


                                                              Table 10.910-2--License Codes
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                   Examination topics                      1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Navigation and position determination:
    Ocean Track Plotting:
        Middle Latitude Sailing.........................   1   1       1   1
        Mercator Sailing................................   X   X       1   1
        Great Circle Sailing............................   1   1       1
        Parallel Sailing................................   1   1       1   1
        ETA.............................................   X   X   1   X   X
    Piloting:
        Distance Off....................................       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X       X   X   X   X   X                   X   X   X
        Bearing Problems................................       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X       X   X   X   X   X                   X   X   X
        Fix or Running Fix..............................       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X       X   X   X   X   X                   X   X   X
        Chart Navigation................................       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   2   X   X   X   X   X   2   2   2   2   X   X   X
        Dead Reckoning..................................       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X       X   X   X   X   X                   X   X   X
    Celestial Observations:
        Special Cases (hi/lo Alt., Backsight)...........   1
        Latitude by Polaris.............................   1   1   1   1
        Latitude by Meridian Transit....................   1
        Lat. by Meridian Transit (Sun Only).............   X   X   1   X   X   1   1           1                                               1   1
        Fix or Running Fix (Any Body)...................   X   X   1   X                                                                       1
        Fix or Running Fix (Sun Only)...................                   X   1   1           1                                                   1
        Star Identification.............................   1   1   1   1
        Star Selection..................................   1   X   1   X                                                                           1
    Times of Celestial Phenomena:
        Time of Meridian Transit........................   1
        Time of Meridian Transit (Sun Only).............   X   X   1   X   X   1   1           1                                               1   1
        Second Estimate Meridian Transit................   1
            Zone Time Sun Rise/Set/Twilight.............   X   X   1   1   1   1   1           1                                                   1   1

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            Zone Time Moon Rise/Set.....................   X   X       1
        Speed by RPM....................................   X   X       X                                   3
        Fuel Conservation...............................   X   X                                           3
        Electronic Navigation...........................   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X       X   X   X   X   X                   X   X   X
        Instruments and Accessories.....................   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
        Aids To Navigation..............................   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
        Charts, Navigation Publications, and Notices to    X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
         Mariners.......................................
        Naut. Astronomy & Nav. Definitions..............   X   X       X   X
        Chart Sketch....................................                                                                                               4
Seamanship:
    Marlinspike Seamanship..............................               X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X       X       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
    Purchases, Blocks and Tackle........................               X   X   X   X           X   X   X       X       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
    Small Boat Handling Under Oars or Sail..............               X   X                               X   X
Watchkeeping:
    COLREGS.............................................   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   5   X   5       5   5   5   5   5                   X   X   5
    Inland Navigational Rules...........................   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
    Basic Principles, Watchkeeping......................   X   X   X   X   X   X   X           X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
    Navigation Safety Regs. (33 CFR 164)................   X   X       X   X                               X   X               X               6   6   6
Radar Equipment:
    Radar Observer Certificate..........................   X   X   X   X   X   X   1           1           X   X               X               X   X   X
Compass-Magnetic and Gyro:
    Principles of Gyro Compass..........................   X   X   X   X   X   X                           X   X   X   X                       X   X
    Principles of Magnetic Compass......................   X   X   X   X   X   X                       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
    Magnetic Compass Adjustment.........................   X   X                                           X   X
    Gyro Compass Error/Correction.......................   X   X   X   X   X   X   7               X   X   X   X   X   X   7                   X   X   X
    Magnetic Compass Error/Correction...................   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X       X   X   X   X   X                   X   X   X
        Determination of Compass Error:
            Azimuth (Any Body)..........................   X   X       1
            Azimuth (Sun Only)..........................           1       X   1   1           1           3                                   1   1
            Amplitude (Any Body)........................   X
            Amplitude (Sun Only)........................       X   1   X   X   1   1           1           3                                   1   1
            Deviation Table Construction................   X   X   1   X   X                               3
            Terrestrial Observation.....................       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X       X   X   X   X   X                   X   X   X
        Gyro Controlled Systems.........................   X   X   X   X       X
        Operation & Care of Main Gyro Systems...........   X   X   X   X       X
Meteorology and Oceanography:
    Characteristics of Weather Systems..................       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
    Ocean Current Systems...............................       X   X   X   X                                                                   X   X
    Weather Charts and Reports..........................       X   X   X   X       X           X                                               X
        Tides and Tidal Currents:
            Extensive Tidal Effects.....................   X   X   X
            Terms and Definitions.......................       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X       X   X   X   X   X                   X   X   X
            Publications................................       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X       X   X   X   X   X                   X   X   X
            Calculations................................       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X       X   X   X   X   X                   X   X   X
Ship Maneuvering and Handling:
    Approaching Pilot Vessel or Station.................   X   X   X           X                                                                       X
    Shiphandling in Rivers, Estuaries...................   X   X   X           X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X       X
    Maneuvering in Shallow Water........................   X   X   X           X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X       X
    Interaction with Bank/Passing Ship..................   X   X   X           X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X       X
    Berthing and Unberthing.............................   X   X   X           X   X   X   X   X           X   X   X       X   X   X       X   X       X
    Anchoring and Mooring...............................       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X           X   X   X   X   X                   X   X   X
    Dragging, Clearing Fouled Anchors...................       X   X   X   X   X   X                       X   X   X   X   X                   X
    Drydocking, with & without Prior Damage.............       X   X
    Heavy Weather Operations............................       X   X               X   X   X                               X                   X   X
    Maneuvering for Launching of Lifeboats and Liferafts       X   X               X           X           X       X                           X   X
     in Heavy Weather...................................
    Receiving Survivors From Lfbts/Lfrfts...............       X   X               X           X   X
    General: Turn Circle, Pivot Point, Advance and                     X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
     Transfer...........................................
    Determine Maneuvering Characteristics of Major             X       X   X
     Vessel Types.......................................
    Wake Reduction......................................       X   X               X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X       X
    Ice Operations/Ice Navigation.......................   X   X   X           X               X   X   X   X   3   X   3
    Towing Operations...................................       X   X   X   X   X   X           X   X   X       X       X   X   X   X   X   X
Ship Stability, Construction, and Damage Control:
    Principles of Ship Construction.....................       X   X   X   X       X                       X   3   X   3   X   X   X

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    Trim and Stability..................................   X   X   X   X   X   X   X           X   X   X   X   3   X   3   X   X   X       X   X   X
    Damage Trim and Stability...........................   X   X   X           X   7
    Stability, Trim, and Stress Calculation.............   X   X   X   X           7
    Vessel Structural Members...........................       X   X   X   X   X   7                           X   X   3   7
    IMO Ship Stability Recommendations..................   X   X
    Damage Control......................................   X   X   X           X       7                               7
    Change in Draft Due to Density......................   X   X
Ship Power Plants:
    Marine Power Plant Operating Principles.............       X   X               7                       X       X       7   X   X
    Ships' Auxiliary Machinery..........................       X   X                                   X           X           X   X
    Marine Engineering Terms............................       X   X               7                       X       X       7   X   X
    Small Engine Operations and Maintenance.............                           X   X   X                               X           X
Cargo Handling and Stowage:
    Cargo Stowage and Security, Including Cargo Gear....       X   X   X   X   X   7                       X   X   X   X   7   X   X   X
    Loading and Discharging Operations..................       X   X   X   X   X                           X   X   X   X       X   X   X
    International Regulations for Cargoes, Especially      X   X   X
     IMDG...............................................
    Dangerous/Hazardous Cargo Regulations...............   X   X   X   X   X   X                           X   X   X   X       X   X   X
    Tank Vessel Safety..................................       X   X   X   X   X                           X   X   X   X       X   X   X
    Cargo Piping and Pumping Systems....................       X   X   X   X   X                           X   X   X   X       X   X   X
    Cargo Oil Terms and Definitions.....................       X   X   X   X   X                           X   X   X   X       X   X   X
    Ballasting, Tank Clean., & Gas Free Ops.............       X   X   X   X   X                       X   X   X   X       X   X   X
    Load on Top Procedures..............................       X   X   X   X   X                       X   X   X   X       X   X   X
    Barge Regulations (Operations)......................                                       X   X   X
Fire Prevention and Firefighting Appliances:
    Organization of Fire Drills.........................       X   X   X   X   X   X           X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
    Classes and Chemistry of Fire.......................       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
    Firefighting Systems................................       X   X   X   X   X   X           X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
    Firefighting Equip. and Regulations.................       X   X   X   X   X   7           X   X   X   X   X   X   X   7   X   X   X   7   X   X
    Firefighting Equip. & Regs. for T-Boats.............                           X                                       X               X
    Basic Firefighting and Prevention...................       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
Emergency Procedures:
    Ship Beaching Precautions...........................       X   X                                       X       X
    Actions Prior To/After Grounding....................       X   X                                       X       X           X   X
    Refloating a Grounded Ship..........................       X   X                                       X       X           X   X
    Collision...........................................       X   X               X   X       X   X   X   X       X       X   X   X       X
    Temporary Repairs...................................       X   X   X           X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
    Passenger/Crew Safety in Emergency..................       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
    Fire or Explosion...................................       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
    Abandon Ship Procedures.............................       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
    Emergency Steering..................................       X   X   X                                   X       X           X   X           X   X
    Rescuing Surv. From Ship/Airc. in Dist..............       X   X   X   X   X   X           X           X   X   X   X   X   X   X
    Man Overboard Procedures............................       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
    Emergency Towing....................................   X   X   X               X           X
Medical Care:
    Knowledge and use of:
        Int'l. Medical Guide for Ships..................       X   X
        Ship Med. Chest and Med. Aid at Sea.............       X   X
        Medical Sec., Inter. Code of Signals............       X   X   X   X
        1st Aid Guide: Accidents with Dangerous Goods...       X   X
        First Aid.......................................       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
Maritime Law:
    International Maritime Law:
        Int'l. Convention on Load Lines.................   X   X   X
        SOLAS...........................................   X   X   X               7
        MARPOL 73/78....................................   X   X   X   X   X
        International Health Regulations................   X   X   X
        Other International Instruments for Ship/Pass./    X   X   X
         Crew/Cargo Safety..............................
    National Maritime Law:
        Load Lines......................................   X   X   X           X   X           X   X       3   3   3   3   7
        Cert. and Documentation of Vessels..............   X   X   X               X   X   X   X   X   X   X       X       X   X   X       X   X
        Rules & Regs. for Inspected Vessels.............   X   X   X   X   X   X   7                       X   X   X   X   7   X   X   X   7

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        Rules & Regs. for Inspected T-Boats.............                           X                                       X               X
        Rules and Regs for Uninsp. Vessels..............                           X   X   X   X   X   X                   X               X   X   X
        Pollution Prevention Regulations................   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
        Pilotage........................................   X   X   X                                                                                   X
        Licensing & Certification of Seamen.............   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
        Shipment and Discharge, Manning.................   X       X               X           X           X       X           X   X
        Title 46 U.S. Code..............................   X   X   X                                       X       X           X   X
        Captain of the Port Regulations, Vessel Traffic                                                                                                X
         Service Procedures for the Route Desired.......
Shipboard Management and Training:
    Personnel Management................................   X   X   X                                       X       X           X   X
    Shipboard Organization..............................   X   X   X                                       X       X           X   X
    Required Crew Training..............................   X   X   X                                       X       X           X   X
    Ship Sanitation.....................................   X   X   X               X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
    Vessel Alteration/Repair--Hot Work..................   X   X   X               X                       X       X           X   X
    Safety..............................................   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
Ship's Business:
    Charters............................................   X   X   X
    Liens, Salvage......................................   X   X   X
    Insurance...........................................   X   X   X
    Entry, Clearance....................................   X   X   X
    Certificates and Documents Required.................   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
Communications:
    Flashing Light......................................   X   X       X   X
    Radiotelephone Communications.......................       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
    Radiotelegraphy Emerg. Dist. Signals................       X       X   X
    Signals: Storm/Wreck/Dist./Special..................       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X       X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
    International Code of Signals.......................       X   X   X   X
Lifesaving:
    Survival at Sea.....................................       X   X   X   X   X   X           X                                               X   X
    Lifesaving Appliance Regulations....................       X   X   X   X   X   7                       X   X   X       7   X   X   X   7
    Lifesaving Appliance Regs. for T-Boats..............                           X                                       X               X
    Lifesaving Appliance Operation......................       X   X   X   X   X   7   X   X   X   X       X   X   X   X   7   X   X   X   7   X   X
    Lifesaving Appliance Ops. for T-Boats...............                           X                                       X               X
Search and Rescue:
    Search and Rescue Procedures........................   X   X   X
    Amver...............................................   X   X   X
SAIL/AUXILIARY SAIL VESSELS ADDENDUM (8):
    Any other subject considered necessary to establish    X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X   X
     the applicant's proficiency........................
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1--For ocean routes only.
2--River chart navigation only.
3--Topic covered only on Great Lakes specific module(s) taken for ``Great Lakes and inland'' routes.
4--Including recommended courses, distances, prominent aids to navigation, depths of waters in channels and over hazardous shoals, other important
  features of the route, such as character of the bottom. The OCMI may accept chart sketching of only a portion or portions of the route for long or
  extended routes.
5--Take COLREGS if license not limited to non-COLREG waters.
6--For licenses over 1600 gross tons.
7--For licenses over 100 gross tons.
8--Sail vessel safety precautions, rules of the road, operations, heavy weather procedures, navigation, maneuvering, and sailing terminology. Applicants
  for sail/auxiliary sail endorsements to master, mate or operator of uninspected passenger vessels licenses are also tested in the subjects contained
  in this addendum.


[CGD 81-059a, 55 FR 14802, Apr. 18, 1990, as amended by USCG-1999-6224, 
64 FR 63235, Nov. 19, 1999; USCG-2001-10224, 66 FR 48619, Sept. 21, 
2001]

Sec. 10.920  Subjects for MODU licenses.

    Table 10.920-1 gives the codes used in Table 10.920-2 for MODU 
licenses. Table 10.920-2 indicates the examination subjects for each 
license by the code number.

                 Table 10.920-1 Codes for MODU Licenses

1. OIM/Unrestricted
2. OIM/Surface Units Underway
3. OIM/Surface Units on Location
4. OIM/Bottom Bearing Units Underway
5. OIM/Bottom Bearing Units on Location

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6. Barge Supervisor
7. Ballast Control Operator

               Table 10.920-2.--Subjects for MODU Licenses
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Examination topics            1    2    3    4    5    6    7
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Watchkeeping
  COLREGS............................   X    X   ...   X   ...   X   ...
  ``Basic Principles for Navigational   X    X    X    X    X    X   ...
   Watch''...........................
  MODU obstruction lights............   X   ...   X   ...   X    X   ...
Meteorology and oceanography:
  Synoptic chart weather forecasting.   X    X    X    X    X    X   ...
  Characteristics of weather systems.   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
  Ocean current systems..............   X    X    X    X    X    X   ...
  Tide and tidal current publications   X    X    X    X    X    X   ...
Stability, ballasting, construction
 and damage control:
  Principles of ship construction,      X    X    X    X    X    X    X
   structural members................
  Trim and stability.................   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
  Damaged trim and stability            X    X    X    X   ...   X    X
   countermeasures...................
  Stability and trim calculations....   X    X    X    X         X    X
  Load line requirements.............   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
Operating manual:
  Rig characteristics and limitations   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
  Hydrostatics data..................   X    X    X    X   ...   X    X
  Tank tables........................   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
  KG limitations.....................   X    X    X    X   ...   X    X
  Severe storm instructions..........   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
  Transit instructions...............   X    X   ...   X   ...   X    X
  On-station instructions............   X   ...   X   ...   X    X    X
  Unexpected list or trim............   X    X    X    X   ...   X    X
  Ballasting procedures..............   X    X    X   ...  ...   X    X
  Operation of bilge system..........   X    X    X    X   ...   X    X
  Leg loading calculations...........   X   ...  ...   X    X   ...  ...
  Completion of variable load form...   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
  Evaluation of variable load form...   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
  Emergency procedures...............   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
Maneuvering and handling:
  Anchoring and anchor handling......   X    X    X   ...  ...   X   ...
  Heavy weather operations...........   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
  Mooring, positioning...............   X    X    X    X   ...   X    X
  Moving, positioning................   X    X   ...   X   ...   X   ...
Fire prevention and firefighting
 appliances:
  Organization of fire drills........   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
  Classes and chemistry of fire......   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
  Firefighting systems...............   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
  Firefighting equipment and            X    X    X    X    X    X    X
   regulations.......................
  Basic firefighting and prevention     X    X    X    X    X    X    X
   of fires..........................
Emergency procedures and contingency
 plans:
  Temporary repairs..................   X    X    X    X   ...   X   ...
  Fire or explosion..................   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
  Abandon unit.......................   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
  Man overboard......................   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
  Heavy weather......................   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
  Collision..........................   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
  Failure of ballast control system..   X    X    X   ...  ...   X    X
  Mooring emergencies................   X   ...   X   ...  ...   X    X
  Blowouts...........................   X   ...   X   ...   X    X    X
  H<INF>2</INF> S safety........................   X   ...   X   ...   X    X    X
General Engineering--Power plants and
 auxiliary systems:
  Marine engineering terminology.....   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
  Engineering equipment, operations     X    X    X    X    X    X   ...
   and failures......................
  Offshore drilling operations.......  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...   X
Deck seamanship--general:
  Transfer of personnel..............   X    X    X    X    X    X   ...
  Support boats/helicopters..........   X    X    X    X    X    X   ...
  Cargo stowage and securing.........   X    X    X    X    X    X   ...
  Hazardous materials/dangerous goods   X    X    X    X    X    X   ...
   precautions.......................
  Mooring equipment..................   X    X    X    X    X    X   ...
  Crane use procedures and              X    X    X    X    X    X   ...
   inspections.......................
Medical care:
  Knowledge and use of:
    First aid........................   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
    First response medical action....   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
Maritime law and regulation:
  National maritime law:
    Certification and documentation     X    X    X    X    X   ...  ...
     of vessels......................
    Ship sanitation..................   X    X    X    X    X   ...  ...
    Regulations for vessel inspection   X    X    X    X    X   ...  ...

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    Pollution prevention regulations.   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
    Licensing and certification         X    X    X    X    X   ...  ...
     regulations.....................
    Rules and regulations for MODUs..   X    X    X    X    X    X   ...
    International Maritime law:......  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...
    International Maritime              X    X    X    X    X   ...  ...
     Organization....................
    International Convention on Load    X    X    X    X   ...  ...   X
     Lines...........................
    MARPOL 73/78.....................   X    X    X    X    X   ...  ...
Personnel Management and Training:
  Ship's business including:
    Required logs and record keeping.   X    X    X    X    X    X   ...
    Casualty reports and records.....   X    X    X    X    X   ...
------------------------------------------------------------------------


------------------------------------------------------------------------

Communications:
  Radio communications and FCC permit   X    X    X    X    X    X
Radiotelephone procedures............   X    X    X    X    X    X
Lifesaving/Survival:
  Lifesaving appliance operation        X    X    X    X    X    X    X
   (launching, boat handling)........
  Procedures/rules for lifeboats,       X    X    X    X    X    X    X
   survival suits, PFDs, liferafts
   and emergency signals.............
  Emergency radio transmissions......   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
  Survival at sea....................   X    X    X    X    X    X    X
------------------------------------------------------------------------


[CGD 81-059a, 55 FR 14802, Apr. 18, 1990]

Sec. 10.950  Subjects for engineer licenses.

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                                                      Table 10.950.--Subjects for Engineer Licenses
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                                  Unlimited      Unlimited    Unlimited    Unlimited      Chief     A/E Ltd &   Unin.   Fish.  DDE Ltd HP
                                    chief        1st asst.    2nd asst.    3rd asst.    engineer   DDE unlim.  ind. C/ vsl. A/------------  MODU   MODU
                                   engineer      engineer      engineer     engineer     limited  ------------    E       E                 ch.    asst.
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------            ----------------  STM   MTR   eng.   eng.
                                  STM    MTR     STM    MTR   STM    MTR   STM    MTR   STM   MTR   STM   MTR    MTR     MTR
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Subjects:
  Prints and Tables...........  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P-T   P-T   P-T    P-T
  Pipes, Fittings, Valves.....  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P       P     P     P-T    P
  Hydraulics..................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P       P     P     P-T    P-T
  Bilge Systems...............  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P       P     P     P-T    P
  Sanitary/Sewerage Systems...  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P       P     P     P      P
  Freshwater Systems..........  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P     P     P     P     P-T     P       P     P     P-T    P-T
  Lubricants..................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P-T    P
  Lubrication Systems.........  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P      P
  Automation Systems..........  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P       P       P     P     P-T    P
  Control Systems.............  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P       P       P     P     P-T    P-T
  Propellers/Shafting Systems.  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P       P       P     P     .....  ......
  Machine Shop................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P       P       P     P     P      P
  Distilling Systems..........  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P       P       P     P     P      P
  Pumps.......................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P-T    P
  Compressors.................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P-T    P
  Administration..............  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P      P     P     P     P     P     P       P       P     P     P-T    P
  Governors...................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P     P     P     P     P       P       P     P     P-T    P-T
  Cooling Systems.............  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P       P     P     P      P
  Bearings....................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P       P     P     P      P
  Instruments.................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P       P     P     P      P
  Ship Construction and Repair  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P-T    P
  Theory......................  T       T      T       T     T      T     T      T     T     T     T     T     T       T       T     T     T      T
  Steering Systems............  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     .....  ......
  Deck Machinery..............  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P       P       P     P     P      P
  Ventilation Systems.........  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P     P     P     P     P       P       P     P     P      P
  Thermodynamics..............  T       T      T       T     T      T     T      T     ....  ....  ....  ....  ......  ......  ....  ....  .....  ......
  Watch Duties................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P       P     P     P-T    P-T
Refrigeration and Air
 Conditioning:
  Theory......................  T       T      T       T     T      T     T      T     T     T     T     T     T       T       T     T     T      T
  Air Conditioning Systems....  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P       P       P     P     P      P
  Refrigeration Systems.......  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P       P       P     P     P      P
  Control Systems.............  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P       P       P     P     P      P
  Safety......................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P       P     P     P      P
  Casualty Control............  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P       P     P     P      P
Electricity:
  Theory......................  T       T      T       T     T      T     T      T     T     T     T     T     T       T       T     T     T      T
  General Maintenance.........  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P-T    P-T
  Generators..................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P-T    P-T
  Motors......................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P-T    P-T
  Motor Controllers...........  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P-T    P-T
  Propulsion Systems..........  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P     P     P-T     P-T     P     P     P      P
  Distribution Systems........  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P      P

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  Electronic Systems..........  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P     P     P       P       P     P     P-T    P-T
  Batteries...................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P      P
  Communications..............  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P     P     P       P-T     P     P     P      P
  Safety......................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P-T    P-T
  Casualty Control............  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P-T    P-T
Steam Generators:
  Steam.......................  P-T     P      P-T     P     P-T    P     P-T    P     P-T   ....  P-T   ....  P       P       P     ....  P-T    ......
  Main Boilers................  P-T     .....  P-T     ....  P-T    ....  P-T    ....  P-T   ....  P-T   ....  ......  ......  P-T   ....  .....  ......
  Auxiliary Boilers...........  ......  P-T    ......  P-T   .....  P-T   .....  P-T   ....  P-T   ....  P-T   P       P       ....  P     P-T    P-T
  Feedwater Systems...........  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   ....  P-T   ....  P       P       P-T   ....  P-T    P
  Condensate Systems..........  P-T     P-T    P-T     P     P-T    P     P-T    P     P-T   ....  P-T   ....  ......  ......  P-T   ....  P-T    P
  Recovery Systems............  P-T     P-T    P-T     P     P-T    P     P-T    P     P-T   ....  P-T   ....  P       P       P-T   ....  P-T    P
  Fuel........................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P-T   P     P-T    P-T
  Fuel Systems................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P-T   P     P-T    P-T
  Boiler Water................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P     P-T   P     P       P       P-T   ....  P-T    P
  Control Systems.............  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   ....  P       P       P-T   P-T   .....
  Automation Systems..........  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   ....  P       P       P-T   ....  P-T    ......
  Safety......................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P     P       P       P-T   P     P-T    P
  Casualty Control............  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P     P       P       P-T   P     P-T    P
Steam Engines:
  Main Turbine................  P-T     .....  P-T     ....  P-T    ....  P-T    ....  P-T   ....  P-T   ....  ......  ......  P-T   ....  .....  ......
  Auxiliary Turbine...........  P-T     P      P-T     P     P-T    P     P-T    P     P-T   ....  P-T   ....  ......  ......  P-T   ....  .....  ......
  Reciprocating Machines......  P-T     .....  P-T     ....  P-T    ....  P-T    ....  P-T   ....  P-T   ....  ......  ......  P-T   ....  .....  ......
  Governor Systems............  P-T     P      P-T     P     P-T    P     P-T    P     P-T   ....  P-T   ....  ......  ......  P-T   ....  .....  ......
  Control Systems.............  P-T     P      P-T     P     P-T    P     P-T    P     P-T   ....  P-T   ....  ......  ......  P-T   ....  .....  ......
  Automation Systems..........  P-T     .....  P-T     ....  P-T    ....  P-T    ....  P-T   ....  P-T   ....  ......  ......  P-T   ....  .....  ......
  Lubrication Systems.........  P-T     P      P-T     P     P-T    P     P-T    P     P-T   ....  P-T   ....  ......  ......  P-T   ....  .....
  Drive Systems...............  P-T     .....  P-T     ....  P-T    ....  P-T    ....  P-T   ....  P-T   ....  ......  ......  P-T   ....  .....  ......
  Safety......................  P-T     P      P-T     P     P-T    P     P-T    P     P-T   ....  P-T   ....  ......  ......  P-T   ....  .....  ......
  Casualty Control............  P-T     P      P-T     P     P-T    P     P-T    P     P-T   ....  P-T   ....  ......  ......  P-T   ....  .....  ......
Motor:
  Main Engines................  ......  P-T    ......  P-T   .....  P-T   .....  P-T   ....  P-T   ....  P-T   P-T     P-T     ....  P-T   .....  ......
  Auxiliary Engines...........  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P-T   P-T    P
  Starting Systems............  P       P-T    P       P-T   P      P-T   P      P-T   P     P-T   P     P-T   P-T     P-T     ....  P-T   P-T    P
  Lubrication Systems.........  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P-T   P-T   P      P
  Fuel........................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P-T   P-T   P      P
  Fuel Systems................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P-T   P-T   P      P
  Combustion Systems..........  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P     P-T   P     P-T   P-T     P-T     ....  P-T   P      P
  Intake Systems..............  P       P-T    P       P-T   P      P-T   P      P-T   P     P-T   P     P-T   P-T     P-T     ....  P-T   P      P
  Exhaust Systems.............  P       P-T    P       P-T   P      P-T   P      P-T   P     P-T   P     P-T   P-T     P-T     ....  P-T   P      P
  Cooling Systems.............  P       P-T    P       P-T   P      P-T   P      P-T   P     P-T   P     P-T   P-T     P-T     ....  P-T   P      P
  Supercharging Systems.......  P       P-T    P       P-T   P      P-T   P      P-T   P     P-T   P     P-T   P-T     P-T     ....  P-T   .....  ......
  Drive Systems...............  P       P-T    P       P-T   P      P-T   P      P-T   ....  P-T   ....  P-T   P-T     P-T     ....  P-T   P      P

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  Control Systems.............  P       P-T    P       P-T   P      P-T   P      P-T   P     P-T   P     P-T   P-T     P-T     ....  P-T   P      P-T
  Automation Systems..........  P       P-T    P       P-T   P      P-T   P      P-T   P     P-T   P     P-T   P-T     P-T     ....  P-T   P-T    P-T
  Governors...................  P       P-T    P       P-T   P      P-T   P      P-T   P     P-T   P     P-T   P-T     P-T     ....  P-T   P      P
  Turbines....................  P       P-T    P       P-T   P      P-T   P      P-T   P     P-T   P     P-T   P-T     P-T     ....  P-    P      P
  Safety......................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P-T   P-T   P-T    P-T
  Casualty Control............  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P-T   P-T   P-T    P-T
Safety:
  Fire........................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P-T   P-T   P-T    P-T
  Fire Prevention.............  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P-T   P-T   P-T    P-T
  Fire Fighting...............  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P-T   P-T   P-T    P-T
  Flooding....................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P-T    P-T
  Dewatering..................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P-T    P-T
  Stability and Trim..........  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P-T    P-T
  Damage Control..............  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P-T    P-T
  Emergency Equipment and       P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P-T    P-T
   Lifesaving Appliances.
  General Safety..............  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P-T    P-T
  First Aid...................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P-T    P-T
  Dangerous Materials.........  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P-T    P-T
  Pollution...................  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P-T    P-T
  Inspections and Surveys.....  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P-T    P-T
  U.S. Rules and Regulations..  P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P-T    P-T
  International Rules and       P-T     P-T    P-T     P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T    P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T   P-T     P-T     P     P     P-T    P-T
   Regulations.
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Notes:
    P=Practical Knowledge.
    T=Theoretical Knowledge.


[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623 and 38669, Oct. 16, 1987, as amended by CGD 81-059, 54 FR 147, Jan. 4, 1989; CGD 81-
 059a, 55 FR 14804, Apr. 18, 1990]



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                    Subpart J--Ro-Ro Passenger Ships

    Source: CGD 95-062, 62 FR 34534, June 26, 1997, unless otherwise 
noted.

Sec. 10.1001  Purpose of regulations.

    The purpose of the regulations in this subpart is to establish 
requirements for officers serving on roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) passenger 
ships.

Sec. 10.1003  Definition.

    Roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) passenger ship means a passenger ship with 
Ro-Ro cargo spaces or special-category spaces as defined in the 
Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended (SOLAS), to 
which a SOLAS certificate is issued.

Sec. 10.1005  General requirement for license-holders.

    To serve on a Ro-Ro passenger ship after January 31, 1997, a person 
licensed as master, chief mate, licensed mate, chief engineer, or 
licensed engineer shall meet the appropriate requirements of STCW 
Regulation V/2 and Section A-V/2 of the STCW Code and shall hold 
documentary evidence to show his or her meeting these requirements.