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Course Length: 16 hours
Prerequisite: Must have a Master 200 GRT license; or this course should be taken in conjunction with Master 100 Tons / Mate 200 Tons course.
Apprentice mate (Steersman) Upgrade is a 2-day USCG approved course is for a mariner that already holds a Master 200 GRT or has completed the USCG approved courses within one year of application. Students will cover: rules of the road, deck safety, deck general, navigation general, charts and navigational publications, towing rules and regulations and towing operations.
Student who successfully complete the Apprentice mate (Steersman) Upgrade course and present their Certificate of Training within one year of the completion of training, will satisfy the examination requirements of 46 CFR 11.466 for original issuance or 46 CFR 10. 227(e)(iii) for renewal of an endorsement as Apprentice Mate (Steersman) of Towing Vessels; OR Mate (Pilot) of Towing Vessels provided that they either:
If applying for a Mate (Pilot) of Towing Vessels provided that they meet all other requirements of 46 CFR 11.465(f) will satisfy the examination requirements of 46 CFR 11.465(f)(3) and may obtain an endorsement as Mate (Pilot) of Towing Vessels.
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