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 an officer endorsement 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 or MMC endorsement as master, as mate, or as operator of uninspected passenger vessels; or,
(2) Two years total service as a master or mate of ocean or near-coastal towing vessels. Completion of a limited examination is also required.
(b) In order to obtain an officer endorsement 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 or MMC endorsement.
(c) In addition to any required examination, the applicant must comply with the requirements listed in § 11.401(g).
[CGD 81-059, 54 FR 139, Jan. 4, 1989, as amended by USCG-1999-6224, 64 FR 63228, Nov. 19, 1999; USCG-2006-24371, 74 FR 11242, Mar. 16, 2009]
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