46 CFR 12.05-1 - Certification required.

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§ 12.05-1 Certification required.
(a) Every person serving under the authority of a rating endorsement as able seaman on any United States vessel requiring certificated able seamen, before signing articles of agreement, shall present to the master, his or her certificate as able seaman (issued in the form of an MMC or MMD endorsement).
(b) No MMD or MMC endorsed as able seaman is required of any person employed on any tug or towboat on the bays and sounds connected directly with the seas, or on any unrigged vessel except seagoing barges or tank barges.
(c) The following categories of able seaman are established:
(1) Able Seaman—Any Waters, Unlimited.
(2) Able Seaman—Limited.
(3) Able Seaman—Special.
(4) Able Seaman—Special (OSV).
[CGD 80-131, 45 FR 69240, Oct. 20, 1980, as amended by USCG-2006-24371, 74 FR 11256, Mar. 16, 2009]

Title 46 published on 2013-10-01

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  • 2014-05-08; vol. 79 # 89 - Thursday, May 8, 2014
    1. 79 FR 26374 - Policy Implementing the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping Final Rule
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      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
      Notice of availability.
      These NVICs are effective on May 8, 2014.
      46 CFR Parts 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15

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Title 46 published on 2013-10-01

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  • 2014-07-09; vol. 79 # 131 - Wednesday, July 9, 2014
    1. 79 FR 38841 - Training of Personnel and Manning on Mobile Offshore Units and Offshore Supply Vessels Engaged in U.S. Outer Continental Shelf Activities
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      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
      Proposed rule; extension of comment period.
      The comment period for the proposed rule published April 14, 2014 (79 FR 20844) is extended. Comments and related material must either be submitted to our online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before September 8, 2014, or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date.
      33 CFR Parts 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, and 147