46 CFR § 11.321 - Requirements to qualify for an STCW endorsement as officer in charge of a navigational watch (OICNW) of vessels of less than 500 GT limited to near-coastal waters (operational level).
(1) Provide evidence of seagoing service as follows:
(i) Twenty-four months of seagoing service in the deck department on vessels operating in oceans, near-coastal waters, and/or Great Lakes. Service on inland waters, bays, or sounds that are navigable waters of the United States may be substituted for up to 50 percent of the total required service. Experience gained in the engine department may be creditable for up to 3 months of the service requirements; or
(3) Provide evidence of having satisfactorily completed approved training in the following subject areas:
(i) Medical first-aid provider.
(ii) Basic and advanced firefighting in accordance with § 11.303 of this subpart.
(iv) Bridge resource management;
(v) ECDIS, if serving on a vessel with this equipment.
(vi) Radar observer, if serving on a vessel with this equipment.
(vii) ARPA, if serving on a vessel with this equipment.
(1) Evidence of meeting the standard of competence in leadership and teamworking skills.
(2) Completion of approved training in ECDIS, if serving on a vessel with this equipment.
(c) The Coast Guard may exempt an applicant from meeting any individual knowledge, understanding, and proficiency required in Section A-II/3 of the STCW Code. These exemptions must be approved by the Coast Guard based upon vessel type. Under these circumstances, the credential may include a corresponding limitation.
Table 1 to § 11.321(d) - STCW Endorsement as OICNW of Vessels of Less Than 500 GT Limited to Near-Coastal Waters
|Entry path from national endorsements||Sea service under authority of the endorsement 1||Competence - STCW
Table A-II/3 2
|Training required by this
|Mate oceans or near-coastal less than 500 GRT||None||Yes||Yes.|
|Mate towing vessel oceans or near-coastal||None||Yes||Yes.|
|Master oceans or near-coastal, less than 200 GRT||None||Yes||Yes.|
|Mate oceans or near-coastal, less than 200 GRT||6 months||Yes||Yes.|