46 CFR 11.465 - Requirements for endorsements as mate (pilot) of towing vessels.
(a) To obtain an endorsement as mate (pilot) of towing vessels endorsed with a route listed in column 1 of Table 1 to paragraph (a) of this section, applicants must complete the service in columns 2 through 5. Mariners holding a license or MMC endorsement as master of towing vessels (limited) wishing to upgrade it to mate (pilot) of towing vessels must complete the service in columns 5 and 6. An endorsement with a route endorsed in column 1 authorizes service on the subordinate routes listed in column 7 without further endorsement. Time of service requirements as an apprentice mate (steersman) of towing vessels may be reduced by an amount equal to the time specified in the approval letter for a completed Coast Guard-approved training program.
Table 1 to § 11.465(a) - Requirements for National Endorsement as Mate (Pilot 1) of Towing Vessels
|TOS 3 on T/V as apprentice mate (steersman) 4||TOS on
|TOAR 5 or an approved course||30 days of observation and training while holding master (limited) and pass an
|(1) OCEANS (O)||30||12||3||YES||YES||NC, GL-I.|
|(2) NEAR-COASTAL (NC)||30||12||3||YES||YES||GL-I.|
|(3) GREAT LAKES-INLAND (GL-I)||30||12||3||YES||YES|
|(4) WESTERN RIVERS (WR)||30||12||3||YES||NO (90 days service required)|
1 For all inland routes, as well as Western Rivers, the endorsement as pilot of towing vessels is equivalent to that as mate of towing vessels. All qualifications and equivalencies are the same.
2 Service is in months unless otherwise indicated.
3 TOS is time of service.
4 Time of service requirements as an apprentice mate (steersman) of towing vessels may be reduced by an amount equal to the time specified in the approval letter for a completed Coast Guard-approved training program.
5 TOAR is a Towing Officer Assessment Record.
(c) Each company must maintain evidence that every vessel it operates is under the direction and control of a mariner with the appropriate endorsement and experience, including 30 days of observation and training on the intended route other than Western Rivers.
(d) Those holding a license or MMC endorsement as a mate of inspected, self-propelled vessels of more than 200 GRT or one as first-class pilot, may operate towing vessels within any restrictions on their credential if they -
(e) A license or MMC does not need to include a towing endorsement if you hold a TOAR or a course completion certificate.
(f) Those holding any endorsement as a master of self-propelled vessels of any tonnage that is less than 200 GRT, except for the limited masters endorsements specified in §§ 11.429 and 11.456 of this subpart, may obtain an endorsement as mate (pilot) of towing vessels by meeting the following requirements:
(2) Successfully completing the appropriate TOAR.
(3) Successfully completing the appropriate apprentice mate exam.
(g) An approved training course for mate (pilot) of towing vessels must include formal instruction and practical demonstration of proficiency either onboard a towing vessel or at a shoreside training facility before a designated examiner, and must cover the material (dependent upon route) required by Table 2 to § 11.910 of this part for apprentice mate (steersman), towing vessels on ocean and near-coastal routes; apprentice mate (steersman), towing vessels on Great Lakes and inland routes; or steersman, towing vessels on Western Rivers routes.
Title 46 published on 2015-10-01
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