46 CFR 11.903 - Licenses requiring examinations.

§ 11.903 Licenses requiring examinations.
(a) The following endorsements require examinations for issuance:
(1) Master ocean/near coastal any gross tons;1

Footnote(s):
1 Examination will vary depending upon route desired.

(2) Chief mate ocean/near coastal any gross tons;1
(3) Second mate ocean/near coastal any gross tons;1
(4) Third mate ocean/near coastal any gross tons;1
(5) Master ocean/near coastal not more than 500 or 1600 gross tons;1
(6) Mate ocean/near coastal not more than 500 or 1600 gross tons;1
(7) Mate near coastal not more than 200 gross tons;
(8) Master near coastal not more than 100 gross tons;
(9) Master Great Lakes and inland any gross tons;
(10) Mate Great Lakes and inland any gross tons;
(11) Master inland any gross tons;
(12) Master river any gross tons;
(13) Master Great Lakes and inland/river not more than 500 or 1600 gross tons;1
(14) Mate Great Lakes and inland/river not more than 500 or 1600 gross tons;1
(15) Mate Great Lakes and inland/inland/river not more than 200 gross tons;1
(16) Master Great Lakes and inland/inland/river not more than 100 gross tons;1
(17) First class pilot;
(18)
(i) Apprentice mate (steersman) of towing vessels;
(ii) Apprentice mate (steersman) of towing vessels, limited;
(19) Operator uninspected passenger vessels;
(20) Master uninspected fishing industry vessels;
(21) Mate uninspected fishing industry vessels;
(22) Chief engineer steam/motor vessels;
(23) First assistant engineer steam/motor vessels;
(24) Second assistant engineer steam/motor vessels;
(25) Third assistant engineer steam/motor vessels;
(26) Chief engineer (limited) steam/motor vessels;
(27) Assistant engineer (limited) steam/motor vessels;
(28) Designated duty engineer steam/motor vessels;
(29) Chief engineer uninspected fishing industry vessels;
(30) Assistant engineer uninspected fishing industry vessels.
(b) The following endorsements do not require examinations:
(1) Master ocean any gross tons when adding an endorsement as Offshore Installation Manager.
(2) Master ocean or near coastal not more than 200 gross tons, when raising grade from mate near coastal not more than 200 gross tons. Master ocean not more than 200 gross tons would, however, require an examination in celestial navigation.
(3) Master Great Lakes and inland, inland, and rivers not more than 200 gross tons when raising grade from mate of the same route not more than 200 gross tons.
(4) Master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels (endorsed for the same route).
(c) Each candidate for any of the following endorsements shall meet the requirements of the appropriate STCW regulations and standards of competence and those in part A of the STCW Code (incorporated by reference, see § 11.102), as indicated in table 11.903(c) of this section:
(1) Master, oceans and near coastal, any gross tons.
(2) Chief mate, oceans and near coastal, any gross tons.
(3) Master, oceans and near coastal, 500 to 1600 gross tons.
(4) Second mate, oceans and near coastal, any gross tons.
(5) Third mate, oceans and near coastal, any gross tons.
(6) Mate, oceans and near coastal, 500 to 1600 gross tons.
(7) Master or mate of towing vessels of over 200 gross tons, oceans and near-coastal.
(8) Master (OSV).
(9) Chief mate (OSV).
(10) Mate (OSV).
(11) Chief engineer, unlimited.
(12) 1st Assistant engineer, unlimited.
(13) 2nd Assistant engineer, unlimited.
(14) 3rd Assistant engineer, unlimited.
(15) Chief engineer, limited—oceans.
(16) Assistant engineer, limited-oceans.
(17) Chief engineer, limited-near coastal.
(18) Chief engineer (OSV).
(19) Engineer (OSV).
Table 11.903(c)
STCW CODE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
II/1 X X X X
II/2, p. 1 & 2 X X X X
II/2, p. 3 & 4 X X
II/3
III/1 X X X X
III/2 X X X
III/3 X X
(d) Any candidate for an endorsement listed in paragraph (c) of this section, who meets the requirements of the appropriate regulations and standards of competence in STCW and part A of the STCW code (incorporated by reference, see § 11.102) as indicated in table 11.903(c) of this section, need not comply with §§ 11.910 or 11.950, of this part.
[CGD 81-059, 52 FR 38623, Oct. 16, 1987]
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§ 11.903 Officer endorsements requiring examinations.

(a) The following officer endorsements require examinations for issuance:

(1) Chief mate of ocean or near-coastal self-propelled vessels of unlimited tonnage (examined at the management level).

(2) Third mate of ocean or near-coastal self-propelled vessels of unlimited tonnage (examined at the operational level).

(3) Master of ocean or near-coastal self-propelled vessels of less than 1,600 GRT.

(4) Mate of ocean or near-coastal self-propelled vessels of less than 1,600 GRT.

(5) Master of near-coastal vessels less than 200 GRT.

(6) Mate of near-coastal vessels less than 200 GRT.

(7) Master of near-coastal vessels less than 100 GRT.

(8) Mate of near-coastal vessels less than 100 GRT.

(9) Master of Great Lakes and inland vessels of unlimited tonnage.

(10) Mate of Great Lakes and inland vessels of unlimited tonnage.

(11) Master of inland vessels of unlimited tonnage.

(12) Master of river vessels of unlimited tonnage.

(13) Master of Great Lakes and inland/river vessels less than 500 GRT or less than 1,600 GRT.

(14) Mate of Great Lakes and inland/river vessels less than 500 GRT or less than 1,600 GRT.

(15) Master of Great Lakes and inland/river vessels less than 200 GRT.

(16) Mate of Great Lakes and inland/river vessels less than 200 GRT.

(17) Master of Great Lakes and inland/river vessels less than 100 GRT.

(18) First-class pilot.

(19) Apprentice mate (steersman) of towing vessels.

(20) Apprentice mate (steersman) of towing vessels, limited.

(21) Offshore Installation Manager.

(22) Barge Supervisor.

(23) Ballast Control Operator.

(24) Operator of uninspected passenger vessels.

(25) Master of uninspected fishing industry vessels.

(26) Mate of uninspected fishing industry vessels.

(27) Master (OSV).

(28) Chief mate (OSV).

(29) Mate (OSV).

(30) First assistant engineer (limited or unlimited propulsion power).

(31) Third assistant engineer (limited or unlimited propulsion power).

(32) Chief engineer (limited) steam/motor vessels.

(33) Assistant engineer (limited) steam/motor vessels.

(34) Designated duty engineer steam/motor vessels.

(35) Chief engineer (uninspected fishing industry vessels).

(36) Assistant engineer (uninspected fishing industry vessels).

(37) Chief engineer (MODU).

(38) Assistant engineer (MODU).

(39) Chief engineer (OSV).

(40) Assistant engineer (OSV).

(b) In paragraphs (a)(1) through (4), and (a)(6), (7), (15), and (16) of this section, examinations will vary depending on route desired.

(c) The following officer endorsements do not require examinations:

(1) Master of oceans or near-coastal vessels of unlimited tonnage when upgrading from MMC officer endorsements, or a license as chief mate of oceans or near-coastal vessels of unlimited tonnage, provided the applicant has already been examined at the management level.

(2) Master of oceans or near-coastal vessels of unlimited tonnage when adding an endorsement as offshore installation manager (OIM).

(3) Master of oceans or near-coastal self-propelled vessels of less than 200 GRT, when upgrading from mate of near-coastal self-propelled vessels of less than 200 GRT. Master of oceans self-propelled vessels of less than 200 GRT would, however, require an examination in celestial navigation.

(4) Second mate of oceans or near-coastal vessels when upgrading from third mate of oceans or near-coastal vessels, provided the applicant has already been examined at the operational level.

(5) Master of Great Lakes and inland vessels, or river vessels of less than 200 GRT when upgrading from mate of less than 200 GRT on the same route.

(6) Chief engineer unlimited, provided the applicant has already been examined at the management level.

(7) Chief engineer limited to service on steam, motor, or gas turbine-propelled vessels of less than 10,000 HP/7,500 kW on near-coastal routes, provided the applicant has already been examined at the management level.

(8) Chief engineer limited to service on steam, motor, and/or gas turbine-propelled vessels of less than 4,000 HP/3,000 kW on near-coastal routes, provided the applicant has already been examined at the management level.

(9) Second assistant engineer when upgrading from third assistant engineer, provided the applicant has already been examined at the operational level.

[USCG-2004-17914, 78 FR 77909, Dec. 24, 2013, as amended by USCG-2014-0688, 79 FR 58277, Sept. 29, 2014]

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