46 CFR § 13.301 - Original application for tankerman-PIC (barge) endorsement.
Each applicant for a tankerman-PIC (barge) endorsement must -
(a) Be at least 18 years old;
(b) Apply on a form provided by the Coast Guard;
(c) Present evidence of -
(1) Passing a physical and medical examination according to § 13.125 of this part;
(3) Completion of an approved Tank Barge: Firefighting course providing training in the subjects identified in Table 1 to § 13.121(g) of this part completed within 5 years of the date of application for the endorsement, unless he or she has previously submitted such a certificate for a license, tankerman endorsement, or officer endorsement on an MMC; and
(4) Completion of an approved Tank Barge: Dangerous Liquids or Tank Barge: Liquefied Gases course appropriate for the endorsement applied for within the previous 5 years. A course certificate used for original issuance or renewal of an endorsement cannot be used for a subsequent renewal of the same endorsement; and
(d) Be capable of speaking, and understanding, in English, all instructions needed to commence, conduct, and complete a transfer of cargo, and be capable of reading and understanding the English language found in the Declaration of Inspection, vessel response plans, and Material Safety Data Sheet.
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