merchant marine officer

(3)The term “merchant marine officer” means an individual issued a license by the Coast Guard authorizing service as— (A)a master, mate, or pilot on a documented vessel that— (i)is of at least 1,000 gross tons as measured undersection 14502 of this titleor an alternate tonnage measured undersection 14302 of this titleas prescribed by the Secretary undersection 14104 of this title; and (ii)operates on the oceans or the Great Lakes; or (B)an engineer officer on a documented vessel propelled by machinery of at least 4,000 horsepower.

Source

46 USC § 51102(3)


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