S.C. Code Regs. 136-015 - Previous Maritime Experience, Apprentice Applicants

A. The Commission shall ensure that eligible applicants for apprenticeship be assured that any previous maritime experience is considered in the selection process.
B. The Commissioners shall assign up to 25 points to any applicant who has demonstrated previous maritime knowledge or experience. Consideration will be given to the following federal license and experience factors:


1. Master, oceans, any gross tons 21
2. Chief Mate, oceans, any gross tons 19
3. Second Mate oceans, any gross tons 17
4. Third Mate, oceans, any gross tons 15
5. Master, near coastal less than 100 GT 10
6. Operator, uninspected towing vessel or Inland Master 10
7. Federal first class pilot license or endorsement 1
8. Motorboat operator license 5
9. Small craft and sailing experience
(a) Collegiate sailing team member, years on team 1 to 4
(b) Local sailing and offshore regatta crew 1 to 5
(c) Small craft operation in Charleston Harbor and 5 approaches, 1 point per year, but experience must equal or exceed 100 days per year, up to a maximum of (Note: The points awarded for small craft experience cannot total more than five points.) Points awarded to the above factors 1 through 9 may be accumulated to a maximum of 25.
10. The Commissioners may award up to 5 points for maritime-related credentials not listed above.


S.C. Code Regs. 136-015
Added by State Register Volume 16, Issue No. 7, eff July 24, 1992. Amended by State Register Volume 21, Issue No. 2, eff February 28, 1997; State Register Volume 32, Issue No. 5, eff May 23, 2008; State Register Volume 47, Issue No. 05, eff. 5/26/2023.

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