I am submitting my papers to the NMC to upgrade to 200t master NC and Mate (pilot) of towing vessels. I have a completed NC TOAR and 30 days training and observation on a towing vessel. I am trying to find out more information on master of towing (limited)?
Per - NATIONAL MASTER OF TOWING VESSELS
UPON OCEAN, NEAR COASTAL, GREAT LAKES-INLAND & WESTERN RIVERS § 11.464
Mariners holding an endorsement as Mate (Pilot), may have Master of Towing Vessels (limited) added to their MMC for a limited local area within the scope of their current route.
Can anyone give me insight to the MOTV Limited endorsement?
I am aware that I can wait and submit 540 8 hr days or 360 12 hr days in the capacity as mate of towing vessels to upgrade to MOTV or that if I increase my tonnage license to 500t master or mate I’ll get MOTV off the bat. I’m trying to avoid the 500t upgrade and the requirements that go along with that.
Thanks for the help!