If you hold a 2nd Mate Unlimited, are you able to run as Master of smaller vessels (200GT or less) without adding anything additional to your license? In order to obtain a commercial charter fishing license in my state, you must have a “Captains license”. All of the charter boats are well under 100 GT.
The way I read “Licensing (46 CFR 15.605, 46 CFR 26.20-1 and 46 CFR 15.401)”, An individual holding a license as mate of inspected, self-propelled vessels, other than Great Lakes, inland, or river vessels of not more than 200 gross tons, is authorized to serve as operator of UPV within any restrictions, other than gross tonnage limitations, on the individual’s license,
the answer is Yes you can serve as Captain of vessels 200 GT or less. Thanks.