The new board looks great.
A few months ago, someone posted the following:
46 CFR Parts 10 and 15
[Docket No. USCG–2006–26202]
Training and Service Requirements for
Merchant Marine Officers
AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: The Coast Guard amends
certain regulations relating to mariner
training and service. These regulatory
changes remove the expiration date of
the radar-observer endorsement from
the merchant mariner’s license, allow
for an apprentice mate of towing vessels
to reduce sea-service time for mate
(pilot) of towing vessels by completing
additional approved training, and
provide an alternate path to mate (pilot)
of towing vessels for master of steam or
motor vessels of any tonnage that is 200
GRT or less. These changes are intended
and expected to eliminate confusion
and provide alternate training and
service requirements for mate (pilot) of
I have several questions, and am hoping someone here might clarify.
How much sea-service time could be reduced?
Which approved training could one take?
What is the alternate path for those with licenses of 200 GRT and less?
Thank you for the help…