[QUOTE=jdcavo;54809]I can’t figure out how you arrived at this conclusion. The “Limited Master” referred to in the regulations are specific licenses given only to persons employed on vessels operated by yacht clubs, marinas, and “formal camps.” The licenbse will read “Limited Master of Steam and Motor Vessels…”[/QUOTE]
the reason im asking this question is my License read
[B]Master Of Inland Steam or Motor Vessels of not more than-100-Gross TONS; ALSO, Authorized to engage in Commercial Assistance towing.[/B]
B If you hold any endorsement as a master of steam or motor vessels of any tonnage that is 200 GRT or less, [/B][U][B]except[/B][/U][B] for the limited masters endorsements specified in 46 CFR 11.429 and 11.456, then you may obtain an endorsement as mate (pilot) of towing vessels by meeting the following requirements:[/B]
B Providing proof of 36 months of service as a master under the authority of an endorsement described in paragraph (e) of this section;[/B]
B Successfully completing the appropriate TOAR;[/B]
B Successfully completing the appropriate apprentice mate exam; and[/B]
B Having a minimum of 30 days of training and observation on towing vessels for the route being assessed, except as noted in paragraph (b) of this section.[/B]
the CFR states
[U][B]except= [/B][/U][B][B]§ 11.456 Service requirements for [COLOR=red]limited master of Great Lakes and inland steam or motor vessels of not more than 100 gross tons.[/B]
[/B][B] top[/B][B]Limited masters’ endorsements for vessels of not more than 100 gross tons upon Great Lakes and inland waters may be issued to applicants to be employed by organizations such as formal camps, educational institutions, yacht clubs, and marinas with reduced service requirements. An endorsement issued under this paragraph is limited to the specific activity and the locality of the camp, yach[/B]t club or marina. In order to obtain this restricted endorsement, an applicant must:
My situation is i was Licensed in 1996 and ran as Master of Tug around 70 gross tons for 5 years i then changed careers and during that time i never renewed now year 2011 i would like to continue working on a Tug as Master of Towing. I hope my time 5 years as a Master of a tug counts towards my renewal/upgrade to master of towing can i go straight to Mate of towing with this rule above or do i need to start Aprentice mate (steersman) towing this stuff is so confusing.
i hope you can understand me here. i want to know is my ticket a "Limited Masters"