I currently hold a 1600 Ton Mate Near Coastal license. Ive been looking on the NMC site and found the checklist. Can anyone tell me what I have to do for this? Since I already habe the license, do I still need the sea time? Or can I be grandfathered in?
a 1600 grt master or mate’s ticket covers all self propelled vessels, so in my opinion getting the OSV equivalent is a moot action.
the OSV less than 1600 grt tickets were a nice loop hole for the 500 grt master and mates…and from what I learned the only reason that came to be was because of the OSVs being built in the last decade only had one tonnage rating. i.e. single rating of 1300 itc but if it held a domestic rating would have still been under 500 grt…
It’s not moot at all. With today’s OSV’s a 1600/3000 won’t cover the tonnage on most 300’ vessels. A mate osv has a 10,000 ton limit so you can operate much bigger vessels as long as the COI is that of an OSV.
This is why most 1600 ton masters carry a master OSV 10,000 now. So they can be captain on things over 3000 tons.
You’re correct. It’s unlimited but limited by its trade so either way it’s 10,000 until they change it to something bigger. I avoid saying unlimited because some people interpret that the wrong way and forget there is a trade restriction involved.
either I don’t remember all this or it’s my first time hearing it, but to clarify…
a 500 or 1600 grt mate can with no testing get mate osv unlimited, which is actually a 10000 gt license, but a 500 or 1600 grt master can only get 1600 grt OSV master. to get the bigger OSV license the master needs to do the program and/or testing?
I assumed the mate’s license worked the same as the master. so the mate’s license is a less painful path to get some tonnage it seems.
Yes a 500 or 1600 ton mate can get osv “unlimited” with no testing.
Depending on when your sea time started if it is before March 24, 2014 then you need to do the large osv program and be on a vessel over 3000 tons. If your time started after that I believe you can go mate osv, chief mate osv, master osv and if your time is over 3000tons you would get a master osv 10,000. No testing required.
You have the qualifiers reversed. If your sea time started before March 24, 2014 them you can do the old large OSV program if you want or you can do the new program. If your sea time started after 24 March 2014 then you cannot do the old large OSV program and you must get Mate OSV, then Chief Mate OSV, then Master OSV.
I’m not sure about that. The checklist says “hold or qualify for mate” 500/1600. Since a master is qualified to sail as mate one might be able to get the license. If you haven’t taken the current mate exams before you might have to retake them though.
There is no program available anymore except in a few grandfathering cases. The way to increase tonnage is to sail as mate on OSVs over 3,000 ITC.
It used to. There was a Mate large OSV license before that one had to do the “training program” and assessments to receive.