For Capt Phoenix…
National Maritime Center
US Coast Guard
Martinsburg, Wva Date
John Doe mariners # / SS# has been employedby this company from date to date…John has worked as Master aboard our vessels. He has served aboard various tugboats upon Inland and Coastal Waters and beyond the boundary line (per treaty with Canada) for the # of days listed below.
TUG USCG DOC # GRT HP Inland # of days Coastal # of days
Neptune xxxxxxx 199 2300 8 130
Double E xxxxxxx 149 3000 9 112
Total Days 17 242
all of our seaman work 12 hr day (6 on 6 off)
John is subject to our company Name…random drug testing program which meets the criteria of Title 46 CFR 16.230. For at least 90 of the last 185 days john doe has not failed or refused to participate in a chemical test for dangerous drugs (strange sentance but its there)
In accordance with 46 cfr 10.227 john has completed ongoing participation in training and drills during his employment with …company name
In accordance with 46 cfr 10.227 and STCW section A-VI/1-3.John Doe has served as master while sailing outside the boundary lines, under the legal authority of his active STCW certificate and has continued ongoing training while on board our tugs.
Designated Employer Representative
name Co. address
Co. phone # etc etc
I always have my mate sign these letters as witness / and I sign his as witness
It seems crazy to collect these letters as some have mentions …a two week hitch…what’s the point. We collect them every year or two, or when it’s time for a renewal or upgrade.
Most companies will get these back to you in a week or so. I make my own copies and send them in when I need the sea time. I have even produced them myself and carried them in for a signature. Jump up on the desk if you must but there is no reason for a company not to gladly sign this. The CG has excepted this format of letter as recent as Sept/Oct 2014. If they have doubt they will call the company for verification. Any way I am west coast and alaska…never had a problem.