Upgrade from 100 ton to 200 ton


#1

What is the tonnage requirement for recency of experience that I have to document in order to apply and test for an upgrade from 100 tons to 200 tons? I can show 45 days in the last 3 years on vessels of up to 90 tons, but only about 10 days on vessels over 200 tons. The CFR says “…of appropriate tonnage…” but I can’t find their definition of “appropriate tonnage”.<br><br>What do I need?<br><br>Thanks<br><br>Buck


#2

You can’t get anything without 90 days underway recency in the last 12 months. I don’t know about the other req for 200 ton.


#3

CFR 46<br><br>Sec. 10.422 Tonnage limitations and qualifying requirements for licenses as master or mate of vessels of not more than 200 gross tons.<br><br>You need to look a little harder. Seriously everything you need is on the internet. Start with this website:<br><br><br><A href="http://www.uscg.mil/STCW/ldcr-deckreq.htm]http://www.uscg.mil/STCW/ldcr-deckreq.htm</A>


#4

<P>The recency requirement is 90 days in the last three years.</P>


#5

Oh yeah, that’s right. Mr. Cavo, the sadist, wishes it was 90 in 12.


#6

passengers on a non-inspected vessel under 100 gross tons. Candidates must be at least 18 years old and in good physical and mental health. With 360 days of documented underway time, you may have satisfied the Sea Service time set forth by the United States Coast Guard. Non-US citizens may obtain this license but will be limited to uninspected vessels of less than 5 net tons non-US sea time and need a Green Card. Depending on sea experience, this license is available in one of two formats.


#7

Appropriate service means the same service as the credential requires. For example for an Unlimited tonnage license you need all of the required service over 200 GRT and half over 1600 GRT. So appropriate recent service would be 90 days over 200 GRT with at least 45 of the 90 days over 1600 GRT.

Going from 100 to 200 tons is difficult, If you only have service on a 90 GRT boat you only qualify for a bump to 150 GRT. There are at least 6 different ways to calculate service for a license of 200 GRT and below, but for example once you have the 150 GRT license you need to find a boat between 100-150 GRT and sail for 6 months to bump the tonnage to 200 GRT.


#8

90 days in the last year, this is for all licenses.


#9

[quote=Capt. Nemo;2054]What is the tonnage requirement for recency of experience that I have to document in order to apply and test for an upgrade from 100 tons to 200 tons? I can show 45 days in the last 3 years on vessels of up to 90 tons, but only about 10 days on vessels over 200 tons. The CFR says “…of appropriate tonnage…” but I can’t find their definition of “appropriate tonnage”.

What do I need?

Thanks

Buck[/quote]

Capt Nemo… maybe this will help…


#10

[QUOTE=jdcavo;13269]90 days in the last year, this is for all licenses.[/QUOTE]

Did you mean to put a “I’m just kidding, see look, a smiley face” at the end of that sentence?


#11

I’m not going to get involved in the other posts:confused:.

Shell, the address you posted helped and between you and Mr. Cavo I’ve got it figured out.

I’ve gotta get me on a 500 ton boat for 90 days. Lord have mercy…pogy boats again! That’s what I’ve been working away from for twenty-five years.

Oh well…I guess you CAN go home.

Nemo


#12

It is 90 days in the last 3 years. The appropriate tonnage would mean you will need to have atleast half of your time to be on vessels 101 GRT or higher to obtain a 200 Ton license. Otherwise you will be restricted to the tonnage of the vessels you have operated on. 90 GRT will most likely get you a 150 GRT license.


#13

[quote=Capt. Nemo;14234]I’m not going to get involved in the other posts:confused:.

Shell, the address you posted helped and between you and Mr. Cavo I’ve got it figured out.

I’ve gotta get me on a 500 ton boat for 90 days. Lord have mercy…pogy boats again! That’s what I’ve been working away from for twenty-five years.

Oh well…I guess you CAN go home.

Nemo[/quote]

Capt Nemo, you welcome…

I’ve found even better info…This is from the NMC website…towards the bottom of the page it spells out the answer to your question pretty well…
I wish all of the tonnage and other requirements were this easy to understand…

http://www.uscg.mil/nmc/checklists/MLD-FM-REC-120_Master_200_NC.pdf