STEERSMAN / APPRENTICE MATE - 18 days NOTE: Students will need a laptop for portions of this class
U.S. Coast Guard approved
Certification for Master of Towing Vessels for endorsement of a U.S. Coast Guard License, as per 46 CFR 10.464, 46 CFR 10.465 and NVIC 4-91.
The license obtained from this course will be endorsed for one of the following routes: oceans, near-coastal waters, and great lakes-inland waters
The United States Coast Guard, upon issuance of this license, will determine the appropriate route
Successful completer must present the Certificate of Training at a Regional Exam Center within one year of completion of training, to satisfy the examination requirements of 46 CFR 10.205 (i) for original issuance of 46 CFR 10.209 (c) (iii) for renewal of a license as Apprentice Mate (Steersman) of Towing Vessels (Near Coastal or Inland)
This course will not satisfy the navigation problems examination requirement for a license valid upon western rivers.
During this course, mariners will learn the responsibilities required as they transition from working on the deck of a vessel to the wheelhouse alongside pilots and captains.
Topics covered in this course include the following:
Rules of the Road
Inland and International Rules
Browse Navigation Rules online
Stability, Trim and Stress
Purchases, Blocks and Tackles
Instruments and Accessories
Aids to Navigation
Charts, Navigation Publications and Notices to Mariners