Master/Chief Mate Unlimited Near Coastal: National

Authority

The Master Unlimited Near Coastal (National) credential allows its holder to act as Master on US Vessels of Any Gross Tonnage on Near Coastal and Inland waters on vessels not subject to STCW and as Master of Uninspected Vessels, with the exception of Towing Vessels and Tankships.

With 30 days of training in the wheelhouse of a towing vessel and completion of a TOAR (Towing Officers Assessment Record), the holder of this license may serve as Master on Towing Vessels on Near Coastal and Inland waters, except Western Rivers. While the holder of this credential may serve as Master of tankships, he or she does not have the authority to oversee cargo operations unless the credential carries a Tankerman’s endorsement.

The Chief Mate AGT Near Coastal (National) credential allows its holder to act as Chief Mate on US Vessels of Any Gross Tonnage on Near Coastal and Inland waters on vessels not subject to STCW, with the exception of Towing Vessels.

With 30 days of training in the wheelhouse of a towing vessel and completion of a TOAR (Towing Officers Assessment Record), the holder of this license may serve as Mate on Towing Vessels on all waters except Western Rivers. While the holder of this credential may serve as Chief Mate of tankships, he or she does not have the authority to oversee cargo operations unless the credential carries a Tankerman’s endorsement.

Requirements

NMC Checklist for Master AGT Near Coastal
CFR Reference: 46 CFR 11.404

NMC Checklist for Chief Mate Near Coastal AGT
CFR Reference: 46 CFR 11.405

RECENCY: 90 days in the past 3 years on vessels of appropriate tonnage

Examination

DECK EXAMINATION GUIDE: ESS 1-1. At this link, you will find two Deck Examination Guides.  If your qualifying service for the license began before March 24, 2014, you may opt to be examined under the procedures of the old Deck Examination Guide.  The old guide’s examinations are significantly less difficult in most cases than the new guide’s. Note: If a mariner holds a Chief Mate AGT Near Coastal, no examination will be required for the raise-in-grade to Master.

To Apply for the Credential

Application Procedure

 Credential Assistance

If you need help determining your eligibility or completing your application, please email us at Credential Assistance.

Classes

Mariners preparing for these credential examinations can begin on almost any Monday.  Course of study lasts from 8 to 10 weeks and is a combination of lectures and tutorials.  The tuition is good for one year.

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