The First Class Pilot credential allows its holder to serve as pilot on the route(s) specified on the endorsement, subject to any limitation of tonnage, type of vessel, route or waters.
RECENCY: 90 days in the past 3 years on vessels of appropriate tonnage
DECK EXAMINATION GUIDE: ESS 4.1. 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.
To Apply for the Credential
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