The Lifeboatman credential allows the holder to serve in the capacity of lifeboatman on any US vessel when the manning so requires.
RECENCY: No requirement for recency.
DECK EXAMINATION GUIDE: ESS 7-1, 7-3. 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.