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MASTER UPGRADE TO 200 GRT

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Sea School’s five day USCG approved upgrade to Master/Mate 200grt course is for mariners holding a license as Master, Mate or OUPV. The mariner must be able to show 360 days while holding a license. The Coast Guard will accept a Certificate of Completion from this course in lieu of taking the Coast Guard exam at the Regional Exam Center (REC).

 The course will cover:

  • Safety Seamanship 
  • General ship knowledge
  • Stability & Construction
  • Advanced Navigation Plotting
  • Tides and Currents

 To upgrade your license, you will still have to meet the appropriate requirements listed below:

General Requirements:

  • Application
  • Physical (if less than 3 years old)
  • Drug Screen (if less than 6 months old) or proof of a random drug program.

 

Sea time requirements for Near Coastal:

MASTER 200 GRT, NEAR COASTAL - TOTAL SEA SERVICE REQUIRED 720 DAYS of which 360 or more must have been offshore, AND 360 or more on a vessel must have been as Master, Mate or equivalent, while holding a license as Master, Mate or OUPV. The 360 offshore and the 360 while holding do not have to be the same 360.

Most applicants will be increasing their scope from a Master’s license and will therefore have 720 days from their current licenses and they will need 360 additional days “while holding” that license.

Raising a grade from OUPV directly to 200 GRT, the new time could possibly total only 360 days. Since OUPV near coastal licenses require only 90 days offshore, the 360 new days may need to include up to 270 offshore days to meet the requirement of 720 total days with 360 of them offshore. In these instances, a Master 100 GRT upgrade course would also be required in addition to the 200 ton course.

TONNAGE CALCULATIONS - Of the total sea service required (720 days), at least 180 of the days must have been over 100 GRT or 360 days over 67 GRT.

 

MATE 200 GRT, NEAR COASTAL - TOTAL SEA SERVICE REQUIRED 360 DAYS of which 180 must have been offshore.

TONNAGE CALCULATIONS -  Of the total sea service required (360 days), at least 90 of the days must have been over 100 GRT or 180 days over 67 GRT.

 

Sea time requirements for Inland:

MASTER 200 GRT, INLAND/GREAT LAKES- TOTAL SEA SERVICE 360 DAYS of which 180 or more on a vessel must have been as Master, Mate or equivalent, while holding a license as  Master, Mate or OUPV. 90 of those days on Great Lakes, otherwise limited to Inland only.

TONNAGE CALCULATIONS - Of the total sea service required (360 days), at least 90 of the days must have been over 100 GRT or 180 days over 67 GRT.

 

MATE 200 GRT, INLAND/GREAT LAKES- TOTAL SEA SERVICE REQUIRED 180 DAYS of which 90 of those days on Great Lakes, otherwise limited to Inland only.

TONNAGE CALCULATIONS - Of the total sea service required (180 days), at least 45 of the days must have been over 100 GRT or 90 days over 67 GRT.

  

NOTE: All transactions will require “Recency” which means that 90 days of time being added to the file needs be within the past 3 years. Also note that the 150 GRT increment is no longer available. Any calculations resulting in over 100 GRT will be issued at 200 GRT.

DEFINITIONS of DAYS - 4 hours or more underway counts as a day on vessels of less than 100 GRT. Eight hours or more underway counts as a day on vessels over 100 GRT.

Increases in scope to not require physicals or drug screens, but raises of grade from OUPV may require both. Also, First Aid/CPR are not required for either transaction.

 

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