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8-DAY COURSE & TEST FOR OUPV LICENSE (commonly called “6-pack”)
3-DAY COURSE FOR UPGRADE FROM OUPV LICENSE TO MASTER’S LICENSE
3-DAY COURSE FOR UPGRADE FROM 100-Ton to 200-Ton MASTER’S LICENSE
MASTER’S LICENSE PROGRAM
2-DAY LICENSE RENEWAL
1/2-DAY COURSE FOR TOWING ENDORSEMENT
1/2-DAY COURSE FOR SAILING ENDORSEMENT
ABLE SEAMAN PART “A”
ABLE SEAMAN PART “B”
5-DAY STCW-95 BASIC SAFETY TRAINING
5-DAY RADAR OBSERVER (UNLIMITED)
1-DAY RADAR OBSERVER RECERTIFICATION
3-DAY RADAR REFRESHER AND RECERTIFICATION
4-DAY ARPA
CPR / First Aid / AED Training

8-DAY COURSE & TEST FOR OUPV LICENSE (commonly called “6-pack”) – $849

GENERAL LICENSE DESCRIPTION – The Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) is authorized to carry up to six passengers “for hire.” Including the Captain and Mate, that adds up to eight people authorized onboard power or sailing vessels up to 100-tons. This license can be issued for the Great Lakes, U.S. Inland waters or U.S. Near Coastal waters (depending on where you gained your underway experience). This license is the most popular of the Captain’s Licenses and is used for fishing charters, sailing charters, sightseeing tours, etc.

GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTION – The instruction portion of the course is 56 hours and runs for seven consecutive days. Class hours are from 8:00 AM through 5:30 PM for the seven days of instruction. The examination is given at 8:00 AM on the eighth day. In North Carolina this class generally starts and ends on Saturday. In all other states, class can start on any day of the week and runs for eight consecutive days (seven days of class and one day for the exam).

SEA-SERVICE – The Great Lakes, Inland and Near Coastal OUPV licenses all require a minimum of 360 days of sea service on motor or sailing vessels (sailing vessels must have auxiliary power to qualify). In order to get the “Near Coastal” license, at least 90 days of the required 360 days of sea service must be on offshore waters (outside an inlet in the ocean or Gulf of Mexico). For this license, sea service can be counted back to your 15th birthday. For this license, a day of sea service is defined as at least 4 hours underway on any given calendar day. Sea service is recorded on the USCG Small Boat Sea Service forms by indicating how many days per year the applicant spent underway on each vessel. Sea service days are recorded in summary through the twelve calendar months of each year (you do not have to know the exact dates – just the number of days each year).

LICENSE OPERATING AREA – Based on the geographical area of your sea service experience, this license can be issued for ”Great Lakes” waters, “Inland” waters or “Near Coastal” waters. The “Great Lakes” license just includes “Great Lakes” waters. The “Inland” license just includes “U.S. Inland” waters. A “Great Lakes” and “Inland” license includes both waters. The “Near Coastal” license includes “Great Lakes” waters, “U.S. Inland” waters and “Near Coastal” waters up to 100 nautical miles offshore.

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3-DAY COURSE FOR UPGRADE FROM OUPV LICENSE TO MASTER’S LICENSE
(25, 50 or 100 Ton; depending on your experience) – $349

GENERAL LICENSE DESCRIPTION – The first three levels of the Master’s license are 25-ton, 50-ton and 100-ton. The Master’s license is required to operate an inspected vessel that carries seven or more passengers. In order to carry seven or more passengers “under sail,” a sail endorsement is also required.

GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTION – This course is for upgrading an existing OUPV license (6-Pack) to a 25-ton, 50-ton or 100-ton Master’s license. It can also be taken in conjunction with the OUPV course to apply for the 25-ton, 50-ton or 100-ton Master’s license. This course is 24 hours and runs for three consecutive days. Class hours are from 8:00 AM through 5:30 PM for the three days of instruction. The examination is given at the end of the third day.

SEA-SERVICE – The total sea service required for the Master’s license varies with the type of Master’s license. The Master of “Great Lakes” and Master of “Inland” waters both require 360 days of sea service on motor or sailing vessels. The Master of near coastal waters requires 720 days of underway time, 360 of which must on offshore waters (outside an inlet in the ocean or Gulf of Mexico). In all cases, sailing vessel sea service must be on sailing vessels with auxiliary power. Sea service can be counted back to your 15th birthday. For this license, a day of sea service is defined as at least 4 hours underway on any given calendar day. Sea service is recorded on USCG Small Boat Sea Service forms by indicating how many days per year the applicant spent underway on each vessel. Sea service days are recorded in summary through the twelve calendar months of each year (you do not have to have the exact dates of the year).

LICENSE OPERATING AREA – Based on the geographical area of your sea service experience, this license can be issued for ”Great Lakes” waters, “Inland” waters or “Near Coastal” waters. The “Great Lakes” license just includes “Great Lakes” waters. The “Inland” license just includes “U.S. Inland” waters. A “Great Lakes” and “Inland” license includes both waters. The “Near Coastal” license includes “Great Lakes” waters, “U.S. Inland” waters and “Near Coastal” waters up to 100 nautical miles offshore.

TONNAGE LIMITATION – This course satisfies the examination requirement for the 25-ton, 50-ton or 100-ton Master’s license. The tonnage level of a Master’s license is based on the size vessels on which you have your sea service experience.

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3-DAY COURSE FOR UPGRADE FROM 100-Ton to 200-Ton MASTER’S LICENSE – $399
(Available in North Carolina Only)

GENERAL LICENSE DESCRIPTION – The 200-ton Master’s license is required to operate an inspected vessel of over 100-tons and not more than 200-tons that carries seven or more passengers. In order to carry seven or more passengers “under sail,” a sail endorsement is also required.

GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTION – This course is for upgrading an existing 100-Ton or 150-ton Master’s license to a 200-Ton Master’s license. This course is 24 hours and runs for three consecutive days. Class hours are from 8:00 AM through 5:30 PM for the three days of instruction. The examination is given at the end of the third day.

SEA-SERVICE – The sea service required for the 200-ton Master’s license is 720 days as a licensed Master, Mate or OUPV.

LICENSE OPERATING AREA – Based on the geographical area of your sea service experience, this license can be issued for ”Great Lakes” waters, “Inland” waters or “Near Coastal” waters. The “Great Lakes” license just includes “Great Lakes” waters. The “Inland” license just includes “U.S. Inland” waters. A “Great Lakes” and “Inland” license includes both waters. The “Near Coastal” license includes “Great Lakes” waters, “U.S. Inland” waters and “Near Coastal” waters up to 100 nautical miles offshore.

TONNAGE LIMITATION – This course satisfies the examination requirement for the 200-ton Master’s license. The tonnage level of a Master’s license is based on the size vessels on which you have your sea service experience.

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Master License Program – $1,148
(25, 50, or 100 Ton; depending on your experience)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION – The 8-day OUPV course can be taken along with the 3-day 25, 50 or 100 Ton Upgrade course in order to apply for the Master’s license. Both courses together satisfy the exam requirement for up to the 100-Ton Master. The OUPV and Upgrade courses are not offered back-to-back. Please refer to our class schedule for details.

SEA-SERVICE – The total sea service required for the Master’s license varies with the type of Master’s license. The Master of “Great Lakes” and Master of “Inland” waters both require 360 days of sea service on motor or sailing vessels. The Master of near coastal waters requires 720 days of underway time, 360 of which must on offshore waters (outside an inlet in the ocean or Gulf of Mexico). In all cases, sailing vessel sea service must be on sailing vessels with auxiliary power. Sea service time can be counted back to your 15th birthday. For this license, a day of sea service is defined as at least 4 hours underway on any given calendar day. Sea service is recorded on USCG Small Boat Sea Service forms by indicating how many days per year the applicant spent underway on each vessel. Sea service days are recorded in summary through the twelve calendar months of each year (you do not have to have the exact dates of the year).

LICENSE OPERATING AREA – Based on the geographical area of your sea service experience, this license can be issued for ”Great Lakes” waters, “Inland” waters or “Near Coastal” waters. The “Great Lakes” license just includes “Great Lakes” waters. The “Inland” license just includes “U.S. Inland” waters. A “Great Lakes” and “Inland” license includes both waters. The “Near Coastal” license includes “Great Lakes” waters, “U.S. Inland” waters and “Near Coastal” waters up to 100 nautical miles offshore.

TONNAGE LIMITATION – This course satisfies the examination requirement for the 200-ton Master’s license. The tonnage level of a Master’s license relies on the size vessels on which you have your sea service experience.

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2 Day License Renewal – $199

GENERAL DESCRIPTION – Add 2-day License Renewal. This 2-day class is for the licensed mariner who does not have the required 360 days of sea service in the last 5 years to renew their license. The course covers renewal for OUPV and Masters of not more than 100-Ton for operation in the Great Lakes, Inland and Near Coastal areas.

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1/2 Day Course For Towing Endorsement – $99

GENERAL DESCRIPTION – This course allows the OUPV and licensed Master up to 200-Tons to acquire a “towing endorsement” that permits them to engage in commercial assistant towing services for hire.

Commercial Assistant Towing is “towing for hire,” such as the activities of a TowBOAT/US operator towing a disabled vessel to its home port. This endorsement is not a “Towing” license for the operation of a tugboat.

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1/2 Day Course For Sailing Endorsement – $99
(Available in North Carolina Only)


GENERAL DESCRIPTION
– This course allows the licensed Master to acquire the Sail endorsement for carrying 7 or more passengers while under sail on an inspected vessel.

The Licensed OUPV and Master are authorized to carry up to 6 passengers while under sail “without” the sail endorsement.

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ABLE SEAMAN PART “A” – (take Par “A” & “B” in any order) $599
(Available in North Carolina Only)
5-Day Course For Able Seaman Endorsement On a Merchant Mariner’s Document

GENERAL DESCRIPTION – This course satisfies the written examination requirement and the practical knot tying examination requirement for Able Seaman Endorsement (Special, Limited and Unlimited) for any waters.

SEA-SERVICE – The level for which the Able Seaman Endorsement is issued is based on the amount of sea service and experience of the mariner. For this endorsement, a day of sea service is defined as at least 8 hours underway on any given calendar day. Sea service is recorded on USCG Small Boat Sea Service forms by indicating how many days per year the applicant spent underway on each vessel. Sea service days are recorded in summary through the twelve calendar months of each year (you do not have to have the exact dates of the year).

Able Seaman Special – Requires 360 days of sea-service on power vessels of 16’ or greater in length (you can count back to your 16th birthday)

- Able Seaman Limited – Requires 540 days of sea-service on vessels 100 Gross Tons or greater, that are not limited to routes on bays or rivers
- Able Seaman Unlimited (any waters)- Requires 1,080 days of sea-service on vessels that operate on the oceans or the Great Lakes

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ABLE SEAMAN PART “B” – (take Part “A” & “B” in any order) $699
(Available in North Carolina Only)
5-day Course For Proficiency In Survival Craft (restricted) Endorsement & Elementary First Aid Requirement On a Merchant Mariners Document

GENERAL DESCRIPTION – This course satisfies the requirements for:

- The second component of the “TWO PART” Able Seaman course and the Elementary First Aid requirement for Able Seaman.
- The written examination and practical examination requirements for any mariner requiring an endorsement in Proficiency in Survival Craft (restricted).

SEA-SERVICE – This endorsement requires 360 days of sea-service in addition to the satisfactory course completion.

All Able Seamen require either one of the following endorsements:

- The endorsement in Proficiency in Survival Craft (restricted) for mariners serving on vessels NOT equipped with traditional lifeboats. Such survival craft include rescue boats, inflatable life rafts, etc. (we offer this as Part “B” of our Able Seaman program)
- The endorsement as a lifeboatman for mariners serving on vessels equipped with traditional lifeboats (we do not offer the Lifeboatman Endorsement).

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5-Day STCW – 95 Basic Safety Training – $849
(Available in North Carolina Only)


GENERAL DESCRIPTION
– This course satisfies only the training and examination requirements. Practical demonstration of AB, QMED or Deck Officer skills must be signed off by a licensed officer on a vessel of 200 Gross Registered tons or more. The 5-day program includes the following:

1-1/2-Day STCW-95 Personal Survival Techniques.
1/2-Day STCW-95 Personal Safety and Social Responsibility.
1-Day STCW-95 Elementary First Aid.
2-day STCW-95 Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting.

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5-Day Radar Observer (Unlimited) $599

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This course covers the basic principles on which radar equipment operates, the functions of radar components and features, the theory of relative motion, complete radar operation, evaluation of radar contacts, the limitations of radar, and plotting targets. Plotting exercises focus on evaluating threats and taking collision avoidance action. This course satisfies the requirements of 46 CFR 10.480 for an endorsement as Radar Observer (Unlimited).

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1-Day Radar Observer Recertification $199

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This course includes a brief review of the material covered in the 5-day Radar Observer (Unlimited) course and a practical assessment of radar operation and plotting skills. This course satisfies the requirements of 46 CFR 10.480(d) for renewal of any Radar Observer endorsement.

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3-Day Radar Refresher Recertification $399

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This course includes a 2-day review of the material covered in the 5-day Radar Observer (Unlimited) course and a practical assessment of radar operation and plotting skills. This course satisfies the requirements of 46 CFR 10.480(d) for renewal of any Radar Observer endorsement. This course is intended for mariners that are required to have a Radar Observer endorsement on their license but who do not operate in an area that provides the activity to keep their radar skills current.

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4-Day ARPA $599

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This course covers the methods by which the ARPA acquire and tracks radar contacts and demonstrates the limitations of the radar equipment including the dangers of over-reliance on information derived from ARPA. Also covered are performance standards for ARPA, the effects of inaccuracies in the course and speed inputs, the selection of speed data input and the systems response to changes in course and speed of own ship and/or contact vessel. This course satisfies the training requirement of CFR 10.205(m)(1).

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