MASTER & MATE OF VESSELS OF 200 GROSS REGISTRY TONS (GRT) AND 500 GT (INTERNATIONAL TONNAGE) LICENSES
Current Requirements for Master 200 GRT are:
- Near Coastal – One year (360 days) of service must have been as a master, mate, or equivalent supervisory position while holding a license as a master, or as a mate.
- Inland/Great Lakes – Six (6) months (180 days) of service must have been as a master, mate, or equivalent supervisory position while holding a license as a master, or as a mate.
- Physical Exam (if more than 3 years since last application )and Drug Test.
- Current Requirements for Mate 200GRT are:
- 12 months (360 8-hr days or 240 12-hr days) total service in the deck department on vessels operating on ocean or near coastal waters Service on Great Lakes or Inland waters may substitute for up to 6 months (180 8-hr days or 120 12-hr days) of the required service or; three (3) months of service in the deck department on vessels operating on ocean, near coastal, Great Lakes, or Inland waters while holding a license as master of inland steam or motor, sail or auxiliary sail vessels of not more than 200 gross tons.
- Free of drug or felony convictions in the past 3 years. First & CPR (if original license)
- Physical Exam with eyesight 20/200 or 20/400 with waiver corrected to 20/40
- Drug Test
- TWIC Card or proof of application for a TWIC Card
- 46 CFR 11.422 – Tonnage limitations and qualifying requirements for licenses as master or mate of vessels of not more than 200 gross tons
- When all qualifying service is obtained on vessels of five gross tons or less, the license will be limited to vessels of not more than 25 gross tons.
- All licenses issued for master or mate of vessels of not more than 200 gross tons are issued in 50 gross ton increments based on the applicant’s qualifying experience.
- The license is limited to the maximum tonnage on which at least 25 percent of the required experience was obtained, or 150 percent of the maximum tonnage on which at least 50 percent of the service was obtained, whichever is higher. Limitations are in multiples of 50 gross tons using the next higher figure when an intermediate tonnage is calculated.
Master or Mate Near Coastal 200GRT/500 ITC (8-hour days)
- If 180 days is over 100 GRT will get 150 GRT
- If 360 days is over 67 GRT will get 150 GRT
- If 180 days is over 150 GRT will get 200 GRT
- If 360 days is over 100 GRT will get 200 GRT
If applicant can only get a 150 GRT license, how does the tonnage get increased to 200 GRT?
- Mate License – At least 45 days of additional service on deck on a vessel of a higher tonnage.
- Master License – At least 90 days of additional service on deck on a vessel of a higher tonnage.