Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement

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QUALMI-42: Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement 

COURSE LENGTH: 4 HOURS

Course Description:

This course provides classroom training in basic assistance towing techniques, terminology and safety to meet the training requirements for issuance of an Commercial Assistance Towing endorsement to a U.S. Coast Guard License. The course satisfies the requirements of 46 CFR 11.301 – 303 and any student successfully completing the course will satisfy the examination requirements of 46 CFR 11.482(b) for endorsement for Commercial Assistance Towing for Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels through Master 200 GRT upon Great Lakes, Inland and/or Near Coastal Waters.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Towing Terminology
  • Towing gear – uses and limitations
  •  Towing terms
  • Towing Procedures
  •  Selection of proper towing gear and method of tow
  •  Conducting the tow
  • Safety concerns and cautions
  •  Towing emergencies
  •  Rules of the Road Concerning Towing Vessels

Examination: The student will be administered a 20 question multiple choice examination with a minimum score of 70% required.

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