Policy update: Master of self-propelled vessels of less than 100 GRT

(WASHINGTON) — The Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing has published CG-MMC Policy Letter 03-21 titled “Issuance of Endorsements for Master of Self-Propelled Vessels of Less Than 100 GRT to Mariners Holding Endorsements as Mate of Self-Propelled Vessels of 200 GRT or More.”

This policy letter provides guidance for the issuance of national officer endorsements for master of self-propelled vessels of less than 100 gross register tons (GRT) for mariners who hold national endorsements for mate of inspected self-propelled vessels of 200 GRT or more. As specified in the policy letter, a mariner holding an endorsement that authorizes service as mate on an inspected vessel of 200 GRT or more may be issued an endorsement for master of self-propelled vessels of less than 100 GRT.

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This policy is available on the Coast Guard merchant mariner credentialing policy website on the MMC policy webpage.

Mariners and other interested parties should contact the Mariner Credentialing Program Policy Division at MMCPolicy@uscg.mil or (202) 372-2357 with any questions or feedback.

– U.S. Coast Guard

By Professional Mariner Staff