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Title 46Chapter ISubchapter BPart 10Subpart B → §10.239


Title 46: Shipping
PART 10—MERCHANT MARINER CREDENTIAL
Subpart B—General Requirements for All Merchant Mariner Credentials


§10.239   Quick reference table for MMC requirements.

Table 1 to §10.239 provides a guide to the requirements for officer endorsements. Provisions in the reference section are controlling.

Table 1 to §10.239: Quick Reference Table for MMC Requirements

[For tankerman endorsements, see table 1 to §13.129.]

Endorsement
category
Minimum ageCitizenshipMedical and
physical exam
ExperienceRecommendations
and character check
FirefightingProfessional examDemonstration
of professional
ability
Recency of serviceFirst aid and CPR
Master, mates§11.201(e)
Note: exceptions.
U.S., §10.221(a)(1) §11.201(d)§10.302(a)46 CFR Part 11—Subpart DN/A: Note exceptions in §11.201(g) for original national or STCW endorsements§11.201(h)§11.201(j); §11.903; §11.910
Note: §11.903(b)
N/Aoriginal §11.201 (c)(2)
renewal §10.227(e)
§11.201(i) Note: exceptions.
Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV)§11.201(e)
Note: exceptions here and in §11.201(l)
§10.221(a)(1)
§11.201(d).
§10.302(a)§11.467(c); (d); (e); (f); (g)N/A: Note exceptions in §11.201(g) for original national or STCW endorsementsN/A§§11.201(j); 11.903; §11.910N/Aoriginal §11.201 (c)(2)
renewal §10.227(e)
§§11.201(i): Note exceptions.
STCW Deck Officer endorsements§11.201(e)
Note: exceptions.
U.S., §10.221(a)(1)
§11.201(d).
§10.302(a)46 CFR Part 11—Subpart CN/A: Note exceptions in §11.201(g) for original national or STCW endorsements§11.303
Renewal: §11.303(b) and (c)
N/AMaster §11.305; .311; .315; .317
Chief Mate §11.307; .313;
OICNW §11.309; 11.319; 11.321
original §11.201 (c)(2)
renewal §10.227(e)
§11.201(i).
Officer on a passenger ship when on an international voyageN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A§11.1105(a)(1); (2)§11.1105(c)N/A.
Engineers (original)§11.201(e)
Note: exceptions.
U.S., §10.221(a)(1) §11.201(d)10.302(a)46 CFR Part 11—Subpart EN/A: Note exceptions in §11.201(g) for original national or STCW endorsements§11.201(h)§11.201(j); 11.903; §11.950
Note: §11.903(b)
N/Aoriginal §11.201 (c)(2)
renewal §10.227(e)
§11.201(i).
STCW Engineering Officer endorsements§11.201(e)
Note: exceptions.
U.S., §10.221(a)(1) §11.201(d)§10.302(a)46 CFR Part 11—Subpart CN/A: Note exceptions in §11.201(g) for original national or STCW endorsements§11.303
Renewal: §11.303(b) and (c)
N/AChief §11.325; §11.331;
2nd engineer officer; §11.327; §11.333
OICEW/DDE §11.329
original §11.201 (c)(2)
renewal §10.227(e)
§11.201(i).
National Designated Duty Engineer (DDE)§11.201(e)
Note: exceptions.
U.S., §10.221(a)(1)
§11.201(d).
§10.302(a)11.524(b)N/A: Note exceptions in §11.201(g) for original national or STCW endorsements§11.201(h)(1)(iv)§11.903N/Aoriginal §11.201 (c)(2)
renewal §10.227(e)
§11.201(i).
Electro-technical officer§11.201(e)
Note: exceptions.
U.S., §10.221(a)(1)
§11.201(d).
§10.302(a)§11.335(a)(1)
note exception in §11.335(b) & §11.33 5(c)
N/A: Note exceptions in §11.201(g) for original national or STCW endorsements§11.335(a)(3)(ii)N/A§11.335(a)(2), (3)
note exception in §11.335(b) & (c)
§11.335(a)(3)(i).
Pilot§11.201(e)
Note: exceptions.
U.S., §10.221(a)(1) §11.201(d)§10.302(a);
§11.709
§11.703; §11.705N/A: Note exceptions in §11.201(g) for original national or STCW endorsementsN/A§11.707; §11.903; §11.910§11.705§11.705(e), §11.713§11.201(i).
Towing vessels§11.201(e)
Note: exceptions.
U.S., §10.221(a)(1) §11.201(d)§10.302(a)46 CFR Part 11—Subpart DN/A: Note exceptions in §11.201(g) for original national or STCW endorsements§11.201(h)(1)(ii)
§11.201(h)(2)(ii)
Note: exceptions
§11.201(j); §11.903; §11.910§11.464; §11.465original §11.201 (c)(2)
renewal §10.227(e)
§11.201(i).
Offshore Supply Vessels§11.201(e)
Note: exceptions.
U.S., §10.221(a)(1) §11.201(d)§10.302(a)Master §11.493
Chief Mate §11.495
Mate §11.497
C/E §11.553
Engineer §11.555
N/A: Note exceptions in §11.201(g) for original national or STCW endorsements§11.201(h)§11.201(j);
Master §11.493
Chief Mate §11.495
Mate §11.497
C/E §11.553; §11.903
Eng §11.555; §11.903
Master §11.493
Chief Mate §11.495
Mate §11.497
C/E §11.553
Engineer
§11.555
original §11.201 (c)(2)
renewal §10.227(e).
§11.201(i).
MODU licenses§11.201(e)
Note: exceptions.
U.S., §10.221(a)(1)
§11.201(d).
§10.302(a)OIM: §11.470
B.S.: §11.472
BCO: §11.474
ChEng: §11.542
Asst. Eng: §11.544
N/A: Note exceptions in §11.201(g) for original national or STCW endorsements§11.201(h): note exceptions§11.201(j); §11.903; §11.920N/Aoriginal §11.201 (c)(2)
renewal §10.227(e).
§11.201(i).
Uninspected fishing industry vessels§11.201(e)
Note: exceptions.
U.S., §10.221(a)(1)
§11.201(d).
§10.302(a)Deck: §11.462(c); (d);
Engine: §11.530(c); (d); (e)
N/A: Note exceptions in §11.201(g) for original national or STCW endorsements§11.201(h)
Note: exceptions
§11.201(j); §11.903; §11.910N/Aoriginal §11.201 (c)(2)
renewal §10.227(e).
§11.201(i).
Radio officer§11.201(e)
Note: exceptions.
U.S., §10.221(a)(1)
§11.201(d).
§10.302(a)N/AN/A: Note exceptions in §11.201(g) for original national or STCW endorsementsN/AN/A§11.603N/A§11.201(i).
GMDSS OperatorN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A11.604N/AN/A.
Officer raises of grade§11.201(e)
Note: exceptions.
U.S., §10.221(a)(1)
§11.201(d).
§10.302(a)§10.231(c); Part 11, subparts D and EN/AN/A§10.231(d); §11.903; §11.910; §11.920; §11.950Part 11, subparts D and E3 months in past 3 years, §11.201 (c)(2)N/A.
Officer renewals§11.201(e)
Note: exceptions.
U.S., §10.221(a)(1)
§11.201(d).
§10.302(a)§10.227(d) and (e)
Note: exceptions
N/AN/AN/ATowing officers, §10.227(d) and (e)1 year in past 5, §10.227(e) and (f)
Note: alternative.
N/A.
Staff officer§11.201(e)
Note: exceptions.
U.S., §10.221(a)(1)
§11.201(d).
§10.302(a)§11.807N/A: Note exceptions in §11.201(g) for original national or STCW endorsementsN/AN/A§11.807N/A§11.201(i).
Staff officer renewals§11.201(e)
Note: exceptions.
U.S., §10.221(a)(1)
§11.201(d).
§10.302(a)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A.
Able seaman§12.401(c)(1)U.S. or alien admitted for permanent residence, §10.221(a)(2)§10.302(a), §12.401(c)(2)§12.403N/AN/A§12.401(c)(5)§12.401(c)(6) §12.405Renewal only, 1 year in past 5, §10.227(e) and (f)
Note: alternative
N/A.
Able-seafarer deck§12.603(a)(1)U.S. or alien admitted for permanent residence, §10.221(a)(2)§10.302(a)§12.603(a)(3)N/AN/AN/A§12.603(a)(2) §12.603(a)(4) §12.603(a)(5)Renewal only, 1 year in past 5, §10.227(e) and (f)
Note: alternative
§12.602(a).
Ratings for forming a navigational watch§12.605(a)(1)U.S. or alien admitted for permanent residence, §10.221(a)(2)§10.302(a)§12.605(a)(2)N/AN/AN/A§12.605(a)(3)Renewal only, 1 year in past 5, §10.227(e) and (f)
Note: alternative
§12.602(a).
Qualified members of engine department§12.501(c)(1)U.S. or alien admitted for permanent residence, §10.221(a)(2)§10.302(a)§12.503N/AN/A§12.505N/ARenewal only, 1 year in past 5, §10.227(e) and (f)
Note: alternative
N/A.
Able-seafarer engine§12.607(a)(1)U.S. or alien admitted for permanent residence, §10.221(a)(2)§10.302(a)§12.607(a)(3)N/AN/AN/A§12.607(a)(2); (4) §12.607(b); (c)Renewal only, 1 year in past 5, §10.227(e) and (f)
Note: alternative
§12.602(a).
Ratings for forming an engineering watch§12.609(a)(1)U.S. or alien admitted for permanent residence, §10.221(a)(2)§10.302(a)§12.609(a)(2)N/AN/AN/A§12.609(a)(3)Renewal only, 1 year in past 5, §10.227(e) and (f)
Note: alternative
§12.602(a).
Electro-technical rating§12.611(a)(1)U.S. or alien admitted for permanent residence, §10.221(a)(2)§10.302(a)§12.611(a)(2)N/AN/AN/A§12.611(a)(3); §12.611(b)Renewal only, 1 year in past 5, §10.227(e) and (f)
Note: alternative.
§12.602(a).
Entry level ratingsN/AU.S. or alien admitted for permanent residence, §10.221(a)(2)
§12.803; §12.809
N/A; note exception in §12.811(a)(2)
Note: Food Handler (F.H.) requirements in Table §10.302(a)
(xiii) §10.302(a) (xiv)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A.
LifeboatmanN/AU.S. or alien admitted for permanent residence, §10.221(a)(2)§10.302(a)§12.407(b)(1)N/AN/A§12.407(b)(2); (4)§12.407(b)(2); (3)Renewal only, 1 year in past 5, §10.227(e) and (f)
Note: alternative.
N/A.
Lifeboatman-LimitedN/AU.S. or alien admitted for permanent residence, §10.221(a)(2)§10.302(a)§12.409(b)(1)N/AN/A§12.409(b)(2); (4)§12.409(b)(2); (3)Renewal only, 1 year in past 5, §10.227(e) and (f)
Note: alternative.
N/A.
Proficiency in fast rescue boats§12.617(a)(1)U.S. or alien admitted for permanent residence, §10.221(a)(2)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A§12.617(a)(2); (3); (4)Renewal only, 1 year in past 5, §10.227(e) and (f)
Note: alternative.
Renewal §12.617(b)(2)
§12.602(a).
Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats§12.613(a)(1)U.S. or alien admitted for permanent residence, §10.221(a)(2)N/A§12.613(a)(2)N/AN/AN/A§12.613(a)(3)Renewal only, 1 year in past 5, §10.227(e) and (f)
Note: alternative.
Renewal: §12.613(b)(2)
§12.602(a).
Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than lifeboats and fast rescue boats-limited§12.615(a)(1)U.S. or alien admitted for permanent residence, §10.221(a)(2)N/A§12.615(a)(2)N/AN/AN/A§12.615(a)(3)Renewal only, 1 year in past 5, §10.227(e) and (f)
Note: alternative.
Renewal: §12.615(b)(2)
§12.602(a).
Assistance Towing endorsementN/AN/AN/A§11.482N/AN/A§11.482§11.482original §11.201(c)(2)N/A.
Radar Observer endorsementN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A§11.480(d); (h)N/AN/A.
Vessel Security Officer§11.337(a)U.S. or alien admitted for permanent residence, §10.221(a)(1) §10.221(a)(2§10.302(a)§11.337(a)N/A: Note exceptions in §11.201(g) for original national or STCW endorsementsN/AN/A§11.337(a)original §11.201 (c)(2)
renewal §10.227(e).
§11.201(i).
High Speed CraftN/AU.S. §10.221(a)(1)N/A§11.821(b)(1) §11.821(c)N/A: Note exceptions in §11.201(g) for original national or STCW endorsementsN/AN/A§11.821(b)(2)Renewal: §11.821(e)N/A.
GMDSS at sea maintainer§12.623(a)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A§12.623(b)N/AN/A.
Medical first-aid providerN/AN/AN/A§12.619(b)N/AN/AN/A§12.619(a)(1); (2)N/A§12.619(a)(1).
Person in charge of medical careN/AN/AN/A§12.621(b)N/AN/AN/A§12.621(a)(1); (2)N/A§12.621(a)(1).
Vessel personnel with designated security duties§12.625(a)(1)U.S. or alien admitted for permanent residence, §10.221(a)(2)
§12.803
§12.625(a)(2)§12.625(a)(1)N/AN/AN/A§12.625(a)(1)Renewal only, 1 year in past 5, §10.227(e) and (f)
Note: alternative.
N/A.
Security awareness§12.627(a)(1)U.S. or alien admitted for permanent residence, §10.221(a)(2)
§12.803
§12.627(a)(2)§12.627(a)(1)N/AN/AN/A§12.627(a)(1)Renewal only, 1 year in past 5, §10.227(e) and (f)
Note: alternative.
N/A.
Ratings serving on passenger ships on international voyagesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A§12.905(a); (b)Renewal §12.905(d)N/A.

[USCG-2004-17914, 78 FR 77896, Dec. 24, 2013, as amended by USCG-2018-0874, 84 FR 30881, June 28, 2019]

   

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