(a) As Table 1 to § 11.466(a) shows, to obtain an endorsement as apprentice mate (steersman) of towing vessels listed in column 1, endorsed with a route listed in column 2, mariners must complete the service requirements indicated in columns 3 through 6.
Table 1 to § 11.466(a) - Requirements for National Endorsement as Apprentice Mate (Steersman) of Towing Vessels
|(1) APPRENTICE MATE (STEERSMAN)||OCEANS (O)||18||12||3||YES.|
|WESTERN RIVERS (WR)||18||12||3||YES.|
|(2) APPRENTICE MATE (STEERSMAN) (LIMITED)||NOT APPLICABLE||18||12||3||YES.|
(b) Those holding a license or endorsement as apprentice mate (steersman) of towing vessels may obtain a restricted endorsement as apprentice mate (steersman) (limited). This endorsement will go on the mariner's MMC after passing an examination for a route that is not included in the current endorsements and on which the mariners have no operating experience. Upon completion of 3 months of experience on that route, mariners may have the restriction removed.