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1 Hoofer Winter Education Becoming a Coast Guard Captain Capt Tom Kershner Capt Randy Mullis

2 Why do I need a USCG license? Any boating activities for hire such as: Any boating activities for hire such as: –Teach ASA courses on Great Lakes or Ocean –Charter / guide fishing on Great Lakes, Lake Winnebago, Mississippi River –SCUBA dive master on Great Lakes or Ocean –Delivery captain –Tour Operator like whale watching, booze cruise, sunset sail cruise –So people will call you Captain

3 Checklist Minimum 18 years old Minimum 18 years old Transportation Workers Identification Credential TWIC (photocopy of card or application receipt) Transportation Workers Identification Credential TWIC (photocopy of card or application receipt) Application Fee (payment receipt) Application Fee (payment receipt) CG Form 719 B Application (completed and oath taken) CG Form 719 B Application (completed and oath taken) 3 Character References 3 Character References CG Form 719K Physical (signed by Dr, within 12 months of application date) CG Form 719K Physical (signed by Dr, within 12 months of application date) Drug Test Drug Test CG Form 719S Sea Service CG Form 719S Sea Service Training Course Certificates (or USCG Exams) Training Course Certificates (or USCG Exams) CPR / First Aid CPR / First Aid Other (Alien registration if not a US Citizen, conviction disclosure) Other (Alien registration if not a US Citizen, conviction disclosure)

4 Costs TWIC$ TWIC$ Application fee$ Application fee$ Course$ (Explorers Guide) Course$ (Explorers Guide) Application Drug test$ Application Drug test$ Random Group$ Random Group$ Passport photo$ Passport photo$ Medical exam$ ?? Medical exam$ ?? CPR / First Aid$ (Red Cross) CPR / First Aid$ (Red Cross) Travel$ ?? Travel$ ?? TOTAL$1, TOTAL$1,

5 TWIC Transportation Workers Identification Credential Transportation Workers Identification Credential Pre-enroll (answer questions for security check) Pre-enroll (answer questions for security check) Schedule appointment Schedule appointment At Appointment time, visit enrollment center (Milwaukee), get finger printed, photo taken, pay fee At Appointment time, visit enrollment center (Milwaukee), get finger printed, photo taken, pay fee Documents required (if US Citizen then DL or passport) Documents required (if US Citizen then DL or passport) Return to enrollment center to pick up card Return to enrollment center to pick up card

6 TWIC A Transportation Worker Identification Credential or TWIC is a tamper-resistant, common identification credential, issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), containing a biometric (fingerprint template) of the card holder. The National Maritime Center uses TSA as their primary source for security checks when conducting background investigations. A Transportation Worker Identification Credential or TWIC is a tamper-resistant, common identification credential, issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), containing a biometric (fingerprint template) of the card holder. The National Maritime Center uses TSA as their primary source for security checks when conducting background investigations.

7 TWIC Receipt

8 CG Form 719B - Application Page 1: Page 1: –Personal data –Type of Transaction (Original License) –Grade of License (OUPV or Master)

9 Application - Page 2 - Convictions

10 Application - Page 3 - Oath

11 Application Fee Receipt

12 Character References – Need 3 Date Commanding Officer (R.E.C.) U.S.C.G. Marine Safety Officer U.S. Custom House Dear Sir, I am a U.S.C.G. Licensed Master and am writing this letter on behalf of _____________. I have known ______________ for ____ years and find him/her to be a reliable person with strong leadership skills, capable of operating vessels and serving as Captain. It is my pleasure to recommend ________________ to the Coast Guard for his/her OUPV license. Sincerely, sign_________________ license #________________ print_________________ address_______________ ______________________ phone number_______________ Date Commanding Officer (R.E.C.) U.S.C.G. Marine Safety Officer U.S. Custom House Dear Sir, I am a U.S.C.G. Licensed Master and am writing this letter on behalf of _____________. I have known ______________ for ____ years and find him/her to be a reliable person with strong leadership skills, capable of operating vessels and serving as Captain. It is my pleasure to recommend ________________ to the Coast Guard for his/her OUPV license. Sincerely, sign_________________ license #________________ print_________________ address_______________ ______________________ phone number_______________

13 CG Form 719K – Medical Fitness for Duty My doctor had no knowledge of the form but did a pretty good job of completing it My doctor had no knowledge of the form but did a pretty good job of completing it I warned him in advance and sent the instructions before the exam I warned him in advance and sent the instructions before the exam There was one mistake that caused a 1 month delay There was one mistake that caused a 1 month delay My color vision was not performed according to one of the approved methods (He checked the ‘Other’ checkbox) My color vision was not performed according to one of the approved methods (He checked the ‘Other’ checkbox) It took a week to make contact with the reviewer to learn of the error, then I had to reschedule the test, correct the form, and resubmit the application It took a week to make contact with the reviewer to learn of the error, then I had to reschedule the test, correct the form, and resubmit the application Several information web sites cite mistakes in the medical exam as the number one reason for delay in the approval process. Several information web sites cite mistakes in the medical exam as the number one reason for delay in the approval process.

14 CG 719K - Common Errors ALL MEDICAL EXAMS, TESTS, AND DEMONSTRATIONS OF PHYSICAL ABILITY must be performed, witnessed or reviewed by a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner licensed in the United States or one of the U.S. territories. Make sure that all blocks are filled in on examination forms. Forms with missing information will incur delays No response to medication section (Section III) YES or NO response not provided for each condition listed on page 5 (Section IV) Incomplete details (date of diagnosis/resolution) of 88 conditions identified (Section IV) Missing uncorrected vision (Section V) Uncorrected vision tested with corrective lenses (Section V) Missing field of vision (Section V) Inappropriate color vision testing method, number of errors omitted or determination not indicated (Section V) Hearing not marked as normal or impaired (Section VI) Missing pulse rate/rhythm (Section VII) Provider failed to sign/date the form and provide his/her license number (Section IX)

15 CG Form 719K – Sections V

16 CG Form 719K – Sections VI

17 CG Form 719K – Sections VIII

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19 Drug Test Drug Test

20 CG Form 719S - Sea Service Qualifying Sea Service - Any day that you were on a vessel of any type or size, had a position of responsibility, and were away from the dock for more than four hours counts as one calendar day of sea service experience. Did you serve on a ship in the military? You can request sea service from national archives If you own your own boat you sign off on the form for yourself Recency – 90 days in the past 3 years on vessels OUPV – –Near Coastal – 360 days of service, OF WHICH 90 days of service on Ocean or Near Coastal waters. – –Great Lakes days of service, OF WHICH: 90 days of service on Great Lakes. – –Inland – 360 days of service. MASTER 50 – 100 Ton – –Near Coastal – 720 days of service on Ocean or Near Coastal waters, OF WHICH: Service on Great Lakes & Inland waters MAY substitute for up to 360 days of the required service. – –Great Lakes total days of service, OF WHICH: 90 days of service on Great Lakes. – –Inland days of service.

21 Sea Service - Inland Sea Service - Inland

22 Sea Service - Offshore Sea Service - Offshore

23 OUPV vs Master? Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV, aka 6-pack) – –Limited to 6 passengers for hire Master – –Operator for the use of inspected vessels which may carry in excess of 6 passengers for hire and may have multiple crew members. Great Lakes & Inland license – Master & OUPV have the same Sea Service requirements Master course covers additional information (for deck exam, $295 more with Explorers Guide) Master license has 1 additional written exam (deck exam) Master license tonnage requirements Master license tonnage requirements – –200 GRT – 180 days of service on vessels of 151 GRT or above, OR 360 days of service on vessels over 101 GRT – –150 GRT – 180 days of service on vessels of 101 GRT or above, OR 360 days of service on vessels at 67 to 101 GRT – –100 GRT – 180 days of service on vessels of 51 GRT or above, OR 360 days of service on vessels over 34 GRT – –50 GRT – 1 day of service on vessels over 5 GRT

24 Course Requirements You have the option to take the USCG administered exam at a regional center (Toledo, St. Louis) or an approved course with in-house exams. You have the option to take the USCG administered exam at a regional center (Toledo, St. Louis) or an approved course with in-house exams. The approved courses include 56 hours of instruction and in-house exams (Master is an additional 24 hours). The approved courses include 56 hours of instruction and in-house exams (Master is an additional 24 hours). Course exam questions are covered in the course Course exam questions are covered in the course USCG exam questions are from a database of 33,000 possible questions USCG exam questions are from a database of 33,000 possible questions

25 Endorsements Assistance Towing Assistance Towing –Allows you to engage in assisting vessels for a fee Auxiliary Sail Auxiliary Sail –Is required to operate an inspected sail or auxiliary sail vessel –Master license is required

26 Submit by The application is best submitted by The application is best submitted by Combine all forms into 1 PDF and compress Combine all forms into 1 PDF and compress File size should be less than 10 MB File size should be less than 10 MB Subject line must be: Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial, Mariner Number Subject line must be: Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial, Mariner Number /industry_notice_e_submission.pdf /industry_notice_e_submission.pdf

27 On-line Application Status

28 Resources National Maritime Center (NMC) National Maritime Center (NMC) Article on USCG Approved Courses URSES.pdf Article on USCG Approved Courses URSES.pdf URSES.pdf URSES.pdf SeaSources.net SeaSources.net Explorers Guide Explorers Guide


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