Master 100 and 200-ton
The Master 100 and 200-ton license is superior to the OUPV. Because of this, the Master can operate 6-packs. And, in addition, they can also operate vessels carrying more than 6-passengers. Therefore, there are additional sea time, and training requirements.
Route and Tonnage limits
These licenses are issued as Inland, Near Coastal, and Oceans routes. To explain:
- Firstly, Inland means all lakes, rivers, and bays shoreward of the boundary line. To clarify, this a line between the ends of the jetties.
- Secondly, Near Coastal means all inland waters, and ocean waters within 200-miles of shore.
- Thirdly, Oceans means all Inland, Near Coastal, and Ocean waters worldwide.
In addition ,tonnage limits also apply to Master and Mate licenses. These limits are 25, 50, 100, and 200-ton based on the applicant’s experience. View the checklist the license for more info on its tonnage limits.
Master 100 Inland / Near Coastal
The Master 100-ton Inland requires 360-days of sea time.
The Master Near Coastal requires 720-days of total sea time, that includes 360-days on oceans.
Master 200-ton Inland / Near Coastal
To qualify for a 200-ton limit, the mariner must have time of vessels greater than 67 GRT. View the checklist for details.
The Master 200-ton Inland requires 360-days total sea time. This time must including 180-days as master, mate, or OUPV while holding a captain license.
The Master 200-ton Near Coastal requires 720-days total sea time. That includes: 360-days on oceans, AND 360-days as master, mate, or OUPV while holding a license.
Mate 200-ton or less
The Mate can stand a wheel-watch on an inspected vessel, but cannot be the captain of the vessel. But, a Mate can upgrade to Master of the same tonnage without taking an exam. Therefore, complete the Master Course to qualify as Mate of the same tonnage.
200-ton or less Mate Inland requires 180-days sea time.
Mate 200-ton or less Near Coastal requires 360-days of sea time, that includes 90-days on oceans. Note: the Mate Near Coastal can operate an OUPV.
Master and Mate All Oceans Route
The Master 200-ton or less All Oceans requires 1080-days of total sea time. That includes:
- Firstly, 540-days on ocean water.
- Secondly, 720-days as master, mate, or OUPV while holding a license.
- Thirdly, complete an approved Celestial Navigation 200-ton course.
Mate 200-ton or less All Oceans requires 360-days of total sea time, that includes 90-days on oceans. And complete an approved Celestial Navigation 200-ton course.
Master 100 and 200-ton: Courses
Master 100-ton Course
$1,200 / 10-days
Columbia Pacific (ColPac) Maritime offers a 10-day USCG approved Master 100-ton course. To clarify this course will satisfy the exam requirements for the original issue of Master or Mate 100-ton or less.
Master 200-ton Course
$1,800 / 14-days
Additionally Columbia Pacific (ColPac) Maritime also offers a 14-day USCG approved Master 200-ton two-course sequence. That is to say this course sequence will satisfy the exam requirements for Master 100-ton, and Mate 200-ton.
Upgrade 100 to 200-ton Course
$600 / 4-days
This approved course will upgrade a 100-ton or less limitation to 200-tons. However applicants must hold a Master or Mate 100-ton or less license to take this course.