OUPV (6-pack captain)

The OUPV 6-pack captain license is for a maximum of 6 passengers a on small uninspected passenger vessel. Additionally, the OUPV Inland includes all federally navigable Inland waters. On the other hand the OUPV Near Coastal includes all Inland waters and Near Coastal waters within 100-miles offshore. Because it is for both inland and near coastal waters it is the most common captain license held by fishing guides and other small passenger vessel operators.

Terminology

  1. OUPV stands for Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel.
  2. 6-pack captain refers to the 6-passenger limitation of the OUPV.
  3. Small uninspected passenger vessels means an uninspected passenger vessel less than 100 GRT.
  4. GRT (Gross Registered Tons) is NOT a measurement of weight; but a measurement of the volume of space in the hull. Every 100 cubic feet of hull volume is equal to 1 GRT.

MMC Professional Requirements

The OUPV is a National Deck Officer endorsement issued by the US Coast Guard. Because of this the applicant must meet minimum professional requirements. These requirements include both sea service experience and professional knowledge.

Sea Service Experience

The OUPV Inland requires a total of 360-days of experience in the operation of vessels. However, the OUPV Near Coastal requires a total of 360-days that includes 90-days on Near Coastal Ocean waters.

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Professional Knowledge

The OUPV applicant must demonstrate knowledge in four subject areas; navigation general, chart navigation, Rules of the Road, followed by deck general-safety and environmental protection. The applicant may demonstrate this knowledge by examination at a Coast Guard Regional Exam Center (REC). Or, as an alternative, by completing a US Coast Guard approved course.

OUPV 6-pack captain OUPV (6-pack captain) Course ($1,000 / 8-days)

This USCG approved OUPV course will satisfy the exam requirements for either an OUPV Inland or Near Coastal. The course is eight consecutive days, Monday through Monday. Check the calendar below for scheduled times. Please call 503-841-6066 for space availability and to register for the course.

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OUPV Course Schedule

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April 19 OUPV Course

Coos Bay, OR, Newmark Center, room 207

OUPV 6-pack captain course

$1000

May 10 OUPV Course

Coos Bay, OR, Newmark Center, room 207

OUPV 6-pack captain course

$1000

May 24 OUPV Course

Coos Bay, OR, Newmark Center, room 207

OUPV 6-pack captain course

$1000

June 7 OUPV Course

Coos Bay, OR, Newmark Center, room 207

OUPV 6-pack captain course

$1000