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Guide to Basic Licenses and Endorsements in the US Maritimes

Use this guide to pursue careers in: The Merchant Marines Towing/tug boats Oil Rigs Engine Rooms Charter Boats Tankers Other inland and offshore vessels

Compiled by the Coastal Vitality Project of Greater New Orleans, Inc.

Contents Overview: Coastal Vitality Project................................................................................................................. 3 Background: Licensing of the US Merchant Marine ..................................................................................... 3 Credentialing: The TWIC and the MMC ........................................................................................................ 3 Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)............................................................................. 4 Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) ................................................................................................. 6 Merchant Mariner Licenses and Endorsements ........................................................................................... 6 General Steam and Motor Vessels Deck Department Overview ..................................................... 7 General Steam and Motor Vessels Deck Department Rating Requirements................................... 9 Ordinary Seaman (Entry Level) ................................................................................................ 10 Able Seaman ............................................................................................................................ 10 Mate ........................................................................................................................................ 11 3rd Mate ................................................................................................................................... 14 2rd Mate ................................................................................................................................... 15 Chief Mate ............................................................................................................................... 16 Master ..................................................................................................................................... 17 General Steam and Motor Vessels Engineer Department ............................................................. 20 General Steam and Motor Vessels Engineer Department Rating Requirements .......................... 21 Wiper (Entry Level) .................................................................................................................. 22 Qualified Member of the Engineering Department (QMED) .................................................. 22 Designated Duty Engineer ....................................................................................................... 23 Assistant Engineer Limited (Oceans) .................................................................................... 23 Chief Engineer Limited (Near Coastal).................................................................................. 24 Chief Engineer Limited (Oceans) .......................................................................................... 25 Third (3rd) Assistant Engineer .................................................................................................. 25 Second (2nd) Assistant Engineer .............................................................................................. 26 First (1st) Assistant Engineer .................................................................................................... 27 Chief Engineer ......................................................................................................................... 28 Charter Boats and Other Small Vessels ............................................................................................. 29 Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) License ................................................. 29 OUPV License - Limited ........................................................................................................... 30 Master, 100 GRT - Limited ....................................................................................................... 31 Master, 100 GRT ...................................................................................................................... 31 Marine Training Centers in Louisiana ......................................................................................................... 33

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Appendix A: Official Definitions of Terms From the Code of Federal Regulations Title 46 (Shipping) . 34 Appendix B: Required Exam Subjects for Common Deck Licenses ............................................................. 42 Appendix C: Required Exam Subjects for Common Engineer Licenses ...................................................... 48 Appendix D: Common Applications and Forms .......................................................................................... 52 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) TWIC Application Form 2212 English ................................................................................... 52 TWIC Application Form 2212 Vietnamese............................................................................ 52 TWIC Application Form 2212 Spanish .................................................................................. 52 Application for Merchant Marine Credential (CG-719B) ........................................................ 52 Merchant Mariner Evaluation of Fitness for Entry Level Ratings (CG 719KE) ...................... 52 Merchant Mariner Medical Evaluation Report (CG 719K) ................................................... 52 DOT/USCG Periodic Drug Testing Form (CG 719P)............................................................... 52 Small Vessel Sea Service Form (CG - 719S).............................................................................. 52

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Overview: Coastal Vitality Project


Following the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling explosion, Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) partnered with Chevron to develop the GNO, Inc.-Chevron Coastal Vitality Project, a new initiative designed to identify long-term impacts and needs among businesses impacted by the oil spill. The Coastal Vitality Project (CVP) seeks to accomplish the following goals: 1. Market the Sustainability and Vitality of the Southeast Louisiana Coast Brand. 2. Support Regional Workforce Development 3. Catalyze Small Business Capacity Building and Entrepreneurship In the spirit of this initiative, the Guide to Basic Licenses and Endorsements in the US Maritimes has been developed to provide fishermen and other displaced workers with information for pursuing careers in maritime industries. This guide is not meant to be exhaustive, but it does detail the requirements necessary for operating or working on most types of vessels. Whether your interest is in becoming a tugboat captain, operating a charter boat, or travelling the world as an Able Seaman, this guide will help you on your way.

Background: Licensing of the US Merchant Marine


The US Merchant Marine is composed of all the individuals who operate and staff vessels in the marine transportation industry of the United States. This industry encompasses a national and global network of navigable ocean, lake, river, and inland waterway routes, including over 3,500 bulk oil transfer facilities, 10,000 marinas, a network of locks and dams, commercial vessels making over 70,000 port calls annually, 110,000 fishing vessels, and 20 million recreational vessels. As of December 2004, there were over 250,000 mariners with merchant mariner documentation. The first federal licensing of mariners was required by the Steamboat Act of 1852, which authorized the Steamboat Inspection Service to issue licenses to engineers and pilots of steamers carrying passengers. A decade later, private licensing through the American Shipmasters Association began with the issuance of certificates for seamen who met rigorous requirements for sea experience and nautical science. Eventually, all the various forms of licenses and certifications were centralized under the United States Coast Guard which regulates the commercial maritime fleet along with the US Maritime Administration. Within the US Coast Guard is the National Maritime Center (NMC), which is the official licensing authority for all waterborne transportation. The NMC issues all credentials for merchant mariners, and promotes the education of mariners seeking credentials. Previously, many mariners could climb their way up through the hawsepipe and be able to qualify for credentials without formal schooling. Although this is still theoretically possible, most mariners now take coursework for their licenses through approved academies or training institutions.

Credentialing: The TWIC and the MMC

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Over the years, there have been many different documents that mariners had to procure in order to demonstrate their legitimacy. Recently, however, these have all been combined into two primary documents: the Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC), and the Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC). The TWIC serves as the identifying component which is used to safeguard vessel and port security, while the MMC has become the professional certification component showing what level of ratings and endorsements the mariner has achieved.

Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)


TWIC is an identification card for all personnel requiring unescorted access to secure areas of regulated facilities and vessels, and for all others mariners holding Coast Guard-issued credentials. Individuals who meet TWIC eligibility requirements are issued a tamper-resistant credential containing the worker's biometrics (fingerprint template) to allow for a positive link between the card and the individual. TWIC is required for ALL US-credentialed mariners. The process to obtain a TWIC is simple:

To pre-enroll, mariners should go to the TWIC website at https://twicprogram.tsa.dhs.gov/, or call 1866-DHS-TWIC (1-866-347-8942) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. EST, and submit their information for a background check. This will allow the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) to do a thorough threat assessment for the applicant. Qualified mariners must prove two things: their citizenship and the absence of disqualifying items on their criminal record. In order to prove their citizenship, mariners born in the US or its outlying possessions must provide either one (1) document from List A in the following chart, or two (2) documents from List B (with one of those two being a government-issued photo ID). US Mariners not born in the US or recent immigrant to the US, who hold or intend to apply for U.S. Coast Guard issued-credentials may be required to provide the Coast Guard with copies of additional proof of nationality and/or citizenship. More information can be found at: http://www.tsa.gov/assets/pdf/twic_ref_guide_for_immigration_catags.pdf

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Identifying Documents for U. S. Citizens (or U.S. Nationals) born in the United States List A one document Unexpired U. S. passport book or passport card Unexpired Merchant Mariner Document (MMD) Unexpired Free and Secure Trade (FAST) Card Unexpired NEXUS Card Unexpired Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) Card List B two documents (with one of the two being a government-issued photo ID) Unexpired drivers license issued by a State or outlying possession of the United States (this includes an Enhanced Drivers License) Unexpired ID card issued by a State or outlying possession of the United States. Must include a State or State agency seal or logo (such as state port authority ID or State University ID) Original or certified copy of birth certificate issued by a State, county, municipal authority, or outlying possession of the United States bearing an official seal Voters registration card U. S. military ID card or U. S. retired military ID U. S. military dependents card Expired U. S. passport (within 12 months of expiration) Native American tribal document U. S. Social Security card U. S. Military discharge papers DD-214 Department of Transportation (DOT) medical card U.S. Civil marriage certificate Unexpired Merchant Mariner License (MML) bearing an official raised seal, or a certified copy Unexpired Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Card Unexpired Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC)

Additionally, evidence of certain crimes will bar the mariner from receiving a TWIC, or may require a waiver. These crimes include, but are not limited to, the following: Espionage, sedition, treason, terrorism, transportation security crime, unlawful activities with firearms, improper transportation of hazardous materials, murder, malicious threats, racketeering, extortion, fraud, bribery, smuggling, immigration violations, distribution of a controlled substance, arson, kidnapping, rape, assault with intent to kill, robbery, and fraudulent entry into a seaport. Once the mariner has secured all of the necessary documents and submitted his/her information for a background check, an official TWIC application must be filled out. Current applications for TWIC in English, Vietnamese, and Spanish are found in Appendix D of this document. The application and all supporting materials must then be taken to a TWIC enrollment center where a $132.50 fee must be

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Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC)


Once a TWIC has been applied for, mariners may then apply for a Merchant Mariner Credential. An MMC is similar to a US passport, and includes all the ratings and endorsements the mariner may have acquired through their career. All mariners employed aboard U.S. merchant vessels greater than 100 Gross Register Tons (Domestic Tonnage), except operators of uninspected passenger vessels, are required to have a valid U.S. Merchant Mariners Credential (MMC). Other mariners operating small craft or entry level mariners may acquire an MMC as they apply for certain licenses and endorsements, but an MMC is not always required. Each endorsement or rating requires different amounts of sea service and/or education, and evidence of these must be provided at the time of the application. Also, different levels have different minimum age requirements. In general though, the following are the basic requirements for all Merchant Mariner Credential Applications: Copy of Transportation Worker Identity Card (TWIC) or a copy of the TWIC enrollment application; A completed application form CG-719B (see Appendix Dfor a copy of this application); National Driver Registry (NDR) consent and check (to prove no recent DUI convictions); Safety and Security Evaluation Branch (SSEB) screening complete; Proof of US citizenship or immigration status; Social Security Number (Original MMC); Certification of Physical Fitness (within 1 year) either by proof of a full physical for Qualified Ratings, or a statement of minimum physical requirements for Entry Level Ratings (both of these forms - CG-719K and CG-719K/E, respectively, are included in Appendix D); DOT/USCG Drug Test (within 6 months) or enrollment in Drug Testing Program (See Appendix D); Three letters of recommendation; User Fees;

Although it is not listed here, a requirement for most deck ratings is English-language proficiency. Exams that must be submitted for Able Seaman upward are all performed in English. As such, mariners must have the basic language-proficiency to pass these exams. In higher-level ratings, fluency is required.

Merchant Mariner Licenses and Endorsements


Over the years a complex system of licenses and endorsements have emerged to properly credential the vast number of occupations in the maritime industries. Additionally, waterways and vessel types have been segmented to properly account for the different levels of experience necessary for each area of expertise. In additon to the general requirements for applying for a merchant mariner credential, there are additonal sea service and educational requirements that are typically required for each license or

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endorsement, as well as specialized experience requirement on a case-by-case basis. The rest of the document explores common divisions in the licensing environment, and the requirements for each license or endorsement within them. It is important to keep one point in mind moving up through the ranks of the merchant marine can take many different routes. As such, the following sections only describe the most-likely scenarios.

General Steam and Motor Vessels Deck Department Overview


Although there are still sailing vessels on the sea, the majority of commerce in the modern era is on vessels with internal engines, and fall into the general category of Steam and Motor Vessels. These are the tankers, ocean liners, and other large vessels of Americas rivers, lakes, and oceans. Steam and Motor Vessels are divided into three departments Deck, Engine, and Steward. In this guide, we will discuss the vital components of the Deck and Engine departments on large vessels, and what is required for each rating therein. Members of any department are broken into categories of licensed and unlicensed. Licensed members of the deck are usually officers with significant responsibilities that include a navigational watch. Unlicensed members are usually seaman with general responsibilities, though they will sometimes carry an endorsement for navigational watch as well. A common deck crew for a ship includes the following roles (in order of most experience): Master Mariner A licensed member of the deck department who serves as Captain. The captain is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the vessel, including cargo operations, navigation, crew management and ensuring that the vessel complies with local and international laws, as well as company and flag state policies. The Master Mariner commands and manages all ship's personnel, and typically in charge of the ship's accounting, payrolls, and inventories. The Master Mariner is responsible for responding to and reporting in case of accidents and incidents, and in case of injuries and illness among the ship's crew and passengers. Chief Mate A licensed member of the deck department who is almost always a watchstander and in charge of the ships cargo and deck crew. Traditionally, the chief mate stands a "4-8" watch: from 4 AM until 8 AM and 4 PM until 8 PM. The chief mate is responsible to the captain for the safety and security of the ship. Responsibilities include the crew's welfare and training in areas such as safety, firefighting, search and rescue. The Chief Mate is second in command on merchant ships that do not carry a staff captain. In terms of managing cargo, a ship is balanced precariously under the best of conditions upon the water and is subject to a number of forces, such as wind, swells, and storms which could capsize it. The Chief Mate uses tools like ballasting and load balancing to optimize the ship's performance for the type of environment expected to be encountered. Second Mate A licensed member of the deck department who is primarily focused on watchkeeping and navigation. The Second Mate may also serve as the ships Medical Officer. Traditionally, the second mate stands a "12-4" watch: from midnight until 4am and noon until 4pm. The Third Mate must be fluent in English in order to read charts and nautical publications, understand weather and safety messages, communicate with other ships and coast stations, and to successfully interact with a multi-lingual crew. S/he must also understand the ships 7

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construction and physics in order to manage emergencies at sea, and to load cargo in the most precise and balanced manner. Third Mate A licensed member of the deck department who is generally focuses on watchstanding and safety. Traditionally, the third mate stands an "8-12" watch: from 8am until 12 noon and 8pm until midnight. The Third Mate must be fluent in English in order to read charts and nautical publications, understand weather and safety messages, communicate with other ships and coast stations, and to successfully interact with a multi-lingual crew. S/he must also understand the ships construction and physics in order to manage emergencies at sea, and to load cargo in the most precise and balanced manner. Mate A licensed member of the deck department, typically performing qualified duties not performed by the Captain. The term Mate in this hierarchy is a bit generic on larger vessels Mates are divided into different classes (3rd, 2nd, Chief) while on medium-sized and smaller vessels, the Mate performs all the licensed duties not performed by the Captain. Able Seaman An unlicensed member of the deck department who stands watch as a helmsman and a lookout. ABs also operate deck machinery and lifesaving equipment, as well as maintenance duties associated with Ordinary Seamen. Ordinary Seaman An unlicensed member of the deck department who serves as an apprentice to become an Able Seaman. An OS does not usually stand watch, but is primarily focused on the routine jobs of cleaning, perform basic maintenance, swabbing the decks, fixing ropes, etc. In anticipation of watchstanding exams, the OS will also work on the ships bridge to learn necessary skills at helmsmanship.

The makeup of the crew will differ on the size of the vessel the distance the vessel will travel from inland shores. Within the Coast Guards system of licensing, an individual might start as a seaman on a particular size vessel in a specific type of water, and then work upward towards increasing sets of responsibility, increasing vessel sizes, and increasingly distant waters. Vessel sizes are differentiated by Gross Registered Tonnage. Common dividing lines for GRT are 200 GRT, 500 GRT, 1600 GRT, and Unlimited. Vessels below 200 GRT are broken up into designations between 25 GRT and 100 GRT, and are discussed more thoroughly in the section on Charter Boats and Other Small Vessels. Navigable waters are differentiated in the following manner: Great Lakes and Inland Waters Waters within the official Boundary lines of the United States, as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 46, Part 7. The Great Lakes also form a separate designation for specific route endorsements. Near Coastal Waters Ocean waters not more than 200 miles offshore. Oceans Waters seaward of the Boundary lines of the United States, as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 46, Part 7.

An example of how all these fit together is that a sailor may start her career as an Ordinary Seaman on a 200 GRT vessel plying the Mississippi River. Eventually she moves up to Able Seaman, and then gains

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enough sea service time to apply for a Mate Inland, 200 GRT. After some time, she starts getting hours on a larger vessel in near coastal waters, and applies for Mate Near Coastal, 500 GRT. With enough sea service and passing the appropriate exams, this leads her to pick up her Master Near Coastal, 500 GRT. Eventually, she gets work as a mate on a much larger international oil tanker, and then starts applying for her 3rd, 2nd, and Chief Mate Unlimited licenses on all ocean-going vessels. Ultimately, at the height of her career, she secures her Master Unlimited license, with which she can work in any deck position, on any sized vessel, in any inland or offshore waters. The progression of ratings for deck officers on a ship is shown below.

As one can tell from the example above as well as the chart, the progression does not have to be linear. Individuals can always move sideways between different sized vessels and different waters. However, they need to accumulate the amount of sea service necessary on that type of vessel or in that type of water in order to apply for the next level of license.

General Steam and Motor Vessels Deck Department Rating Requirements


In addition to general MMC requirements, each specific deck rating may include particular sea-service and education requirements. In order to verify sea service, several documentation options are available: Original Certificates of Discharge

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Sea Service Forms (The Small Vessel Sea Service Form (See Appendix D) will only be accepted for vessels under 200 GRT.) If the operator/master is not the owner, the vessel's owner must sign the form and the owner's signature must be notarized. Copies of official military records (if using military sea service) Official documents from marine companies on original company letterhead signed by appropriate officials or licensed masters. At a minimum, the contents of the letter must include: Name and official number of each vessel on which the service was obtained; Vessel's gross tonnage, shaft horsepower, and type of propulsion; Number of days underway on each vessel including the dates of service; Number of underway days spent on each route (i.e., Ocean-Near Coastal, Inland, Great Lakes, or Western Rivers); Number of hours worked per day; A brief description of duties or work performed.

Additionally, the applicant for any original license, endorsement, or raise-of-grade of license must have at least 90 days of qualifying service on vessels of appropriate tonnage or horsepower within the three years immediately preceding the date of application. The following are breakdowns for required service and education related to different deck ratings. Ordinary Seaman (Entry Level) General MMC requirements must be met; Applicant must be aged 16 or older; No physical is required for entry level ratings who will only be serving on Inland waters or on seagoing vessels of 200GRT or less; No sea service or other experience is required.

Able Seaman General MMC requirements must be met; Applicant must be aged 18 or older; All AB ratings MUST qualify as Lifeboatman or Lifeboatman-Limited according to the following chart:

A. Completion of Coast Guard-approved Lifeboatman course plus 180 days service on ocean or near coastal vessels; OR B. 360 days deck service; OR 720 days service in other departments; AND complete the specific requirements for the applicable endorsement listed below. 1) LIFEBOATMAN/PSC: 3) LIFEBOATMAN LIMITED*/PSC: 4) LIFEBOATMAN LIMITED* 2) LIFEBOATMAN INLAND: INLAND: a) Lifeboatman written exam a) Lifeboatman written exam a) Survival craft written exam a) Survival craft written exam b) Lifeboat demonstrations b) Lifeboat demonstrations b) Lifeboat demonstrations b) Lifeboat demonstrations c) Rescue craft demonstrations c) Rescue craft demonstration c) Rescue craft demonstration c) Rescue craft demonstration d) Basic Safety Training (only d) Basic Safety Training d) Basic Safety Training (only d) Basic Safety Training First Aid and Personal Survival First Aid and Personal Survival Techniques elements are Techniques elements are required) required) * Limited is defined as limited to service on vessels not equipped with lifeboats

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Able Seaman Course Completion Certificate may be submitted in lieu of Coast Guard exam Optional STCW endorsement Rating Forming Part of Navigational Watch Sea Service is as follows:

AB Unlimited 1080 days of service on Oceans or Great Lakes. 540 days of service on vessels 100 GRT or over, not exclusive to rivers & smaller inland lakes AB Limited of the U.S. AB Special 360 days of service on any navigable waters of the U.S. AB OSV 180 days of service on any navigable waters of the U.S. 180 days of deck service on any navigable waters of the U.S. (Valid only on fish processing AB Fishing vessels.) 180 days of deck service on sailing school or equivalent sail vessels on any navigable waters AB Sail of the U.S. (Valid only on sailing school vessels.) AB MODU 360 days of service on vessels 65 feet or over on any navigable waters of the U.S.

Mate General MMC requirements must be met; Applicant must be aged 18 or older (for 200 GRT), 19 or older (for 500-100GRT), and 21 or older (for Unlimited GRT); Relevant Exams (See Appendix B)(Course Completion Certificate may be submitted in lieu of Coast Guard exam) Sea Service is as follows:

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Mate Upon Great Lakes and/or Inland Waters 1080 days of deck service on steam or motor vessels, OF WHICH 90 days of service on vessels on Inland waters, AND 180 days of service as AB, INL Mate, Boatswain, Wheelsman, Quartermaster of equivalent position; OR Graduation from the deck class of the Great Lakes Maritime Academy, OR 360 days of service as master on vessels over 200 GRT while holding an Officer rating as Master 1600 GRT GL & INL. Tonnage limitation: All required service is on vessels over 200 GRT, AND 50% of the required service on vessels over 1600 GRT. OTHERWISE, Limited to max tonnage on which 25% of experience is obtained, OR Limited to 150% tonnage which 50% of service spent WHICHEVER IS GREATER. 720 days of deck service on steam, motor, or sail vessels; OF WHICH 360 days of service on vessels over 100 GRT, AND 180 days of service as AB, Boatswain, Quartermaster, or equivalent position on vessels over 100 GRT while holding a certificate or endorsement as AB, OR 360 days of licensed service as Master or OUPV on vessels over 50 GRT, OR 180 days of licensed service as Mate (Pilot) of Towing of over 100 GRT. 720 days of deck service on steam, motor, or sail vessels; OF WHICH 360 days of service on vessels over 50 GRT, AND 90 days of service as AB, Boatswain, Quartermaster, or equivalent position on vessels over 50 GRT while holding a certificate or endorsement as AB.
Great Lakes - 180 days of service in the deck department, OF WHICH 90 days must have been on Great Lakes. Inland 180 days of service in the deck department. Note Service gained in the engine room on vessels not more than 200 GRT, may be creditable for up to 25% of the deck service requirements for Mate.

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Mate Upon Near Coastal Waters 720 days of service on Ocean or Near Coastal waters, OF WHICH: 360 days must be on Ocean or N/C waters, AND 360 days of service on vessels over 100 GRT, AND 180 days of service as AB, Boatswain, Quartermaster, or equivalent position on vessels over 100 GRT while holding certification as AB. Engine department experience on vessels of appropriate tonnage may be creditable for up to 25% of these service requirements. 720 days of service on Ocean or Near Coastal waters, OF WHICH: 360 days must be on Ocean or N/C waters, AND 360 days of service on vessels over 50 GRT, AND 90 days of service as AB, Boatswain, Quartermaster, or equivalent position on vessels over 50 GRT while holding certification as AB. Engine department experience on vessels of appropriate tonnage may be creditable for up to 25% of these service requirements.
360 days of deck service on Ocean or Near Coastal waters, OF WHICH: Service on Great Lakes & Inland waters MAY substitute for up to 180 days of the required service, OR 90 days of deck service while holding an endorsement as Master of Inland not more than 200 GRT, OR An OUPV N/C may obtain this endorsement by completing an examination; however applicant must still submit service to meet tonnage calculation. Service gained in the engine room on vessels not more than 200 GRT may be creditable for up to 25% of the deck service requirements.

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Mate Upon Oceans 1080 days of service on Ocean or Near Coastal waters, OF WHICH: 540 days must be on Ocean or N/C waters, AND 360 days of service on vessels over 100 GRT, AND 360 days of service as Master, Mate, or equivalent supervisory position while holding an Officer endorsement as Master, Mate, or Master/Mate Towing vessels, AND 180 days of the service as Master, Mate, or equivalent supervisory position, must have been on vessels over 100 GRT; OR 1080 days of service on Ocean or Near Coastal vessels over 200 GRT, AND 180 days of service as AB. 720 days of service on Ocean or Near Coastal waters, OF WHICH: 360 days must be on Ocean or N/C waters, AND 360 days must be on Ocean or N/C waters, AND 180 days as Master, Mate, or equivalent supervisory position, on vessels over 50 GRT.

In addition to the sea service requirements for Mate Upon Oceans and Mate Near Coastal, 500 GRT/1600 GRT, these additonal requirements are necessary: First Aid (completed within 1 year) (unless previously met) CPR (must be valid) (unless previously met) Approved firefighting courses, (Basic & Advanced) Valid, approved radar observer course

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Qualification as AB Unlimited or Limited (AB Special or AB-OSV satisfy the AB requirement for Officer endorsements permitting service on vessels of 1600 gross tons and less). (see AB checklist); Flashing Light course (unless previously met) Basic Safety Training; or Continued Competency in BST Automatic Radar-Plotting Aids (ARPA) (Optional) Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS) & FCC lic. (Optional) Medical Care Provider / Medical 1st Aid Provider (unless previously met) Officer in Charge of Navigational Watch (OICNW) Training: Celestial Nav (not required for NC), Coastal Navigation Compass Magnetic & Gyro, Meteorology, Emergency Procedures, Basic Ship Maneuvering & Handling, Basic Ship Stability, Terrestrial Navigation, Electronic Navigation, Steering Control, Systems Watchkeeping (includes BRM), Search & Rescue, Cargo Handling, Stowage & Securing, Ship Construction OICNW Assessments - (unless previously completed) Must complete & attach checklist from PL 01-02 & PL 16-02; Celestial Navigation (not required for NC)

In addition to the sea service requirements for Mate Upon Oceans and Mate Near Coastal, 200 GRT, these additonal requirements are necessary: First Aid (completed within 1 year) (original only) CPR (must be valid) (original only) STCW Optional - Basic Safety Training; or Continued Competency in BST

3rd Mate General MMC requirements must be met; Applicant must be aged 19 or older; Relevant Exams (See Appendix B) Sea Service is as follows:
3rd Mate 1080 days of deck service on Ocean/NC steam or motor vessels, OF WHICH 180 days as AB, Boatswain, or Quartermaster, (while holding AB) 90 days of engine department service may be creditable, OR Graduation from a maritime academy: USMAA, (deck curriculum), USCGA / USNA (with qualification as DWO or OOD), Deck class of: California Maritime Academy, Maine Maritime Academy, State University of NY Maritime College, Texas Maritime College of Texas A&M University of Galveston, or GLMA w/ocean option program (GLMA w/o ocean service will be allowed to test for NC); OR

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Satisfactory completion of a three year apprentice mate training program approved by the Commandant, OR 360 days as master on vessels over 200 GRT upon Ocean/NC waters while holding an Officer endorsement as Master S/M 1600 Ocean/NC, OR Mate of GL &/or INL of AGT, may obtain 3rd Mate N/C by completing the prescribed examination & Other Requirements listed below. (Note: To have a NC-Unl endorsed for Oceans, mariner must obtain 360 days as DWO on Oceans on vsls 1600 GRT or over and complete prescribed exams.) Tonnage Limitation: All required service is on vessels over 200 GRT, AND 50% of the required service is on vessels over 1600 GRT. OTHERWISE, A Tonnage Limitation may be issued if 50% of the required service is not on vessels over 1600 GRT; however, ALL required service MUST still be on vessels over 200 GRT. Limited to max tonnage on which 25% of experience is obtained, OR Limited to max tonnage on which 25% of experience is obtained, OR

In addition to the sea service requirements for Mate Upon Oceans and Mate Near Coastal, 500 GRT/1600 GRT, these additonal requirements are necessary: First Aid (completed within 1 year) (unless previously met) CPR (must be valid) (unless previously met) Approved firefighting courses, (Basic & Advanced) Valid, approved radar observer course Qualification as AB Unlimited or Limited (AB Special or AB-OSV satisfy the AB requirement for Officer endorsements permitting service on vessels of 1600 gross tons and less). (see AB checklist); Flashing Light course (unless previously met) Basic Safety Training; or Continued Competency in BST Automatic Radar-Plotting Aids (ARPA) (Optional) Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS) & FCC lic. (Optional) Medical Care Provider / Medical 1st Aid Provider (unless previously met) Officer in Charge of Navigational Watch (OICNW) Training: Celestial Nav (not required for NC), Coastal Navigation Compass Magnetic & Gyro, Meteorology, Emergency Procedures, Basic Ship Maneuvering & Handling, Basic Ship Stability, Terrestrial Navigation, Electronic Navigation, Steering Control, Systems Watchkeeping (includes BRM), Search & Rescue, Cargo Handling, Stowage & Securing, Ship Construction OICNW Assessments - (unless previously completed) Must complete & attach checklist from PL 01-02 & PL 16-02; Celestial Navigation (not required for NC)

2rd Mate General MMC requirements must be met; Applicant must be aged 21 or older; Relevant Exams (See Appendix B) (Applicants for 2nd Mate, who were issued their 3rd Mate endorsement AFTER February 1, 2002; NO further exams required.) Sea Service is as follows:

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Unlimited Tonnage

2nd Mate 360 days of service as OICNW on Ocean/NC steam or motor vessels while holding a MMC as 3rd Mate, OR 360 days of service while holding a MMC as 3rd Mate, OF WHICH 180 days of service as OINCDW on Ocean steam or motor vessels, AND Service as AB, Boatswain, or Quartermaster while holding an AB accepted on a 2 for 1 basis for a maximum of 180 days, OR A Master if GL &/or Inland of AGT, may obtain this endorsement by completing the prescribed examination. Tonnage Limitation: All required service is on vessels over 200 GRT, AND 50% of the required service is on vessels over 1600 GRT. OTHERWISE, A Tonnage Limitation may be issued if 50% of the required service is not on vessels over 1600 GRT; however, ALL required service MUST still be on vessels over 200 GRT. Limited to max tonnage on which 25% of experience is obtained, OR Limited to max tonnage on which 25% of experience is obtained, OR

Other Requirements: Basic Safety Training; or Continued Competency in BST Flashing Light course Valid, approved radar observer course Master GL &/or INL of AGT, may obtain 2nd Mate Oceans or N/C by completing the prescribed examination & meeting above Other Requirements.

Chief Mate General MMC requirements must be met; Applicant must be aged 21 or older; Relevant Exams (See Appendix B) (Applicants for 2nd Mate, who were issued their 3rd Mate endorsement AFTER February 1, 2002; NO further exams required.) Sea Service is as follows:
Chief Mate 360 days of service as OICNW on Ocean/NC steam or motor vessels while holding an endorsement as 2nd Mate. Tonnage Limitation: All required service is on vessels over 200 GRT, AND 50% of the required service is on vessels over 1600 GRT. OTHERWISE, A Tonnage Limitation may be issued if 50% of the required service is not on vessels over 1600 GRT; however, ALL required service MUST still be on vessels over 200 GRT. Limited to max tonnage on which 25% of experience is obtained, OR Limited to max tonnage on which 25% of experience is obtained, OR

Unlimited Tonnage

STCW Management Level Requirements: Management Level Training: Advanced Navigation

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Advanced Meteorology Cargo Handling Marine Propulsion Plants Ship Management, incl: Emergency Response Advanced COLREGS Advanced Stability SAR Advanced Ship Handling Management Level Assessments: Must complete & attach checklist from PL 04-02; Other Requirements Basic Safety Training; or Continued Competency in BST Flashing Light course Valid, approved radar observer course

Master General MMC requirements must be met; Applicant must be aged 19 or older (for 200 GRT), 21 or older (for 500-100GRT), and 21 or older (for Unlimited GRT); Relevant Exams (See See Appendix B) (Applicants for Master Unlimited Oceans, who were issued their Chief Mate endorsement AFTER February 1, 2002, NO further exams required.) (Applicants for Master 1600, who were issued their Master 500 Officer endorsement AFTER February 1, 2002; NO further exams required.) Sea Service is as follows:
Master Upon Great Lakes and/or Inland Waters Great Lakes: 360 days of service as Mate or FCP while acting in the capacity of 1st Mate of GL vessels over 1600 GRT, OR 720 days of service as Master INL vessels over 1600 GRT, OR 360 days of service upon GL while holding an Officer endorsement as Mate or FCP of GL & INL of vessels over 1600 GRT, OF WHICH: 180 days of service as 1st Mate, AND Service as 2nd Mate accepted: 2 for 1; for a maximum of 180 days. Inland: 360 days service as FCP (other than canal & small lakes routes) or Mate of GL or INL steam/motor vessels over 1600 GRT, OR 720 days of service as Wheelsman or QM while holding a Mate or FCP endorsement. Both - Tonnage Restriction: All required service is on vessels over 200 GRT, AND 50% of the required service on vessels over 1600 GRT. Limited to max tonnage on which 25% of experience is obtained, OR Limited to 150% tonnage which 50% of service spent WHICHEVER IS GREATER. 1080 days of service on vessels, OF WHICH 540 days of service on vessels over 100 GRT, AND 360 days of service as Master, Mate, or equivalent supervisory position on vessels over 100 GRT while holding an Officer Endorsement as Master, Mate, or Master Towing, OR 180 days of licensed service as Master of Towing of over 100 GRT.

Unlimited Tonnage

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500 GRT

200 GRT

1080 days of deck service on vessels, OF WHICH 360 days of service as Master, Mate, or equivalent supervisory position on vessels over 50 GRT while holding an Officer endorsement as Master, Mate, OUPV, OR 1260 days serving on vessels, OF WHICH 180 days of licensed service as Master of Towing vessels (and completion of a limited exam), AND 720 days of licensed service as Mate; or as Master/Mate (Pilot) of Towing vessels. Great Lakes - 360 days of service, OF WHICH: 180 days must have been as a Master, Mate, OUPV or Master/Mate of Towing Vessels while holding a MMC endorsed as: Master, Mate, OUPV or Master/Mate of Towing Vessels, AND 90 days of service on Great Lakes. Inland 360 days of service, OF WHICH: 180 days must have been as a Master, Mate, OUPV or Master/Mate of Towing Vessels while holding a MMC endorsed as: Master, Mate, OUPV or Master/Mate of Towing Vessels.

Master Upon Oceans OR Near Coastal Waters


360 days of service as Chief Mate on Ocean/NC steam or motor vessels, OR 360 days of service, while holding an endorsement as Chief Mate Ocean or Near Coastal, OF WHICH 180 days of service as Chief Mate on Ocean or Near Coastal waters, AND Service as OICNW accepted on a 2 for 1 basis for a maximum of 180 days; OR Master of GL & INL of AGT may obtain Master N/C by completing the prescribed examination, and 1. Approved firefighting course (above), 2. Approved radar observer course, and 3. Qualification as AB Unlimited or Limited (AB Special or AB-OSV satisfy the AB requirement for Officer endorsements permitting service on vessels of 1600 gross tons and less).

Unlimited Tonnage

Tonnage Limitation: All required service is on vessels over 200 GRT, AND 50% of the required service is on vessels over 1600 GRT. OTHERWISE, A Tonnage Limitation may be issued if 50% of the required service is not on vessels over 1600 GRT; however, ALL required service MUST still be on vessels over 200 GRT. Limited to max tonnage on which 25% of experience is obtained, OR Limited to 150% tonnage which 50% of service spent WHICHEVER GREATER.
1440 days of service on Ocean or Near Coastal waters, OF WHICH: Service on Great Lakes & Inland waters MAY substitute for up to 720 days of the required service, AND 720 days of service on vessels over 100 GRT, AND 720 days of service MUST have been as a master, mate; master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels, or equivalent supervisory position while holding an endorsement as master, mate, master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels, AND 360 days of the service as Master, Mate, or equivalent supervisory position, must have been on vessels over 100 GRT; OR A Chief Mate or 2nd Mate Oceans/NC of 1600 GRT or more, is eligible for this endorsement upon completion of a limited examination.

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500 GRT

1080 days of service on Ocean or Near Coastal waters, OF WHICH: Service on Great Lakes & Inland waters MAY substitute for up to 540 days of the required service, AND 720 days of service MUST have been as a master, mate; master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels, or equivalent supervisory position while holding an endorsement as master, mate, master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels, AND 360 days of the service as Master, Mate, or equivalent supervisory position, must have been on vessels over 50 GRT; OR 360 days as a Master or Mate of Ocean or N/C Towing Vessel and completion of a limited examination

200 GRT

720 days of service on Ocean or N/C waters, OF WHICH 360 days of service must be in Ocean or N/C waters, AND 360 days of service must have been as a licensed Master, Mate, or OUPV, OR 360 days as a licensed master or mate of Ocean or N/C towing vessels and completion of a limited examination.
Consider OUPV N/C which only requires 360 days of service with 90 days being on N/C waters IF mariner doesnt qualify for Master N/C.)

In addition to the sea service requirements for Master Upon Oceans and Master Near Coastal, Unlimited Tonnage, these additonal requirements are necessary: Approved Basic & Advanced firefighting courses; (unless previously met) Valid, approved radar observer course (unless previously met) Flashing Light course (unless previously met) In addition to the sea service requirements for Master Upon Oceans and Master Near Coastal, 500 GRT/1600 GRT, these additonal requirements are necessary: First Aid (completed within 1 year) (unless previously met) CPR (must be valid) (unless previously met) Approved Basic & Advanced firefighting courses; (unless previously met) Valid, approved radar observer course (unless previously met) Qualification as AB Unlimited or Limited (AB Special or AB-OSV satisfy the AB requirement for Officer endorsements permitting service on vessels of 1600 gross tons and less). (see AB checklist); (Exams required) PSC / Lifeboatman See Lifeboatman/PSC checklist Basic Safety Training; or Continued Competency in BST Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch Assessments ONLY (unless previously met) Bridge Team Work / Bridge Resource Management (BRM) (unless previously met) Medical Care Provider / Medical 1st Aid Provider (unless previously met) Flashing Light course (unless previously met) Automatic Radar-Plotting Aids (ARPA) (Optional) Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS) & FCC lic. (Optional) In addition to the sea service requirements for Master Upon Oceans and Master Near Coastal, 200 GRT, these additonal requirements are necessary: Assistance Towing Must pass endorsement exam or approved course.

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General Steam and Motor Vessels Engineer Department


A ship's engineering department consists of the members of a ship's crew that operate and maintain the propulsion and other systems on board the vessel. Marine Engineering staff also deal with the sewage, lighting, air conditioning and water systems. They deal with bulk fuel transfers, and require training in firefighting and first aid, as well as in dealing with the ship's boats and other nautical tasks especially with cargo loading/discharging gear and safety systems. Members of any department are broken into categories of licensed and unlicensed. Licensed members of the deck are usually officers with significant responsibilities that include an engineering watch. A common engineer crew for a ship includes the following roles (in order of most experience): Chief Engineer A licensed member of the Engine Department who is qualified to oversee the entire department. The Chief Engineer is responsible for all operations and maintenance that have to do with engineering equipment throughout the ship. The Chief Engineer also determines the fuel, lube oil, and other consumables required for a voyage, required inventory for spare parts, oversees fuel, lube, and slop oil transfers, prepares the engine room for inspection by local marine/safety authorities (e.g. U.S. Coast Guard), oversees all major maintenance, is required to be in the engine room during maneuvering operations, and is in charge of the engine room during emergency situations First Assistant Engineer The First Assistant Engineer is the officer responsible for supervising the daily maintenance and operation of the engine department. He or she reports directly to the Chief Engineer. The person holding this position is typically the busiest engineer aboard the ship, due to the supervisory role this engineer plays and the operations duties performed. Operational duties include responsibility for the refrigeration systems, main engines, and any other equipment not assigned to the Second Assistant Engineer or the Third Assistant Engineer. Second Assistant Engineer The Second Assistant Engineer is junior to the Second Engineer/First Assistant Engineer in the engine department and is usually in charge of boilers, fuel, auxiliary engines, condensate, and feed systems. This engineer is the third highest marine engineer in rank. The Second Assistant Engineer is also typically in charge of fueling or bunkering, if the officer holds a valid Person In Charge (PIC) endorsement for fuel transfer operations. Third Assistant Engineer The Third Assistant Engineer is junior to the Second Assistant Engineer in the engine department and usually stands a watch. The most junior marine engineer of the ship, he or she is usually responsible for electrical, sewage treatment, lube oil, bilge, and oily water separation systems. Moreover, the Third Assistant Engineer may assist the 3rd Deck Mate in maintaining proper operation of the lifeboats. Designated Duty Engineer A qualified engineer who may be the sole engineer on vessels with a periodically unattended engine room. DDEs are typically on smaller vessels of 500 GRT or less. This is the basic licensed engineer class similar to the generic Mate rating in the Deck Department. Qualified Member of the Engine Department - also known as an Unlicensed Junior Engineer or QMED, is a senior unlicensed crewmember in the engine room of a ship. There are different ratings

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of QMED, each with different roles, including Fireman, Oiler, Deck Engineer, Junior Engineer, Refrigeration Engineer, Electrician, Pumpman. In general, the QMED performs a variety of tasks connected with the maintenance and repair of engine room, fireroom, machine shop, ice-machine room, and steering-engine room equipment. The QMED inspects equipment such as pumps, turbines, distilling plants, and condensers, and prepares record of condition. The QMED lubricates and maintains machinery and equipment such as generators, steering systems, lifeboats, and sewage disposal systems, and also cleans and restores tools and equipment. Wiper - A wiper is the most junior crewmember in the engine room of a ship. Their role consists of cleaning the engine spaces and machinery, and assisting the engineers as directed.

The progression of ratings for engineering officers on a ship is shown below.

As one can tell from the chart, the progression does not have to be linear. Individuals can move between different levels based on education and experience.

General Steam and Motor Vessels Engineer Department Rating Requirements


In addition to general MMC requirements, each specific engineer rating may include particular seaservice and education requirements. In order to verify sea service, several documentation options are available:

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Original Certificates of Discharge Sea Service Forms (The Small Vessel Sea Service Form (See Appendix D) will only be accepted for vessels under 200 GRT.) If the operator/master is not the owner, the vessel's owner must sign the form and the owner's signature must be notarized. Copies of official military records (if using military sea service) Official documents from marine companies on original company letterhead signed by appropriate officials or licensed masters. At a minimum, the contents of the letter must include: Name and official number of each vessel on which the service was obtained; Vessel's gross tonnage, shaft horsepower, and type of propulsion; Number of days underway on each vessel including the dates of service; Number of underway days spent on each route (i.e., Ocean-Near Coastal, Inland, Great Lakes, or Western Rivers); Number of hours worked per day; A brief description of duties or work performed.

Additionally, the applicant for any original license, endorsement, or raise-of-grade of license must have at least 90 days of qualifying service on vessels of appropriate tonnage or horsepower within the three years immediately preceding the date of application. The following are breakdowns for required service and education related to different engineer ratings. Wiper (Entry Level) General MMC requirements must be met; Applicant must be aged 16 or older; No physical is required for entry level ratings who will only be serving on Inland waters or on seagoing vessels of 200GRT or less; No sea service or other experience is required.

Qualified Member of the Engineering Department (QMED) General MMC requirements must be met; Applicant must be aged 18 or older; Relevant Exams (See USCG Exam Guide at www.uscg.mikl/nmc) Sea Service is as follows:

Qualified Member of the Engineering Department (QMED) 180 days of service in a rating at least equal to wiper or coal passer. (Ref Eng, Oiler, Deck Eng, Fireman/Watertender, Jr. Eng, Electrician, Machinist, Pumpman, Deck Eng Mechanic, General Engineman) Holds rating as a Jr. Engineer, AND Deck Engine 180 days of service as a Jr. Engineer on steam vessels of 4000 HP or more, OR Mechanic Completion of 4 weeks of training on steam vessels of 4000 HP, OR Completion of a CG Approved Deck Engine Mechanic Course. Holds rating as Oiler, Fireman/Watertender, Jr. Engineer AND 180 days of service on steam vessels of 4000 HP or more, OR Engineman Has 2 weeks training on partially automated steam vessels of 4000 HP, OR Completion of a CG Approved Engineman Course.

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Additional rating exam for one of the following: Fireman/Watertender, Oiler, Deck Engineer, Junior Engineer, Refrigeration Engineer, Electrician, Pumpman STCW Optional: Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch

Designated Duty Engineer General MMC requirements must be met; Applicant must be aged 21 or older for Unlimited HP, aged 19 for 4000 HP, age 18 for 1000 HP; Relevant Exams (See Appendix C); Sea Service is as follows:

Designated Duty Engineer 1080 days of service in the engine room, WITH Unlimited 540 days as a QMED or equivalent supervisory position. Horsepower DDE AHP (may also qualify for Assistant Engineer Limited - Oceans) 4000 720 days of service in the engine room, WITH 360 days as a QMED or equivalent supervisory position. Horsepower 360 days of service in the engine room, WITH 180 days as a QMED or equivalent supervisory position. 1000 Horsepower Service gained in the deck department on vessels of appropriate tonnage may substitute for up to 25% or 180 days (whichever is less) of the required service. At least 1/3 of the minimum service requirements must have been on the particular mode of Propulsion propulsion for which applied. (For Gas Turbine Propulsion Mode refer to NVIC 2-01.)

In addition to the sea service requirements for Designated Duty Engineer, these additonal requirements are necessary: First Aid (completed within 1 year) (original only) CPR (must be valid) (original only) Firefighting Course Basic & Advanced (original) STCW Requirements (STCW is limited to 1600 GRT) Basic Safety Training or Continued Competency in BST PSC / Lifeboatman (See Lifeboatman/PSC checklist) Medical Care Provider / Medical 1st Aid Provider

Assistant Engineer Limited (Oceans) General MMC requirements must be met; Applicant must be aged 19 or older; Relevant Exams (See Appendix C) Sea Service is as follows:

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Sea Service

Assistant Engineer - Limited (Oceans) 1080 days of service in the engine room, WITH 540 days as a QMED or equivalent supervisory position. Service gained in the deck department on vessels of appropriate tonnage may substitute for up to 25% or 180 days (whichever is less) of the required service.

At least 1/3 of the minimum service requirements must have been on the particular mode of propulsion for which applied. (For Gas Turbine Propulsion Mode refer to NVIC 2-01.) Horsepower: Unlimited Horsepower: At least 50% of the required service on vessels over 4000 HP, OR Horsepower Limited Horsepower: Max HP that 25% of the required service was obtained or 150% HP on which at least 50% of the required service was obtained, WHICHEVER IS GREATER. Propulsion

In addition to the sea service requirements for Assistant Engineer Limited (Oceans), these additonal requirements are necessary: First Aid (completed within 1 year) (original only) CPR (must be valid) (original only) Firefighting Course Basic & Advanced (original) STCW Requirements (STCW is limited to 1600 GRT) Basic Safety Training or Continued Competency in BST PSC / Lifeboatman (See Lifeboatman/PSC checklist) Medical Care Provider / Medical 1st Aid Provider

Chief Engineer Limited (Near Coastal) General MMC requirements must be met; Applicant must be aged 21 or older; Relevant Exams (See Appendix C) Sea Service is as follows:
Chief Engineer - Limited (Near Coastal) 1440 days of service in the engine room, OF WHICH 360 days as an engineer officer, AND 720 days as a QMED or equivalent supervisory position. Service gained in the deck department on vessels of appropriate tonnage may substitute for up to 25% or 180 days (whichever is less) of the required service.

Sea Service

At least 1/3 of the minimum service requirements must have been on the particular mode of propulsion for which applied. (For Gas Turbine Propulsion Mode refer to NVIC 2-01.) Unlimited Horsepower: At least 50% of the required service on vessels over 4000 HP, OR Horsepower Limited Horsepower: Max HP that 25% of the required service was obtained or 150% HP on which at least 50% of the required service was obtained, WHICHEVER IS GREATER. Propulsion

In addition to the sea service requirements for Chief Engineer Limited (Near Coastal), these additonal requirements are necessary:

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First Aid (completed within 1 year) (original only) CPR (must be valid) (original only) Firefighting Course Basic & Advanced (original)

STCW Requirements (STCW is limited to 1600 GRT) Basic Safety Training or Continued Competency in BST PSC / Lifeboatman (See Lifeboatman/PSC checklist) Medical Care Provider / Medical 1st Aid Provider

Chief Engineer Limited (Oceans) General MMC requirements must be met; Applicant must be aged 21 or older; Relevant Exams (See Appendix C) Sea Service is as follows:
Chief Engineer - Limited (Oceans) 1800 days of service in the engine room, OF WHICH 720 days as an engineer officer, AND 900 days as a QMED or equivalent supervisory position. Service gained in the deck department on vessels of appropriate tonnage may substitute for up to 25% or 180 days (whichever is less) of the required service.

Sea Service

At least 1/3 of the minimum service requirements must have been on the particular mode of propulsion for which applied. (For Gas Turbine Propulsion Mode refer to NVIC 2-01.) Unlimited Horsepower: At least 50% of the required service on vessels over 4000 HP, OR Horsepower Limited Horsepower: Max HP that 25% of the required service was obtained or 150% HP on which at least 50% of the required service was obtained, WHICHEVER IS GREATER. Propulsion

In addition to the sea service requirements for Chief Engineer Limited (Oceans), these additonal requirements are necessary: First Aid (completed within 1 year) (original only) CPR (must be valid) (original only) Firefighting Course Basic & Advanced (original) STCW Requirements (STCW is limited to 1600 GRT) Basic Safety Training or Continued Competency in BST PSC / Lifeboatman (See Lifeboatman/PSC checklist) Medical Care Provider / Medical 1st Aid Provider

Third (3rd) Assistant Engineer General MMC requirements must be met; Applicant must be aged 19 or older; Relevant Exams (See Appendix C)

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Sea Service is as follows:


3rd Assistant Engineer of Steam/Motor/Gas Turbine 1080 days of service in the engine room, WITH 720 days as QMED, 90 days of deck service on vessels over 100 GRT may be creditable, OR 1080 days of service as an apprentice to the machinist trade WITH 360 days service in engine room as Oiler, Watertender, or Jr. Engineer, OR Graduate of an USMMA (engineering), USNS/USCGA w/EOW qual, or approved Maritime Academy engineering class per 46 CFR 310, OR Graduate of an ABET accredited school in marine engineering course WITH 90 days of service in the engine room, OR Graduate of mechanical or electrical engineering course of an ABET accredited school of technology, WITH 180 days service in the engine room, OR Completion of an approved three year apprentice engineer training program, approved by NMC, OR 360 days service as Chief Engineer (Limited-Near Coastal) with appropriate examination

Sea Service

At least 1/3 of the minimum service requirements must have been on the particular mode of propulsion for which applied. (For Gas Turbine Propulsion Mode refer to NVIC 2-01.) Horsepower: Unlimited Horsepower: At least 50% of the required service on vessels over 4000 HP, OR Horsepower Limited Horsepower: Max HP that 25% of the required service was obtained or 150% HP on which at least 50% of the required service was obtained, WHICHEVER IS GREATER. Propulsion

In addition to the sea service requirements for Third Assistant Engineer these additonal requirements are necessary: First Aid (completed within 1 year) (original only) CPR (must be valid) (original only) Firefighting Course Basic & Advanced (original) STCW Optional Basic Safety Training or Continued Competency in BST PSC / Lifeboatman (See Lifeboatman/PSC checklist) Medical Care Provider / Medical 1st Aid Provider

Second (2nd) Assistant Engineer General MMC requirements must be met; Applicant must be aged 21 or older; Relevant Exams (See Appendix C) (Applicants for 2nd A/E, who were issued their 3rd A/E endorsement AFTER February 1, 2002; NO further exams required.) Sea Service is as follows:

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Sea Service

2nd Assistant Engineer of Steam/Motor/Gas Turbine 360 days of service as an assistant engineer, while holding a MMC as 3rd A/E, OR 360 days of service while holding a MMC as 3rd A/E, OF WHICH 180 days of service as 3RD A/E, AND QMED service (calculated on a 2 for 1 basis) for remainder of 360 days, OR 360 days of service as Chief Engineer (Limited-Oceans) with appropriate examination.

At least 1/3 of the minimum service requirements must have been on the particular mode of propulsion for which applied. (For Gas Turbine Propulsion Mode refer to NVIC 2-01.) Unlimited Horsepower: At least 50% of the required service on vessels over 4000 HP, OR Horsepower Limited Horsepower: Max HP that 25% of the required service was obtained or 150% HP on which at least 50% of the required service was obtained, WHICHEVER IS GREATER. Propulsion

In addition to the sea service requirements for Second Assistant Engineer these additonal requirements are necessary: First Aid (completed within 1 year) (original only) CPR (must be valid) (original only) Firefighting Course Basic & Advanced (original) STCW Optional Basic Safety Training or Continued Competency in BST PSC / Lifeboatman (See Lifeboatman/PSC checklist) Medical Care Provider / Medical 1st Aid Provider

First (1st) Assistant Engineer General MMC requirements must be met; Applicant must be aged 21 or older; Relevant Exams (See Appendix C) Sea Service is as follows:
1st Assistant Engineer of Steam/Motor/Gas Turbine 360 days of service as an assistant engineer, while holding a MMC as 2nd A/E.

Sea Service Propulsion

At least 1/3 of the minimum service requirements must have been on the particular mode of propulsion for which applied. (For Gas Turbine Propulsion Mode refer to NVIC 2-01.) Unlimited Horsepower: At least 50% of the required service on vessels over 4000 HP, OR Limited Horsepower: Max HP that 25% of the required service was obtained or 150% HP on Horsepower which at least 50% of the required service was obtained, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.

In addition to the sea service requirements for First Assistant Engineer these additonal requirements are necessary: First Aid (completed within 1 year) (original only) CPR (must be valid) (original only) Firefighting Course Basic & Advanced (original) STCW Optional

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Basic Safety Training or Continued Competency in BST PSC / Lifeboatman (See Lifeboatman/PSC checklist) Medical Care Provider / Medical 1st Aid Provider

Chief Engineer General MMC requirements must be met; Applicant must be aged 21 or older; Relevant Exams (See Appendix C) (Applicants for C/E, who were issued their 1st A/E endorsement AFTER February 1, 2002; NO further exams required.) Sea Service is as follows:

Chief Engineer of Steam/Motor/Gas Turbine 360 days of service as an 1st A/E, OR 360 days of service while holding a MMC as 1st A/E, OF WHICH Sea Service 180 days of service as 1st A/E, AND Service as an assistant engineer is accepted on a 2 for 1 basis up to 180 days. At least 1/3 of the minimum service requirements must have been on the particular mode of Propulsion propulsion for which applied. (For Gas Turbine Propulsion Mode refer to NVIC 2-01.) Unlimited Horsepower: At least 50% of the required service on vessels over 4000 HP, OR Limited Horsepower: Max HP that 25% of the required service was obtained or 150% HP on Horsepower which at least 50% of the required service was obtained, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.

In addition to the sea service requirements for Chief Engineer these additonal requirements are necessary: First Aid (completed within 1 year) (original only) CPR (must be valid) (original only) Firefighting Course Basic & Advanced (original) STCW Optional Basic Safety Training or Continued Competency in BST PSC / Lifeboatman (See Lifeboatman/PSC checklist) Medical Care Provider / Medical 1st Aid Provider

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Charter Boats and Other Small Vessels


A United States Coast Guard Charter Boat Captain's Credential is the lowest level of deck officer qualifications for leisure mariners in the United States operating a vessel as a captain or skipper. It may contain sailing endorsements for sailing vessels and/or a commercial towing endorsement for vessels engaged in assistance towing. There are four main categories of licenses, some of which have subcategories: Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) commonly referred to as a 6-Pack License OUPV Limited Credential Limited Master Credentials Master Credentials

In addition to general MMC requirements, each license category includes particular sea-service and education requirements. In order to verify sea service, several documentation options are available: Original Certificates of Discharge Sea Service Forms (The Small Vessel Sea Service Form (See Appendix D) will only be accepted for vessels under 200 GRT.) If the operator/master is not the owner, the vessel's owner must sign the form and the owner's signature must be notarized. Copies of official military records (if using military sea service) Official documents from marine companies on original company letterhead signed by appropriate officials or licensed masters. At a minimum, the contents of the letter must include: Name and official number of each vessel on which the service was obtained; Vessel's gross tonnage, shaft horsepower, and type of propulsion; Number of days underway on each vessel including the dates of service; Number of underway days spent on each route (i.e., Ocean-Near Coastal, Inland, Great Lakes, or Western Rivers); Number of hours worked per day; A brief description of duties or work performed.

Additionally, the applicant for any original license, endorsement, or raise-of-grade of license must have at least 90 days of qualifying service on vessels of appropriate tonnage or horsepower within the three years immediately preceding the date of application. The following are descriptions and breakdowns for required service and education related to different charter boat licenses. Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) License The Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) or 6-Pack License is used for uninspected passenger vessels which by law are limited to six or less passengers for hire. These are usually smaller vessels and normally engage in charter fishing, whale watching, SCUBA diving, and tour cruises. The total number of passengers is limited to six or less. Non U.S. citizens may be restricted to undocumented vessels with a 5 net ton limit.

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Requirements for the OUPV License are as follows: General MMC requirements must be met; Applicant must be aged 18 or older; Relevant Exams (See Appendix B) Sea Service is as follows:
Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vehicles OUPV (aka "6-Pack") Near Coastal 360 days of service, OF WHICH 90 days of service on Ocean or Near Coastal waters. Great Lakes - 360 days of service, OF WHICH: 90 days of service on Great Lakes. Inland 360 days of service.

Sea Service

In addition to the sea service requirements for OUPV these additonal requirements are necessary: First Aid (completed within 1 year) (original only) CPR (must be valid) (original only) Commercial Assistance Towing Complete CG exams or Approved course.

OUPV License - Limited The OUPV Limited License is a very specific license granted for the purpose of operating uninspected vessels in a limited area for a specific purpose or set of purposes. It is commonly referred to as a "launchtenders license," as one of its most popular uses is to ferry boaters to and from their yacht club dock to their own boat on a mooring. Requirements for the OUPV - Limited license are as follows: General MMC requirements must be met; Applicant must be aged 18 or older; Relevant Exams (See Appendix B) Sea Service is as follows:
Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vehicles OUPV - LIMITED Sea Service 90 days service in the operation of the type of vessel specified on the application including: Safe Boating course completed within 5 years of application, AND Pass a Limited exam.

In addition to the sea service requirements for OUPV Limited, these additonal requirements are necessary: First Aid & CPR - Only required when, in the opinion of the OCMI, the geographic area over which service is authorized precludes obtaining medical services within a reasonable time. Commercial Assistance Towing - Complete CG exams or Approved course. 30

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Master, 100 GRT - Limited The Limited Master Credential is the equivalent of the OUPV Limited License, with the important distinction that the operator is licensed for boats that have passed a Coast Guard Inspection and have an inspection sticker on display. This license caps at 100 Gross Tons. Requirements for the Master 100 GRT Limited license are as follows: General MMC requirements must be met; Applicant must be aged 18 or older; Relevant Exams (See Appendix B) Sea Service is as follows:
Master 100 GRT or Less - Limited 120 days service in the operation of the type of vessel specified on the application including: Safe Boating course completed within 5 years of application, AND Pass a Limited exam. Tonnage Calculations: 100 GRT 30 days of service on vessels of 51 GRT or above, OR 60 days of service on vessels over 33.4 GRT 50 GRT 1 day of service on vessels over 5.01 GRT 25 GRT All service is on vessels of 5 GRT or less.

Sea Service

In addition to the sea service requirements for Master 100 GRT Limited, these additonal requirements are necessary: First Aid & CPR - Only required when, in the opinion of the OCMI, the geographic area over which service is authorized precludes obtaining medical services within a reasonable time. Commercial Assistance Towing - Complete CG exams or Approved course.

Master, 100 GRT The Master, 100 Ton License allows the licensee to operate Coast Guard inspected vessels of up to 100GT. This is a version of the 6-Pack license for operating small passenger vessels carrying more than six passengers, and that are inspected for and carry a USCG Certificate of Inspection. Typical vessels include charter boats (head boats), small ferries, dinner boats, and whale watch vessels. Distance offshore is one of five possibilities with only four available for Charter Boat level credentials: Rivers - No special requirements beyond the standard 360 days. Inland - No special requirements beyond the standard 360 days. Great Lakes and Inland - For this sublicense, 90 of the 360 days declared must be on Great Lakes waters. Near Coastal - For this sublicense, one must demonstrate the standard 360 days, but also at least 360 additional days in near-coastal or ocean waters.

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Oceans - This endorsement is not available for Charter Boat level Credentials. Mariners wishing to operate vessels beyond the restrictions of a near coastal license must meet the requirements for the 200 ton license.

Requirements for the Master 100 GRT license are as follows: General MMC requirements must be met; Applicant must be aged 19 or older; Relevant Exams (See Appendix B) Sea Service is as follows:
Master - 100 GRT or Less 720 days of service on Ocean or N/C waters, OF WHICH 360 days of service must be in Ocean or N/C waters.

Sea Service

In addition to the sea service requirements for Master 100 GRT Limited, these additonal requirements are necessary: First Aid & CPR (completed within 1 year) (original only) Commercial Assistance Towing - Complete CG exams or Approved course.

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Marine Training Centers in Louisiana


The following is a short list of marine training centers serving Louisiana. Call or visit their web sites for further details on exams, training, and credentialing.
Name of Institution Adams Marine Seminars Associated Branch Pilots, Port of New Orleans Cenac Towing Company, Inc. Consulting & Safety Specialists, Inc. Delgado Community College Fryoux Barge Consultants Galliano Training Center, LLC Global Industries Offshore, LLC Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC Houston Marine Training Services A member of the Falck Alford Group Formerly Alford Safety Services L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College LaFourche Merchant Marine Training Services Louisiana State Board of River Port Pilots Commissioners Louisiana State University Fire and Emergency Training Institute M & O Americas, Inc. Mariners School Maritime Pilots Institute Maritime Service Group of Louisiana, LLC Marsec Corporation Martin International Moxie Media, Inc. Offshore Marine Service Association On-Site Training & Instruction, Inc. Otto Candies, LLC Rhema Training Center, Inc. Safety & Training Consultants, LLC Safety Management Systems Training Academy SEACOR Marine, Inc. South Central Louisiana Technical College, Young Memorial Campus Technical Resource Services The Captain School The Safety Training Center Tidewater Marine, LLC Training Resources LLC Trico Marine Operators, Inc. University of Louisiana at Lafayette Workplace Nurses LLC Phone (877) 447-1950 (504) 831-6615 (985) 872-2413 (985) 447-1700 (504) 483-4038 (985) 764-6979 (985) 601-4371 (337) 585-5000 (985) 727-2000 Web Address http://www.adamsmarine.com/ http://www.barpilot.com/ http://www.safetytrainingacademy.com/ http://www.safetytrainingacademy.com/ http://www.dcc.edu/ http://www.eco.chouest.com/

(800) 947-7737 http://houstonmarine.com/ (985) 857-3658 http://www.lefletcher.edu/programs/marine.html (985) 537-1222

(225) 334-6020 (985) 447-1700 http://www.uscg.mil/nmc/www.mandoamericas.com (609) 987-0555 http://www.marinersschool.com/ (985) 629-2082 (225) 295-5648 http://www.marseccorp.com/ (504) 652-3087 http://www.martinint.com/ (800) 346-6943 (504) 734-7622 (504) 876-9955 (504) 469-7700 (985) 384-3055 (337) 521-3430 http://www.safetyms.com/ (504) 385-3475 (504) 380-2436 (337) 837-4519 (877) 435-3187 (337) 583-7044 (985) 631-5820 (985) 882-7019 (504) 465-3800 (337) 262-5929 (504) 367-5355 http://www.ltc.edu/ http://www.captainschool.com/ http://thesafetytrainingcenter.com/

http://www.louisiana.edu/InfoTech/MSTC/ http://www.workplacenurses.com/

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Appendix A: Official Definitions of Terms From the Code of Federal Regulations Title 46 (Shipping)
Apprentice mate (steersman) of towing vessels means a mariner qualified to perform watchkeeping on the bridge, while in training onboard a towing vessel under the direct supervision and in the presence of a master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels. Approved means approved by the Coast Guard according to 11.302 of this chapter. Approved training means training that is approved by the Coast Guard or meets the requirements of 11.309 of this chapter. Assistance towing means towing a disabled vessel for consideration. Assistant engineer means a qualified officer in the engine department. Authorized official includes, but is not limited to, a Federal, State or local law enforcement officer. Ballast control operator or BCO means an officer restricted to service on mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs) whose duties involve the operation of the complex ballast system found on many MODUs. When assigned to a MODU, a ballast control operator is equivalent to a mate on a conventional vessel. Barge supervisor or BS means an officer restricted to service on MODUs whose duties involve support to the offshore installation manager (OIM) in marine-related matters including, but not limited to, maintaining watertight integrity, inspecting and maintaining mooring and towing components, and maintaining emergency and other marine-related equipment. A barge supervisor, when assigned to a MODU, is equivalent to a mate on a conventional vessel. Boatswain means the leading seaman and immediate supervisor of deck crew who supervises the maintenance of deck gear. Cargo engineer means a person holding an officer endorsement on a dangerous-liquid tankship or a liquefied-gas tankship whose primary responsibility is maintaining the cargo system and cargo-handling equipment. Chief engineer means any person responsible for the mechanical propulsion of a vessel and who is the holder of a valid officer endorsement as chief engineer. Chief mate means the deck officer next in seniority to the master and upon whom the command of the vessel will fall in the event of incapacity of the master. Coast Guard-accepted means that the Coast Guard has officially acknowledged in writing that the material or process at issue meets the applicable requirements; that the Coast Guard has issued an official policy statement listing or describing the material or process as meeting the applicable requirements; or that an entity acting on behalf of the Coast Guard under a Memorandum of Agreement has determined that the material or process meets the applicable requirements. Coastwise seagoing vessel means a vessel that is authorized by its Certificate of Inspection to proceed beyond the Boundary Line established in part 7 of this chapter. Competent person as used in part 13 only, means a person designated as such under 29 CFR 1915.7. Conviction means that the applicant for a merchant mariner credential has been found guilty, by judgment or plea by a court of record of the United States, the District of Columbia, any State, territory,

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or possession of the United States, a foreign country, or any military court, of a criminal felony or misdemeanor or of an offense described in section 205 of the National Driver Register Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. 30304). If an applicant pleads guilty or no contest, is granted deferred adjudication, or is required by the court to attend classes, make contributions of time or money, receive treatment, submit to any manner of probation or supervision, or forgo appeal of a trial court's conviction, then the Coast Guard will consider the applicant to have received a conviction. A later expungement of the conviction will not negate a conviction unless the Coast Guard is satisfied that the expungement is based upon a showing that the court's earlier conviction was in error. Credential means any or all of the following: (1) Merchant mariner's document. (2) Merchant mariner's license. (3) STCW endorsement. (4) Certificate of registry. (5) Merchant mariner credential. Criminal record review means the process or action taken by the Coast Guard to determine whether an applicant for, or holder of, a credential is a safe and suitable person to be issued such a credential or to be employed on a vessel under the authority of such a credential. Dangerous drug means a narcotic drug, a controlled substance, or a controlled-substance analogue (as defined in section 102 of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse and Control Act of 1970 (21 U.S.C. 802)). Dangerous liquid or DL means a liquid listed in 46 CFR 153.40 of this chapter that is not a liquefied gas as defined in this part. Liquid cargoes in bulk listed in 46 CFR part 153, table 2, of this chapter are not dangerous-liquid cargoes when carried by non-oceangoing barges. Day means, for the purpose of complying with the service requirements of this subchapter, eight hours of watchstanding or day-working not to include overtime. On vessels where a 12-hour working day is authorized and practiced, each work day may be creditable as one and one-half days of service. On vessels of less than 100 gross register tons, a day is considered as eight hours unless the Coast Guard determines that the vessel's operating schedule makes this criteria inappropriate, in no case will this period be less than four hours. When computing service required for MODU endorsements, a day is a minimum of four hours, and no additional credit is received for periods served over eight hours. Deck crew (excluding individuals serving under their officer endorsement) means, as used in 46 U.S.C. 8702, only the following members of the deck department: able seamen, boatswains, and ordinary seamen. Designated areas means those areas within pilotage waters for which first class pilot's endorsements are issued under part 11, subpart G, of this chapter, by the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI). The areas for which first class pilot's endorsements are issued within a particular Marine Inspection Zone and the specific requirements to obtain them may be obtained from the OCMI concerned. Designated duty engineer or DDE means a qualified engineer, who may be the sole engineer on vessels with a periodically unattended engine room. Designated examiner means a person who has been trained or instructed in techniques of training or assessment and is otherwise qualified to evaluate whether an applicant has achieved the level of competence required to hold a merchant mariner credential (MMC) endorsement. This person may be designated by the Coast Guard or by a Coast Guard-approved or accepted program of training or Coastal Vitality Project Guide to Basic Licenses and Endorsements in the US Maritimes 35

assessment. A faculty member employed or instructing in a navigation or engineering course at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy or at a State maritime academy operated under 46 CFR part 310 is qualified to serve as a designated examiner in his or her area(s) of specialization without individual evaluation by the Coast Guard. Directly supervised, only when referring to issues related to tankermen, means being in the direct line of sight of the person-in-charge or maintaining direct, two-way communications by a convenient, reliable means, such as a predetermined working frequency over a handheld radio. Disabled vessel means a vessel that needs assistance, whether docked, moored, anchored, aground, adrift, or underway, but does not mean a barge or any other vessel not regularly operated under its own power. Drug test means a chemical test of an individual's urine for evidence of dangerous drug use. Employment assigned to is the total period a person is assigned to work on MODUs, including time spent ashore as part of normal crew rotation. Endorsement is a statement of a mariner's qualifications, which may include the categories of officer, staff officer, ratings, and/or STCW appearing on a merchant mariner credential. Entry-level mariner means those mariners holding no rating other than ordinary seaman, wiper, or steward's department (F.H.) Evaluation means processing an application, from the point of receipt to approval or rejection of the application, including review of all documents and records submitted with an application as well as those obtained from public records and databases. Fails a chemical test for dangerous drugs means that the result of a chemical test conducted under 49 CFR part 40 was reported as positive by a Medical Review Officer because the chemical test indicated the presence of a dangerous drug at a level equal to or exceeding the levels established in 49 CFR part 40. First assistant engineer means the engineer officer next in seniority to the chief engineer and upon whom the responsibility for the mechanical propulsion of the vessel will fall in the event of the incapacity of the chief engineer. Great Lakes for the purpose of calculating service requirements for an officer endorsement, means the Great Lakes and their connecting and tributary waters including the Calumet River as far as the Thomas J. O'Brien Lock and Controlling Works (between mile 326 and 327), the Chicago River as far as the east side of the Ashland Avenue Bridge (between mile 321 and 322), and the Saint Lawrence River as far east as the lower exit of Saint Lambert Lock. For purposes of requiring merchant mariner credentials with rating endorsements, the connecting and tributary waters are not part of the Great Lakes. Harbor assist means the use of a towing vessel during maneuvers to dock, undock, moor, or unmoor a vessel, or to escort a vessel with limited maneuverability. Horsepower means, for the purpose of this subchapter, the total maximum continuous shaft horsepower of all the vessel's main propulsion machinery. IMO means the International Maritime Organization. Inland waters means the navigable waters of the United States shoreward of the Boundary Lines as described in part 7 of this chapter, excluding the Great Lakes, and, for towing vessels, excluding the Western Rivers. For establishing credit for sea service, the waters of the Inside Passage between Puget Sound and Cape Spencer, Alaska, are inland waters. Coastal Vitality Project Guide to Basic Licenses and Endorsements in the US Maritimes 36

Invalid credential means a merchant mariner credential, merchant mariner's document, merchant mariner's license, STCW endorsement, or certificate of registry that has been suspended or revoked, or has expired. Large passenger vessel means a vessel of more than 70,000 gross tons, as measured under 46 U.S.C. 14302 and documented under the laws of the United States, with capacity for at least 2,000 passengers and a coastwise endorsement under 46 U.S.C. chapter 121. Liquefied gas or LG means a cargo that has a vapor pressure of 172 kPa (25 psia) or more at 37.8C (100F). Liquid cargo in bulk means a liquid or liquefied gas listed in 153.40 of this chapter and carried as a liquid cargo or liquid-cargo residue in integral, fixed, or portable tanks, except a liquid cargo carried in a portable tank actually loaded and discharged from a vessel with the contents intact. Lower level is used as a category of deck and engineer officer endorsements established for assessment of fees. Lower-level officer endorsements are other than those defined as upper level, for which the requirements are listed in subparts D, E, and G of part 11. Marine chemist means a person certificated by the National Fire Protection Association. Master means the officer having command of a vessel. Mate means a qualified officer in the deck department other than the master. Merchant mariner credential or MMC means the credential issued by the Coast Guard under 46 CFR part 10. It combines the individual merchant mariner's document, license, and certificate of registry enumerated in 46 U.S.C. subtitle II part E as well as the STCW endorsement into a single credential that serves as the mariner's qualification document, certificate of identification, and certificate of service. MMC application means the application for the MMC, as well as the application for any endorsement on an MMC. Mobile offshore drilling unit or MODU means a vessel capable of engaging in drilling operations for the exploration for or exploitation of subsea resources. MODU designs include the following: (1) Bottom bearing units, which include: (i) Self-elevating (or jack-up) units with moveable, bottom bearing legs capable of raising the hull above the surface of the sea; and (ii) Submersible units of ship-shape, barge-type, or novel hull design, other than a self-elevating unit, intended for operating while bottom bearing. (2) Surface units with a ship-shape or barge-type displacement hull of single or multiple hull construction intended for operating in a floating condition, including semi-submersibles and drill ships. Month means 30 days, for the purpose of complying with the service requirements of this subchapter. National Driver Register or NDR means the nationwide repository of information on drivers maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration under 49 U.S.C. chapter 303. NDR-listed convictions means a conviction of any of the following motor vehicle-related offenses or comparable offenses: (1) Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of, or impaired by, alcohol or a controlled substance; or

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(2) A traffic violation arising in connection with a fatal traffic accident, reckless driving, or racing on the highways. Near coastal means ocean waters not more than 200 miles offshore. Non-resident alien means an alien, as defined under Section 101(a)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq. ) (the Act), who is not lawfully admitted for permanent residence, as defined by Section 101(a)(20) of the Act, but who is employable in the United States under the Act and its implementing regulations, including an alien crewman described in section 101(a)(15)(D)(i) of the Act who meets the requirements of 46 U.S.C. 8103(k)(3)(A). Oceans means the waters seaward of the Boundary Lines as described in 46 CFR part 7. For the purposes of establishing sea service credit, the waters of the Inside Passage between Puget Sound and Cape Spencer, Alaska, are not considered oceans. Officer endorsement means an annotation on a merchant mariner credential that allows a mariner to serve in the capacities in 10.109(a). The officer endorsement serves as the license and/or certificate of registry pursuant to 46 U.S.C. subtitle II part E. Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection or OCMI means, for the purposes of this subchapter, the individual so designated at one of the Regional Examination Centers, or any person designated as such by the Commandant. Offshore installation manager or OIM means an officer restricted to service on MODUs. An assigned offshore installation manager is equivalent to a master on a conventional vessel and is the person designated by the owner or operator to be in complete and ultimate command of the unit. On location means that a mobile offshore drilling unit is bottom bearing or moored with anchors placed in the drilling configuration. Operate, operating, or operation, as applied to the manning requirements of vessels carrying passengers, refers to a vessel any time passengers are embarked whether the vessel is underway, at anchor, made fast to shore, or aground. Operator means an individual qualified to operate certain uninspected vessels. Orally assisted examination means an examination as described in part 11, subpart I of this chapter verbally administered and documented by an examiner. Participation, when used with regard to the service on transfers required for tankerman by 13.120, 13.203, or 13.303 of this chapter, means either actual participation in the transfers or close observation of how the transfers are conducted and supervised. Passes a chemical test for dangerous drugs means that the result of a chemical test conducted according to 49 CFR part 40 is reported as negative by a Medical Review Officer according to that part. PIC means a person in charge. Pilot of towing vessels means a qualified officer of a towing vessel operated only on inland routes. Pilotage waters means the navigable waters of the United States, including all inland waters and offshore waters to a distance of three nautical miles from the baseline from which the Territorial Sea is measured. Practical demonstration means the performance of an activity under the direct observation of a designated examiner for the purpose of establishing that the performer is sufficiently proficient in a practical skill to meet a specified standard of competence or other objective criterion. Coastal Vitality Project Guide to Basic Licenses and Endorsements in the US Maritimes 38

Qualified instructor means a person who has been trained or instructed in instructional techniques and is otherwise qualified to provide required training to candidates for a merchant mariner credential endorsement. A faculty member employed at a State maritime academy or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy operated under 46 CFR part 310 and instructing in a navigation or engineering course is qualified to serve as a qualified instructor in his or her area of specialization without individual evaluation by the Coast Guard. Qualified rating means various categories of able seaman, qualified member of the engine department, lifeboatman, or tankerman endorsements formerly issued on merchant mariner's documents. Raise of grade means an increase in the level of authority and responsibility associated with an officer or rating endorsement. Rating endorsement is an annotation on a merchant mariner credential that allows a mariner to serve in those capacities set out in 10.109(b) and (c). The rating endorsement serves as the merchant mariner's document pursuant to 46 U.S.C. subtitle II part E. Regional examination center or REC means a Coast Guard office that issues merchant mariners' credentials and endorsements. Restricted tankerman endorsement means a valid tankerman endorsement on a merchant mariner credential restricting its holder as the Coast Guard deems appropriate. For instance, the endorsement may restrict the holder to one or a combination of the following: A specific cargo or cargoes; a specific vessel or vessels; a specific facility or facilities; a specific employer or employers; a specific activity or activities (such as loading or unloading in a cargo transfer); or a particular area of water. Rivers means a river, canal, or other similar body of water designated as such by the Coast Guard. Safe and suitable person means a person whose prior record, including but not limited to criminal record and/or NDR record, provides no information indicating that his or her character and habits of life would support the belief that permitting such a person to serve under the MMC and/or endorsement sought would clearly be a threat to the safety of life or property, detrimental to good discipline, or adverse to the interests of the United States. See 46 CFR 10.211 and 10.213 for the regulations associated with this definition. Self propelled has the same meaning as the terms propelled by machinery and mechanically propelled. This term includes vessels fitted with both sails and mechanical propulsion. Self-propelled tank vessel means a self-propelled tank vessel, other than a tankship. Senior company official means the president, vice president, vice president for personnel, personnel director, or similarly titled or responsible individual, or a lower-level employee designated in writing by one of these individuals for the purpose of certifying employment and whose signature is on file at the REC at which application is made. Service as, used when computing the required service for MODU endorsements, means the time period, in days, a person is assigned to work on MODUs, excluding time spent ashore as part of crew rotation. A day is a minimum of four hours, and no additional credit is received for periods served over eight hours. Simulated transfer means a transfer practiced in a course meeting the requirements of 13.121 of this chapter that uses simulation supplying part of the service on transfers required for tankerman by 13.203 or 13.303 of this chapter. Staff officer means a person who holds an MMC with an officer endorsement listed in 10.109(a)(31).

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Standard of competence means the level of proficiency to be achieved for the proper performance of duties onboard vessels according to national and international criteria. Steward's department means the department that includes entertainment personnel and all service personnel, including wait staff, housekeeping staff, and galley workers, as defined in the vessel security plan approved by the Secretary under 46 U.S.C. 70103(c). These personnel may also be referred to as members of the hotel department on a large passenger vessel. STCW means the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended 1995 (incorporated by reference in 10.103). STCW Code means the Seafarer's Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code, as amended 1995 (incorporated by reference in 10.103). STCW endorsement means an annotation on a merchant mariner credential that allows a mariner to serve in those capacities under 10.109(d). The STCW endorsement serves as evidence that a mariner has met the requirements of STCW. Tank barge means a non-self-propelled tank vessel. Tank vessel means a vessel that is constructed or adapted to carry, or that carries, oil or hazardous material in bulk as cargo or cargo residue, and that: (1) Is a vessel of the United States; (2) Operates on the navigable waters of the United States; or (3) Transfers oil or hazardous material in a port or place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. Tankerman assistant means a person holding a valid Tankerman-Assistant endorsement to his or her merchant mariner credential. Tankerman engineer means a person holding a valid Tankerman-Engineer endorsement to his or her merchant mariner credential. Tankerman PIC means a person holding a valid Tankerman-PIC endorsement on his or her merchant mariner credential. Tankerman PIC (Barge) means a person holding a valid Tankerman-PIC (Barge) endorsement to his or her merchant mariner credential. Tankship means any tank vessel constructed or adapted primarily to carry oil or hazardous material in bulk as cargo or as cargo residue and propelled by power or sail. Transfer means any movement of dangerous liquid or liquefied gas as cargo in bulk or as cargo residue to, from, or within a vessel by means of pumping, gravitation, or displacement. Section 13.127 of this chapter describes what qualifies as participation in a creditable transfer. Transportation Worker Identification Credential or TWIC means an identification credential issued by the Transportation Security Administration under 49 CFR part 1572. Underway means that a vessel is not at anchor, made fast to the shore, or aground. When referring to a mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU), underway means that the MODU is not in an on-location or laidup status and includes that period of time when the MODU is deploying or recovering its mooring system. Undocumented vessel means a vessel not required to have a certificate of documentation issued under the laws of the United States.

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Upper level is used as a category of deck and engineer officer endorsements established for assessment of fees. Upper-level endorsements are those for which the requirements are listed in 11.404 to 11.407 of this subchapter and 11.510, 11.512, 11.514, and 11.516 of this subchapter. Vessel Security Officer (VSO) means a person onboard the vessel accountable to the Master, designated by the Company as responsible for security of the vessel, including implementation and maintenance of the Vessels Security Plan, and for liaison with the Facility Security Officer and the vessel's Company Security Officer. Western rivers means the Mississippi River, its tributaries, South Pass, and Southwest Pass, to the navigational demarcation lines dividing the high seas from harbors, rivers, and other inland waters of the United States, and the Port Allen-Morgan City Alternate Route, and that part of the Atchafalaya River above its junction with the Port Allen-Morgan City Alternate Route including the Old River and the Red River, and those waters specified in 33 CFR 89.25. Year means 360 days for the purpose of complying with the service requirements of this subchapter.

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Appendix B: Required Exam Subjects for Common Deck Licenses


The following are required exam subjects for common deck licenses. Generally, comprehension of these subjects must either be proven through exams and/or the completion of designated courses. The letters in each common refer to the following:
Master Mate
Mate, O/NC, 500/1,600 GRT Mate, GL/I, 500/1,600 GRT

Charter Boats

OUPV Great Lakes/inland.

Mate GL/Inland, 200 GRT

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Meteorology and Oceanography: Characteristics of Weather Systems Ocean Current Systems Weather Charts and Reports Tides and Tidal Currents: Extensive Tidal Effects Terms and Definitions Publications Calculations Ship Maneuvering and Handling: Approaching Pilot Vessel or Station Shiphandling in Rivers, Estuaries Maneuvering in Shallow Water Interaction with Bank/Passing Ship Berthing and Unberthing Anchoring and Mooring Dragging, Clearing Fouled Anchors Drydocking, with & without Prior Damage Heavy Weather Operations Maneuvering for Launching of Lifeboats and Liferafts in Heavy Weather Receiving Survivors From Lfbts/Lfrfts General: Turn Circle, Pivot Point, Advance and Transfer Determine Maneuvering Characteristics of Major Vessel Types Wake Reduction Ice Operations/Ice Navigation Towing Operations Ship Stability, Construction, and Damage Control: Principles of Ship Construction Trim and Stability Damage Trim and Stability Stability, Trim, and Stress Calculation Vessel Structural Members IMO Ship Stability Recommendations Damage Control Change in Draft Due to Density Ship Power Plants: Marine Power Plant Operating
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Principles Ships' Auxiliary Machinery Marine Engineering Terms Small Engine Operations and Maintenance Cargo Handling and Stowage: Cargo Stowage and Security, Including Cargo Gear Loading and Discharging Operations International Regulations for Cargoes, Especially IMDG Dangerous/Hazardous Cargo Regulations Tank Vessel Safety Cargo Piping and Pumping Systems Cargo Oil Terms and Definitions Ballasting, Tank Clean., & Gas Free Ops Load on Top Procedures Barge Regulations (Operations) Fire Prevention and Firefighting Appliances: Organization of Fire Drills Classes and Chemistry of Fire Firefighting Systems Firefighting Equip. and Regulations Firefighting Equip. & Regs. for TBoats Basic Firefighting and Prevention Emergency Procedures: Ship Beaching Precautions Actions Prior To/After Grounding Refloating a Grounded Ship Collision Temporary Repairs Passenger/Crew Safety in Emergency Fire or Explosion Abandon Ship Procedures Emergency Steering Rescuing Surv. From Ship/Airc. in Dist Man Overboard Procedures Emergency Towing Medical Care: Knowledge and use of:
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Int'l. Medical Guide for Ships Ship Med. Chest and Med. Aid at Sea Medical Sec., Inter. Code of Signals 1st Aid Guide: Accidents with Dangerous Goods First Aid Maritime Law: International Maritime Law: Int'l. Convention on Load Lines SOLAS MARPOL 73/78 International Health Regulations Other International Instruments for Ship/Pass. Crew/Cargo Safety National Maritime Law: Load Lines Cert. and Documentation of Vessels Rules & Regs. for Inspected Vessels Rules & Regs. for Inspected TBoats Rules and Regs for Uninsp. Vessels Pollution Prevention Regulations Pilotage Licensing & Certification of Seamen Shipment and Discharge, Manning Title 46 U.S. Code Captain of the Port Regulations, Vessel Traffic Service Procedures for the Route Desired Shipboard Management and Training: Personnel Management Shipboard Organization Required Crew Training Ship Sanitation Vessel Alteration/Repair--Hot Work Safety Ship's Business: Charters Liens, Salvage Insurance Entry, Clearance
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Certificates and Documents Required Communications: Flashing Light Radiotelephone Communications Radiotelegraphy Emerg. Dist. Signals Signals: Storm/Wreck/Dist./Special International Code of Signals Lifesaving: Survival at Sea Lifesaving Appliance Regulations Lifesaving Appliance Regs. for TBoats Lifesaving Appliance Operation Lifesaving Appliance Ops. for T-Boats Search and Rescue: Search and Rescue Procedures Amver

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Appendix C: Required Exam Subjects for Common Engineer Licenses


The following are required exam subjects for common engineer licenses. Generally, comprehension of these subjects must either be proven through exams and/or the completion of designated courses. The letters in each common refer to the following: P = Practical Knowledge. T = Theoretical Knowledge. Chief Eng. Unl. 2nd Eng. Unl. 3rd Eng. Unl. N/A = Not Applicable MODU Chief Eng. P-T P-T P-T P-T P P-T P-T P P-T P-T N/A P P P-T P-T P-T P-T P P P P-T T N/A P P 48 Asst. Eng. & DDE MODU Asst. Eng P-T P P-T P P P-T P P P P-T N/A P P P P P P-T P P P P T N/A P P Unin. ind. C/E P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P P P P P P-T P-T P P P-T P-T P-T P-T T P-T P P Chief Eng. LTD

General Subjects: Prints and Tables Pipes, Fittings, Valves Hydraulics Bilge Systems Sanitary/Sewerage Systems Freshwater Systems Lubricants Lubrication Systems Automation Systems Control Systems Propellers/Shafting Systems Machine Shop Distilling Systems Pumps Compressors Administration Governors Cooling Systems Bearings Instruments Ship Construction and Repair Theory Steering Systems Deck Machinery Ventilation Systems

P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T T P-T P-T P-T

P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T T P-T P-T P-T

P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T T P-T P-T P-T

P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T T P-T P-T P-T

P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P P P-T P-T P-T P-T T P-T P-T P

P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P P P-T P-T P-T P-T T P-T P-T P

P-T P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P T P P P

P-T P P P P P P-T P-T P P P P P P-T P-T P P P P P P-T T P-T P P

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T P-T 1st Eng. Unl.

T P-T 2nd Eng. Unl.

T P-T 3rd Eng. Unl.

N/A P-T Chief Eng. LTD

N/A P-T Asst. Eng. & DDE

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N/A P-T MODU Asst. Eng T P P P P P T P-T P-T P-T P-T P P P-T P P P-T P-T N/A N/A P-T P P P P-T P-T P N/A N/A P

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning: Theory Air Conditioning Systems Refrigeration Systems Control Systems Safety Casualty Control Electricity: Theory General Maintenance Generators Motors Motor Controllers Propulsion Systems Distribution Systems Electronic Systems Batteries Communications Safety Casualty Control Steam Generators: Steam Main Boilers Auxiliary Boilers Feedwater Systems Condensate Systems Recovery Systems Fuel Fuel Systems Boiler Water Control Systems Automation Systems Safety

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T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P N/A P-T P-T P P P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T

T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P N/A P-T P-T P P P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T

T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P P-T P-T N/A N/A P-T N/A N/A N/A P-T P-T P P-T P-T P-T

T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T T P-T P-T P-T P-T P P-T P P-T P P-T P-T N/A N/A P-T N/A N/A N/A P-T P-T P N/A N/A P

T P P P P P T P P P P P P P P P P P N/A N/A P N/A N/A N/A P P N/A P-T N/A P

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Casualty Control Steam Engines:

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P MODU Asst. Eng N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A P P P P P P P P P N/A P P-T P-T P P P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T

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N/A P N/A P P N/A P N/A P P P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T

N/A P N/A P P N/A P N/A P P P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T

N/A P N/A P P N/A P N/A P P P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T

N/A P N/A P P N/A P N/A P P P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T

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Flooding Dewatering

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P-T P-T MODU Asst. Eng P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T

Stability and Trim Damage Control Emerg. Appliances Equip. and Lifesaving

P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T Rules P-T

P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T

P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T

P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T

P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T

P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T

P P P P P P P P P P

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P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T P-T

General Safety First Aid Dangerous Materials Pollution Inspections and Surveys U.S. Rules and Regulations International and Regulations

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Appendix D: Common Applications and Forms


1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) TWIC Application Form 2212 English TWIC Application Form 2212 Vietnamese TWIC Application Form 2212 Spanish Application for Merchant Marine Credential (CG-719B) Merchant Mariner Evaluation of Fitness for Entry Level Ratings (CG 719KE) Merchant Mariner Medical Evaluation Report (CG 719K) DOT/USCG Periodic Drug Testing Form (CG 719P) Small Vessel Sea Service Form (CG - 719S)

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TWIC Disclosure and Certification


INSTRUCTIONS: If you must obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), you are required to undergo a security threat assessment. To undergo this assessment, all applicants must provide information requested below and the appropriate documentation to verify their identity and immigration status (if applicable) as part of the enrollment process. Completed forms must be submitted in person at the beginning of the enrollment process. If you are initially disqualified, you may be eligible for a TWIC and should apply for a waiver, which gives you the opportunity to provide additional information and documentation to support your eligibility. You must wait for an Initial Determination of Threat Assessment (IDTA) letter before applying for a waiver.
SECTION I DISCLOSURE Part A. Acknowledgments Review each statement and respond by checking Yes or No, as appropriate. 1. As part of my employment duties, I am: or will most likely be required to have unescorted access to secure areas of maritime facilities or vessels in which a TWIC is required; currently or am applying to be a credentialed merchant mariner; or a commercial driver licensed in Canada or Mexico to transport hazardous materials and/or conduct business in the U.S. 2. I understand that if I plan on applying for or renewing a CG-issued mariner credential, but do not provide my Social Security Number and proof of citizenship during enrollment, I will be required to visit a CG Regional Exam Center to provide this information before my application for the CG-issued credential will be considered complete. 3. I acknowledge that if TSA or other law enforcement agencies determine that I pose an imminent threat to national security or transportation security, my employer may be notified. TSA may provide limited information to the facility or vessel. Note: FBI rap sheets will not be shared with employers. 4. I understand that since the TWIC will serve as a visual identification badge, items or attire should not obscure any part of my face when my photograph is taken. As a result, I acknowledge that: I will remove a hat or headgear unless worn daily for religious reasons. I will remove dark or non-prescription glasses with tinted lenses, unless they are required to be worn at all times for medical reasons. If so, a medical certificate may be required. 5. I am: a U.S. citizen or U.S. national. not a U.S. citizen or U.S. national, but fall into a category listed on page 3 that permits me to hold a TWIC. Yes Yes No No

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No

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No

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Yes No 6. I am currently not a TWIC holder. Part B. Criminal History Review each statement and respond by checking Yes or No, as appropriate. (Please refer to page 4 for
more information)

1. At any time in my life (excluding juvenile cases unless convicted as an adult), I was convicted or pled guilty (including no contest) or found not guilty by reason of insanity in a civilian or military court of one or more of the following felonies: Espionage or conspiracy to commit espionage; Treason or conspiracy to commit treason; or Sedition or conspiracy to commit sedition; A federal crime of terrorism as defined in 18 U.S.C. 2332(g) or a comparable State law. Note: If you answer Yes, you are not eligible to receive a TWIC and/or a waiver. 2. At any time in my life (excluding juvenile cases unless convicted as an adult), I was convicted, pled guilty (including no contest), or found not guilty by reason of insanity in a civilian or military court of any of the following felonies: A crime involving a transportation security incident; Improper transportation of a hazardous material; Unlawful possession, use, sale, distribution, manufacture, purchase...or dealing in an explosive or explosive device; Murder; Making a threat or maliciously conveying false information known to be false, concerning delivery, placement, or detonation of an explosive or other lethal device in a public, government, public transportation, or infrastructure facility; RICO Act violations where a predicate act is a crime listed in Parts B1 and B2; Attempt to commit a crime listed in Parts B1 and B2; or Conspiracy or attempt to commit a crime listed in Part B2.

Yes

No

Yes

No

3. Within the last 7 years, I was convicted, pled guilty (including no contest), or found not guilty by reason of insanity in a civilian or military court of any of the following felonies:

Yes

No

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Unlawful possession, use, sale, manufacture, purchase, distribution...or dealing in a firearm or other weapon; Extortion; Dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation, including identity fraud and money laundering (except welfare fraud and passing bad checks); Bribery; Smuggling; Immigration violations;

Distribution of, possession w/intent to distribute, or importation of a controlled substance; Arson; Kidnapping or hostage taking; Rape or aggravated sexual abuse; Assault with intent to kill; Robbery; Fraudulent entry into a seaport; RICO; or Conspiracy or attempt to commit the crimes listed in Part B3. Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No

4. Within the last 5 years, I was released from prison following conviction for a felony listed in Part B3. 5. I am wanted or under indictment in a civilian or military court for a felony listed in Parts B1 through B3. 6. A civilian or military court has found me to lack mental capacity or I have been involuntarily committed to a mental health facility. Note: If you answered Yes to any of the crimes/felonies listed in Parts B2 through B6, you are eligible for a waiver and may still be issued a TWIC. If initially denied for a TWIC, do you plan to apply for a waiver? 7. I understand that I must return my TWIC to the address provided on the credential if I: am wanted, under indictment for, convicted, or found not guilty by reason of insanity, of a felony listed in Parts B1 through B3; am found to be lacking mental capacity or involuntarily committed to a mental health facility; or no longer meet the immigration standards indicated by a Yes response in Part A5. SECTION II CERTIFICATION

Yes

No

Please review and certify the responses provided in this form by printing and signing your name with a date. If help/translation assistance is provided, contact information for the helper/translator is required should follow up be necessary. For applicants and helpers/translators, knowing and willful false statement or an omission of a material fact in this form is punishable by fine or imprisonment or both (see 18 U.S.C. 1001), and may be grounds for denial of a TWIC. Helpers/Translators: I certify that I provided assistance in the Applicants: The information I have provided on this form is true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and completion of this form at the request of the named applicant; belief and is provided in good faith. the responses provided are based on information of which I have knowledge or which was provided to me by the applicant; and I have read the completed form to the applicant in the language he/she speaks fluently for verification before he/she signed the application in my presence.

Printed Name of TWIC Applicant

Printed Name of Helper/Translator

Signature of TWIC Applicant

Date

Signature of Helper/Translator

Date

Daytime Telephone

Address

Apt. #

City, State, Zip


PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT: Authority: The authority for collecting this information is 49 U.S.C.114, 40113, and 5103a. Principal Purpose(s): This information is needed to verify your identity and to conduct a security threat assessment to evaluate your suitability for a TWIC. Furnishing this information, including your SSN or alien registration number, is voluntary; however, failure to provide it will delay and may prevent completion of your security threat assessment. For individuals who are mariners or applying to be one, the SSN is mandatory or they will be required to visit a Coast Guard Regional Exam Center to this information before an application is complete. Routine Use(s): Routine uses of this information include disclosure to the FBI to retrieve your criminal history record; to TSA contractors or other agents who are providing services relating to the security threat assessments; to appropriate governmental agencies for licensing, law enforcement, or security purposes; or in the interests of national security; and to foreign and international governmental authorities in accordance with law and international agreement. PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT STATEMENT: Statement of Public Burden: TSA is collecting this information to determine your eligibility for a TWIC. This is a voluntary collection of information but failure to provide the information may result in an inability to approve your eligibility for a TWIC. TSA estimates that the total average burden per response associated with this collection for enrollment is approximately 90 minutes. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The control number assigned to this collection is OMB 1652-0047, which expires 07/31/2011.

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I am not a U.S. citizen or national, but fall into a category listed below which permits me to hold a TWIC 1. 2. 3. 4. Lawful permanent resident of the U.S. Refugee admitted under 8 U.S.C. 1157. Alien granted asylum under 8 U.S.C. 1158. Alien in valid M-1 nonimmigrant status enrolled at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy or a comparable State maritime academy. Citizen of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, or Palau. Commercial driver licensed in Canada or Mexico to transport hazardous materials or admitted to U.S. to conduct business under 8 CFR 214.2(b)(4)(i)(E). Alien with unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. holding one of the following visas: A-1: Immediate family members of an Ambassador, Public Minister, Career Diplomat, Consular Officer, Head of State, with a bilateral agreement in place; A-2: Immediate family members of other foreign government officials or employees coming to the United States, including technical and support staff of A-1, with a bilateral agreement in place; A-13: Family unity; E-1: Spouse and dependent children of an treaty trader; E-2: Spouse of a treaty investor or employee of a treaty investor spouse; G-1: Immediate family member of a principal resident representative of recognized foreign member government to international organization and staff, with a bilateral agreement in place; G-3: Immediate family member of a representative of a non-recognized or nonmember foreign government to international organization, with a bilateral agreement in place; G-4: Immediate family member of an International organization officer or employee with a bilateral agreement; J-2: Spouse or minor child of exchange visitor; K-3: Spouse of U.S. Citizen (under LIFE Act provisions); K-4: Child of K-3; L-2: Spouse or child of L-1; N-8: Parent of alien classified SK-3 special immigrant; N-9: Child of N-8, SK-1, SK-2, or SK-4 special immigrant; Immediate family members of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) officials and representatives with a bilateral agreement in place for the following visa types: - NATO-1 - NATO-2 - NATO-3 - NATO-4 - NATO-5 - NATO-6 S-7: Spouse, unmarried sons and daughters, and parents of witness or informant; T-1: Victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons; T-2: Spouse of victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons; T-3: Child of victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons; T-4: Parent of victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons (if T-1 is under 21 years of age); T-5: Unmarried sibling under age of 18 of a T-1 under age of 21; U-1: Victim of certain criminal activity; U-2: Spouse of U-1; U-3: Child of U-1; U-4: Parent of U-1 (if U-1 is under 21 years of age); U-5: Unmarried sibling under age 18 of a U-1 under age 21; V-1: Spouse of an LPR who is the principal beneficiary of a family-based petition which was filed prior to December 21, 2000, and has been pending for at least 3 years; V-2: Child of an LPR who is the principal beneficiary of a family-based visa petition that was filed prior to December 21, 2000, and has been pending for at least 3 years; V-3: The derivative child of a V-1 or V-2; OR TPS: Temporary protected status (TPS). 8. Alien with restricted authorization to work in the U.S. holding one of the following visas: B1-OCS: Business visitor/outer continental shelf (OCS); C-1/D: Combined transit and crewman visa; E-1 (Principal): Treaty trader or employee of treaty trader; E-2 (Principal): Treaty investor, or employee of treaty investor; E-3: Australian nationals working in specialty occupations, including spouse; H-1B: Specialty occupations; L-1A: Executive, managerial (intracompany transferee); L-1B: Specialized knowledge professionals; M-3: Canadian or Mexican national commuter student; O-1A: Extraordinary ability in sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics; O-1B: Extraordinary achievement in motion picture and/or television productions; OR TN: Trade visas for Canadian and Mexican business persons seeking to engage in professional activities under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

5. 6.

7.

NOTE: The following visa types with unrestricted work authorization are not permitted to obtain a TWIC: S-5: Informant of criminal organization information; S-6: Informant of terrorism information; K-1: Fianc or fiance of U.S. citizen; OR K-2: Minor child of K-1.

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Disqualifying criminal offenses (49 C.F.R. 1572.103)

COLUMN A
Conviction for one of the following felonies is disqualifying regardless of when it occurred, and the applicant is not eligible for a waiver. 1. Espionage or conspiracy to commit espionage. 2. Sedition, or conspiracy to commit sedition. 3. Treason, or conspiracy to commit treason. 4. A federal crime of terrorism as defined in 18 U.S.C. 2332b(g), or comparable State law, or conspiracy to commit such crime. Conviction for one of the following felonies is disqualifying regardless of when it occurred, and the applicant may apply for a waiver. 5. A crime involving a transportation security incident. A transportation security incident is a security incident resulting in a significant loss of life, environmental damage, transportation system disruption, or economic disruption in a particular area, as defined in 46 U.S.C. 70101. The term economic disruption does not include a work stoppage or other employee-related action not related to terrorism and resulting from an employer-employee dispute. 6. Improper transportation of a hazardous material under 49 U.S.C. 5124, or a State law that is comparable. 7. Unlawful possession, use, sale, distribution, manufacture, purchase, receipt, transfer, shipping, transporting, import, export, storage of, or dealing in an explosive or explosive device. An explosive or explosive device includes an explosive or explosive material as defined in 18 U.S.C. 232(5), 841(c) through 841(f), and 844(j); and a destructive device, as defined in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(4) and 26 U.S.C. 5845(f). 8. Murder. 9. Making any threat, or maliciously conveying false information knowing the same to be false, concerning the deliverance, placement, or detonation of an explosive or other lethal device in or against a place of public use, a state or government facility, a public transportations system, or an infrastructure facility. 10. Violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 18 U.S.C. 1961, et seq., or a comparable State law, where one of the predicate acts found by a jury or admitted by the defendant, consists of one of the crimes listed in Column A. 11. Attempt to commit the crimes in Column A, items 1 - 4. 12. Conspiracy or attempt to commit the crimes in Column A, items 5 10. 2. 3.

COLUMN B
Conviction for one of the following felonies is disqualifying if the applicant was convicted, pled guilty (including no contest), or found not guilty by reason of insanity within 7 years of the date of the TWIC application; OR if the applicant was released from prison after conviction within 5 years of the date of the application. The applicant may apply for a waiver. 1. Unlawful possession, use, sale, manufacture, purchase, distribution, receipt, transfer, shipping, transporting, delivery, import, export of, or dealing in a firearm or other weapon. A firearm or other weapon includes, but is not limited to, firearms as defined in 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(3) or 26 U.S.C. 5 845(a), or items contained on the U.S. Munitions Import List at 27 CFR 447.21. Extortion. Dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation, including identity fraud and money laundering where the money laundering is related to a crime described in Columns A or B. Welfare fraud and passing bad checks do not constitute dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation for purposes of this paragraph. Bribery. Smuggling. Immigration violations. Distribution of, possession with intent to distribute, or importation of a controlled substance. Arson. Kidnapping or hostage taking.

4. 5. 6. 7.

8. 9.

10. Rape or aggravated sexual abuse. 11. Assault with intent to kill. 12. Robbery. 13. Fraudulent entry into a seaport as described in 18 U.S.C. 1036, or a comparable State law. 14. Violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 18 U.S.C. 1961, et seq. , or a comparable State law, other than the violations listed in Column A, item 10. 15. Conspiracy or attempt to commit felonies listed in Column B.

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Declaracin y Certificacin para la TWIC


INSTRUCCIONES: Si usted debe tramitar la Credencial de Identificacin para Trabajadores del Transporte (TWIC, segn su sigla en ingls), debe aprobar una evaluacin sobre amenazas para la seguridad. A fin de completar esta evaluacin, todos los solicitantes deben proporcionar la informacin que se requiere ms abajo y la documentacin pertinente para verificar su identidad y situacin migratoria (si corresponde) como parte del proceso de inscripcin. Los formularios completos deben presentarse personalmente al comienzo del proceso de inscripcin. Si usted no califica en primera instancia, aun as puede ser elegible para obtener la TWIC y debe solicitar una exencin, que le dar la oportunidad de proporcionar la informacin y documentacin adicionales que sirvan de apoyo a su elegibilidad. Debe aguardar la carta sobre Determinacin Inicial de Evaluacin de Amenaza (IDTA, segn su sigla en ingls) antes de solicitar la exencin.

SECCIN I - DECLARACIN
Parte A. Reconocimientos: Lea cada declaracin y responda con S o No, segn corresponda. 1. Como parte de mis responsabilidades laborales: debo o muy probablemente deber tener acceso no acompaado a reas de seguridad en instalaciones martimas o en buques donde se exige una TWIC; en la actualidad soy marino mercante acreditado, o estoy solicitando serlo; o soy conductor comercial con licencia otorgada por Canad o Mxico para el transporte de materiales peligrosos y/o la realizacin de negocios en los EE.UU. 2. Entiendo que si planifico solicitar o renovar una credencial de marino emitida por la CG (la Guardia Costera de los EE.UU.) pero no proporciono mi Nmero de Seguridad Social (NSS) y prueba de ciudadana durante la inscripcin, deber concurrir a un Centro de Examen Regional de la CG para brindar esta informacin antes de que mi solicitud de credencial emitida por la CG pueda considerarse completa. 3. Reconozco que si la TSA (la Administracin de Seguridad en el Transporte, segn su sigla en ingls) u otras agencias de aplicacin de la ley entienden que represento una amenaza inminente para la seguridad nacional o la seguridad del transporte, podr notificarse a mi empleador. La TSA puede brindar informacin limitada a la instalacin o el buque. Nota: Las fichas de antecedentes penales del FBI no sern compartidas con los empleadores. 4. Entiendo que dado que la TWIC servir como credencial de identificacin visual, no debo utilizar elementos o atuendos que oculten una parte de mi rostro al tomar la fotografa. En consecuencia, acepto que: me quitar el sombrero o la prenda que lleve en mi cabeza a menos que la vista en forma diaria por motivos religiosos; me quitar los anteojos oscuros o no recetados con vidrios tonalizados, a menos que deba utilizarlos en todo momento por motivos mdicos. En tal caso, podr ser necesario que presente un certificado mdico. 5. Yo: soy ciudadano o nacional de los EE.UU. no soy ciudadano ni nacional de los EE.UU., pero estoy comprendido en una de las categoras enumeradas en la pgina 3, que me permite ser titular de una TWIC. 6. En la actualidad no soy titular de una TWIC.
pgina 4 para obtener ms informacin).

S

No

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S

No

S

No

S S S

No No No

Parte B. Antecedentes penales: Lea cada declaracin y responda con S o No, segn corresponda. (Por favor, consulte la 1. En algn momento de mi vida (sin incluir las causas de menores, a menos que haya sido condenado en calidad de adulto) fui condenado o me declar culpable (incluso por falta de oposicin ante las imputaciones) o fui declarado no culpable con motivo de insania por un tribunal civil o militar por uno o ms de los siguientes delitos: Espionaje o conspiracin para cometer espionaje; Traicin o conspiracin para cometer traicin; o Sedicin o conspiracin para cometer sedicin; Un delito federal de terrorismo, segn la definicin del 18 U.S.C. 2332(g) o una ley estadual similar. Nota: Si usted responde "S", no es elegible para obtener una TWIC ni una exencin. 2. En algn momento de mi vida (sin incluir las causas de menores, a menos que haya sido condenado en calidad de adulto) fui condenado, me declar culpable (inclusive por falta de oposicin ante las imputaciones) o declarado no culpable con motivo de insania por un tribunal civil o militar por uno o ms de los siguientes delitos: S No

S

No

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Un delito que comprende un incidente de seguridad en el transporte; El transporte inadecuado de material peligroso; La posesin, el uso, la venta, la distribucin, la fabricacin, la compra o la manipulacin ilegtimas de un explosivo o un dispositivo explosivo; Asesinato;

Amenazas o la transmisin maliciosa de informacin falsa a sabiendas de su falsedad La conspiracin o la tentativa de cometer un delito relativa a la entrega, la ubicacin enumerado en la Parte B2. 3. En los ltimos 7 aos, fui condenado, me declar culpable (inclusive por falta de oposicin ante las S No imputaciones) o fui declarado no culpable con motivo de insania por un tribunal civil o militar por cualquiera de los siguientes delitos: La posesin, el uso, la venta, la fabricacin, la Distribucin, posesin con intencin de distribucin o importacin compra, la distribucin o la manipulacin de una sustancia controlada; Incendio intencional; ilegtimas de un arma de fuego u otra arma; Extorsin; Secuestro o toma de rehenes; Deshonestidad, dolo o declaraciones falsas, Violacin o abuso sexual agravado; incluso la identidad falsa y el lavado de dinero (a Violencia fsica con la intencin de matar; excepcin del fraude de previsin social y la Robo; emisin de cheques sin fondos); Ingreso fraudulento a un puerto martimo; Soborno; RICO; o Contrabando; Conspiracin o tentativa de cometer los delitos enumerados en la Infracciones de inmigracin; Parte B3. 4. En los ltimos 5 aos, fue liberado de prisin luego de una condena por uno de los delitos enumerados en S No la Parte B3. 5. Soy buscado o me encuentro procesado por un tribunal civil o militar por un delito enumerado en las S No Partes B1 a B3. 6. Un tribunal civil o militar ha declarado mi falta de capacidad mental o se me ha recluido involuntariamente S No en una institucin de salud mental. Nota: Si usted respondi "S" en cualquiera de los delitos/delitos graves enumerados en las Partes B2 a S No B6, es elegible para obtener una exencin y podra emitirse una TWIC a su nombre. Si se le denegara inicialmente la TWIC, tiene la intencin de solicitar una exencin? 7. Entiendo que debo devolver mi TWIC a la direccin que figura en la credencial si: soy buscado, procesado, condenado o declarado no culpable por insania de un delito enumerado en las Partes B1 a B3; S No se declara mi falta de capacidad mental o se me recluye involuntariamente en una institucin de salud mental; o si dejo de cumplir con las normas de inmigracin a las que respond con "S" en la Parte A5. SECCIN II - CERTIFICACIN Por favor lea y certifique las respuestas proporcionadas en este formulario escribiendo su nombre y estampando su firma junto con la fecha. Si se proporciona ayuda o asistencia con la traduccin, es necesario registrar la informacin de contacto del ayudante/traductor en caso de que sea necesario un seguimiento. Para los solicitantes y ayudantes/traductores, la declaracin falsa a sabiendas y voluntaria o la omisin de un hecho relevante en este formulario se castigan con multa o prisin, o ambas penas (ver 18 U.S.C. 1001) y pueden ser motivo de denegacin de la TWIC. Solicitantes: La informacin que he proporcionado en este Ayudantes/Traductores: Certifico que he proporcionado formulario es verdadera, completa y correcta segn mi leal asistencia para completar este formulario a pedido del saber y entender y la he proporcionado de buena fe. solicitante indicado; las respuestas proporcionadas se basan en la informacin de la que tengo conocimiento o que me fue comunicada por el solicitante; he ledo el formulario completo al solicitante en el idioma que l/ella habla con fluidez para su vertificacin antes de que l/ella haya firmado dicha solicitud en mi presencia. ______________________________________________ Nombre del solicitante de la TWIC en letra de imprenta ______________________________________________ Firma del solicitante de la TWIC Fecha _____________________________________________ Nombre del ayudante/traductor en letra de imprenta _____________________________________________ Firma del ayudante/traductor Fecha _______________________________________________ Telfono durante el da.

o la detonacin de un explosivo o de otro dispositivo mortal en una instalacin pblica, del gobierno, de transporte pblico o de infraestructura; Infracciones a la Ley RICO en las que una infraccin previa constituye un delito enumerado en las Partes B1 y B2; La tentativa de cometer un delito enumerado en las Partes B1 y B2; o

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_______________________________________________ Direccin Dpto. # _______________________________________________ Ciudad, Estado, Cdigo Postal


DECLARACIN SOBRE LA LEY DE PRIVACIDAD: Fundamento legal: El fundamento legal para recabar esta informacin reside en las disposiciones del 49 U.S.C.114, 40113, y 5103a. Objetivo(s) Principal(es): Esta informacin es necesaria para verificar su identidad y para realizar una evaluacin de amenazas para la seguridad a fin de analizar su elegibilidad para obtener una TWIC. El hecho de proporcionar la informacin, incluso su NSS o su nmero de registro de extranjero, es voluntario; sin embargo, su omisin demorar y podra impedir la realizacin de su evaluacin de amenazas para la seguridad. En el caso de las personas que son marinos o solicitan serlo, el NSS es obligatorio o se les requerir que se presenten ante un Centro de Examen Regional del Servicio de Guardacostas antes de considerar completa la solicitud. Uso(s) de rutina: Entre los usos de rutina de esta informacin se encuentran la comunicacin al FBI para recuperar sus antecedentes penales; a los contratistas de TSA u otros agentes que proporcionan servicios relativos a las evaluaciones de amenazas para la seguridad; a las agencias gubernamentales pertinentes para fines de licenciamiento, aplicacin de la ley o seguridad; o en inters de la seguridad nacional; y a las autoridades gubernamentales extranjeras e internacionales de acuerdo con el derecho y los acuerdos internacionales. DECLARACIN SOBRE LA LEY DE SIMPLIFICACIN DE TRMITES ADMINISTRATIVOS: Declaracin de carga pblica: La TSA recopila esta informacin para establecer su situacin de elegibilidad para obtener una TWIC. Es una recoleccin voluntaria de informacin pero la omisin de proporcionar la informacin puede ocasionar la imposibilidad de aprobar su elegibilidad para obtener una TWIC. La TSA estima que la carga promedio total por respuesta relacionada con esa recoleccin para inscripcin es de aproximadamente 90 minutos. Las agencias pueden no realizar ni patrocinar, y una persona no est obligada a responder una recoleccin de informacin, a menos que exhiba un nmero de control OMB vlido. El nmero de control asignado a esta recoleccin es OMB 1652-0047, con vencimiento el 31/07/2011.

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No soy ciudadano ni nacional de los EE.UU., pero estoy comprendido en una de las categoras enumeradas a continuacin que me permite ser titular de una TWIC.
1. 2. Residente permanente legal de los EE.UU. Refugiado admitido en virtud de las disposiciones del 8 U.S.C. 1157. 3. Extranjero con asilo concedido en virtud de las disposiciones del 8 U.S.C. 1158. 4. Extranjero con situacin vlida M-1 de no inmigrante inscripto en la Academia de Marina Mercante de los EE.UU. o una academia maritima estadual similar. Ciudadano de Micronesia, las Islas Marshall o Palau. Conductor comercial con licencia otorgada por Canad o Mxico para el transporte de materiales peligrosos o admitido en los EE.UU. para realizar negocios en virtud de las disposiciones del 8 CFR 214.2(b)(4)(i)(E). Extranjero con autorizacin irrestricta para trabajar en los EE.UU. con una de las siguientes visas: A-1: parientes inmediatos de un Embajador, Ministro Pblico, Diplomtico de Carrera, Funcionario Consular, Jefe de Estado, con tratado bilateral vigente; A-2: parientes inmediatos de otros funcionarios o empleados de gobiernos extranjeros o empleados que viajan a los EE.UU., incluso personal tcnico y de apoyo de A-1, con tratado bilateral vigente; A-13: reunificacin familiar; E-1: cnyuge e hijos dependientes de un comerciante de un pas con tratado; E-2: cnyugue de un inversor de un pas con tratado o empleado de un cnyuge de un inversor de un pas con tratado; G-1: pariente inmediato de un residente principal representante de un gobierno extranjero reconocido que es
miembro de una organizacin internacional y su personal, con tratado bilateral vigente; G-3: pariente inmediato de un representante de un gobierno extranjero no reconocido o que no es miembro de una organizacin internacional, con tratado bilateral vigente;

5. 6.

7.

S-7: cnyuge, hijos e hijas solteros/as y padres de un testigo o informante; T-1: vctima de una forma grave de trfico de personas; T-2: cnyuge de una vctima de una forma grave de trfico de personas; T-3: hijo/a de una vctima de una forma grave de trfico de personas; T-4: padre/madre de una vctima de una forma grave de trfico de personas (si el/la titular de T-1 es menor de 21 aos); T-5: hermana soltera menor de 18 aos de titular de visa T1 menor de 21 aos; U-1: vctima de una actividad criminal; U-2: cnyuge de titular de visa U-1; U-3: hijo/a de titular de visa U-1; U-4: padre/madre de titular de visa U-1 (si el titular de U-1 es menor de 21 aos); U-5: hermana soltera menor de 18 aos de titular de visa U-1 menor de 21 aos; V-1: cnyuge de un residente permanente legal que es
beneficiario principal de una solicitud por parentesco radicada antes del 21 de diciembre de 2000, la cual ha estado pendiente por tres aos como mnimo;

V-2: hijo/a de un residente permanente legal que es beneficiario principal de una solicitud por parentesco radicada antes del 21 de diciembre de 2000, la cual ha estado pendiente por tres aos como mnimo; V-3: hijo/a de titular de V-1 V-2; O TPS: Situacin de Proteccin Temporal (TPS).

G-4: pariente inmediato de un funcionario o empleado de una organizacin internacional, con tratado bilateral; J-2: cnyuge o hijo/a menor de un visitante de un programa de intercambio; K-3: cnyuge de un ciudadano de los EE.UU. (segn las disposiciones de la Ley LIFE); K-4: hijo/a de titular de visa K-3; L-2: cnyuge o hijo/a de titular de visa L-1; N-8: padre o madre de extranjero clasificado como SK-3 "inmigrante especial"; N-9: hijo/a de titular de visa N-8, SK-1, SK-2 o SK-4 "inmigrante especial"; Parientes inmediatos de funcionarios y representantes de la Organizacin del Tratado del Atlntico Norte (OTAN) con tratado bilateral vigente para las siguientes clases de visas: NATO-1 NATO-2 NATO-3 NATO-4 NATO-5 NATO-6

8. Extranjero con autorizacin restringida para trabajar en los EE.UU. con una de las siguientes visas: B1-OCS: Visitante en viaje de negocios/fuera de la plataforma continental (OCS); C-1/D: visa combinada de trnsito y tripulacin; E-1 (Principal): comerciante de pas con tratado o empleado de un comerciante de pas con tratado; E-2 (Principal): inversor de pas con tratado o empleado de un inversor de pas con tratado; E-3: ciudadanos australianos que son trabajadores calificados, incluido el cnyuge; H-1B: Ocupaciones especializadas; L-1A: ejecutivos o gerentes (transferencias de empresas multinacionales); L-1B: profesionales con conocimientos especializados; M-3: estudiante fronterizo canadiense o mexicano; O-1A: talento excepcional en las ciencias, las artes, la enseanza, los negocios o el atletismo; O-1B: logro extraordinario en cinematografa y/o producciones televisivas; O TN: visas de comercio para comerciantes canadienses y mexicanos para el desarrollo de sus actividades profesionales en virtud del Acuerdo de Libre Comercio de Amrica del Norte (ALCA). NOTA: Los titulares de las siguientes clases de visas con autorizacin de trabajo irrestricta no pueden obtener una TWIC: S-5: informante que posea informacin sobre una organizacin criminal; S-6: informante que posea informacin sobre terrorismo; K-1: prometido/a de un ciudadano estadounidense; O K-2: hijo/a menor de titular de visa K-1.

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Delitos inhabilitantes (49 C.F.R. 1572.103)


COLUMNA A La condena por uno de los siguientes delitos es inhabilitante independientemente de cundo haya sucedido; el solicitante no califica para obtener una exencin. 1. 2. 3. 4. El espionaje o la conspiracin para cometer espionaje. La sedicin o la conspiracin para cometer sedicin. La traicin o la conspiracin para cometer traicion. Un delito federal de terrorismo, segn la definicin del 18 U.S.C. 2332(g) o una ley estadual similar, o conspiracin para cometer tal delito. COLUMNA B La condena por uno de los siguientes delitos es inhabilitante si el solicitante fue condenado, se declar culpable (incluso
por falta de oposicin ante las imputaciones) o fue declarado no culpable con motivo de insania dentro de los 7 aos anteriores a la fecha de la solicitud de la TWIC, O si el solicitante fue liberado de prisin despus de una condena dentro de los 5 aos anteriores a la fecha de la solicitud. El solicitante puede

requerir una exencin. 1. La posesin, el uso, la venta, la fabricacin, la compra, la distribucin, la recepcin, la transferencia, el embarque, el transporte, la entrega, la importacin, la exportacin o la manipulacin ilegtimas de un arma de fuego o de otra arma. Arma de fuego u otra arma incluye, en forma no taxativa, las armas de fuego definidas en 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(3) o 26 U.S.C. 5 845(a) o los items contenidos en la Lista de Importacin de Municiones de los EE.UU. en 27 CFR 447.21. La extorsin. La deshonestidad, el dolo o la declaracin falsa, incluso la identidad falsa y el lavado de dinero cuando ste se encuentre relacionado con un delito descripto en las Columnas A o B. El fraude de previsin social y la emisin de cheques sin fondos no constituyen deshonestidad, dolo ni declaracin falsa para los fines del presente prrafo. El soborno. El contrabando. Las infracciones de inmigracin. La distribucin, la posesin con intencin de distribucin o la importacin de una sustancia controlada. El incendio intencional. El secuestro o la toma de rehenes. La violacin o el abuso sexual agravado. La violencia fsica con la intencin de matar. El robo. El ingreso fraudulento a un puerto martimo segn se describe en 18 U.S.C.1036 o una ley estadual similar. Las infracciones a la Ley RICO contra el Crimen Organizado, 18 U.S.C. 1961, et seq. o una ley estadual similar, que no sean las infracciones enumeradas en la Columna A, item 10. La conspiracin o la tentativa de cometer los delitos enumerados en la Columna B.

La condena por uno de los siguientes delitos es inhabilitante independientemente de cundo haya sucedido; el solicitante puede solicitar una exencin. 5. Un delito que comprende un incidente de seguridad en el transporte. Incidente de seguridad en el transporte es un incidente de seguridad que provoca importantes prdidas de vida, daos ambientales, trastornos en el sistema de transporte o trastornos econmicos en un rea en particular, segn se define en el 46 U.S.C. 70101.El trmino "trastorno econmico" no incluye el paro laboral u otra accin relacionada con los empleados que no est asociada al terrorismo y que sea consecuencia de una controversia entre empleadores y empleados. El transporte inadecuado de material peligroso de acuerdo con las disposiciones del 49 U.S.C. 5124 o una ley estadual similar. La posesin, el uso, la venta, la distribucin, la fabricacin, la compra, la recepcin, la transferencia, el embarque, el transporte, la importacin, la exportacin, el almacenamiento o la manipulacin ilegtimas de un explosivo o un dispositivo explosivo. Explosivo o dispositivo explosivo incluye un explosivo o material explosivo segn la definicin del 18 U.S.C. 232(5), 841(c) through 841(f) y 844(j); un dispositivo destructivo, segn la definicin del 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(4) y 26 U.S.C. 5845(f). El asesinato. La emisin de amenazas o la transmisin maliciosa de informacin falsa a sabiendas de su falsedad con relacin a la entrega, la ubicacin o la detonacin de un explosivo u otro dispositivo mortal en o contra un lugar de uso pblico, un edificio del estado o del gobierno, un sistema de transporte pblico o una instalacin de infraestructura.

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10. Las infracciones a la Ley RICO contra el Crimen Organizado, 18 U.S.C. 1961, et seq. o una ley estadual similar, cuando uno de los actos preliminares establecidos por el jurado o admitidos por el acusado sea uno de los delitos enumerados en la Columna A. 11. La tentativa de cometer los delitos enumerados en la Columna A, items 1-4. 12. La conspiracin o la tentativa de cometer los delitos enumerados en la Columna A, items 510.

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HNG DN: Nu qu v buc phi c Tn Ch Nhn Dng Nhn Vin Vn Ti (TWIC), qu v s phi tin hnh th tc nh gi mc e da an ninh. Trong khi tin hnh th tc nh gi ny, tt c nhng ngi ng n phi cung cp thng tin theo yu cu bn di v nhng giy t c lin quan xc minh danh tnh v tnh trng nhp c ca mnh (nu cn) trong qu trnh ng k gia nhp. Mi ngi phi t in y v n np mu n ny vo u giai on ng k gia nhp. Nu ban u qu v khng t yu cu, qu v c kh nng iu kin xin TWIC v nn np n xin min th tc ny, qua c thm c hi b sung thng tin v giy t nhm chng minh t cch ca qu v. Qu v phi i nhn c th Nhn nh S Khi v Kt Qu nh Gi Mc e Da (IDTA) trc khi np n xin min. MC I TH TC K KHAI Phn A. Phn cng nhn c hiu Hy xem tng cu v tr li bng cch nh du vo C hoc Khng tng ng. 1. L mt phn trong bn phn cng vic ca mnh, ti: ang hoc s rt c kh nng phi t mnh ra vo nhng khu vc an ninh ca tu thy hoc ni cha trang thit b hi cng i hi phi c TWIC; ang hoc sp np n xin lm thy th tu bun c tn ch; hoc l ti x kinh doanh vn ti c giy php c cp ti Canada hoc Mexico vn chuyn cht c hi v/hoc kinh doanh ti Hoa K. Ti hiu rng nu ti d nh np n xin hoc gia hn chng ch thy th do CG cp, nhng ti khng cp giy t chng minh tnh trng cng dn v M S An Sinh X Hi ca ti trong qu trnh nhp hc, ti s buc phi n Trung Tm Kho Th a Phng ca CG (CG Regional Exam Center) cung cp nhng thng tin ny nhm mc ch hon tt th tc cp chng ch ca CG. Ti cng nhn rng nu TSA hoc cc c quan cng lc khc thy ti c gy e da i vi an ninh giao thng hoc an ninh quc gia, ngi thu ti s c thng bo v iu ny. TSA c th cung cp cc thng tin hn ch cho c quan hoc tu ti ra vo. Lu : H s ti phm ca FBI s khng c cp cho ch lao ng. Ti hiu rng, v TWIC s c dng nh th cn cc c hnh nh, ti khng nn cc vt dng hoc eo trang sc lm che khut bt k phn no trn gng mt ti. Do , ti nhn nhn rng: Ti s tho b nn hoc khn trm u, tr trng hp ti phi i chng hng ngy v l do tn gio. Ti s tho mt king en hoc mt king chng ch nh c trng king nhiu mu, tr trng hp ti buc phi lun eo chng v l do y khoa. Trong trng hp , ti buc phi xut trnh giy t chng nhn y khoa. Hin nay ti: l cng dn Hoa K hoc kiu bo Hoa K. khng phi l cng dn hoc kiu bo Hoa K, nhng nhm lit k trang 3 v c php s hu TWIC.

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6. Ti hin khng c TWIC. Phn B. Tin n Hy xem tng cu v tr li bng cch nh du vo C hoc Khng tng ng. (Vui lng tham kho trang 4 bit
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1. Trong i ti (ngoi tr cc v n v thnh nin khng b co buc vi t cch ngi trng thnh), ti b co
buc hoc th nhn (bao gm trng hp khng bo cha), hoc c phn quyt v ti v l do tm thn trong ta n dn s hoc qun s v mt hoc cc trng ti sau y: Gin ip hoc c m mu lm gin ip; Phn quc hoc c m mu phn quc; hoc Ni lon hoc c m mu gy ni lon; Ti khng b lin bang theo quy nh mc 18 U.S.C. 2332(g) hoc lut nh tng ng ca Tiu Bang. Lu : Nu qu v tr li "C", qu v s khng iu kin nhn TWIC v/hoc xin min. Trong i ti (ngoi tr cc v n v thnh nin khng b co buc vi t cch ngi trng thnh), ti b co buc hoc th nhn (bao gm trng hp khng bo cha), hoc c phn quyt v ti v l do tm thn trong ta n dn s hoc qun s v bt k trng ti no sau y: kch n cht n hoc thit b cht ngi khc Ti lin quan n s kin an ninh giao thng; nhng c quan h tng, phng tin vn chuyn Vn chuyn tri php loi cht c hi; cng cng, c quan chnh ph, hoc ni cng cng; Phn pht, thu mua, sn xut, bn, s dng, s Vi phm o Lut RICO trong trng hp hnh vi c hu bt hp php...hoc tham gia cc phi v mua tnh cht phm ti c lit k trong Phn B1 v B2; bn thit b gy n hoc cht n; C tnh phm ti c lit k trong Phn B1 v B2; St nhn; hoc C hnh vi e da hoc rc tm tuyn truyn m mu hoc c tnh phm ti c lit k trong thng tin sai lch khi bit trc l thng tin Phn B2. sai lch, v vn vn chuyn, sp t, hoc Trong thi gian 7 nm qua, ti b co buc, th nhn (bao gm trng hp khng bo cha), hoc c phn quyt v ti v l do tm thn trong ta n dn s hoc qun s v bt k trng ti no sau y: Phn pht, thu mua, sn xut, bn, s dng, s Phn phi, v tnh/c s hu nhm mc ch phn hu bt hp php...hoc tham gia cc phi v mua pht, hoc nhp khu dc cht cn c kim sot; bn sng cm tay hoc loi v kh khc;

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t ph; Bt cc hoc bt gi ngi lm con tin; Cng hip hoc c hnh vi bo lc tnh dc; Tn cng c ch ch git ngi; Cp git; Xm nhp hi cng tri php; RICO; hoc m mu hoc c tnh phm cc ti trong Phn B3. 4. Trong thi gian 5 nm ri, ti c ra t do b tuyn n phm trng ti nu trong Phn B3. C Khng 5. Ti ang b truy n hoc b ta qun s hoc hnh s khi t v trng ti lit k trong cc Phn t B1 n B3. C Khng 6. Ta n qun s hoc dn s tuyn b ti khng nng lc tm thn hoc ti b cng ch vo iu tr C Khng ti trung tm iu tr sc khe tm thn. Lu : Nu qu v tr li "C" i vi bt k ti/trng ti no c lit k trong cc Phn t B2 n B6, bn iu kin xin min v vn cn phi xin TWIC. Nu ban u b t chi cp TWIC, qu v c nh np n xin C Khng min hay khng? 7. Ti hiu rng ti phi gi tr li giy TWIC ca mnh v a ch nu trn giy chng nhn nu ti: b truy n, b khi t, b kt n, hoc c tuyn n v ti v l do tm thn, v trng ti lit k trong cc Phn t B1 n B3; C Khng c tuyn n khng nng lc tm thn hoc b cng ch vo iu tr ti trung tm iu tr sc khe tm thn; hoc khng cn p ng cc tiu chun nhp c do tr li "C" trong Phn A5. MC II TH TC CHNG NHN Vui lng xem li v xc nhn nhng cu tr li nu trong mu n ny bng cch ghi tn v k tn km theo ngy thng. Nu qu v c tr gip/bin dch, qu v phi cung cp cc thng tin lin h ngi tr gip/bin dch phng trng hp cn s dng sau ny. i vi ngi ng n v ngi tr gip/bin dch, vic c tnh cng b nhng iu sai s tht hoc loi b thng tin quan trng trong mu n ny s b pht tin hoc pht t, hoc c hai dng hnh pht (xem mc 18 U.S.C. 1001), v s c dng lm c s bc n xin TWIC. e da tng tin; Xuyn tc, la o, hoc di tr, bao gm gi dng danh tnh v ra tin (ngoi tr vic la o phc li x hi v ghi chi phiu sai b tr li); Hi l; Bun lu; Vi phm lut nhp c;
Ngi ng n: Nhng thng tin ti nu trong mu n ny l tht, hon chnh, v ng theo s hiu bit v lng tin ca ti v nhng thng tin c cung cp vi thin . Ngi Tr Gip/Bin Dch: Ti xc nhn rng ti tr gip vic in hon chnh mu n ny theo yu cu ca ngi ng n c tn nu trn; phn tr li c a ra da trn nhng thng tin m ti bit hoc c ngi ng n cung cp cho ti; v ti c n in y cho ngi ng n nghe bng ngn ng m b y/ng y thng tho kim chng li trc khi b y/ng y k xc nhn n ny trc s chng kin ca ti.

Tn Vit Hoa ca ng n TWIC

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THNG BO V LUT BO V QUYN RING T: Quyn Hn: Quyn thu thp cc thng tin ny c quy nh mc 49 U.S.C.114, 40113, and 5103a. (Cc) Mc ch Chnh: Nhng thng tin ny cn dng xc minh danh tnh ca qu v v tin hnh th tc nh gi mc e da an ninh nhm thm nh iu kin xin giy TWIC ca qu v. Vic cung cp nhng thng tin ny, bao gm c m s ng k tnh trng ngoi kiu hoc m SSN (M S An Sinh X Hi) ca qu v, c tnh cht hon ton t nguyn; tuy nhin, vic khng cung cp nhng thng tin ny s lm chm tr v c kh nng gy cn tr i vi vic hon tt th tc nh gi mc e da an ninh ca qu v. i vi nhng c nhn hin ang l thy th hoc ang np n xin chng nhn thy th, m SSN (M S An Sinh X Hi) l thng tin bt buc, nu khng h buc phi n Trung Tm Kho Th a Phng ca Lc Lng Tun Duyn (Coast Guard Regional Exam Center) cung cp nhng thng tin ny trc khi hon tt n xin. (Cc) Mc ch S Dng Thng Thng: Nhng thng tin thng c s dng nhm cung cp cho s FBI truy lc h s tin n ca qu v; cho nh thu TSA hoc cc i l dch v khc ang cung cp dch v lin quan n th tc nh gi mc e da an ninh; n cc c quan chnh ph c lin quan nhm nhng mc ch v an ninh, th tc cp giy php, hoc thi hnh lut php; hoc nhm phc v vic bo v an ninh quc gia; v cho cc c quan thm quyn ca chnh ph quc t hoc ngoi quc theo lut php hoc tha c quc t. THNG BO V LUT MIN GIM TH TC GIY T: Thng Bo V Thi Gian Cn Dng: TSA thu thp nhng thng tin nhm xc nh t cch xin cp TWIC ca qu v. y l hot ng thu thp thng tin t nguyn, nhng vic khng cung cp nhng thng tin c th dn n vic khng th ph duyt t cch xin TWIC ca qu v. TSA c tnh rng tng thi gian trung bnh dng cho tng cu tr li lin quan n vic ly thng tin dng ng k ny l vo khong 90 pht. C quan khng c tin hnh hoc ti tr, v ngi ng n khng bt buc phi hi p li yu cu thu thp thng tin, tr trng hp h xut trnh s kim sot OMB hp l. M s kim sot c gn cho yu cu thu thp thng tin ny l OMB 1652-0047, v s ht hiu lc vo ngy 07/31/2011.

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Ti khng phi l cng dn Hoa K hoc kiu bo Hoa K, nhng thuc nhm lit k bn di v c php s hu giy TWIC. 1. 2. 3. 4. Thng tr nhn hp php ca Hoa K. Ngi t nn nhp cnh theo quy nh mc 8 U.S.C. 1157. Ngoi kiu c hng quy ch t nn theo quy nh mc 8 U.S.C. 1158. Ngoi kiu c tnh trng phi nh c M-1 hp l ng k nhp hc ti Hc Vin Hi Thng Hoa K (U.S. Merchant Marine Academy) hoc trng hng hi tng ng cp Tiu Bang. Cng dn ca Micronesia, o Quc Marshall, hoc Palau. Ti x kinh doanh vn ti c giy php c cp ti Canada hoc Mexico vn chuyn cht c hi hoc c php nhp cnh vo Hoa K kinh doanh theo quy nh mc 8 CFR 214.2(b)(4)(i)(E). Ngoi kiu c cp php lm vic khng hn ch ti Hoa K v c mt trong nhng loi th thc sau: A-1: Ngi thn trc h trong gia nh ca i S, Cng S, Ty Vin Ta Lnh S, Vin Chc C Vn, Nguyn Th Quc Gia, v c k tha c song phng; A-2: Ngi thn trc h trong gia nh ca nhn cng hoc ty vin ca chnh ph ngoi quc n Hoa K, bao gm nhn vin tr gip v h tr k thut thuc din A-1, v c k tha c song phng; A-13: Din on t gia nh; E-1: Ngi phi ngu hoc con ci ph thuc ca thng nhn nh c theo din hip nh; E-2: Ngi phi ngu ca nh u t nh c theo hip nh, hoc nhn cng ca ngi phi ngu ca h; G-1: Ngi thn trc h trong gia nh ca vin chc thng tr lm i din chnh ca chnh ph thnh vin nc ngoi c nhn vin v t chc quc t cng nhn, v c k tha c song phng; G-3: Ngi thn trc h trong gia nh ca ngi i din chnh ph nc ngoi khng thuc nc thnh vin hoc khng c c nhn vin v t chc quc t cng nhn, v c k tha c song phng; G-4: Ngi thn trc h trong gia nh ca nhn vin hoc cng chc ca t chc Quc T c tha c song phng; J-2: Ngi phi ngu hoc con ci cn nh ca du hc sinh thuc chng trnh trao i hc vin; K-3: Ngi phi ngu ca Cng Dn Hoa K (theo quy nh ca Lut LIFE); K-4: Con rut ca ngi thuc din K-3; L-2: Ngi phi ngu hoc con rut ca ngi thuc din L-1; N-8: Cha m rut ca ngoi kiu thuc din "nhp c c bit" SK-3; N-9: Con rut ca ngi thuc din N-8, SK-1, SK-2, hoc "nhp c c bit" SK-4; Ngi thn trc h trong gia nh ca ngi i din hoc vin chc ca Khi Hip c Bc i Ty Dng (NATO) c k tha c song phng v cc loi th thc sau: - NATO-1 - NATO-2 - NATO-3 - NATO-4 - NATO-5 - NATO-6 S-7: Ngi phi ngu, con gi v con trai cha lp gia nh, v cha m rut ca nhn chng hoc ngi cp tin; T-1: Nn nhn ca hot ng bun ngi nghim trng; T-2: Ngi phi ngu ca nn nhn ca hot ng bun ngi nghim trng; T-3: Con rut ca nn nhn ca hot ng bun ngi nghim trng; T-4: Cha m rut ca nn nhn ca hot ng bun ngi nghim trng (nu T-1 di 21 tui); T-5: Anh em rut di 18 tui v cha lp gia nh ca ngi thuc din T-1 di 21 tui; U-1: Nn nhn ca hnh vi ti c c th; U-2: Ngi phi ngu ca ngi thuc din U-1; U-3: Con rut ca ngi thuc din U-1; U-4: Cha m rut ca ngi thuc din U-1 (nu ngi thuc din U-1 di 21 tui); U-5: Anh em rut di 18 tui v cha lp gia nh ca ngi thuc din U-1 di 21 tui; V-1: Ngi phi ngu ca LPR - ngi hin l ngi th hng chnh ca kin ngh xin on t gia nh c trnh trc ngy 21 thng Mi Hai nm 2000, v ch xt duyt c ti thiu 3 nm; V-2: Con rut ca LPR - ngi hin l th hng chnh ca kin ngh xin th thc on t gia nh c trnh trc ngy 21 thng Mi Hai nm 2000, v ch xt duyt c ti thiu 3 nm; V-3: Con rut mi sinh ca ngi thuc din V-1 hoc V-2; HOC TPS: Tnh trng tm thi c bo v (TPS). 8. Ngoi kiu c cp php lm vic hn ch ti Hoa K v c mt trong nhng loi th thc sau: B1-OCS: Du khch n kinh doanh/khu vc thm lc a (OCS); C-1/D: Th thc kt hp dng thy th on v qu cnh; E-1 (Chnh Thc): Thng nhn nh c theo din hip nh hoc nhn cng ca thng nhn nh c theo din hip nh; E-2 (Chnh Thc): Nh u t theo din hip c thng mi, hoc nhn cng ca nh u t theo din hip c thng mi; E-3: Cng dn quc tch c hin lm vic trong lnh vc chuyn mn i hi bng cp cao, bao gm c ngi phi ngu; H-1B: Lnh vc chuyn mn i hi bng cp cao; L-1A: Nhn vin iu hnh, qun l (nhn vin thuyn chuyn trong ni b cng ty); L-1B: Chuyn gia c hiu bit chuyn su v cc lnh vc; M-3: Sinh vin quc tch Mexico hoc Canada hc cc trng khng c ni lu tr; O-1A: Ngi c nng khiu v khoa hc, ngh thut, gio dc, kinh doanh, hoc th thao; O-1B: Ngi c thnh tu c bit trong lnh vc ch phm truyn hnh v/hoc in nh; HOC TN: Th thc thng mi dnh cho cc doanh nhn ngi Canada hoc Mexico ang theo ui cc hot ng chuyn ngnh theo Tha c Mu Dch T Do Bc M (NAFTA).

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LU : Cc loi th thc cp php lm vic khng hn ch sau y khng cho php xin ly TWIC: S-5: Ngi cp tin v t chc ti phm; S-6: Ngi cp tin c lin quan n khng b; K-1: Chng hoc v sp ci ca cng dn Hoa K; HOC K-2: Con rut cn nh ca ngi thuc din K-1.

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Ti phm hnh s b loi (49 C.F.R. 1572.103)

CT A
Vic b tuyn n mt trong nhng trng ti sau y s khin ngi ng n b loi d phm ti vo thi im no, v khng t cch np n xin min. 1. 2. 3. 4. Gin ip hoc c m mu lm gin ip. Ni lon, hoc c m mu gy ni lon. Phn quc, hoc c m mu phn quc. Ti khng b lin bang theo quy nh ti mc 18 U.S.C. 2332b(g), hoc lut nh tng ng ca Tiu Bang, hoc m mu phm loi ti ny.

CT B
Vic b tuyn n mt trong nhng trng ti sau y s khin ngi ng n b loi, nu ngi ny b co buc, th nhn (bao gm trng hp khng bo cha), hoc c phn quyt v ti v l do tm thn trong thi gian 7 nm tnh t ngy n xin TWIC v trc; HOC nu ngi ng n c ra t sau kh th n trong vng 5 nm tnh t ngy n v trc. Ngi ng n c th np n xin min. 1. Tham gia cc phi v mua bn, xut khu, nhp khu, giao nhn, chuyn ch, gi i, vn chuyn, thu nhn, phn pht, thu mua, sn xut, bn li, s dng, s hu bt hp php sng cm tay hoc loi v kh khc. Sng cm tay hoc loi v kh khc bao gm, nhng khng gii hn trong phm vi, cc loi sng cm tay c quy nh mc 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(3) hoc 26 U.S.C. 5 845(a), hoc nhng loi k khai trong Danh Mc n Dc c Php Nhp Khu ca Hoa K (U.S. Munitions Import List) ti mc 27 CFR 447.21. e da tng tin. Xuyn tc, la o, hoc di tr, bao gm gi dng danh tnh v ra tin i vi trng hp hnh vi ra tin c lin can n ti c m t trong Ct A hoc B. Hnh vi la o phc li x hi v ghi chi phiu sai b tr li khng b xem l yu t cu thnh ti xuyn tc, la o, hoc di tr trong ng on ny. Hi l. Bun lu. Vi phm lut nhp c. Phn phi, c s hu nhm mc ch phn pht, hoc nhp khu dc cht cn c kim sot. t ph Bt cc hoc bt gi ngi lm con tin.

Vic b tuyn n mt trong nhng trng ti sau y s khin ngi ng n b loi d phm ti vo thi im no, v ngi ng n c th np n xin min. 5. Ti lin quan n s kin an ninh giao thng. S kin an ninh giao thng l loi s kin an ninh dn n s thit hi ng k v nhn mng, thit hi v mi trng, s sp ca h thng vn chuyn, hoc s v v kinh t phm vi nht nh, theo nh quy nh mc 46 U.S.C. 70101. T "s v v kinh t" khng bao gm vic tm dng hot ng hoc nhng ng thi khc c lin quan n nhn cng v khng lin can n khng b v bt ngun t tranh chp gia ch v nhn cng. Vn chuyn tri php loi cht c hi c theo quy nh 49 U.S.C. 5124, hoc lut nh tng ng ca Tiu Bang. Tham gia cc phi v mua bn, tng tr, xut khu, nhp khu, chuyn ch, gi i, vn chuyn, thu nhn, thu mua, sn xut, phn pht, bn li, s dng, s hu bt hp php thit b gy n hoc cht n. Cht n hoc thit b gy n bao gm cht n hoc vt liu dng lm cht n c quy nh mc 18 U.S.C. 232(5), t mc 841(c) n 841(f), v 844(j); v thit b ph hoi, theo quy nh mc 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(4) v 26 U.S.C. 5845(f). St nhn. 2. 3.

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10. Cng hip hoc c hnh vi bo lc tnh dc. 8. 9. 11. Tn cng c ch ch git ngi. C hnh vi e da hoc rc tm tuyn truyn thng tin sai lch khi bit trc u thng tin sai lch, v vn vn chuyn, sp t, hoc kch n cht n hoc thit b cht ngi khc nhng c s h tng, h thng vn chuyn cng cng, c quan chnh ph hoc tiu bang, hoc ni sinh hot cng cng. 12. Cp git. 13. Xm nhp hi cng tri php theo quy nh mc 18 U.S.C. 1036, hoc lut nh tng ng ca Tiu Bang. 14. Vi phm Lut Chng Tham Nhng v Ti Phm C T Chc, 18 U.S.C. 1961, v cc mc theo sau , hoc lut nh tng ng ca Tiu Bang, ngoi nhng iu vi phm c lit k trong Ct A, mc 10. 15. m mu hoc c tnh phm cc trng ti lit k trong Ct B.

10. Vi phm Lut Chng Tham Nhng v Ti Phm C T Chc, 18 U.S.C. 1961, v cc mc theo sau, hoc lut nh tng ng ca Tiu Bang, trong trng hp mt trong nhng ti phm c xc nhn do bi thm on tuyn n hoc do b n th nht, gm mt trong nhng ti c lit k trong Ct A. 11. Hnh vi c phm nhng ti nu trong Ct A, cc mc 1 - 4. 12. m mu hoc c phm nhng ti nu trong Ct A, cc mc 5 - 10.

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