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Boat captains and STCW Basic

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My license states that the holder of this license meets the STCW 1995 Regulations without further endorsement. Does the BVI not recognize that? or must they see a certificate of completion for a STCW Basic Course. If it comes down to it i will complete it before I arrive along with Crowd control, Crisis management, FCC marine radio operator and vessel security officer. Does the BVI require a TWIC Card when operating charter vessels from the USVI?

Posted : May 7, 2013 10:45 pm
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Good Day! I too have my Master's license. A TWIC card was required along with my FCC marine radio operator's license to get my license from the USCG. If I may ask, what type of license do you have, and how old is it?
This website lists the requirements for various positions on the right sidebar.
Thanks, and happy sailing!8-)

Posted : May 8, 2013 12:15 am
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100 ton Near coastal, going on third issue. I have Commercial assisted towing, unlimited radar, FCC and will be adding the international requirement's as needed for the BVI. I just had questions about the STCW Basic. Not so sure I need it? Eventually someone will break the news to me that I will have to breakdown and pay 500 for the course so I have a STCW basic certificate to satisfy someone.
I'm retired Navy and have had all of that training. Currently part of a team that instructs US Navy, USCG Coxswains, in waterborne security doctrine and boat operations. We are all 1st aid and CPR certified with AED along with US Navy teaching credentials. That's about it for now just looking for info on the STCW Basic Cert. and if its needed?

Posted : May 8, 2013 12:50 am
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Contact John Holmberg - John Holmberg <
or USVI Coast Guard to answer your questions.

Posted : May 8, 2013 1:08 am
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Yes, John Holmberg is the guy to ask. Or the BVI govt.
Just because the USCG says our license is equivalent doesn't mean that the Brits believe it. I've got a 100ton Master license and will be getting an STCW also when I can get around to it.
TWICs are a US federal ID and probably don't carry much weight elsewhere.

Posted : May 8, 2013 2:52 am
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