USCG Licensing in the Islands
For anyone looking to use a private boat to make income ? You need a license !!! It isn't hard !!! Go to your search engine and type in 46-CFR Part 10 It will bring up a site with atleast a PDF you can read or print or both. 46 CFR 10.467 will show you how to apply for an OUPV license. The other parts will tell you anything else you may want to know about licensing 😛 jmoncad1
There are two schools on island for getting a Captain's License, both for OUPV (6 pax) or a full Masters. The Captain's School is located in Red Hook and Sea School has a classroom in Compass Point Marina. Both have websites with class schedules and both have very helpful people running them who are more than happy to answer questions.
😛 VI Captain !!! I started working at sea when I went in the CG insteadd of Nam. Started running boats and it's been a good life all in all. After I got out I met Ron & Lenny from Sea School. Became a Master and Tow Boat Operator. Tugs, Towboats Supply Vessels
you say it I've been their done that. Now I.m ready to move to De Islands and do more of the same. It's been a good life and easy money. I'll be moving to the Islands in October !!!! Maybe we can share some Rum and good talk. Capt. Jim (jmoncad1)
😛 Best Friend : Jay, do you operate the web-site in your e-mail ? ? If you feel that that is where to begin please go ahead But if that is where you think you need to start, Let me tell you , you could be starting at the point of obtaining your first license.!!! As a boater you can ,with the assistance of your friends, Self certify your own time and start by getting your first license.!!!! If you have or want some career advice on the matter, Send me an E-MAIL!!! JMONCAD1@TAMPABAY.RR.COM (doesn't need to be caps) I can walk you through it and would be more than HAPPY to do so !!!!!!!!!!! Just rattle my chain. So to speak. Capt. Jim Anybody can e-mail me ! ! ! !
I want to add something here .... OUPV (or 6 pax) does not certify you to charter in the BVI. To go "international" you need a 50 ton minimum with STCW endorsement.
That being said, the BVI doesn't care. If you are in accident in the BVI the USCG will consider you in violation of Federal Regs and your insurance will be invalid.
😛 Pam I agree but if you just want to subsidise things by doing 6 in the usvi it's way ahead of nothing at all. However it does lead to a small "Master" with the STCW's for international near coastal routes. We all need to start somewhere !!!!! Capt. Jim
Yes I operate the website go.to/triplec I had no idea it showed up on here.
I'll be dropping you an email when I finish up the course on line.