You worked hard to get your Masters Inland/Great Lakes credentials. Now you get a chance to work in Florida or other near coastal waters. To legally do this, you need to upgrade your license. What are your options?
You could redo the 24-hour Masters course, but a better option is Explorers Guide Online’s 8-hour Increase in Scope course.
If you have 720 days of sea service of which 360 are on the Great Lakes or near coastal waters, you can now upgrade your 100 Ton Masters license to near coastal waters. Explorer’s Guide Online now offers a National Maritime Center approved 8-hour class covering the required topics needed to increase the scope of your license.
Topics Modules Include: Ocean Currents, MARPOL, Other International Instruments, Weather Charts, and Receiving Survivors from lifeboats/life rafts. If you have a colregs restriction on your license, you will need International Rules of the Road.
Fee: Includes course access, one sitting of the final proctored exams, and Certificate of Completion.
Required sea service – 720 days of which 360 days are Great lakes or near coastal and 90 days in the last 3 years.
Exams: Deck General 50 questions, 70% correct; Navigation General 50-questions 70% correct. If you have a colregs restriction on you credentials, you will need to take the 50-questions 90% Navigation Rules of the Road exams. To avoid taking the rules exam, we will need to see credential page with your endorsements.
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