Upon successful completion of this OUPV to Master 100 ton Upgrade course, and completion of the sea service experience requirements, the applicant will be able to take responsibility for the safety of a small passenger vessel and its passengers, be aware of their obligations under Coast Guard regulations concerning safety and protection of the environment and be able to take practical measures to meet those obligations.
This USCG approved course will satisfy the exam requirements for the upgrade of a valid OUPV Inland or Near Coastal to Master 100-ton or less with the same route.
– 100-ton limitation requires either 50% of the required experience on vessels over 34-tons OR 25% of the required experience on vessels over 50-tons.
– The sea service requirements for Master 100-ton is:
– 360-days for an Inland route.
– 720-days (including 360-days on oceans) for a Near Coastal Route.
In this three day class instruction will include applied facets of seamanship, including Rules of the Road, Radio Operation, Survival Techniques, Distress Signaling, Boating Terminology, Boat Equipment, Use of Flares, Use of Life Jackets, Techniques of Seamanship, Anchoring, Aids to Navigation, Boat Registration, Navigation, Knot Tying, Firefighting and more.
At the conclusion of the course, students will take Northwest Maritime Academy’s exam. The test is based on the course material.
The requirements for this license are:
- 18 years of age
– 360 days of underway boating experience (90 of these days in the last 3 years)
– Drug screen
- Current CPR/First Aid
– TWIC card (U.S. government security clearance)
– Successful completion of comprehensive exam at USCG or
– Certificate of completion of Northwest Maritime Academy’s hour approved course and exam in lieu of going to the Coast Guard to take their exam.
Additional Materials needed for this course:
- Parallel Ruler
- TSD Wheel
Upgrade OUPV to Master 100-ton Course Schedule
Morning lessons are scheduled from 0800 to Noon and afternoon lessons are scheduled from 1300 to 1700; two 15-minute breaks are scheduled each day, one morning and one afternoon as time allows.
The minimum length of this course is 24 hours over three consecutive days. Some students may require addition time to meet the course objectives.