Upgrade OUPV To Master 100 Tons:
Any applicant who has successfully completed the Upgrade OUPV to Master 100 Tons (MarTow-530) course and presents your Certificate of Training within one year of the completion of training, will satisfy all examination requirements for upgrade of a merchant mariner credential from OUPV Near Coastal, or Great Lakes and Inland Waters to a credential of Master of Vessels less than 100 gross registered tons upon Near Coastal, or Great Lakes & Inland Waters; OR, increase the scope of a credential of Master of Vessels of less than 100 gross registered tons upon Great Lakes and Inland Waters to Master of Vessels of less than 100 gross registered tons upon Near Coastal Waters. The course completion certificate issued upon successful completion of this course is valid for one application which results in the issuance of an endorsement.
Requirements for the 100 ton Masters License?
There are 4 different Masters Licenses a mariner may qualify for such as the Master Inland or Master Near Coastal. Both the amount of sea service time and the size vessels you have been on will influence the license you are eligible for. Masters licenses are tonnage rated at 25 GT (gross tons), 50 GT, or 100 GT. The tonnage you are awarded is determined by the size vessels you've gained experience on in the last 3 years. You are not required to advance through the different licenses one at a time. If you meet the USCG requirements for the master 100GT Near Coastal, you'll get that license as your first license. The 4 types of up to 100GT Masters licenses are listed below along with the requirements: