Mate 200 GRT Great Lakes/Inland: Domestic
The Mate Less than 200 Great Lakes/Inland credential allows its holder to act as Mate on US Inspected and Uninspected Vessels less than 200 GRT on the Great Lakes and Inland waters, except towing vessels.
If the credential is endorsed for sail, the Mate may act within the area and tonnage restrictions of the credential on sailing vessels.
Service Requirements for Mate 200 Inland:
- Six months in the deck deparment of self-propelled vessels. To obtain authority to serve on the Great Lakes, 3 months of the required service must have been on Grtet Lakes waters; otherwise the endorsement will be limited to the inland waters of the US (excluding the Great Lakes).
- Sail Endorsement: In order to obtain a domestic officer endorsement for sail or auxiliary sail vessels, the applicant must submit evidence of 3 months of service on sail or auxiliary sail vessels. A mariner holding an endorsement as master of self-propelled vessels may be endorsed as mate of sail or auxiliary sail vessels upon presentation of 3 months service on sail or auxiliary sail vessels.
- The holder of a license or MMC endorsement as operator of inland uninspected passenger vessels may obtain this endorsement by successfully completing an examination on rules and regulations for small passenger vessels. To obtain authority to serve on the Great Lakes, 3 months of the required service must have been on Great Lakes waters; otherwise the endorsement will be limited to the inland waters of the US (excluding the Great Lakes).
- To obtain a tonnage endorsement for 100 GRT or more, the applicant must complete an additional examination.
Note that the current licensing system refers to this license as Mate Not More than 200 GRT. The proposed system rewords this license to read Mate Less Than 200 GRT.
Examination and Assessments:
The examination for the Master 200 Oceans is described in the Deck Examination Guide Section 4.3.3.
(Reference 46 CFR 11.454)
NMC Checklist for Mate 200 Great Lakes/Inland