Course Number : 1755
Course Length : 16 hours

Minimum Class Size : 2
Maximum Class Size : 6

Price: $400.00

Please bring picture ID on first day of class


Any applicant who has successfully completed the Apprentice Mate (Steersman) Upgrade (MIDATL-33) course, and presents the Certificate of Training within one year of the completion of training, will satisfy the examination requirements of 46 CFR 11.466(a) for original issuance, or 46 CFR 10.277(e)(2) for renewal of an endorsement as Apprentice Mate (Steersman) of Towing Vessels (Near Coastal or Inland); provided, applicant is endorsed as Master of less than 200 GT); OR, have satisfied the examination requirements for Master of less than 200 GT within the previous 12 months.

Upon completion of instruction and examinations, each student shall have a good understanding of the subjects that pertain to a mariner in training to become master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels or master of towing vessels.

License progression comes about through the use of licenses as apprentice mate (steersman) and mate (pilot) of towing vessels. After suitable service on towing vessels a mariner will undergo examination by the Coast Guard, and, if successful, receive a license as apprentice mate (steersman).

After training and assessment, mariner will receive a license as mate (pilot) of towing vessels. To progress from apprentice mate (steersman) to mate (pilot) of towing vessel a mariner needs to complete either— (1) an on-the-job training program documented in a TOAR or, (2) an approved training course [see 46 CFR 11.465(f)].

Recommended Study Material:

Modern Towing 1989 John S. Blank III . Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers
Primer of Towing, Third Edition 2004 George H. Reid. Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers


Upcoming Course Dates:

04/06/2017 - 04/07/2017

06/01/2017 - 06/02/2017

07/06/2017 - 07/07/2017

09/07/2017 - 09/08/2017

10/12/2017 - 10/13/2017

Class Start Times:

Day Classes: 8:00 a.m.

Night Classes: 4:00 p.m.


Check-in Time Starts at:

7:00 a.m. for Day Classes

3:00 p.m. for Night Classes


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Required Course Tools:

  1. Weems and Plath 15 $20.00
  2. Weems and Plath Ultralight Divider/Compass #176 $23.00
  3. Texas Instruments TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator $16.00
  4. Weems and Plath Triangle #101 (2 Triangles are required) $15.00
  5. Weems and Plath Nautical Slide Rule #105 $23.00

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