Any applicant completing your Towing Officer Assessment (MIDATL-704) course, and presenting his or her Towing Officer Assessment Record within one year of completion of the assessments, will satisfy: the practical assessment requirements of 46 CFR 10.227 (d)(8)(D)(vi)(A) for renewal of an endorsement as master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels; AND the following Towing Officer Assessments from Enclosure (3) of NVIC-4-01 for endorsement as master or mate (pilot) of towing vessels for all modes of towing for Oceans, Near Coastal, and Great Lakes-Inland waters:
D.1 Maneuvering light boat
D.2 Maneuver tow in high wind
D.3 Make tow
D.4 Break tow
D.5 Dock and undock light boat
D.6 Dock and sail the tow as directed by the master
D.7. Maneuver a tow under way
D.7.a a. in port
D.7.b b. at sea
D.8 Transition to or from towing, pushing and alongside modes
D.9 Anchor the tow (if applicable)
This Practical Demonstration of competence either is primarily for Masters of Towing Vessels whose Masters of Towing Endorsements is up for renewal or has expired. This Program may also be used to be signed off on the Maneuvering tasks within the Towing Officer Assessment Record, for those individuals who do not have the opportunity to prove competence in those areas aboard a vessel. These practical demonstrations of competence are done with the latest in simulation technology in front of an experienced Designated Examiner. This program has been USCG approved to satisfy the practical demonstration requirements of 46 CFR 10.227 (d)(8)(vi)(A) for renewal of an endorsement of Master or Mate (Pilots) of Towing Vessels.
Upcoming Course Dates:
Call for Class Availability
Class Starts at: 8:00 a.m.
Check-in Time Starts at: 7:00 a.m.
Required Course Tools:
No Tools required for this course