My 100 ton captains license course certificate says I'm qualified for Near Coastal and Inland. Am I?

Confused about a 100-ton captain's license? Learn how sea time and USCG training affect your eligibility for Near Coastal and Inland waters.

1 mins read・May 19, 2022
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Maybe! Your USCG approved training is one part of qualifying for the license. Your sea time is the actual part that determines what you can get.

100 Ton Near Coastal Master

For a Near Coastal Master you need 720 total sea days, 360 of which have to be outside of the breakwater past the safe water buoy (Near Coastal). Then the size of the vessels determine what tonnage you are qualified for.

Here's the 100 ton Near Coastal Captains license checklist from the USCG

100 Ton Inland Master

For an Inland Master you need 360 sea days. Then the size of the vessels determine what tonnage you are qualified for.

Here's the 100 ton Inland Captains license checklist from the USCG

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Nate Gilman
Nate Gilman

Nate has over 15 years of professional maritime experience and has hawsepiped his way to a 3rd Mate Unlimited Endorsement with full STCW compliance. He is proud veteran of the NOAA Commissioned Corps.

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