What do I put for Body of Water on my CG-719S form?
Write a general description of the body of water(s) where you acquired your sea days.
Some examples of bodies of water are Pacific Ocean, Columbia River, Puget Sound, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, and Buzzard's Bay.
How is this used?
The Coast Guard uses the description as part of the process to determine whether sea days are credited as Near Coastal, Great Lakes, or Inland. All descriptions of waters that do not qualify as Great Lakes or near coastal are considered “inland” for the purposes of evaluation.
What if I leave it blank?
With no information to determine where the sea days took place, the Coast Guard will likely consider all of the days as Inland.
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