What do I put for Body of Water on my CG-719S form?

Specify the right body of water on your CG-719S or the USCG will not give you the credit you think you are getting.

1 mins read・Aug 30, 2022
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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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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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