You need 360 sea days to renew your USCG license. Is it ok to submit more than that?
Updated: Apr 12
Yes! You want to submit how many days you actually spent on the water in the last 5 years to renew your USCG license. We built an CG719S generator inside of mmseas.com that you can use if you own your own boat to create and sign perfect sea service documentation.
If you know you have less than 360 days in the last 5 years we do not recommend taking the time to track down all of your sea service documentation. Instead you just need to take an open book take home test that is emailed to you. But if you have over 360 days in the last 5 years you can report as much as you want. Side note: If you hold Any STCW, Any Radar Observer, Master of Towing, Mate (Pilot) of Towing or Tankerman your renewal is more complicated. This blog post explains what you need to do in more detail.
We hope this made your life a little easier and if you have other questions the MM-SEAS team is always here to help!
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