Operating & Environmental Standards

2/17/2017: NVIC 01-17 Guidelines on qualification for Nat’l & STCW endorsements for service as mate on OSVs

This Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) provides guidance on qualification for and renewal of national officer endorsements as mate and STCW endorsements as officer in charge of a navigational watch of vessels of 500 GT or more (OICNW) for service on offshore supply vessels (OSVs).

The Coast Guard will use this NVIC and 46 CFR Part 11 to establish whether mariners are qualified to hold national officer and STCW endorsements authorizing service as mate and/or OICNW on OSVs.

View NVIC 01-17 for full details.


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