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Licensed Occupation
Licensed Occupation      (United States)

License Description:
The navigation of a vessel and management of the deck department is the responsibility of the Deck Officers. Deck officers' licenses are issued by grade (e.g., Master, Chief Mate, Second Mate, Third Mate, Mate and Operator), any vessel type restrictions (e.g. Uninspected Fishing Industry or Uninspected Passenger vessels), means of propulsion (Steam, Motor, Sail or Auxiliary Sail), vessel tonnage (from not more than 5 to any gross register tons), and route (e.g., Inland, Great Lakes, Near Coastal or Oceans). Further information can be found at the United States Coast Guard website http://www.uscg.mil/stcw/index.htm and the Federal Code of Regulations (46CFR10) at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_02/46cfr10_02.html.

License Agency:
United States Coast Guard National Maritime Center
2100 2nd St., SW
Washington DC 20593-0001

Source: CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL).
Note: Information on licensed occupations is gathered in each state by Labor Market Information units under a grant from USDOL. States are required to submit updated license information once every two years.