(a) National officer endorsements. The following national officer endorsements are established in part 11 of this subchapter. The endorsements indicate that an individual holding a valid MMC with this endorsement is qualified to serve in that capacity and the endorsement has been issued under the requirements contained in part 11 of this subchapter:

Terms Used In 46 CFR 10.109

  • Able seafarer-deck: means a rating qualified in accordance with the provisions of Regulation II/5 of the STCW Convention. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Able seafarer-engine: means a rating qualified in accordance with the provisions of Regulation III/5 of the STCW Convention. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Assistance towing: means towing a disabled vessel for consideration. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Barge: means a non-self propelled vessel as defined in 46 U. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Chemical tanker: means a tank vessel that is certificated to carry or carries chemicals in bulk as cargo or cargo residue. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Chief engineer: means the senior engineer responsible for the mechanical propulsion and the operation and maintenance of the mechanical and electrical installations of the vessel. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Chief mate: means the deck officer next in rank to the master and upon whom the command of the vessel will fall in the event of incapacity of the master. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Electro-technical officer: means an officer qualified in accordance with the provisions of Regulation III/6 of the STCW Convention. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Electro-technical rating: means a rating qualified in accordance with the provisions of Regulation III/7 of the STCW Convention. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Endorsement: is a statement of a mariner's qualifications and, for the purposes of this chapter, includes only those endorsements listed in §10. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Engine department: means the department aboard a ship responsible for the main propulsion and auxiliary systems, and other mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and refrigeration systems, including deck machinery and cargo-handling equipment. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • First assistant engineer: means the engineer officer next in rank to the chief engineer and upon whom the responsibility for the mechanical propulsion and the operation and maintenance of the mechanical and electrical installations of the vessel will fall in the event of the incapacity of the chief engineer. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Lifeboatman: means a mariner who is qualified to take charge of, lower, and operate survival craft and related survival equipment on a vessel. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Lifeboatman-Limited: means a mariner who is qualified to take charge of, lower, and operate liferafts, rescue boats, and other survival equipment on vessels where lifeboats are not installed. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Liquefied gas tanker: means a tank vessel that is certificated to carry or carries liquefied gases in bulk as cargo or cargo residue. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Master: means the officer having command of a vessel. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Mate: means a qualified officer in the deck department other than the master. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Oil tanker: means a tank vessel that is certificated to carry or carries oil in bulk as cargo or cargo residue. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Second engineer officer: means an engineer officer next in rank to the chief engineer officer and upon whom the responsibility for the mechanical propulsion and the operation and maintenance of the mechanical and electrical installations of the ship will fall in the event of the incapacity of the chief engineer officer. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • STCW: means the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (incorporated by reference, see §10. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • STCW Code: means the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (incorporated by reference, see §10. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Tankerman assistant: means a person holding a valid "Tankerman-Assistant" endorsement on his or her MMC. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Tankerman engineer: means a person holding a valid "Tankerman-Engineer" endorsement on his or her MMC. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Unlimited: means an annotation on an MMC authorizing service on vessels of any tonnage or any propulsion power. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Vessel personnel with designated security duties: means a person, excluding the designated security officer (e. See 46 CFR 10.107

(1) Master.

(2) Chief mate.

(3) Second mate.

(4) Third mate.

(5) Mate.

(6) Master of towing vessels.

(7) Master of towing vessels, limited.

(8) Mate (pilot) of towing vessels.

(9) Apprentice mate (Steersman).

(10) Apprentice mate (Steersman), limited.

(11) Assistance towing.

(12) Offshore installation manager (OIM).

(13) Barge supervisor (BS).

(14) Ballast control operator (BCO).

(15) Operator of uninspected passenger vessels (OUPV).

(16) Master of uninspected fishing industry vessels.

(17) Mate of uninspected fishing industry vessels.

(18) Master (OSV).

(19) Chief mate (OSV).

(20) Mate (OSV).

(21) Chief engineer.

(22) Chief engineer (limited).

(23) First assistant engineer.

(24) Second assistant engineer.

(25) Third assistant engineer.

(26) Assistant engineer (limited).

(27) Designated duty engineer (DDE).

(28) Chief engineer (OSV).

(29) Assistant engineer (OSV).

(30) Chief engineer MODU.

(31) Assistant engineer MODU.

(32) Chief engineer uninspected fishing industry vessels.

(33) Assistant engineer uninspected fishing industry vessels.

(34) Radio officer.

(35) First-class pilot.

(36) Chief purser.

(37) Purser.

(38) Senior assistant purser.

(39) Junior assistant purser.

(40) Medical doctor.

(41) Professional nurse.

(42) Marine physician assistant.

(43) Hospital corpsman.

(44) High-speed craft type rating.

(45) Radar observer.

(b) National rating endorsements. The following national rating endorsements are established in part 12 of this subchapter. The endorsements indicate that an individual holding a valid MMC with this endorsement is qualified to serve in that capacity and the endorsement has been issued under the requirements contained in part 12 of this subchapter:

(1) Able seaman:

(i) Unlimited;

(ii) Limited;

(iii) Special;

(iv) Special (OSV);

(v) Sail; and

(vi) Fishing industry.

(2) Ordinary seaman.

(3) Qualified member of the engine department (QMED), including the following specialty endorsements:

(i) Oiler;

(ii) Fireman/Watertender;

(iii) Junior engineer;

(iv) Pumpman/Machinist; and

(v) Electrician/Refrigerating engineer.

(4) Lifeboatman.

(5) Lifeboatman-Limited.

(6) Wiper.

(7) Steward’s department.

(8) Steward’s department (F.H.).

(9) Cadet (deck or engine).

(10) Student observer.

(11) Apprentice engineer.

(12) Apprentice mate.

(c) The following ratings are established in part 13 of this subchapter. The national endorsements indicate that an individual holding a valid MMC with this endorsement is qualified to serve in that capacity and the endorsement has been issued under the requirements contained in part 13 of this subchapter:

(1) Tankerman-PIC.

(2) Tankerman-PIC (Barge).

(3) Restricted Tankerman-PIC.

(4) Restricted Tankerman-PIC (Barge).

(5) Tankerman assistant.

(6) Tankerman engineer.

(d) STCW endorsements. The following STCW endorsements are issued according to the STCW Convention, the STCW Code, and parts 11, 12, and 13 of this subchapter. The endorsements indicate that an individual holding a valid MMC with this endorsement is qualified to serve in that capacity and the endorsement has been issued under the requirements contained in parts 11, 12 or 13 of this subchapter as well as the STCW Convention and STCW Code (incorporated by reference, see §10.103 of this subpart):

(1) Master.

(2) Chief mate.

(3) Officer in charge of a navigational watch (OICNW).

(4) Chief engineer officer.

(5) Second engineer officer.

(6) Officer in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engineroom or designated duty engineer in a periodically unmanned engineroom (OICEW).

(7) Electro-technical officer (ETO).

(8) Rating forming part of a navigational watch (RFPNW).

(9) Able seafarer-deck.

(10) Rating forming part of an engineering watch in a manned engineroom or designated to perform duties in a periodically unmanned engineroom (RFPEW).

(11) Able seafarer-engine.

(12) Electro-technical rating.

(13) Basic training (BT).

(14) Advanced firefighting.

(15) Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats (PSC).

(16) Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats–limited (PSC–limited).

(17) Proficiency in fast rescue boats.

(18) Person in charge of medical care.

(19) Medical first-aid provider.

(20) GMDSS at-sea maintainer.

(21) GMDSS operator.

(22) Advanced oil tanker cargo operation.

(23) Advanced chemical tanker cargo operation.

(24) Advanced liquefied gas tanker cargo operation.

(25) Basic oil and chemical tanker cargo operation.

(26) Basic liquefied gas tanker cargo operation.

(27) Vessel Security Officer.

(28) Vessel personnel with designated security duties.

(29) Security awareness.

(30) High-speed craft (HSC) type rating certificate.

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