Subpart A General
Subpart B General Requirements for Officer Endorsements
Subpart C Stcw Officer Endorsements
Subpart D Professional Requirements for National Deck Officer Endorsements
Subpart E Professional Requirements for National Engineer Officer Endorsements
Subpart F Credentialing of Radio Officers
Subpart G Professional Requirements for Pilots
Subpart H Registration of Staff Officers and Miscellaneous Endorsements
Subpart I Subjects of Examinations
Subpart J Recognition of Other Parties’ Stcw Certificates
Subpart K Officers On a Passenger Ship When On an International Voyage

Terms Used In 46 CFR Part 11

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Approved: means approved by the Coast Guard. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Approved training: means training that is approved by the Coast Guard or meets the requirements of §10. 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
  • Boatswain: means the leading seaman and immediate supervisor of deck crew who supervises the maintenance of deck gear. 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
  • Credential: means any or all of the following:

    (1) Merchant mariner's document. See 46 CFR 10.107

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deck department: means the department aboard a ship responsible for navigation, cargo, command, and control functions. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • 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
  • Employment assigned to: means the total period of time a person is assigned to work on MODUs, including time spent ashore as part of normal crew rotation. 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
  • Evaluation: means processing an application, from the point of receipt to approval or denial of the application, including review of all documents and records submitted with an application as well as those obtained from public records and databases. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fails a chemical test for dangerous drugs: means that the result of a chemical test conducted under 49 CFR part 40 was reported as "positive" by a Medical Review Officer because the chemical test indicated the presence of a dangerous drug at a level equal to or exceeding the levels established in 49 CFR part 40. 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
  • IMO: means the International Maritime Organization. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Inland waters: means the navigable waters of the United States shoreward of the Boundary Lines as described in part 7 of this chapter, excluding the Great Lakes, and, for towing vessels, excluding the Western Rivers. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Management level: means the level of responsibility associated with--

    (1) Serving as master, chief mate, chief engineer officer or second engineer officer onboard a seagoing ship. 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
  • Medical Certificate: means a certificate issued by the Coast Guard under 46 CFR part 10, subpart C that serves as proof that the seafarer meets the medical and physical standards for merchant mariners. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Month: means 30 days, for the purpose of complying with the service requirements of this subchapter. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • National officer endorsement: means an annotation on an MMC that allows a mariner to serve in the capacities listed in §10. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oceans: means the waters seaward of the Boundary Lines as described in 46 CFR part 7. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Officer endorsement: means an annotation on an MMC that allows a mariner to serve in the capacities listed in §10. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • On location: means that a mobile offshore drilling unit is bottom bearing or moored with anchors placed in the drilling configuration. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Operational level: means the level of responsibility associated with--

    (1) Serving as officer in charge of a navigational or engineering watch, or as designated duty engineer for periodically unmanned machinery spaces, or as radio operator onboard a seagoing ship. See 46 CFR 10.107

  • Orally assisted examination: means an examination as described in 46 CFR, part 11, subpart I of this subchapter administered orally and documented by a Coast Guard examiner. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Pilot of towing vessels: means a qualified officer of a towing vessel operated only on inland routes. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Practical demonstration: means the performance of an activity under the direct observation of a designated examiner or qualified assessor for the purpose of establishing that the performer is sufficiently proficient in a practical skill to meet a specified standard of competence or other objective criterion. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Propulsion power: means the total maximum continuous-rated output power of the main propulsion machinery of a vessel determined by the manufacturer, in either kilowatts or horsepower, which appears on the ship's Certificate of Registry or other official document and excludes thrusters and other auxiliary machinery. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public lands: means any lands and interest in lands owned by the United States and administered by the Secretary of the Interior through BLM without regard to how the United States acquired ownership, except lands held for the benefit of Indians, Aleuts, and Eskimos. See 43 CFR 3601.5
  • Raise of grade: means an increase in the level of authority and responsibility associated with an officer or rating endorsement, such as from mate to master or second assistant engineer to first assistant engineer. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Rating endorsement: is an annotation on an MMC that allows a mariner to serve in those capacities set out in §10. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Rivers: means a river, canal, or other similar body of water designated as such by the Coast Guard. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Seagoing service: means service onboard a ship/vessel relevant to the issue of a credential or other qualification. 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
  • Senior company official: means the president, vice president, vice president for personnel, personnel director, or similarly titled or responsible individual, or another employee designated in writing by one of these individuals for the purpose of certifying employment. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Ship: means a vessel using any mode of propulsion, including sail and auxiliary sail. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Staff officer: means a person who holds an MMC with an officer endorsement listed in §10. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Standard of competence: means the level of proficiency to be achieved for the proper performance of duties onboard vessels according to national and international criteria. 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
  • STCW endorsement: means an annotation on an MMC that allows a mariner to serve in those capacities under §10. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Training program: means a combination of training, practical assessment, and service which provides an individual with all or part of the necessary knowledge, understanding, and proficiency required for a specific qualification. See 46 CFR 10.107
  • Underway: means that a vessel is not at anchor, made fast to the shore, or aground. 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
  • Year: means 360 days for the purpose of complying with the service requirements of this subchapter. See 46 CFR 10.107