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Captain quals in the Caribbean

Discussion in 'Licensing & Education' started by JeffG, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. JeffG

    JeffG New Member

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    Can anyone tell me any, or hopefully all, of the islands, will accept a USCG Master Captions License is accepted to work in the Caribbean? I have searched a ton of websites with no luck getting any information. I'm wanting to move down to the islands and look for a job as a boat captain.

    Thanks,
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    olderboater Senior Member

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    Do you have your STCW Officer Endorsement? If so, you're fine. If not, you're only licensed for the US. What license do you hold?
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    Just a USCG Master 100 Ton. I have just started looking into an STCW Basic which I'm willing to do if necessary but I doubt I can get the Officer Endorsement from what I can tell. At least not now, but again, I'm willing to put the work in. I am looking to do this in 18 to 24 months so that is why I'm looking into this now.
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    Well, you must have the STCW Endorsement to work outside the US, the appropriate endorsement based on the position.

    The CG site has a checklist of what is required to get it. Or you can call a school and give them the information on your current license and your sea time and they'll advise you.

    Here is a link to the checklist.

    http://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/NMC/pdfs/checklists/mcp_fm_nmc5_208_web.pdf?ver=2017-08-31
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    Thank you very much.

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