Nautical School in partnership with Explorers Guide Maritime Academy are offeringthe following courses. When you enroll with us, we provide the study materials and login information. When completed first check with Brenda at Explorers Guide to make sure you are ready to test, then schedule the exam with Nautical School and Capt Bill. The exams must be taken at Nautical Schools facilities.
Auxiliary Sail Endorsement Online
This course fulfills the USCG requirements for an Auxiliary Sail Endorsement on a Masters license. All sailboat captains holding a Master’s license must also hold an Auxiliary Sail Endorsement (sailboat with engine).Four hour class.
Topics include: Why Boats Fly, Commands, Parts of a Sailboat, Types of Sailing Vessels, Rules of the Road
Student workbook is downloaded from the course
As with all online courses, the final 20-question exams must be proctored. This will be done at the Nautical Schools facilities.
Assistance Towing Endorsement
An assistance towing endorsement is designed for boat captains who would like to be able to tow disabled vessel for a fee. Captains are required by the uscg to hold an assistance towing endorsement on their captains license to be able to assist vessels that have run aground, are disabled, or have run out of fuel.
Online: 24/7 availability, 4 hours of course work + proctored exam
Topics include: Towing Equipment, Towing Forces
Able Seaman with Lifeboatman Survival Exam Online.
This Able Seaman course is 40 hrs worht on instruction. There are two 50-question exams plus a knot practical which must be done at a proctor site at Nautical School.
The course satisfies examination requirements 46 CFR 12.405(a) for the "Deck General and Navigation General,"' "Deck Safety and Rules of the Road;" AND the "Practical Marlinspike Seamanship Demonstration" requirement 46 CFR 12.405(c); AND the written "Survival Craft" examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.409 for any endorsement as Able Seaman restricted to vessels without lifeboats.
However, you will have to show proof of 46 cfr 12.409 General requirements for lifeboatman-limited endorsements. 4) The practical demonstration must consist of a demonstration of the applicant's ability to—(i) Take charge of a rescue boat, liferaft, or other lifesaving apparatus during and after launch; (ii) Operate a rescue boat engine; (iii) Manage a survival craft and survivors after abandoning ship; (iv) Safely recover rescue boats; and (v) Use locating and communication devices.
Topics include: Marlinspike Seamanship, Shipboard Terminology, Rules of the Road, Aids to Navigation, Watchstanding & Helmsman Duties, Ship Construction, Cargo Handling & Stowage, Anchoring and Mooring, Fire Firefighting, Towing, Deck Maintenance, Shipboard Emergencies, and
Enjoy the Classes. - Capt Bill and Capt Gary