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Master Upgrade And/or Assistance Tow Inland Great Lakes And Near Coastal Sturgeon Bay, WI Feb 23,24,25 - 2024

Master Upgrade and/or Assistance Tow Inland, Great Lakes or Near Coastal, Sturgeon Bay, WI Feb 23,24,25 - 2024.  Master course is not required for assistance tow

All registrations are made at Explorers Guide


Feb/23/2024 -  Feb/25/2024
08 am04 -  05 pm04

Event description:

Upgrade To Master 100 Ton Inland, Great Lakes; Upgrade To Master 100 Tons Near Coastal. Friday 1pm - 5:30pm.  Sat and Sun 8am - 5:30pm 

Assistance Tow endorsement Friday Feb. 23 8am to 1pm.  Master course is not required for tow.

 It is important when registering to pick the correct credentials inland Great lakws VS Near Coastal. This is based on Sea Service. There are different Exams

This credentials lets you operate an INSPECTED VESSEL for the approved route and tonnage. 

 Location: Sturgeon Bay City Hall 421 Michigan St. Sturgeon Bay, WI

Date: Feb 23-25, 2024 

Master - one 50-question exam will be give late on Sunday afternoon. 

Assistance Tow - one 20 question exam

 The Masters Upgrade course provides an opportunity to those with a valid OUPV License to raise their grade to a Masters.

 The tonnage you will get depends on the tonnage of the vessel you served on.

 Sea service is the same as the oupv for the Inland Great Lakes however the Near Coastal required 720 days with 360 on the Great Lakes or NC waters. 

The license allows you to operate both inspected and uninspected vessels with a gross tonnage up to 100 tons, and is required by the USCG for any inspected vessel certified to carry more than 6 passengers for hire. Needed for tour boats, head boats, dive operators, and more.

  Course Fee: $360 for Master. Includes course materials, instruction, proctored 50-question exam, and Certificate of Completion. Course length is 20 hrs for NC and 14 hrs for Inland Great Lakes.

Course Fee for Assistance Tow: $110

  Registration is made on our Explorers Guide Midwest division website. 

Assistance tow will be taught on Friday prior to the Master course and is open to anyone.  Master course is not required for assistance tow



Master Topics include: Block and tackle, stability, rules and regulations for inspected boats, safety drill, ships construction, fire fighting, weather, and more.

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