Towing Vessel Endorsement Grandfathering

For those with towing experience who have not obtained an endorsement as master or mate of towing vessels, the new regulations have reopened grandfathering options.  See 46 CFR 11.463(d) or NVIC 02-14, Enclosure 1.

Similar options are available for mariners who operated towing vessels in the offshore oil and mineral industry prior to October 15, 2010.  See 46 CFR 11.463(e) or NVIC 02-14, Enclosure 1.