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Re: Limits of Captains authority

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Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife View Post
Maybe the confusion in the USA is because they think the license to drive a boat makes them a "Captain"?

What does the actual license say?


In the rest of the world the word 'captain' is never used in the license to drive a boat.

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I've just checked the net and in the USA there is no such thing, that I can find, that makes one a Captain.

The most common is the 6-pack license:



So that person is not a Captain, merely a vessel Operator.
If there is another type of license often used then lets have a look at it

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I see how there can be misrepresentation when websites doing the exam call it a captains license:
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So I went through all that crap for nothing? Well at least I learned that True Virgins Make Dull Companions. I can still see my instructor, an old crusty salt, blush like a school girl when he explained the mnemonic. I was the only gal in the classroom full of guys. I didn't see what the big embarrassment was all about, they are.
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