SailNet Community - View Single Post - Limits of Captains authority
View Single Post
post #25 of Old 08-15-2013
Yamsailor
Yamsailor
 
Yamsailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 813
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Re: Limits of Captains authority

Mark,

There is the OUPV and there is the Masters.

Under the 72 Colregs, regardless if one has a license or not, the Captain legally calls the shots.


Quote:
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.

[Aditional info]
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

[More additional]
I see how there can be misrepresentation when websites doing the exam call it a captains license:
Get your U.S. Coast Guard Captain's License Online - 25% OFF!


There isn't a device on this world that can measure the indifference I have for that statement.
Yamsailor is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome