re: USCG 6 Pack License
I've recently(well in the last year) have fulfilled all requirements for my 25 ton OUPV.
This what you'll have to do to:
Pass the exam...highly recommend taking a course
They test you on site. $1000 depending on where you live I took it in Sausalito and decided to stay at a hotel rather than commute.
Pass a stringent Physical , 9 pages to be exact
Aquire a CPR first aid certificate $85
Submitt 3 letters of recommendation
Aquire a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Card) ID card $135 basically your background check from Homeland Security
Pass a Drug test (note the drug test must be within the last 6 months)
Submit your sea time documentation ( note you can use your own vessel for this but I recommend aquiring as much sea time as possible on other boats. You will need CF numbers boat owners signature and contact info. 360 life time 90 of the 360 in the last 3 years. "Sea days" is minimum 4-6 hours underway.) if using your own vessel for part of your sea time you will need to show proof of ownership of said vessel during the time of its use ie insurance documents, bill of sale etc...
You have 1 year once you have passed the exam to submit your application to the coastguard $148
I would also recommend submitting your application in person at the nearest coastguard regional center.
Your basically joining the merchant marines which allows for you to apply for employment on freighters etc...
Overall it cost around $3000
1976 Cal 34 mk2
Last edited by CaptainRahnn; 02-12-2014 at 06:52 AM.