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(OUPV)- Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels

(Charter boat captain's license or Six Pack)

License Description

The OUPV license allows the transport of up to six passengers on an uninspected vessel.

Two licenses:
OUPV Inland: Allows operation of an uninspected vessel carrying up to six passengers on inland waters only.
Near Coastal: Allows operation of an uninspected vessel carrying up to six passengers up to 100 miles off shore.

Great Lakes Endorsement: If you have 90 days of your total sea time on the Great Lakes, you will be eligible for this endorsement

USCG Approved OUPV

All testing is done with The Captain School.
You DO NOT test with the Coast Guard.

Certification

Upon successful completion (attendance and passing required exams), you will receive a diploma from The Captain School. Students send diploma and application to the U.S. Coast Guard REC, along with your USCG Application to receive your USCG License. (You have up to 1 year to submit your application to the Coast Guard from the date on your diploma.)

Eligibility Requirements

USCG Application
Age: 18 years old

Sea Experience:

OUPV Inland
360 days* operating a small vessel
90 days of the 360 must be within the last 3 years.

OUPV Near Coastal
360 days* operating a small vessel
90 days of the 360 must be upon near coastal waters beyond the Boundary Line.
90 days of the 360 must be within the last 3 years.

* A "day" is defined as more than 4 hours away from the dock.

Upcoming Classes

2018 COURSES 

September

10-22 OUPV Captains License (Nights / Weekend) $800 

23-27 STCW Basic Training (5 Days) $1200

24-28 Upgrade To Master (5 Nights) $300

29 Sail / Tow Endorsements (8-12) (1-5) $125

October

22-Nov 3 OUPV Captains License (Nights / Weekend) $800

22-26 STCW Basic Training (5 Days) $1200

October St. Croix

15-25 OUPV Captains License ST. CROIX $900 

24-28 Upgrade To Master  ST. CROIX  $400

29 Sail / Tow Endorsements  ST. CROIX 

(More Dates Coming Soon)

Dates Subject to Change

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Training Flow Chart

Certifications Required for Crew-

Working on 6 passenger boats in the USVI

-CPR & First Aid

-Random Drug Testing Program

-add TWIC (from TSA) if entering secure port areas in US & BVI

Working on 6 Passenger Boats in the BVI

-add: STCW Basic Safety Training

Working On Vessels with more than 12 passengers in BVI

-add: STCW Crowd Managment

-add TWIC (from TSA)

Additional: Helpful but not required by Law

-STCW Crisis Management

This information is not intended to answer all questions regrading licensing- use it as a guide only- information subject to change. Call for a personal consultation 340-775-2278

Certifications Required for Captains-

Operating 6 passenger boats in the USVI

-USCG OUPV Near Coastal License

-CPR & First Aid

-Random Drug Testing Program

-FCC Marine Radio Operator Permit

-TWIC Card (TSA.gov)

Operating 6 Passenger Boats in the BVI

-Add: Master Upgrade to 50 or 100 Gross Ton Master Near Coastal

-add: STCW Basic Safety Training

-add: BVI Boatmaster License (from BVI Shipping)

-add: STCW Endorsement on License II/3

Operating Vessels with more than 12 passengers in BVI

Same as above and

-add: STCW Crowd Managment

-add: STCW Crisis Management

-add: Vessel Security Officer

This information is not intended to answer all questions regrading licensing- use it as a guide only- information subject to change. Call for a personal consultation 340-775-2278