Limited Master Mate & Operator Books 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 will prepare you for U. S. Coast Guard endorsements to 100 gross register tons (GRT). You will also need to study subjects in Books 6 & 7 for larger tonnage endorsements up to 1,600 GRT (3,000 tons ITC). In addition every original exam for a U.S. Coast Guard endorsement including Apprentice Mate/Steersman for towing vessels and Able Seaman calls for knowledge of the Navigation Rules. Towing vessel officer endorsement candidates in addition to the Navigation Rules need to study material in the Towing Vessel Officer’s Guide and then on to additional exam subjects marked [T] as listed below although candidates for towing endorsements limited to the Western Rivers need not study chapters 15, 17, 27, 29, 30, 31, & 32. Any individual chapters or group of chapters listed below can be purchased separately upon request.
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