This 4-hour course enables the mariner to tow recreational vessels commercially. The endorsement allows the holder to engage in "Commercial Assistance Towing" for payment and is the one that all licensed captains working for Sea Tow and TowBoat U.S. must have.
Topics include: Rules of the Road concerning towing vessels, towing gear & terminology, shiphandling with regards to towing, towing procedures, etc.
Upon completion of the course, students take a USCG-approved exam given by The Nautical School. A certificate of completion will be given if the student successfully passes the exam. The student can then submit that certificate for the endorsement to their license.
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