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(i) 6 months' service as first assistant engineer of steam vessels;

(ii) 6 months' service as observer chief engineer on steam vessels; or,

(iii) 1 year's service as oiler, watertender, or junior engineer of steam vessels.

§ 10.10–11 Chief engineer; motor vessels. (a) The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license as chief engineer of motor vessels is:

(1) 1 year's service as first assistant engineer of motor vessels; or,

(2) 2 years' service as second assistant or junior first assistant engineer in charge of a watch on motor vessels while holding a license as first assistant engineer of motor vessels; or,

(3) While holding a license as chief engineer of steam vessels, either:

(i) 3 months' service as first assistant engineer of motor vessels;

(ii) 3 months' service as observer chief engineer on motor vessels; or,

(iii) 6 months' service as oiler or junlor engineer of motor vessels.

10.10-13 First assistant engineer; steain vessels. (a) The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license as first assistant engineer of steam vessels is:

(1) 1 year's service as second assistant engineer of steam vessels; or,

(2) 2 years' service as third assistant or junior second assistant engineer in charge of a watch on steam vessels, while holding a license as second assistant engineer of steam vessels; or,

(3) While holding a license as first assistant engineer of motor vessels, either:

(i) 6 months' service as second assistant engineer of steam vessels;

(ii) 6 months' service as observer first assistant engineer on steam vessels; or,

(iii) 1 year's service as oiler, watertender, or junior engineer of steam vessels; or,

(4) 3 years' service as oiler, watertender or fireman on steam vessels for a license as first assistant of steam vessels of not more than 1,000 horsepower.

$ 10.10-15 First assistant engineer; motor vessels. (a) The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license as first assistant engineer of motor vessels is:

(1) 1 year's service as second assistant engineer of motor vessels; or,

(2) 2 years' service as third assistant engineer or junior second assistant engineer in charge of a watch on motor vessels, while holding a license as second assistant engineer of motor vessels; or,

(3) While holding a license as first assistant engineer of steam vessels, either:

(i) 3 months' service as second assistant engineer of motor vessels;

(ii) 3 months' service as observer first assistant engineer on motor vessels; or,

(iii) 6 months' service as oiler or junior engineer of motor vessels; or,

(4) 3 years' service as oiler or fireman on motor vessels for a license as first assistant engineer of motor vessels of not more than 1,000 horsepower.

$ 10.10-17 Second assistant engineer; steam vessels. (a) The minimum seryice required to qualify an applicant for license as second assistant engineer of steam vessels is:

(1) 1 year's service as engineer in charge of a watch, while holding a license as third assistant engineer of steam vessels; or,

(2) 2 years' service as assistant engineer to the engineer in charge of a watch, while holding a license as third assistant engineer of steam vessels; or,

(3) While holding a license as second assistant engineer of motor vessels, either:

(i) 6 months' service as third assistant engineer of steam vessels;

(ii) 6 months' service as observer second assistant engineer on steam vessels;

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(iii) 1 year's service as oiler, watertender, or junior engineer of steam vessels.

$ 10.10-19 Second assistant engineer; motor vessels. (a) The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license as second assistant engineer of motor vessels is:

(1) 1 year's service as engineer in charge of a watch, while holding a license as third assistant engineer of motor vessels; or,

(2) 2 years' service as assistant engineer to the engineer in charge of a watch, while holding a license as third assistant engineer of motor vessels; or,

(3) While holding a license as second assistant engineer of steam vessels, either:

(i) 3 months' service as third assistant engineer of motor vessels;

(ii) 3 months' service as observer second assistant engineer on motor vessels; or,

(iii) 6 months' service as oiler or junior engineer of motor vessels.

§ 10.10-21 Third assistant engineer; steam vessels. (a) The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license as third assistant engineer of steam vessels is:

(1) 3 years' service in the engine department of steam vessels, 2 years and 6 months of which must have been as fireman, oiler, watertender, or other qualified member of the engine department, and one-third of the required service may have been on motor vessels; or,

(2) 3 years' service as an apprentice to the machinist trade engaged in the construction or repair of marine, locomotive, or stationary engines together with 1 year's service in the engine department of steam vessels as oiler, watertender, or junior engineer, one-third of such service may have been on motor vessels; or,

(3) Graduation from:

(i) The U. S. Merchant Marine Academy (engineering);

(ii) The engineering class of a state nautical schoolship established under the authority of an act of Congress approved March 4, 1911 (34 U. S. C. 1121);

(iii) The U.S. Naval Academy; or,

(iv) The U. S. Coast Guard Academy; or,

(4) Satisfactory completion of the prescribed course (engineering) at a U. S. Maritime Service or other Government operated training school approved by the Commandant may be accepted as the equivalent of sea service up to a maximum of four months, provided the applicant has obtained the additional qualifying experience prior to enrollment; or,

(5) Graduation from the marine engineering course of a duly recognized school of technology together with 3 months' service in the engine department of steam vessels, one-third of such service may have been on motor vessels; or,

(6) Graduation from the mechanical or electrical engineering course of a duly recognized school of technology together

with 6 months' service in the engine department of steam vessels, one-third of such service may have been on motor vessels; or,

(7) 1 year's service as oiler, watertender, or junior engineer on steam vessels while holding a license as third assistant engineer of motor vessels.

§ 10.10–23 Third assistant engineer; motor vessels. (a) The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license as third assistant engineer of motor vessels is:

(1) 3 years' service in the engine department of motor vessels, 2 years and 6 months of which must have been as fireman, oiler, watertender, or other qualified member of the engine department, and one-third of the required serv. ice may have been on steam vessels; or,

(2) 3 years' service as an apprentice to the machinst trade engaged in the construction or repair of marine, locomotive, or stationary engines together with i year's service in the engine department of motor vessels as oiler or junior engineer, one-third of such service may have been on steam vessels; or,

(3) Graduation from:

(i) The U. S. Merchant Marine Academy (engineering);

(ii) The engineering class of a state nautical schoolship established under the authority of an act of Congress approved March 4, 1911 (34 U. S. C. 1121);

(iii) The U. S. Naval Academy; or,

(iv) The U. S. Coast Guard Academy: or

(4) Satisfactory completion of the prescribed course (engineering) at a U. S. Maritime Service or other Government operated training school approved by the Commandant may be accepted as the equivalent of sea service up to a maximum of 4 months, provided the applicant has obtained the additional qual. ifying experience prior to enrollment; or,

(5) Graduation from the marine engineering course of a duly recognized school of technology together with 3 months' service in the engine department of motor vessels, one-third of such service may have been on steam vessels; or,

(6) Graduation from the mechanical or electrical engineering course of a duly recognized school of technology together with 6 months' service in the engine de

partment of motor vessels, one-third of such service may have been on steam vessels; or,

(7) 6 months' service as oiler or junior engineer on motor vessels while holding a license as third assistant engineer of steam vessels.

§ 10.10–25 Engineers of motor vessels operating in Puerto Rican and Hawaiian waters. (a) An applicant for an engi. neer's license of seagoing vessels propelled by internal combustion engines navigating exclusively between ports in the Hawaiian Islands, or navigating exclusively between ports of the Island of Puerto Rico and/or the Virgin Islands, shall submit with his application statements duly executed and certified by reputable citizens qualified to judge the character and ability of the applicant. The Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, shall make a diligent inquiry as to the applicant's character and merits and, if satisfied by the oral examination or practical demonstration, and the proof of requisite knowledge and skill offered, the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, shall issue the license. No certificate from the United States Public Health Service based upon the subject of ship sanitation and first aid shall be required of such applicant.

(b) An applicant for an engineer's license of motor vessels operating exclusively in Puerto Rican waters or exclusively in Hawaiian waters shall present evidence of a minimum of 3 years' service on such vessels.

$ 10.10–27 Service as engine room watch electrician. An applicant for a raise of grade of engineer's license for steam or motor vessels may substitute service as engine room watch electrician on electric drive steam or motor vessels for other service required. The service shall be accepted on the basis of 2 months as electrician to count as i month of the required service for raise of grade of license desired. Service as electrician shall not be substituted for more than one-half the service required on a license. This service as engine room watch electrician must have been acquired while the applicant was holding the license which is to be raised in grade.

§ 10.10_29 Evaluation of experience not listed. When an applicant presents evidence of service or experience which does not meet the specific requirements of the regulations in this part, but which

in the opinion of the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, is a reasonable equivalent thereto, the application for license with supporting data shall be submitted to the Commandant for evaluation, together with the recommendation of the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection. SUBPART 10.13—LICENSING OF RADIO OFFICERS

§ 10.13–1 Applicability of laws. Public Law 525, 80th Congress, approved May 12, 1948, under which the regulations in this subpart are promulgated, reads as follows:

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whenever the complement of any vessel prescribed pursuant to section 4463 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (46 U. S. C., sec. 222), includes one or more radiotelegraph operators such operators shall be required to be licensed officers.

SEC. 2. The boards of local inspectors authorized under section 4414 of the Revised Statutes (U. S. C., 1940 edition, title 46, sec. 382) shall license radiotelegraph operators, and it shall be unlawful to employ any person or for any person to serve as a radiotelegraph operator of any steamer or of any other vessel of over one hundred gross tons carrying passengers for hire who is not licensed by the inspectors; and anyone violating this section shall be liable to a penalty of $100 for each offense.

SEC. 3. Whenever any person applies for authority to perform the duties of radio. telegraph operator of any vessel, the inspectors shall require possession of a valid firstor second-class radiotelegraph operator license issued by the Federal Communications Commission; and if, upon full consideration, they are satisfied that his character, habits of life, and physical condition are such as to authorize the belief that he is a suitable and safe person to be entrusted with the powers and duties of such a station, they shall grant him a license, authorizing him to be employed in such duties for the term of five years, provided he continues to hold a valid first- or second-class radiotelegraph operator license issued by the Federal Communications Commission.

All licenses Issued under this section shall be subject to suspension or revocation on the same grounds and in the same manner and with like procedure as is provided in the case of suspension or revocation of license of officers under the provisions of section 4450 of the Revised Statutes, as amended.

SEC. 4. (a) Section 2 of the Act of March 4, 1915, as amended (U. S. C., 1940 edition. title 46, sec. 673), is amended by striking out the period after the words "management of the vessel" and inserting a colon and the following words: "Provided, That in the case of radiotelegraph operators this requirement

shall be applicable only when three or more SEC. 9. The provisions of this Act will beradio officers are employed."

come effective on April 1, 1949. (b) Nothing in this Act shall be presumed to repeal the provisions of section 2 of the 10.13–3 Definitions—(a) License. Act or March 4, 1915, as amended (U. S. C., Where the word "license" appears 1940 edition, title 46, sec. 673), limiting the throughout this subpart it shall be conwork of radiotelegraph operators to eight strued as meaning a license issued by the hours in one day.

Coast Guard, unless indicated otherwise. SEC. 5. Every radiotelegraph operator who receives a license shall, before entering upon

(b) Original license. The first 1his duties, make oath before one of the in- cense issued to a radiotelegraph operator spectors herein provided for, to be recorded by the Coast Guard shall be considered with the certificate, that he will faithfully an original license, when the records of and honestly, according to his best skill and

the Coast Guard show no previous issue judgment, without concealment or reserva

to such person. tion, perform all the duties required of him by law.

§ 10.13–5 General provisions respectEvery applicant for license as radiotele

ing all licenses issued. (a) Applicants graph operator under the provisions of this

for licenses, issued in accordance with Act shall make and subscribe to an oath or affirmation, before one of the inspectors re

this subpart, are charged with the duty ferred to in this Act, to the truth of all the of establishing to the satisfaction of the statements set forth in his application for Coast Guard that they possess all of the such license.

qualifications necessary, such as, age, Any person who shall make or subscribe

experience, character and citizenship. to any oath or affirmation authorized in this

before they shall be entitled to be issued Act and knowing the same to be false shall be deemed guilty of perjury.

licenses. Until an applicant meets this

mandatory requirement, he is not enEvery radiotelegraph operator, who shall change, by addition, interpolation, or era

titled to be licensed to serve as an officer sure of any kind, any certificate or license is. on a vessel of the United States. No persued by an inspector or inspectors referred son who has been convicted by courtto in this Act shall, for every such offense, martial of desertion or treason in time of upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not

war, or has lost his nationality for any of more than $500 or by imprisonment at hard

the other reasons listed in 8 U. S. C. 801, labor for a term not exceeding three years. SEC. 6. Every radiotelegraph operator who

is eligible for a license. shall receive a license shall, when employed (b) After application to an Oficer in upon any vessel, within forty-eight hours Charge, Marine Inspection, any person after going on duty, place his certificate of who is found qualified under the requirelicense, which shall be framed under glass,

ments set forth in this subpart shall be ir. some conspicuous place in such vessel, where it can be seen by passengers and oth

issued an appropriate license valid for a ers at all times: Provided, That in case of

term of five (5) years, provided he conemergency such radiotelegraph operator may tinues to hold a valid first- or secondbe transferred to another vessel of the same

class radiotelegraph operator's license owners for a period not exceeding fortyeight hours without the transfer of his 11

issued by the Federal Communications cense; and for every neglect to comply with

Commission. this provision by any such radiotelegraph (c) Every person to whom a license is operator, he shall be subject to a fine of $100

issued shall place his signature and left or to the revocation of his license. SEC. 7. Nothing in this Act shall affect the

thumbprint thereon. status of radiotelegraph operators while (d) Every person who receives a 11serving aboard vessels operating solely on the cense shall make oath before an Officer Great Lakes.

in Charge, Marine Inspection, to be reSEC. 8. Nothing in this Act shall increase

corded upon his official file, that he will the number of radiotelegraph operators at

faithfully and honestly, according to his present required by law to be carried on vessels, or the type of vessels on which radio

best skill and judgment, without concealtelegraph operators are required to be car

ment or reservation, perform all the ried, or to alter, repeal, modify, or affect duties required of him by law. any other statute of the United States, it

$ 10.13–7 Citizenship and age require. being the only intent of this Act to give to radiotelegraph operators the status of 11

ments for all licenses issued. (a) No censed officers as herein provided without

license shall be issued to any person who affecting in any way any statute of the is not a United States citizen. An apUnited States except as specifically herein- plicant claiming to be a citizen of the before authorized.

United States shall furnish documentary

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evidence of his citizenship. Acceptable evidence of citizenship is described in $ 10.02–5.

(b) Any citizen who has attained the age of 19 years and is qualified in all other respects shall be eligible for a license: Provided, That an applicant who has attained the age of 18 years and who can show 6 months' service as a radio operator at sea prior to April 1, 1949, will be considered eligible insofar as age is concerned.

$ 10.13-9 Evidence of professional competence for all licenses issued. Each applicant for a license must present to the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, at the time of making application his currently valid first- or second-class radiotelegraph operator's license issued by the Federal Communications Commission.

$ 10.13–13 General requirements for original licenses-(a) First aid certificate. No candidate for original license shall be qualified until he presents a certificate from the United States Public Health Service that he has passed a satisfactory examination based on the contents of "The Ship's Medicine Chest and First Aid at Sea," or other manual arranged for the purpose and having the approval of the United States Public Health Service.

(b) Written application. (1) The Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection, shall require all applicants for original licenses to make written applications upon Coast Guard Form CG 866.

(2) This application shall be submitted in duplicate. The applicant shall also furnish two unmounted, dull finish photographs, 2 inches by 1/2 inches, of passport type taken within 1 year of the date of application. Photographs shall show the full face, at least 1 inch in height, with the head uncovered, and shall be a satisfactory likeness of the applicant. The issuing officer shall affix a photograph to each of the applications and impress his official seal partly over the photograph, after the applicant has in his presence signed the applications.

(3) The applicant shall place his left thumbprint on each of the applications.

(4) The applicant shall enter on the application form the number, class, and date of issuance of his currently valid Federal Communications Commission license.

(5) The applicant shall make and subscribe to an oath or affirmation, before the issuing officer, to the truth of all the statements set forth in his application. Any applicant who shall make or subscribe to any oa or affirmation on the application form and knowing the same to be false shall be deemed guilty of perjury.

(c) Evidence of employment. Applicants for licenses must present to the Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection, at the time of making application evidence that they are going to sea or expect to go to sea. This evidence shall be in the form of one of the following and shall be entered on the application form:

(1) A currently valid certificate of service as radio operator or merchant mariner's document indorsed as radio operator.

(2) One or more certificates of discharge showing service as radio operator on a merchant vessel. Evidence of service on United States Government vessels or foreign vessels is acceptable.

(3) An applicant for a license who has not served as radio operator aboard a vessel must present satisfactory proof that he has a commitment of employment as a radio operator on a United States merchant vessel. This proof shall be in the form of a letter and shall be signed by a responsible official of the vessel, agent, owner, operator, or organization concerned with manning vessels.

(d) Surrender of certificate of service. Upon the issuance of a license the certificate of service as radio operator or merchant mariner's document indorsed as radio operator held by the licensee shall be surrendered to the issuing officer.

$ 10.13–15 Physical examinations for original licenses. (a) All applicants for original licenses shall be required to pass physical examinations given by a medical officer of the United States Public Health Service and present certificates executed by this Public Health Service Officer to the Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection. This certificate shall attest to the applicant's acuity of vision and general physical condition.

(b) Epilepsy, insanity, senility, acute venereal disease or neurosyphilis, badly impaired hearing, or other defect that would render the applicant incompetent to perform the ordinary duties of a radio officer at sea are causes for certification as incompetent.

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