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reported to an Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, as having been stolen, lost, or destroyed, the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, shall immediately report the fact by letter to the Commandant, giving all the facts incident to its loss or destruction. By the same procedure, he shall report the recovery of any document together with all facts incident to its recovery, and shall forward the recovered document to the Commandant.
(f) Any applicant for a certificate of service or of efficiency who has been duly examined and refused a certificate by an Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, will not be permitted to make application for reexamination until 30 days have elapsed.
$ 12.02–19 Suspension or revocation of documents. Any certificate of service or of efficiency or merchant mariner's document representing such certificate(s) is 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 licenses of officers under the provisions of R. S. 4450, as amended (46 U. S. C. 239).
$ 12.02–21 Issuance of documents after revocation. (a) An applicant who has had a certificate or other document revoked and who is applying for certification in the same or any other rating shall state in his application the date of revocation and number or type of the document revoked.
(b) No applicant who has had a certificate or other document revoked will be certificated in the same or any other rating except upon approval of the Commandant.
$ 12.02–23 Issuance of duplicate documents. (a) If a seaman loses his continuous discharge book, certificate of identification, or merchant mariner's document representing a certificate of identification, or certificate of discharge by shipwreck or other casualty, he shall be supplied with a reissue of such documents free of charge. The phrase “or other casualty" as used in this section is interpreted to mean any damage to a ship caused by collision, explosion, tornado, wreck or flooding of the ship, such as a tidal wave or a grounding of the ship on a sand bar, or a beaching of the ship on a shore or by fire or other causes in a category with these mentioned.
(b) (1) If a seaman loses his continuous discharge book, certificate of
identification, or merchant mariner's document representing a certificate of identification, or certificate of discharge otherwise than by shipwreck, or other casualty, he will be required to pay for a reissue an amount equal to the cost of such book or certificate to the Government, which for the current supply will be as follows:
(i) Reissue continuous discharge book, $1.00.
(ii) Reissue certificate of identification, $0.75.
(iii) Reissue merchant mariner's document, $0.75.
(iv) Reissue certificate of discharge, $0.35.
(v) Each additional reissue certificate of discharge issued to the same man at the same time, $0.05.
(2) Other than as above stated, no additional amount shall be charged or received in connection with the issuance of such reissues.
(3) When payment is made to a Collector or Deputy Collector of Customs, a receipt will be issued on Catalog 1008 and the payments will be scheduled on Standard Form 1044, Schedule of Collections, as "Reimbursement for loss of continuous discharge books, etc., Coast Guard” symbol number 134236. These collections are to be listed on a separate schedule from Navigation Fees, and are also to be listed as a separate item on the account current with the title and symbol number as given above.
(4) When the money is collected by a Shipping Commissioner or Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, he will issue to the seaman a receipt, stating thereon the number of the document issued and the amount collected. The Shipping Commissioner or Oficer in Charge, Marine Inspection, will pay over to the Collector of Customs of his port all moneys received from this source, such payment to be made at as early a date as practicable. The Collector will issue a receipt to the Shipping Commissioner or Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, on Catalog 1008 for the moneys so paid, and the Collector will follow the procedure outlined in the above paragraph in accounting for the moneys so transferred to him.
(c) The seaman shall be required to pay for the reissue document (if payment is required) at the time of the issuance of
such document to him and in the event admitted to the United States for per. the lost document is found he shall be manent residence. required to surrender same to the Ship
(CGFR 47-10, 12 F. R. 1568, Mar. 7, 1947, 3 ping Commissioner, Collector or Deputy amended by CGFR 51-24, 16 F. R. 5132, June Collector of Customs, or the Officer in 1, 1951; CGFR 52–17, 17 F. R. 2364, Mar. 19 Charge, Marine Inspection. If the sea- 1952) man requests a certificate of identifica
SUBPART 12.05-ABLE SEAMEN tion in lieu of a lost book, or vice versa, he shall be required to pay for the reissue
$ 12.05–1 Certification required. (a) of the lost document at the time of its
Every person employed in a rating as
able seaman on any United States vessel issuance (if payment is required). When the reissue of the document is issued to
requiring certificated able seamen, behim, he may then exchange the same in
fore signing articles of agreement, shal accordance with the regular procedure.
present to the Shipping Commissioner,
United States Collector or Deputy Col(d) A seaman shall be required to fur
lector of Customs, or master, his cernish one properly executed affidavit on
tificate as able seaman or his merchant Coast Guard Form 719-E, giving satis
mariner's document indorsed as able factory evidence of the loss of his docu
seaman. ments to the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, Shipping Commissioner, Col
(b) No certificate as able seaman is
required of any person employed on any lector of Customs, Deputy Collector of Customs or other authorized per
unrigged vessel except sea-going barges, son. The affidavit shall be accompa
nor on any tug or towboat on the bays nied by one photograph for each re
and sounds connected directly with the issue of document requested, except no
seas. photograph is required for a reissue cer
(c) No certificate as able seaman is tificate of discharge. The affidavit and
required of any person employed on any
sail vessel of less than 500 net tons while necessary photographs shall be forwarded by the official receiving them to
not carrying passengers for hire and
while not operating outside the line Coast Guard Headquarters and the Com
dividing inland waters from the high mandant will cause to be prepared a
seas. duplicate of lost document requested. The duplicate document will be prepared
$ 12.05-3 General requirements. (a) from available records at Coast Guard
To qualify for certification as able seaHeadquarters and returned for issuance
man an applicant shall be: to the office which forwarded the aii
(1) At least 19 years of age; davit. The reissued document will be (2) Pass the prescribed physical ex. marked, "duplicate," and will bear the amination; same number as the original book or (3) Meet the sea service or training certificate of identification with the addi- requirements set forth in this part; tion of the suffix “D_1" on the first re- (4) Satisfactorily pass an examina. issue, "D-2" on the second reissue, “D_3" tion demonstrating his ability as an able on the third reissue, etc.; such suffix shall seaman and lifeboatman; and then become part of the serial number (5) Be able to speak and understand and shall be recorded in all subsequent the English language as would be rerecords.
quired in the rating of able seaman and (e) Any person whose certificate of in an emergency aboard ship. service or efficiency has been stolen, lost
(b) Applicants holding old form able or destroyed, shall report that fact to an
seaman or lifeboatman certificates is
sued prior to the enactment of Public Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, as
Law 808, Seventy-fourth Congress, June soon as possible.
25, 1936 (46 Stat. 1930), shall surrender (f) No application from an alien for such certificates when making applicaa duplicate of a certificats of service, tion for a new form certificate. certificate of efficiency, certificate of (CGFR 47–10, 12 F. R. 1568, Mar. 7, 1947, as identification, continuous discharge amended by CGFR 49-21, 14 F. R. 1958, Apr. book, or merchant mariner's document 22, 1949] shall be accepted unless the alien com- $ 12.05-5 Physical requirements. (a) plies with the requirements of $ 12.02–10 All applicants for a certificate of service with respect to proof that he is lawfully as able seaman shall be required to pass
a physical examination given by a medical officer of the United States Public Health Service and present to the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, a certificate executed by the Public Health Seryice Oficer. Such certificate shall attest to the applicant's acuity of vision, color sense, hearing, and general physical condition. In exceptional cases where an applicant would be put to great inconvenience or expense to appear before a medical officer of the United States Public Health Service, the physical examination and certification may be made by any other reputable physician.
(b) The medical examination for an able seaman is the same as for an original license as a deck oficer as set forth in § 10.02–5 of this subchapter. If the applicant is in possession of an unexpired deck license, the oficer in Charge, Marine Inspection, may waive the requirement for a physical examination.
$ 12.05–7 Service or training requirements. (a) The minimum service or training required to qualify an applicant for certification and the various indorsements as able seaman is listed in this paragraph:
(1) High seas and inland waters-(i) "Any waters—unlimited.” 3 years' seryice on deck in vessels of 100 gross tons or over operating on ocean or coastwise routes or on the Great Lakes.
(ii) “Any waters—unlimited.” The period of time spent by an applicant successfully completing a course of able seaman's training in a training school approved by the Commandant may be accepted as the equivalent of sea service up to a maximum of 1 year of the 3 years required in subdivision (i) of this subparagraph.
(iii) "Any waters—unlimited.” Satisfactory completion of 18 months' training in a seagoing training ship approved by the Commandant.
(iv) “Any waters—12 months.” 12 months' service on deck in vessels of 100 gross tons or over operating on ocean or coastwise routes or on the Great Lakes. (Holders of certification under this provision are limited to one-fourth of the number of able seamen required by law to be employed on a vessel.)
(v) “Any waters—12 months.” Satisfactory completion of a course of training at a U. S. Maritime Service Training Station of at least 9 months, 6 months of which shall have been served aboard a
seagoing training vessel. (Holders of certification under this provision are limited to one-fourth of the number of able seamen required by law to be employed on a vessel.)
(2) Great Lakes and inland waters(i) "Great Lakes—18 months' service." 18 months' service on deck in vessels of 100 gross tons or over operating on ocean or coastwise routes, or on the Great Lakes, smaller lakes, bays, or sounds. (Holders of certification under this provision may comprise the required number of able seamen on vessels on the Great Lakes and on the smaller lakes, bays, and sounds.) If the seaman possesses the requisite service for certification under subparagraphs (1) (iv) of this paragraph, there shall be added "any waters—12 months."
(3) Tugs and towboats-(i) “Tugs and towboats-any waters." 18 months' service on deck in vessels operating on ocean or coastwise routes, or on the Great Lakes, or on the bays and sounds connected directly with the seas.
(4) Bays and sounds-(i) “Bays and sounds-12 months, vessels 500 gross tons or under not carrying passengers.” 12 months' service on deck in vessels operating on ocean or coastwise routes, or on the Great Lakes, or on the bays and sounds connected directly with the seas.
(5) Barges-(i) "Seagoing barges—12 months." 12 months' service on deck in vessels operating on ocean or coastwise routes, or on the Great Lakes, or on the bays and sounds connected directly with the seas. (CGFR 50–16, 15 F. R. 4501, July 15, 1950]
$ 12.05-9 Examination and demonstration of ability. (a) Before an applicant is certified as able seaman, he shall prove to the satisfaction of the Coast Guard by oral or written examination and by actual demonstration, his knowledge of seamanship and his ability to carry out effectively all the duties that may be required of an able seaman, including those of a lifeboatman. He shall demonstrate that:
(1) He has been trained in all the operations connected with the launching of lifeboats and life rafts and the use of oars and sail;
(2) He is acquainted with the practical handling of the boats themselves; and
(3) He is capable of taking command of a boat's crew.
(b) The oral or written examination of an able seaman at sea. If such conshall be conducted only in the English dition is believed to exist, the applicant language and shall consist of questions shall be required to undergo an examiregarding:
nation by a medical officer of the Public (1) Lifeboats and life rafts, the names
Health Service to determine his compeof their essential parts, and a description
tency. of the required equipment;
(CGFR 47-10, 12 F. R. 1569, Mar. 7, 1947, 12 (2) The clearing away, swinging out,
F. R. 1892, Mar. 21, 1947, as amended by CGFR
49–21, 14 F. R. 1958, Apr. 22. 1949; CGFR and lowering of boats and rafts, the han
50–23, 15 F. R. 5141, Aug. 9, 1950) dling of boats under oars and sails, including questions relative to the proper
$ 12.05–11 General provisions respecthandling of a boat in running before a ing merchant mariner's documents inheavy sea, in pulling into a sea, etc.; dorsed as able seaman. (a) The holder (3) The construction and functions of
of a merchant mariner's document ingravity, radial, and quadrantal types of
dorsed for the rating of able seaman
may serve in any of the following un. davits;
licensed ratings in the deck department (4) The applicant's knowledge of nautical terms; boxing the compass, either
without obtaining an additional indorse
ment: boatswain, quartermaster, lookby degrees or points according to his ex
out, cadet, carpenter, storekeeper, masperience; running lights, passing signals,
ter-at-arms, fire patrolman, watchman, and fog signals for vessels on the high
and winch driver. The holder of a docuseas, in inland waters, or on the Great
ment indorsed for the rating of able seaLakes depending upon the waters on
man may serve in any unqualified rating which the applicant has had service;
in the deck department without obtainand distress signals; and,
ing an additional indorsement. (5) The applicants' knowledge of
(b) A merchant mariner's document commands in handling the wheel by
indorsed as able seaman will also be con. obeying orders passed to him as “wheels
sidered a certificate of efficiency as lifeman," and knowledge of the use of engine room telegraph or bell-pull signals.
boatman without further indorsement.
(c) This type of document will describe (c) In the actual demonstration, the applicant shall show his ability by taking
clearly the type of able seaman cercommand of a boat and directing the
tificate which it represents, e. g.: able
seaman-any waters; able seaman-any operation of clearing away, swinging out, lowering the boat into the water, and
waters, 12 months; able seaman-Great
Lakes, 18 months; able seaman-on acting as coxswain in charge of the boat under oars. He shall demonstrate his
freight vessels 500 gross tons or less on ability to row by actually pulling an oar
bays or sounds, and on tugs, towboats, in the boat. He shall also demonstrate
and barges on any waters. knowledge of the principal knots, bends, $ 12.05-13 Certification of able seasplices, and hitches in common use by men under wartime regulations. (a) actually making them.
Any person who has been certified as able (d) Any person who is in valid posses
seaman under wartime regulations and sion of a certificate as able seaman in
whose certificate or document is endorsed, “any waters--12 months and dorsed "Unless sooner invalidated this who can produce documentary evidence certificate shall expire six months after of sufficient service to qualify for a cer- the termination of the war" shall be pertificate as able seaman indorsed. "any mitted to be employed in the capacities waters—unlimited," may be issued a new indicated on his certificate or document document bearing this indorsement with- until such certificate or document is out additional professional examination.
revoked or suspended or until July 1, The applicant shall surrender for cancel
1953. A seaman who can produce doculation the document bearing the limited indorsement. No physical examination
mentary evidence of sufficient service
to comply with the peacetime sea service will be required at the time of this exchange unless it is found that the appli
requirements may be issued a merchant cant obviously suffers from some physical
mariner's document on which the reor mental infirmity to a degree that in
strictive endorsement is omitted: Prothe opinion of the Officer in Charge, vided. That he surrenders for cancellaMarine Inspection, would render him tion the original certificate or merchant incompetent to perform the usual duties mariner's document bearing the restric
tive endorsement and that he is qualified in all other respects.
(b) Any able seaman holding a certificate or document endorsed “Unless sooner invalidated this certificate shall expire six months after the termination of the war" may not be engaged in the capacities indicated on his certificate or document on or after July 1, 1953, except that he may be continued in employment necessary for completion of the voyage which commenced prior to that date. (CGFR 52–58, 17 F. R. 11882, Dec. 31, 1952)
SUBPART 12.10–LIFEBOATMAN § 12.10-1 Certification required. Every person employed in a rating as lifeboatman on any United States vessel requiring certificated lifeboatmen shall produce a certificate as lifeboatman or merchant mariner's document indorsed as lifeboatman or able seaman to the shipping commissioner, United States collector or deputy collector of customs, or master before signing articles of agreement. No certificate of efficiency as lifeboatman is required of any person employed on any unrigged vessel, except seagoing barges.
$ 12.10–3 Service or training requirements. (a) An applicant, to be eligible for certification as lifeboatman must meet one of the following requirements:
(1) At least 1 year's sea service in the deck department, or at least 2 years' sea service in the other departments of ocean, coastwise, Great Lakes, and other lakes, bays, or sounds vessels.
(2) Graduation from a Iship approved by and conducted under rules prescribed by the Commandant.
(3) Satisfactory completion of basic training by a Cadet of the United States Merchant Marine Cadet Corps.
(4) Satisfactory completion of 3 years' training at the U. S. Naval Academy or the U.S. Coast Guard Academy including two training cruises.
(5) Satisfactory completion of a course of training approved by the Commandant, and served aboard a training vessel.
(6) Successful completion of a training course approved by the Commandant, such course to include a minimum of 30 hours' actual lifeboat training: Provided, That the applicant produces evidence of having served a minimum of 3 months at sea aboard ocean or coastwise vessels.
(b) An applicant, to be eligible for certification as lifeboatman, shall be able to speak and understand the English language as would be required in the rating of lifeboatman and in an emergency aboard ship. (CGFR 47–10, 12 F. R. 1569, Mar. 7, 1947, as amended by CGFR 49–21, 14 F. R. 1958, Apr. 22, 1949)
$ 12.10–5 Examination and demonstration of ability. (a) Before a lifeboatman's certificate may be granted the applicant must prove to the satisfaction of the Coast Guard that he has been trained in all the operations connected with launching lifeboats and life rafts and the use of oars and sail; that he is acquainted with the practical handling of the boats themselves; and, further, that he is capable of understanding and answering the orders relative to lifeboat service. An oral examination and practical demonstration of ability may be required.
(b) The oral examination shall be conducted only in the English language and shall consist of questions regarding:
(1) The construction of lifeboats and life rafts, the names of their different parts, and a description of the equipment required;
(2) The construction and functions of the gravity, radial and round-bar types of davits;
(3) Clearing away, swinging out, and lowering boats and rafts;
(4) Handling boats under oars and sails; and
(5) Nautical terms used in connection with launching and handling life boats.
(c) The practical examination shall consist of a demonstration of the applicant's ability to carry out the orders incident to launching lifeboats, and the use of the boat's sail, and to row. (CGFR 47–10, 12 F. R. 1570, Mar. 7, 1947, as amended by CGFR 49-21, 14 F. R. 1959, Apr. 22, 1949)
$ 12.10–7 General provisions respecting merchant mariner's documents indorsed as lifeboatman. A merchant mariner's document indorsed as able seaman shall be considered as the equivalent of a certificate as lifeboatman or an indorsement as lifeboatman and it shall be accepted as a certificate as lifeboatman wherever required by law or regulation.