Master and Mate

Master is the captain in charge of the entire vessel, Mate is the officer in charge of a navigation watch onboard the vessel.

  • These licenses are issued with tonnage limitations of less than 100 GRT (includes 25 and 50 ton limitations), less than 200 GRT, less than 500 GRT, less than 1600 GRT, and unlimited tonnage.
  • These licenses are also issued with either Inland, Great Lakes, Near Coastal, or Ocean routes. Any route includes all lessor routes; so a Near Coastal route includes Inland and Great Lakes, and an Ocean route includes all Near Coastal waters.