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Fort Lauderdale
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In order to work aboard commercial U.S. flagged vessels, including charter yachts, mariners are required to hold United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner endorsements. This includes U.S. vessels operating on all U.S. navigable waters including oceans, lakes, rivers and inland waterway routes. Each endorsement holds requirements for both educational training and sea service. The licenses are limited to those with U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status.
The U.S. Merchant Mariner licenses and endorsements are segmented based on waterways and vessel types, so the routes to licensing can be complicated. All USCG licensed mariners are required to hold a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) and a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC). The methods and requirements to secure these documents can be found at

Bluewater is a USCG approved training center providing the training courses required for Captains Licenses up to 200 gross tons, and Mate, Chief Mate and Masters licenses on vessels less than 500 gross tons.
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Upcoming classes


To meet this increasing demand for quality yacht crew, we now provide the following training courses in Fort Lauderdale.
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  • Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA)
  • Bridge Resource Management
    15 March 2017
  • Crowd Management
    06 March 2017
  • Leadership and Managerial Skills
    06 March 2017
  • Leadership and Managerial Skills (E)
    17 April 2017
  • Leadership and Teamworking Skills
    08 June 2017
  • Master 100 GRT
    27 February 2017
  • Medical Care Person In Charge
    20 March 2017
  • Medical Care Person In Charge (E)
  • Medical First Aid Care Provider
    17 April 2017
  • Medical First Aid Care Provider (E)
    06 March 2017
  • Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV)
    27 February 2017
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other than Fast Rescue Boats
    08 May 2017
  • Radar Observer (Unlimited)
  • Radar Observer Renewal (Unlimited)
  • Train the Trainer
    13 March 2017
    03 April 2017
    30 May 2017

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