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 www.uscg.mil/nmc
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.