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Commercial Assistance Towing

The Assistance Towing Endorsement is required if you will be engaged in towing a disabled vessel for payment. Any USCG license of 200 gross tons or less, including an OUPV/Six-pack Captain's License, may be endorsed for assistance towing.

Commercial Assistance Towing is "Towing for Hire," such as the activities of a TowBoat U.S. operator towing a disabled vessel to its homeport. This endorsement is not a "Towing" license for the operation of a tugboat.

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Assistance Towing:                        4 Hours GLFCMA - 42                $89.00

The Assistance Towing Endorsement is required if you will be engaged in towing a disabled vessel for payment. Any USCG license of 200 gross tons or less, including an OUPV/Six-pack Captain's License, may be endorsed for assistance towing.

Commercial Assistance Towing is "Towing for Hire," such as the activities of a TowBoat U.S. operator towing a disabled vessel to its homeport. This endorsement is not a "Towing" license for the operation of a tugboat.

 

 

USCG Approval Citation:

Any applicant who successfully completes the Assistance Towing (GLFCMA-42) course within one year of application will satisfy the requirements of 46 CFR 11.482(b) to add an Assistance Towing endorsement to any national officer endorsement as Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) or Mate or Master on vessels of less than 200 GRT.