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Title 46: Shipping

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PART 166—DESIGNATION AND APPROVAL OF NAUTICAL SCHOOL SHIPS

Section Contents
§ 166.01   Approval of nautical school ships.
§ 166.05   Course of study for deck students.
§ 166.10   Course of study for engineering students.
§ 166.15   Training for maintenance of discipline; ship sanitation; fire and lifeboat drills.
§ 166.20   Applicants for certificates; when eligible for examination.


Authority:   46 U.S.C. 2103, 3306, 8105; 46 U.S.C. App. 1295g; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.

Source:   CGFR 52–43, 17 FR 9542, Oct. 18, 1952, unless otherwise noted.

§ 166.01   Approval of nautical school ships.
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(a) Under 46 U.S.C. 7315, graduation from a nautical school vessel may be substituted for the service requirements for able seaman and qualified member of the engine department endorsements or merchant mariner's documents.

(b) It has been made to appear to the satisfaction of the Commandant that the school ships operated by the States in which they are located; namely, by the California Maritime Academy, Great Lakes Maritime Academy at Northwestern Michigan College, Maine Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, New York State Maritime College, and Texas Maritime Academy, and by the United States Merchant Marine Academy, the United States Naval Academy, and the United States Coast Guard Academy, have adopted a course of study for their students complying with the rules prescribed by the Commandant, and a system of instruction adequate to equip the deck and engineering students theoretically and physically in the rudiments of seamanship and navigation necessary to qualify the graduates for the rating of “able seamen” and in all branches of marine engineering necessary to qualify the graduates for the rating of “qualified member of the engine department,” respectively.

(c) The school ships operated by the State organizations and the Federal academies named in paragraph (b) of this section are hereby approved and their graduates, if meeting the other qualifications required by law and regulations promulgated thereunder, are entitled to the rating of able seamen or qualified members of the engine department and to be certified as such.

(d) A graduate of any of those school ships, if meeting the other qualifications required by law and regulations promulgated thereunder, is also entitled to the rating of lifeboatman and to be certified as such.

[CGFR 52–43, 17 FR 9542, Oct. 18, 1952, as amended by CGD 72–92R, 38 FR 29320, Oct. 24, 1973; CGD 95–028, 62 FR 51216, Sept. 30, 1997]

§ 166.05   Course of study for deck students.
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The course of study for deck students shall include (a) all the instructions in the rudiments of seamanship and navigation necessary to equip the student fully with the theoretical knowledge required for the proper discharge of the duties developing upon able seaman; (b) a thorough practical training in the mechanics of all operations incident to the sailing and management of a vessel insofar as such operations form a part of the duties of able seamen.

§ 166.10   Course of study for engineering students.
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The course of study for engineering students shall include (a) all the instruction necessary to fully equip the student with the theoretical knowledge required for the proper discharge of the duties developing upon qualified members of the engine department; (b) a thorough practical training in the mechanics of all operations incident to the sailing and management of a vessel insofar as such operations form a part of the duties of qualified members of the engine department.

§ 166.15   Training for maintenance of discipline; ship sanitation; fire and lifeboat drills.
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All students shall be trained to obey all lawful orders emanating from their superior officers and schooled in the rules of conduct to be observed in order that proper discipline may be maintained on shipboard. They shall also be instructed in the fundamentals of ship sanitation as prescribed by law and regulations, and shall be given intensive instruction and practical training in all the operations incident to fire and lifeboat drills, both in port and at sea.

§ 166.20   Applicants for certificates; when eligible for examination.
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Applicants for certificates as able seamen will be eligible for examination after they have completed a course of study as outlined in §§166.05, 166.15, and applicants for certificates as qualified members of the engine department after they have completed a course of study as outlined in §§166.10, 166.15.

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