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Old 16-04-2019, 16:59   #1
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Is my USCG OUPV valid in the BVIs for taking on paying passengers?

I found one note on here from a few years ago that said "You must also have STCW-95 cert along with your USCG MMC in BVI".

Is that still true?

Is there a governmental website that would state the requirements?

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Old 16-04-2019, 18:37   #2
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It is not valid. First of all, outside the US, a US Master's license, not a six pac (OUPV) is necessary. Second, outside the US, you need an STCW. Third, if based in the BVI, you need a BVI Boatmaster's license, which, however, can be gotten as a reciprocal to your Master's license.

None of this is obscure. You can contact the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry at 1-284-468-2902 to satisfy your curiousity, but I actually thing it is the USCG that says the OUPV is invalid for international use. Both will tell you about the STCW.
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Old 19-04-2019, 10:56   #3
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You will also need a work permit…
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