OUPV- Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels
This 7 day OUPV course is valid for uninspected passenger vessels of less than 100 gross tons and is a national license as defined in 46 CFR 11.467.
It is USCG approved and does not require testing at the Coast Guard REC. All testing will occur at RCM at the end of the course. There is not an STCW equivalency for this license. Course topics include:
Rules of the Road
Ship handling and maneuvering
Emergency operations and safety
The goal is to ensure the student, upon successful completion of the course, will be able to operate an uninspected passenger vessel. Including taking responsibility for the safety of the vessel and passengers; the student will be aware of obligations under Coast Guard regulations concerning safety/protection of the marine environment; and, be able to take practical measures necessary to meet those obligations.