Old 10-22-2019, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Salmonbum View Post
I just did this. Back when I got my OUPV, Great Lakes time was considered inland and my license was labeled "Great Lakes and Inland". A few yrs ago they changed GL time to now be near coastal. I renewed in 2018 and asked to be upgraded to Near Coastal. They sent me letter that I just had to retest rules of the road within a yr. I responded by asking if I could continue with GL til I had time to test and they send me a new OUPV with GL. When I finally had time I ran down to CG testing center and took the RoR and in a week or so I had a new OUPV with Near Coastal.

Dont pay to take any training just read thru the Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook.

Hope this helps.

thanks for sharing your experience

my MMC states OUPV inland because at the time thats what sea time experience I had ........

however my Mariners course certificate states OUPV................. it doesn't say inland or near coastal or any other designation

Now that I have near coastal sea time experience I wanna upgrade