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MASTERS OF SAIL VESSELS. 22. Local inspectors may, upon due application and examina. tion, license any person as master of sail vessels of over 700 gross tons, upon receipt of satisfactory documentary evidence to be filed in their office that said person has been actually employed for the full period of five years on sail vessels of 200 gross tons and upward, one year of which experience shall have been as master of sail vessels of 500 gross tons and upward or two years as master of sail vessels of 300 gross tons and upward or two years as mate of sail vessels of 500 gross tons and upward.

The examination for license as master of sail vessels of over 700 gross tons shall be such as to satisfy the inspectors that the applicant can safely navigate such vessels, and determine latitude and longitude by observations of the sun, latitude by the pole star, ship’s position by traverse sailing (day's work), course and distance by Mercator's sailing, variation of the compass by amplitude and azimuth, and be familiar with charts, chart navigation, international code of signals, storm signals, and with the use of the gun and rocket apparatus for saving life from shipwreck as practiced by the United States Life-Saving Service. (Sec. 4439, R. S.)

CHIEF MATE OF OCEAN STEAM VESSELS.

23. Any applicant for license as chief mate of ocean steam vessels shall be eligible for examination after he has furnished satisfactory documentary evidence to the local inspectors that he has had the following experience:

First. One year's experience as licensed second mate of ocean steam vessels. If applicant has served part of one year as such second mate, experience in the next lower grade while holding second mate's license shall be counted one-half in computing experience.

Second. Or two years' experience as watch officer on ocean steam vessels while holding a second mate's license.

Third. Or three years' experience as a licensed third mate of ocean steam vessels of 3,500 gross tons or upward, one year of such service while holding a second mate's license.

Fourth. Or three years' actual experience as licensed master of steam vessels of 1,000 gross tons or upward on the Great Lakes.

Fifth. Or five years' experience in the deck department of sail vessels of 300 gross tons or upward, two years of which have been in the capacity of chief mate of sail vessels of 700 gross tons or upward.

SECOND MATE OF OCEAN STEAM VESSELS. 24. Any applicant for license as second mate of ocean steam vessels shall be eligible for examination after he has furnished satisfactory documentary evidence to the local inspectors that he has had the following experience:

First. One year's experience as third mate of ocean steam vessels.

Second. Or three years' experience in the deck department of ocean steam vessels, two years of which shall have been as watch officer or quartermaster.

Third. Or one year's experience in the deck department of ocean steam vessels, and two years on an ocean school ship.

Fourth. Or three years' experience in the deck department of ocean sail vessels of 300 gross tons or upward, one year of which shall have been as second mate of ocean vessels of 700 gross tons or upward.

Fifth. Or two years' experience as quartermaster on steam vessels of 2,500 gross tons and upward while holding a license as third mate of ocean steamers.

Sixth. Or three years' experience as first-class seaman in the deck department of an ocean sail vessel and one year's experience in the deck department of an ocean steam vessel, for license as second mate of ocean steam vessels of 500 gross tons or under. (Sec. 4440, R. S.)

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THIRD MATE OF OCEAN STEAM VESSELS. 25. Any applicant for license as third mate of ocean steam

vessels shall be eligible for examination after he has furnished satisfactory documentary evidence to the local inspectors that he has had the following experience:

First. Three years' experience on ocean or coastwise steam or sail vessels of 300 gross tons or over as cadet or able seaman.

Second. Or one year's experience on ocean or coastwise steam or sail vessels of 300 gross tons or upward, and two years' experience on an ocean school ship. (Sec. 4440, R. S.)

EXAMINATION FOR MATES OF OCEAN STEAMERS. 26. No original license as chief mate of ocean steamers, as second mate of ocean steamers, or as third mate of ocean steamers shall be issued to any person who does not understand navigation and who is not able to determine a ship's position at sea by observation of the sun, to obtain longitude by chronometer, and to determine ship’s latitude by altitude of either the sun or stars, and to determine deviation of the compass by amplitude and azimuth, ship’s position by traverse sailing (day's work), including the correction of courses for leeway, current, variation, and deviation, one of such courses to be a departure course, course and distance by Mercator's sailing, and who is not familiar with charts and chart navigation, storm signals, international code of signals, and with the use of the gun and rocket apparatus for saving life from shipwreck, as practiced by the United States Life-Saving Service. Said qualifications shall be determined by an examination in writing, which examination shall be kept on file in the office of the local inspectors issuing the license. (Sec. 4440, R. S.)

CHIEF MATE OF COASTWISE STEAM VESSELS. 27. Any applicant for license as chief mate or coastwise steam vessels shall be eligible for examination after he has furnished satisfactory documentary evidence to the local inspectors that he has had the following experience:

First. One year's experience as licensed second mate of ocean or coastwise steam vessels. If applicant has served part of one

year as such second rate, experience in the next lower grade while holding second mate's license shall be counted one-half in computing experience.

Second. Or one year's experience as a licensed first-class pilot of lake, bay, or sound steam vessels, and one year's experience as quartermaster or wheelsman on ocean or coastwise steam vessels while holding such license.

Third. Or two years' experience as licensed third mate of ocean or coastwise steam vessels.

Fourth. Or three years' experience in the deck department of ocean or coastwise steam vessels, for license as chief mate of coastwise steam vessels of 500 gross tons or under.

Fifth. Or two years' experience in the deck department of ocean or coastwise sail vessels and two years' experience in the deck department of ocean or coastwise steam vessels, for license as chief mate of coastwise steam vessels of 500 gross tons or under. (Sec. 4440, R. S.)

SECOND MATE OF COASTWISE STEAM VESSELS. 28. Any applicant for license as second mate of coastwise steam vessels shall be eligible for examination after he has furnished satisfactory documentary evidence to the local inspectors that he has had the following experience:

First. One years' experience as a licensed third mate of ocean or coastwise steam vessels.

Second. Or two years' experience as quartermaster or wheelsman on ocean or coastwise steam vessels while holding a third mate's license.

Third. Or three years' experience in the deck department of ocean or coastwise steam vessels.

Fourth. Or two years' experience in the deck department of ocean or coastwise sail vessels and one year's experience in the deck department of an ocean or coastwise steam vessel.

Fifth. Or one year's experience in the deck department on ocean or coastwise steam or sail vessels of 300 gross tons or upward, and two years' experience on an ocean school ship.

Sixth. Or one year's experience as a licensed master of lake, bay, or sound steam vessels, for license as second mate or coastwise steam vessels of 500 gross tons or under.

Seventh. Or two years' experience as a licensed first-class pilot of lake, bay, or sound steam vessels, for license as second mate of coastwise steam vessels of 500 tons or under.

Eighth. Or one years' experience as a licensed first-class pilot of lake, bay, or sound steam vessels, and one years' experience in the deck department of steam vessels navigating the waters of the Atlantic or Pacific coast or oceans or the Gulf of Mexico, for license as second mate of coastwise steam vessels of 500 gross tons or under. (Sec. 4440, R. S.)

THIRD MATE OF COASTWISE STEAM VESSELS.

29. Any applicant for license as third mate of coastwise steam vessels shall be eligible for examination after he has furnished satisactory documentary evidence to the local inspectors that he has had the following experience:

First. Three years' experience in the deck department of ocean or coastwise steam or sail vessels.

Second. Or one year's experience as a licensed first-class pilot of lake, bay, or sound steam vessels and one year's experience in the deck department of ocean or coastwise steam vessels.

Third. Or one years' experience as master of lake, bay, or sound steam vessels of 300 gross tons or over. (Sec. 4440, R. S.)

EXAMINATIONS FOR MATES OF COASTWISE STEAM VESSELS 30. Any applicant for original license as chief mate, second mate, or third mate of steam vessels on coastwise waters between points on route not exceeding 600 miles shall pass only such examination before the inspectors as shall satisfy them that he is capable of navigating such steam vessels as chief mate, second mate, or third mate on such coastwise route. Any applicant for original license as chief mate, second mate, or third mate of steam vessels on coastwise route extending more than 600 miles shall pass a satisfactory examination before the inspectors as to his

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