Title 46

SECTION 28.275

28.275 Acceptance criteria for instructors and course curricula.

§ 28.275 Acceptance criteria for instructors and course curricula.

(a) A Fishing Vessel Safety Instructor shall submit a detailed course curriculum that relates directly to the contingencies listed in § 28.270(a), or a letter certifying the use of the “Personal Survival and Emergency Drills Course,” a national standard curriculum, to the cognizant OCMI. This document can be ordered through the U.S. Marine Safety Association (USMSA), 5050 Industrial Road, Farmingdale, NJ 07727; telephone: (732) 751-0102; fax: (732) 751-0508; or e-mail: [email protected] For the criteria of Fishing Vessel Safety Instructor, the following documentation shall be provided to the cognizant OCMI:

(1) Proof of at least 1 year of experience in a marine related field and experience that relates directly to the contingencies listed in § 28.270(a) including -

(i) Experience as an instructor; or

(ii) Training received in instructional methods; or

(2) A valid license or officer endorsement issued by the Coast Guard authorizing service as master of uninspected fishing industry vessels and proof of experience that relates directly to the contingencies listed in § 28.270(a) including -

(i) Experience as an instructor; or

(ii) Training received in instructional methods; or

(3) A valid license or officer endorsement issued by the Coast Guard authorizing service as a master of inspected vessels of 100 gross tons or more and proof of experience that relates directly to the contingencies listed in § 28.270(a) including -

(i) Experience as an instructor; or

(ii) Training received in instructional methods.

(b) Each OCMI will issue a letter of acceptance to all qualified individuals and will maintain a list of accepted instructors in his/her zone.

(c) Letters of acceptance shall be valid for a period of 5 years.

(d) Fishing Vessel Safety Instructors or the organization providing training shall issue documents to Fishing Vessel Drill Conductors upon successful completion of all required training.

[CGD 96-046, 61 FR 57275, Nov. 5, 1996, as amended by CGD 96-046, 62 FR 46677, Sept. 4, 1997; USCG-2001-10224, 66 FR 48619, Sept. 21, 2001; USCG-2004-18884, 69 FR 58344, Sept. 30, 2004; USCG-2008-0906, 73 FR 56509, Sept. 29, 2008; USCG-2006-24371, 74 FR 11264, Mar. 16, 2009; USCG-2014-0688, 79 FR 58279, Sept. 29, 2014; USCG-2020-0304, 85 FR 58282, Sept. 18, 2020]