Phone: 401-849-1257

Email: captain@confidentcaptain.com

344 Aquidneck Avenue / Middletown, RI 02842

RIMTA Launchtender Course


The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association and Confident Captain have partnered to help local unemployed or underemployed job seekers obtain a USCG approved Limited Launch-Tender licenses and assist with job placement in the State of Rhode Island.
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Class Details

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association and Confident Captain have partnered to help local unemployed or underemployed job seekers obtain a USCG approved Limited Launch-Tender licenses and assist with job placement in the State of Rhode Island. 100% of this program would be covered directly or reimbursed by grant funding.*

This 40-hour course, held over 3 consecutive weekends, is designed for those working wishing to seek employment at yacht clubs, marinas, camps or other situations where he or she would be operating a launch. The course covers safe boat handling, regulations, marlinspike seamanship, navigation rules, and aids to navigation. Candidates must have reached their 17th birthday prior to taking the course and be able to document 120 days of sea time.

At the end of the process, candidates will be issued: “Limited Master of Self-Propelled Vessels engaged in Launch Tender Service upon the waters of Sector Southeast New England, not more than 1/2NM from shore.”

NOTE: After acceptance, if the applicant fails to comply with any of the prerequisites above or otherwise explained thereafter, he or she will be held responsible for course payment in full.

*This program is pending final funding from the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association. 

Prerequisites

  • 17 years of age
  • 120 Days of Documented Sea Time

Course includes:

  • 8-hour safe-boating course with RIDEM proctored exam
  • 16-hour USCG Limited Master (Launchtender) approved course
  • 8-hour USCG/STCW approved First-aid/CPR course
  • FCC Marine Radiotelephone Operator’s exam and application
  • License application and submission consultation
  • 1 Drug Test at a facility of our choice
  • 1 USCG Required Physical at a facility of our choice
  • 1 TWIC card application fee
  • 1 USCG licensing application evaluation and issuance fee
  • Recruitment services with local yacht clubs, marinas, and services centers

Price: FREE for Accepted Applicants

100% of this program would be covered directly or reimbursed by grant funding.

Course Duration: 3 weekends

  • 8-hour safe boating course
  • 16-hour USCG Limited Master (Launchtender)
  • 8-hour First/Aid CPR
  • FCC Marine Radiotelephone
  • Licence Application help
  • Recruitment Job Fair

Schedule: Each day runs 9am-5pm

Location: 344 Aquidneck Avenue / Middletown, RI 02842

Course Dates

Participants must attend all days:

  • April 8
  • April 14 – 15
  • April 21 – 22

How To Document Sea Time

In order to properly document sea time, candidates must fill out the Small Vessel Sea Service form and transfer all of their sea time information to this document. Please note that one form should be used for each vessel and that the owner, operator, or master must sign off on the time for the form to be valid. If the candidate is the owner of the vessel, he or she may sign off on his or her own sea time.

A day is defined as eight hours of watchstanding or day work, not to include overtime. On commercial vessels where a twelve-hour workday is authorized and practiced, such as on a six-on, six-off watch schedule, each workday may be considered for one and one-half days of service credit. Required sea service is specified in months or years, which are then converted to days, i.e., one year means 360 days and one month is 30 days. Service other than on deck is given half credit (e.g., 1 day credit for every 2 days served) and an approved training program may substitute for all except 30 days of the service requirement. On vessels of less than 100 gross tons, a day is considered as eight hours unless the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection determines that the vessel’s operating schedule makes this criteria inappropriate, in no case will this period be less than four hours.

How it Works?

  1. Apply for the course in the application below.
  2. A phone interview may be required for acceptance in the program if the review committee has any questions.
  3. You will receive confirmation by email from your Instructor with further detail.
  4. Participate in the entire course.
  5. Take and pass your exams with us.
  6. Partake is Application Assistance Program with us.
  7. Attend the Recruitment Job Fair.
  8. Obtain certifications and employment if qualified.
After acceptance, if the applicant fails to comply with any of the prerequisites above or otherwise explained thereafter, he or she will be held responsible for course payment in full.

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