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Uninspected Passenger Vessel

An uninspected passenger vessel should be operated by an individual that holds an appropriate Coast Guard issued license for an operator of an uninspected passenger vessel (OUPV), or an endorsement for a higher gross tonnage. A Merchant Mariner credential is in a booklet form (similar to a passport). Following the photograph page will be a page with the master's endorsements. See photo above for an example of an operator holding both a OUPV endorsement and a 100 gross ton endorsement. 

** If you have additional questions, or if the rental you're on does not match the description seen here, you can report the discrepancy through CGIS Tips here or call the Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan Command Center at (414) 747-7100.

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