Restricted Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (Restricted OUPV)
The Restricted Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels on the Fresh Waters of Western Alaska [Restricted 6 pack] is a 2 day class for persons who will be taking up to 6 passengers for hire on the lakes and rivers of western Alaska. It is meant to serve the needs of persons who guide sport fishermen or hunters on the fresh water lakes and rivers of this part of our state. For example, a person working as a guide for a lodge on the Alaska Peninsula or Wood Lakes. It does not allow a person to work outside of W. AK and does not allow the person to take passengers for hire on salt water. After taking this 2 day course which provides instruction and requires passing a written test, the candidate still needs to do some paperwork for the United States Coast Guard who will issue the license.
These additional requirements include:
- Documenting at least 120 days of power boat time on vessels similar to those you will be operating on the freshwater systems. ( up to 30 can be drift )
- Passing a USCG physical exam including color vision.
- Passing a drug screening test.
- Consenting to a background check of your driving and criminal background.
- Paying evaluation and issuance fees to the USCG.
- completed oath form.
- TWIC card.
- First Aid and CPR card.
Upon successful completion of this course and the USCG application process, the individual will be issued a license by the US Coast Guard that is valid for a period of 5 years. This course opens the door to various employment opportunities in the tourism industry and establishes a professional document file with the USCG for future career paths.
Purpose of Course - Prepare students for Coast Guard examination. Course content includes - License application and certification documentation, protection from cold, small boat handling, emergency procedures, reading waters and rivers, basic fire prevention, small engine operation/maintenance, small vessel equipment, boat electronics, inland navigation rules, fueling procedures, marlinespike seamanship, safety orientation, maps and charts, weather and survival orientation, CFR’s and pollution.