The New Hawsepipe takes the mystery out of all Coast Guard and STCW ?95 requirements, so that you can succeed! Striving to climb through the ranks to Merchant Marine? Let The New Hawespipe be your travel mate. This companion reference guide will take you step-by-step through classes, exams, sea time, and how to build positive relationships with Coast Guard personnel. It will serve as your closest ally while you work to build your maritime career. Covers IMO policy changes, STCW ?95. Setting realistic goals for completing all requirements. Gaining the right sea time for the right license. Planning, from applications to licensing. Class descriptions and expectations. Finding endorsements and expiration dates for increased job marketability. Comprehensive list of Coast Guard-approved training facilities, financial aid resources, and how to transfer from the military to the Merchant Marines. Preparation for all Coast Guard exams, including off-site and Category I classes. Monitoring Coast Guard policy changes.