I have heard many recently upgraded 1st Engineers state they received their “Chief Limited Oceans” at the same time as their 1st engineer unlimited. Also many stated they did not even specifically state chief limited oceans on their Application, but when the MMC came it was just endorsed (I am never that lucky)… I dont want to assume anything.My question is how can one that’s already approved and evaluated (Just need to test) for First Engineer Unlimited best make sure that Chief Limited will put on His/ Her license?
It looks like I maybe have two options.
1.) Wait till my 1st engineer unlimited is issued, if it’s not there send in a new app for it. I clearly meet all the requirements of the check list for Chief Limited However…
Question: Do recently passed examinations modules for First Engineer Unlimited currently count for Chief Limited on a new Application? (This simple question was also unable to be answered by NMC help desk, or exam guide. Note: my modules are below)
2.) Amend my application to specifically ask for Chief Limited. But as my app went in before 2017. Would amending App create a situation where my application would be reassessed under the new guidelines (post 2017) for the STCW credential’s applied for on original app (pre 2017)? (NMC Help desk was unable to answer this either, though admittedly a harder question)
I am currently approved to Test for My First Unlimited with the following Modules.
First Assistant Engineer Steam and Motor Unlimited HP
511 GENERAL SUBJECTS, PART I
512 GENERAL SUBJECTS, PART II
513 STEAM PLANTS
514 ELECTRICITY, ELECTRONICS & CONTROL SYSTEMS
515 ENGINEERING SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL
516 Motor Plants
I am testing 14-18th of this month. Don’t want to throw a wrench in the works for current Unlimited App just to get Chief Limited, but also don’t want to unnecessarily go back to test as I live nowhere near a REC.
Maybe MR Calvo Can help point me to a document stating the rules. Or what policy is. Otherwise what are others experiences?