Does 200 ton OICNW trump AB RFPNW?


#1

What if:

Say a person has an AB but no RFPNW.
Add to that the AB also has a 100 or 200 ton OICNW on the STCW.

Can the AB use the 200 ton OICNW to stand a watch as AB on a larger tonnage vessels? If so, what is the pecking order for OICNW and RFPNW?

Thanks,

Joel


#2

I think you have to have 500 Ton to bypass RFPNW, but then again you need 90 days as an AB to get your 500T. Not 100% sure.


#3

It depends on the “Limitations” noted on your certificate. If the authority of the OICNW is limited to 200 GRT, then you can’t use it to serve as RFPNW on a vessel greater than 200 GRT unless your certific ate also has RFPNW on it without a tonnage limit.

You have a an STCW certificate (a separate certificate with your picture on it, not words on your license) for OICNW not more than 200 GRT?? What REC did you get it from?


#4

Hello Mr. Cavo:

I have a STCW page.
On it it reads:

“…Master 50 grt NC/100 grt OICNW (Mate)…”

I submitted my original application for MMD AB and the above Master at Portland, OR. They sent it off to Virginia. This was mack in AUG 20008.
Joel