Who the fuck is talking about STCW definitions?!? How many times are you going to make a straw man?
I’m talking about USCG definitions for granting sea time.
I’ve said that numerous times before. I’m going off their working definition of what it means to be “in charge” of the watch.
Do you seriously think that if the USCG saw, simultaneously, sea time letters for 4, 5, and sometimes more officers on the same boat all claiming 12 hour watches as Mate/OICNW they’d be ok with that? The only reason people get away with it is the NMC hasn’t caught on.