Mate 1600 Ocean to 3rd?


#1

I’ve read a few threads about people with a similar question but haven’t found a clear enough answer. I recently got my license and I’m trying to figure out the most streamlined approach to getting an unlimited license in the future. I do know it’ll be some time down the road but i’m a planner. Is there a way to go mate to mate without testing or do I need to go master for 360 and test again for 3rd? I work on ATBs so tonnage over 1600 may be a problem. Any career tips for my future upgrade?


#2

You can apply right for 3M when you have 1,080 days of sea time and if you have Mate 1,600 Ocean you already do. You’ll have a tonnage restriction until you can get on something larger but that’s not that big of a deal. The time required over 1,600 GRT to remove the restriction is less than the time on tonnage required to get an original license.