Proving foreign seatime to the USCG


#1

I’m currently working onboard a Danish ship, registered in Copenhagen, sailing as a 3rd officer. When I’m done here, what do I bring home to show the Coast Guard that my seatime should count for them too? I have gotten what they call a Danish Recognition Certificate (a day after I applied for one might I add…), but the Danish keep their seatime in a seaman’s book, which I cannot get because I am not a Danish citizen. Obviously a discharge like we get on US ships is out of the question, so what do I do? Is a letter from the Captain enough, or is there some other process to go through? Maybe JDCavo has the answer?
Thanks for any help about this.


#2

Letter from the captain, in english, on company letterhead , will be enough.
I sailed on a Japanese Fishing Vessel and the CG accepted that.


#3

Just curious, What’s you position onboard, how’d you get the job and what are they paying you?


#4

I bet your loving the current level of the euro against the dollar.


#5

Jeffrox…would you please go have a San Miguel, in my honor?..
I’ve been digging out all of my old photos trying to find you…And so far all I have found is, grey ships and a whole bunch of pics with oriental girls…very cute girls by the way ,… but none of hairy legged, super celestial ,navigator types… I should consider my self lucky …


#6

Seadog is correct, the Captain’s signature on company letterhead is fine BUT assesments can only be signed by US mariners so be sure to do a hitch on a US ship before sitting for C/M.