I worked on SIU ships for 6 years as an AB. I’m presently running an OSRV as captain. I hold a 1600 ton Oceans license which I was offered last time I applied for 3rd Mate Unlimited. The last time they denied me was because my assessments were in my SIU training book. I was told that the books assessments were Coast Guard approved and worked just as the paper assessments you can print out at the USCG website. The REC center in Baltimore accepted the assessments but I was shipping a lot at the time and unfortunately let that evaluation slide. At my next evaluation in Long Beach the evaluator told me that they could not accept the training book for assessments.
Does anyone else have experience with this?