Twic


#1

Does a TWIC serve the same function as a Z Card or do I have to do both? I have the TWIC but not the AB, although I meet the requirements for an unlimited AB.<br><br>Also, do I have to get an AB ticket to sit for a 500 ton master’s license? I meet the requirements for the document (Master 500 Ton Near Coastal) but I don’t know if a previous (expired) 800 Ton license makes me eligible to sit for a 500 Ton test or if I must demonstrate recency of experience and have an AB and…I’m confused.<br><br>I currently hold a 100 Ton Master/Near Coastal/STCW-95 Near Coastal and want to upgrade to 500 Ton. I have 2200 days on boats of more than 500 tons, but most of it was 20 years or more ago.<br><br>Any help is much appreciated.<br><br>Buck


#2

You need TWIC and an MMD. Here’s the checklist from the USCG and excerpt from same, this should help:<br><A href="http://www.uscg.mil/stcw/st-info-packs/Deck%20or%20Engineer_License_Package.pdf]http://www.uscg.mil/stcw/st-info-packs/Deck%20or%20Engineer_License_Package.pdf</A><br><br>
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#3

Thanks Jeff.<br><br>It looks like I meet the requirements for the raise-in-grade without recency, but I have to get the Radar Endorsement.<br><br>Thanks again.<br><br>Buck