Hi fellow members,
I have worked in the offshore industry on MODU’s for more than 10 years in field service and in the last 4 years as an ET (logged in my Seaman’s book). My employer has mentioned that come the end of 2016 I would be required sign on the vessel as an ETO. This is something I have been interested in but I have never seen anything in black in white as to how I achieve the result. I know that I need to get a TWIC card then apply for my MMC since I currently only hold a Liberian seaman’s book.
My chief on board seems to think that all I am required to do is send my logged sea time to the USCG, provide certificates for my STCW 95 courses (first aid, CBSP, fire fighting, FRC, etc) including high voltage marine course and that should be about it.
Has anyone been through the process and can shed some light on it for me?