Hi all - would like your thoughts on this - I submitted for an increase of 100 to 200 GRT near coastal, and just got back a letter requesting additional sea time.
The relevant CFR is 46 CFR 11.422(b) (2) which specifies an additional 90 days for master tonnage increase. NMC is referencing all of the other CFRs and required days for an ORIGINAL issuance at 200 ton which we all are familiar with. Even the lower level tonnages checklist on the NMC website correctly draws from 46 CFR 11.422(b) (2).
I submitted the required 90 days, as well as the required examination completion.
What’s the best way to educate the evaluator on the proper CFR reference?