I currently hold a 1600 ton mate and Mate OSV. Ive looked at the 3rd mate checklist and not seeing the answer im looking for, all im seeing is master to 3rd mate…so here goes
Does my 1600 ton mate turn into 3rd mate unlimited with seatime? How much seatime is required? When looking at the Deck and Engineering guide for examinations, it states no further testing required from 1600 ton mate to 3rd mate unlimited.
If so, can i use my mate osv time on vessels over 1600 tons to not have a tonnage restriction on the 3rd mate unlimited.
I apologize if i have missed this answer on the forum. Ive looked here, Google and uscg website and cant come up with a straightforward answer. I appreciate your help. Stay safe!