I submitted for my 2M unlimited and 1600t master and finally heard back from the Coast guard. They said I am approved for my 1600T masters after taking two tests 2nd mate of unlimited tonnage to 1600t master.
It doesn’t clearly say I’m approved for 2M unlimited but the authorization to take those tests make me think so. I always thought the 2M was given out and if you wanted 1600t master you could test later on.
I have some atb time from the red navy and wire tow time towing a 35,000 GT barge. Wish it said i had been issued 2M. Any input would be appreciated. Thank you.