Excuse my ignorance in the subject but I am trying to get a clear answer for a friend of mine on the requirements to upgrade from 2nd Mate to Chief Mate. I have the 04-02 policy letter from the NMC and the requirements list Assessments only for the upgrade. Nowhere on the checklist do I see courses listed. My question is, would a 2nd going to C/M need to complete all nine courses ( Adv: Stability-Meteorology-Cargo Handling etc ) to upgrade even if the mariner has the assessments signed off for those particular classes? My friend has all the assessments signed off for the upgrade minus Stability and Ship handling. The assessments in his possession have been signed off sailing at sea, by an unlimited master who has read and been signed off on the " Assessors Manuel For Conducting Assessments "
We are really trying to get a clear answer as to “Yes” the mariner will still need the courses even if you have the assessments signed off…Or… “No” the mariner doesn’t need the courses since they already have the assessments signed off. Either way my buddy will take the courses if need be, its just tough to move forward if you don’t have the correct information. I look forward to hearing from anyone who has had experience in this upgrade recently. Thank you in advance. Sounder