Does anyone know what the story is for upgrading from 3m oceans to 2m (original 3m 1997)? I was preparing to take one of the license prep classes, and read CG-543 policy letter No. 11-07 which says: “mariners who hold an STCW endorsement corresponding to an officers endorsement as Third Mate Oceans issued before February 1, 2002, must complete the following to qualify for an STCW endorsement corresponding to an officer endorsement as Second Mate oceans”:
Assessments OICNW-1-1C and OICNW-1-1F.
Pass the Navigation Problems: near coastal and navigation problems oceans examination modules.
So is that it beyond the application requirements, or am I missing something??