Hey everyone, just another random question I hope I can have answered here. As many of you know, im trying to upgrade from my 100GRT NC masters license to 500 ton master before they 86 it. Iv asked this to quite a few people and have gotten some run around and some “i dont knows”.
-I have more than enough seatime to upgrade, however not enough money to take all the required courses for near coastal/oceans, my theory is this, take the required courses for INLAND and get the 500GRT master Inland before they get rid of it, then slowly as I have the money take the required courses to get the near coastal 500grt master and upgrade to near coastal/oceans.
So has anyone heard of somone doing this, I am assuming the test is the same. Would I still be able to use my 100 ton near coastal license while holding the 500 ton inland? Any help would be awesome.