I was asked if my AB had an international rating?I know I can work on Foreign flagged vessels in US waters but what about overseas? on forgien flagged ships?AB unlimited,any waters ,any tonnage
The pages right after your picture… Look for II/4
It’s called Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW).
The NMC is now endorsing MMC with Able Seafarer Deck as well.
[QUOTE=Capt. Phoenix;89320]It’s called Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW).[/QUOTE]
It’s not RFPNW, it’s “Able Seafarer-Deck.” It’s in STCW 2010 which went into effect on January 1, 2012. See http://www.uscg.mil/nmc/policy_letters/pdfs/CVC%20Policy%20Letter%20No.%2012-07%20Training%20Endorsements.pdf
Currently, we will issue the AS-D endorsement to anyone holding RFPNW and certain Able Seaman endorsements. Details are in the opolicy letter linked to above.
I read that policy letter to say that those endorsements are coming soon. I didn’t see anywhere where it said you could get one now, just that the USCG is granting interim course approval in anticipation of those endorsements being added to the CFR.
I work with a guy who had RFPNW and AB unlimited. Just renewed his MMC and it has Able Seafarer-Deck.
Cool. Was it automatic or did he request it?