[QUOTE=Waterborne;44014]Hello new here,
So I'm about to begin the process of ab to 3rd mate
and trying to get the assessments signed off.
I work on an OSV with several 1600t masters.
the problem is knowing whom can sign me off.
Must they have completed the train the trainer course?
The only 2 assessment I need are OICNW 1-5f and 1-5g.
Also one master is near coastal. No oceans endoursment
is he able to sign for that? Also what about a 500t master?
Are the able to sign anything for 3rd mate.
Thanks for any help. Trying to avoid a kick back.
Also only have a phone 4 computer, so it’s tough to type.[/QUOTE]
A 1600 ton Master can sign, and I think a 500 ton Master can as well. So can a 2nd Mate or higher. Policy letter 01-02, the one where the assessments came from, explains who can sign. There is no requirement to be an assessor other than reading the policy letter that explains what is expected, and it goes as far as explaining the assessor is only liable for witnessing competency during the actual assessments. The assessor is not liable for actions by someone after-the-fact.
Remember that OICNW are the assessments needed to 500 ton Mate, 1600 ton Mate, and 3rd Mate. Those are the ones that are not allowed to sign. Obviously, the Coast Guard doesn’t want green mates doing assessments.
OICNW 1-5f & 1-5g are for the magnetic compass and gyro. The assessor does not need an Oceans endorsement for those. http://www.qualitymaritime.info/Press/OICNW%20ASSMT%20Checklist.pdf