[QUOTE=Tacktician;120434]I am also interested in how exactly you submit for an upgrade to your AB. Do you need to submit a new application, physical, drug test, etc., or do you literally just send in your additional sea time?[/QUOTE]
Yo can’t get anything without applying for it. That means physical, drug tests, fees, etc. The only thing you “get out of” is another test.
[QUOTE=MariaW;120435]I’m curious, you’re the first person I’ve ever encountered with an AB Sail. I could qualify for that soon, but as others have pointed out in this forum, AB Sail seems rather useless. Did you ever encounter a job that required AB Sail? Aside from that, I wonder if there’s any COI in the U.S. that requires AB sail.
Others more knowledgeable than me can chime in here, but I recently learned that an AB (special,limited,unlimited) by itself is not going to give you an advantage at getting a job, because most companies will ask you for a RFPNW. Do you have that?[/QUOTE]
On larger vessels there is an advantage. On a larger vessel, only 1/3 of the ABs can be “green ticket”, AB-Limited or Special. The rest need to be AB-Unlimited or “blue ticket.” [I] [some one correct me if I got green and blue backwards, I forget which is which][/I].