I’m curious about the subtle differences between national AB Unlimited, AB limited, and AB special… I have accrued about 900 Days on an 80 ton vessel in Near Coastal waters. Here’s what I’ve found online:
AB Unlimited – 1080 days deck service on Oceans or Great Lakes.
AB Limited – 540 days deck service on vessels of 100 GRT or more, not exclusive to rivers & smaller inland lakes of the U. S.
AB Special – 360 days deck service on navigable waters of the U. S.
So I’m not quite eligible for AB Unlimited since I only have 900 days. But for some reason AB Limited is the only one that mentions tonnage…why is that? And does that mean I will have to apply for AB Special instead of AB Limited since all of my time has been on an 80 ton vessel?
Or is this perhaps a typo/outdated technicality that no longer applies…should I go ahead and apply for AB Limited?
Thank you for your time