I’m trying to sort out what I need to do next to get the motor license.
According to 46 CFR 11.502, to add another mode of propulsion to an existing 3AE license, one must do one of the following:
- Four months of service as an observer in the same capacity as their endorsement onvessels of the other propulsion mode
- Four months of service as an engineer officer at a lower level on vessels of the otherpropulsion mode
- Six months of service as oiler, watertender, or junior engineer on vessels of the otherpropulsion mode
- Completion of a Coast Guard approved training course for this endorsement.
For 3)…is this service from the date of original license issuance or can the time be drawn from existing sea time prior to issuance?
I have a total of 277 qualifying motor days from the last 2 years. About 30 of those are > 4000 HP.
About 70 of those came after the original steam license was awarded this year…just wondering if I’ve inadvertently set back the clock…
I have not sailed with this license, if that helps.