I recently received my MMC in the mail, I got my Masters inland mate near coastal as well as my BST.
I have an opportunity for work in december but the company would like me to get my AB rating.
My question is this: can I go take the AB and Lifeboatman class and use the same seatime I used for my 100 ton?
I have the time according to the CG checklist for my AB Special (360 days), I did not see anywhere where there was size of vessel restrictions except for the AB Limited so as of now I am assuming I can go take these classes and then file for the rating using my previously filed seatime and then I will be issued the AB Special rating. Am I correct in this assumption.
I am really not trying to waste $2000 on classes while unemployed if the seatime for the AB had to be earned while currently holding an MMC. My seatime is half as an unlicensed deckhand on a 500 ton vessel and half small vessel sea service time.
Thanks for your time everyone!