[QUOTE=jdcavo;148628]I don’t know what you’re asking. We consider 200 GRT to be equivalent to 500 GT (i.e. they are the same thing). This notwithstanding, we now use only GRT on national endorsements (licenses) and only GT on STCW endorsements.
If you are asking about getting an STCW endorsement for less than 500 GT, then look at NVIC 13-14and also page 18 of Enclosure (2) to NVIC 02-14.[/QUOTE]
Thanks for your quick reply Mr Cavo.
Though “We” you and your co workers may indeed consider 200 GRT to be equivalent to the 500 GT and therefore the same thing, it was my understanding that the 500 ITC is marked individually as would be my 200 NC in my MMC booklet, if I am making the wrong assumption there please correct me, if not then it should seem reasonable that “THEY” the companies I am looking at for employment do not consider it equivalent unless they actually see it written as such in my MMC book. What I am asking is since so many that put in for their upgrade or original license are looking to receive the endorsement of 500 gt ITC on their STCW endorsement. It seemed through my research that almost all are later looking for justification (for lack of a better word) as to how to have this added to their book. To try and be more clear and answer your question, here are two questions:
Is the 500 gt (OSV?) listed individually in one’s MMC booklet?
and if so and;
I have my STCW requirements, with the 12/16 limitations of course, and would like to know how to word my application so I do not have to later request that the 500 ton ITC (OSV?) be added to my book as so many others seem to be having to do?
Thanks for the NVICs and Enclosure guidance.