I don’t know if you are or not but your physical presence while filling out an application is key
[QUOTE=ron2blade;77296]yes I had my AB for two years now[/QUOTE]
Ok well its time to start knocking on doors. Frankly you should have started doing that 1 year and 9 months ago.
You can still look for a job while you still have one. You have offshore experience and that’s what employers want, hell go sail as on OS if you have to so you can get the sea time needed.
HOS and Seacor require RFPNW for AB’s
[QUOTE=Flyer69;77298]The $695 course I mentioned is for doing assessments aboard a vessel.
This course is for lookout only. You’ll still 60 days of sea time performing the function for the full rating.
[QUOTE=Xavier6162;77424]This course is for lookout only. You’ll still 60 days of sea time performing the function for the full rating.[/QUOTE]
Did you read the description of the course at the link provided? It’s a way for someone to get their assessments done for the RFPNW. The assessments. Just the assessments. The control sheets that need to get signed off. Any other requirements are on the mariner.
I highly recommend the course from fletcher. If you go there for the assessments you only need 60 days sea time instead of 180 so the extra money you earn is very worth it. If you figure $150 extra for AB times 120 days you make an extra $18,000 dollars.
What he said.
This is assuming that the person in question already has an AB, just without RFPNW…
[QUOTE=Capt. Phoenix;77469]This is assuming that the person in question already has an AB, just without RFPNW…[/QUOTE]
Here’s a brief history of myself. I live in Maine and just recieved my 50 Ton Master/Inland (which I know doesn’t amount to anything), AB/Special and Lifeboatman. I did take the STCW classes and recieved my certificates for all the modules. All of my sea time has been on small commercial vessels (under 100 GT) and pleasure boats.
I consider myself reasonably intellegent but this is where things get confusing. I have applied to most of the east coast companies and have spoken with a few. I did find one that was looking for an AB but she said that I didn’t qualify because I didn’t have my STCW certificate and my RFPNW. After reading through what seems like a thousand different web pages I still don’t understand how I get both of these endorsments. Can I just go on a local fishing boat, that is over 100 GT, with a licensed captain and have him sign off on my RFPNW once I have shown competancy in the required fields? Do I just send that into the CG? Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks – Rob
Great Lakes companies do NOT require it. STCW is not required here.
I think he already works in the gulf and that is where he should stay.