Well mine took six weeks. My status just changed from ready to be evaluated to Approved to Test, and in the meantime they’re printing me a MMC with the VSO endorsement.
I applied for 3/M oceans and Master AGT Inland. They denied my 3/M oceans, saying my GOM time wasn’t good for an oceans license. Uh huh. When I asked the evaluator how everyone on the large OSVs in the GOM was qualifying for 3/M, 2/M, and C/M, he didn’t have an answer for me but was more than happy to deny my application.
So I’ll test for Master AGT Inland and then apply for 2/M Oceans using the crossover, if that route still exists in a few months. What I wanna know is why I have to test for Master AGT Inland. So I called and got my evaluator on the phone. I asked him why do I have to test, saying I thought my Master 1600 Oceans exams went way above and beyond the modules on the Inland exam. He said “well since you’re so smart you shouldn’t have any trouble with the Inland exam”. I shit you not.