Hi, I had a few questions regarding the upgrade. As I understand it from looking around online, 100 Ton Master NC can upgrade to a 200 Ton Master NC with the seatime they had as 100 Ton Master NC as long as that time was 67 GRT tons or more, correct?
Now, with this 200 Ton Master NC upgrade in hand, they may sit for the Apprentice Mate/Steersman license or endorsement, correct? Or (& this is the big question) do they have to have deck dept seatime on a towing vessel first? (I’m on my 5th issue, & I don’t want to start over hopping barges)
I think I understand the TOAR requirements to get the Mate Of Towing license, which as I understand it, you must hold the Apprentice Mate/Steersman to begin accrueing the seatime for, correct?
Thanks for your help in understanding the upgrade process.