Check out CFR proposed changes on USCG licensing website. 11.424 “Masters of Oceans, Stream, or motor vessels of not more than 200 gross tons.” What is “stream”??
12.522 engineman-12.518 does not state engine man is a qmed endorsement.
11.401 flashing light requirement for every one…Please by all means let your voice be heard submit your comments before Feb 2010 or these cfr changes become effective!!! Engineers, qmed, engine department READ READ READ!!! You will be catch 22’d out of qualifying for just about every position/advancement.
CFR proposed changes say a wiper can serve without rfpew but stcw 14-02 states even wipers have to have rfpew. Rfpew is assessment(s), how can you do the assessment(s). Without being onboard a vessel with an appropriate cooperating assessor??
Approved training/courses-For rfpew, yeah right. Challenge any one tell me the name of a school that has a current rfpew no osv limitation(s), or union affiliation, and does not take more than a week to complete. Has to be USCG approved and located in the US!! Oh yeah the rfpew course must be good enough to get the endorsement in it’s entirety cause, without it you cannot sail aboard a vessel to get it.