[QUOTE=todd.harter;53771]Congrats Richard. I am taking my last shot at Stability in the AM.
Anchorman - you are just trying to stir the pot aren’t you? Not serious about the courses not being required.
I will send the USCG a bill for about $60 and whatever 4 months of my life is worth if that is the case.
No. That is a fact. Why would I want to stir the pot? I am a Master and a major part of my job is to get rid of those types. PL 01-02 was changed to PL 07-11 because the Coast Guard has held on appeal that courses cannot be required that are not in regulation. That also applies for PL 04-02. The Chief Mate checklist has already been changed on NMC’s website (take a look), but a new policy has not been published as of yet. Our training department has confirmed this with USCG headquarters. If you are a Edison Chouest Offshore employee, you will be seeing a licensing Memo this week reflecting this. You can still take the courses, and some may have to, just to complete the assessments, and is still an OPTION. Particularly, the people on drill ships will need courses (since they are on DP most of the time), but at the end of the day, you only need the assessments and what courses are required by regulation, seatime and a test.
Good luck on getting money back, I don’t see it happening, but it cost me a little over $60 bucks