Hello and thank you for any help,
I originally started offshore with OUPV and TOWING Vessels. I was originally issued a mate 100ton OUPV with Near coastal (eventually moved up to master) Afterwards I was grandfathered my towing endorsement 100 ton master of towing upon inland, western river and great lakes( but not near coastal). So now as my license reads I have the following:
Master of steam or motor vessels of not more than 100 grt upon Inland waters (radar obs unlimited)
Master of towing vessels of not more than 100 grt upon inland waters and western rivers (radar obs unlimited)
Mate of Steam or motor vessels of not more than 100 grt upon near coastal waters (radar obs unlimited)
Master of self propelled vessels not including auxilary sail of less than 100 grt upon near coastal waters
My main goal is to somehow combine these licenses or simplify so that I can also do offshore towing again. Is this possible?? And of course I am going to need more tonnage so do I have to upgrade each section individually or can I raise my tonnage across the board? I have years of seatime and still employed just looking to advance as always. Also I am scheduled to do what is called a crossover class to remove the tonnage limitation on my inland ltowing license. Thanks for any help of this mess I have!!