Currently holding 100T Master / 200T Mate NC w/ 500T ITC Endorsement. Only became of OSV restrictions a few weeks ago and can’t really get any solid answers in regards.
My main question is trying to find out if Mate OSV has tonnage restrictions like 200, 500 and 1600T or not. Can’t really get an answer to that one because all the 1600T captains don’t seem to have this OSV restriction on their license anywhere.
Just to get my foot in the door, I suppose I’m going to start with a Master/Mate OSV and then work on getting my unrestricted license later on… will I need to take all the classes over again or just the ones I haven’t taken already?
Currently I don’t have any seatime as a mate so my next upgrade will be to my mate ticket only, to 1600T… as I understand it my masters license will remain at 100T until I hold enough time as mate or master… so since I will be testing for my 1600T mate at USCG, will I need to retest another year or two down the road to upgrade my 100T master to 500 or 1600?
Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.