I’m posting this in the main forum as the Eng. section seems to be rather dead. My question is about upgrading a second assist unlimited to a first assist (and then chief) unlimited on the new, very large OSV’s. I have heard some scuttlebutt that this is possible with enough sea time on the new boats and without any course work. I have also heard that this “loophole” will be closed sometime in the future-requiring you to complete course work a la the deck licenses.
Does anyone have any information on this?