The deadline to have STCW assessments signed by a qualified person who is not an approved Qualified Assessor has been extended until December 31, 2023.
They either need to scrap the assessor program completely or ACTUALLY ENFORCE IT. Seriously, no one else is going to get their QA, they know there’s no point because the USCG will just keep extending the deadline. Instead of caving to the companies complaining that not enough officers have it the USCG should just tell them to solve their own problem instead of relying on the USCG. Companies can either make it mandatory for employment (which means firing any captains/chiefs without it) or give a raise to those that have it.