My current ticket expires in Aug of 2020. So I am thinking of submitting a renew package around March of 2020. I have some questions that I am hoping some people can help me with.
Current ticket is 6 pac near coastal with 100 ton master inland with sailing and towing endorsements, including wiper and stew. Since 2015 I have been a delivery captain performing lots of power boat and sailboat deliveries, including cross ocean, alaska, mexico, hawaii, and the panama canal.
In 2020 I also plan on getting my STCW, radar man, and radio man certs.
Longer term I will likely pursue 500 ton with 1600 ton mate.
I have this spreadsheet
sea time forms summary
Here are the questions I have.
Hoping I have enough time to move to 100 ton near coastal when renewing?
Should I get a mate license when renewing?
Do I need to renew my TWIC? I have heard something about a wiaver you can do if you already hold a license. Doesn’t get used for anything else.
Any comments greatly appreciated.