I work offshore In catering. Sodexo (5 years) any ways I found out my Navy time carries over and I have a AB limited right now. Will be looking for a job soon. I have talked to many captains 3rd/2nd mate from the boats I have been on. Otto candies boats right now. Got tons of info. Still lost on this tho.
An AB told me he took 3rd mate 500/1600 because if he took 3rd mate unlimited he could not keep re taking the test or something. Said it was easier to take 3rd mate 500/1600 pass and then roll it over to unlimited?
Can some one go into some detail on that?
I don’t see 3rd 500/1600 on the NMC site I see National Master oc/nc Is that what he was talking about?
If sea time is the only difference and the tests are the same why not just wait just a little longer and take 3rd unlimited? (well I can some what see why if you are just doing 1600T)
The 500/1600T is 6 tests in 7 days correct? The testing and how its given is my biggest question.
I am searching google but I am not finding direct answers to my questions so I am posting.