I need some help!
I hold 1600 Ton (3000 ITC) Master Oceans, Master of Towing Oceans, sixth issue and have had my AB Unlimited for nearly 20 years. I was thinking of sailing as an AB on deep draft vessels just for grins, but my STCW certificate doesn’t show RFPNW, or the II/4 or A-II/4 codes. Is it as simple as asking the USCG to add them to my cert or am I screwed?
Here’s what I do have:
In the paragraph above the table: The Government…blah blah blah…of regulation(s) II/2, IV/2, and II/3 of the above Convention…
Master - Limited to vessels of not more than 1600 GRT (Domestic Tonnage), 3000 Gross Tons (ITC Tonnage). Valid for service on on vessels…GMDSS.
Master - Limited to aux sail vessels…blah blah blah
I DON"T want to go to school to learn how to be a lookout, to learn what a point is, or what a correct rudder command is, you know what I mean? I’ve TAUGHT those classes, for Christ’s sake!