[QUOTE=dukhuntr;135649]Of course I do…but I guess that’s what I get for trying to improve.
The AIVIQ is US Flagged, as you quoted I am in Foreign. Very different programs.
And to your last point, to which I agree to a certain extent, my 16 years has spanned from sailing the Bering Sea rescueing commercial fisherman, investigating mariner fatalities on inland rivers, tactical law enforcement, Hurricane Katrina vessel salvage, and BP spill clean up and quite a bit in between. It would be great to stay in the same specialty for an entire carreer, but the system doesn’t work that way.
So…you willing to help a guy improve or just take jabs?[/QUOTE]
USCG inspections are very low quality due to lack of experience.
We ought to help the USCG inspector out with Port State Control inspections of FOREIGN flag vessels. However, I am not an engineer and know nothing about incinerators.
He makes a good point that USCG inspectors are mostly generalists (especially the officers) that do a tour of duty in inspection, but are rotated out to some other duty station before they can learn how to be good inspectors.
Most of the inspectors I see now look like teenagers and the only thing they are good at is looking things up in the CFRs, and checking the labels and code numbers on equipment. They would not know a dangerous defect if it bit them on the ass.