Has anyone done this? I have a 3/m ocean & Great Lakes pilotage, I’m currently working as a mate on the great lakes but would like to upgrade my ocean license. According to the cfrs it looks like I should be able to upgrade to inland master with 360 days as GL mate which entitles me to 2nd mate ocean:
11.435 Service requirements for master of inland steam or motor vessels of any gross tons.
The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for an endorsement as master of inland (excluding the Great Lakes) steam or motor vessels of any gross tons is:
(a) One year of service as first class pilot (of other than canal and small lakes routes) or mate of Great Lakes or inland steam or motor vessels of more than 1,600 gross tons; or,
(b) Two years of service as wheelsman or quartermaster while holding a mate/first class pilot license or MMC endorsement.[/I]
[I][B]Master[/B] GL &/or [B]INL[/B] of AGT, may obtain [B]2nd Mate Oceans[/B] or N/C by completing the prescribed
examination & meeting above Other Requirements.[/I]
Am I reading this right? and what is the prescribed examination?