Why do you have to have a valid DL. For some company’s
You must be able to obtain proper credentials to sail as an OS on anything over 100GRT, and to obtain a MMC there is a CFR stating that you must have a valid drivers license.
So I don’t have to drive the carry all all the way on crew change
Oh I have everuthing I just wanted to find out before I gave someone the wrong answer, will that effect her from getting a job if its suspended
If it’s suspended for a DUI, then you aren’t supposed to have the credential in the first place (to the best of my belief). I think if it is suspended for anything less than what would be a misdemenor or felony (like a mulitple reckless driving citations) then it does not indicate a record of personal responsibility.
Anybody able to add to this or clarify it?
My roommate at the academy had a suspended drivers license. Not for a DUI, child support I think. But he was able to get a zcard and sail as a cadet. Is that not the same as a entry level OS?
It is any rating OS to Mate to Master. You must have a drivers license. There was a man in New York about ten years ago challenging this, he was eligible for a drivers license, just had no need for a drivers license. I’m not sure how that went. Maybe Mr. Cavo can clear this up for us.
I had a friend at school who was the same way. He was able to get a license but he never did because he used mass transportation for everything. I may be wrong on this one, but I’m about 99% sure they allowed him to get his license without a DL. I know he has his DL now, but I’m not sure about when he graduated.
I don’t believe you need to have a DL for credentials. You DO allow the CG to check your driving records. And as C.Captain says any problems like DUI reflect on your irresponsibility and therefore unsuitability for a credential. But many companies require a DL just in case you ever have to drive a company vehicle and it also helps to make sure that you can actually turn up for work, when you live (relatively) local. Living local is also a requirement for some companies.
But I think the real reason companies require it is just because they use a standardized application form.
Have you tried some of the smaller companies just to get started? I think Adriatic marine needs OS’s. The boats are nice (4 164’s and launching a 195 as we speak). Not hard to get on if they have an open spot. Search Adriatic in the jobs section they had an ad not long ago.
Hay thanks I will look into them, but I had a friend who DL, was suspended due to her not having a valid tag and insurance