Hey guys, your contributions to this site have been helpful in the past.
Currently hold a mate 500 oceans, as well as mate of towing oceans. I completed a toar but twisted the cg’s arm into issuing a mate of towing endorsement due to pressure from “corporate.”
I’m an academy grad so i kind of am behind the 8-ball when it comes to cumulative sea service, but absolutely meet the requirement for 18 months of service as mate on towing vessels. The requirement i am curious about is the 48 months of total service; i really don’t see any language that specifies any tonnage, route, or position for this service–it may be there, but thats why i am asking. Ideally i’d like to just bypass the examination requirements for the 500-master license with the MOT, but if not, i guess that is the route i will be taking.