I would like to say thank you for all the information provided throughout the forums, it has helped tremendously.
My question is, what is the better license to hold, a Mate 1600GRT or Master 500GRT? Considering current market, grandfathering provisions, deadlines, etc.
I have recency tonnage >100GRT, but according to the CFR’s I will loss this in November, because it will date past three years in November.
If I file my papers this week I will be good for the Mate 1600, If not I think I will loss the window. I have plenty of sea time and tonnage for the Master 500GRT, but don’t want to miss my opportunity for the Mate 1600GRT.
I currently hold a Master 200GRT/500GT.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions.