Does it also hold true for lifting Tonnage restrictions? Reason I ask is because my last two hitches the office put me down as Training Mate on my seatime letter. If it doesn’t matter on my RIG to 2nd mate does it matter on lifting my tonnage restriction. Your answer will determine how a approach the situation.
I’m going from 3rd to 2nd mate and plan to do the 1600t Master crossover test. Haven’t heard from USCG due to shutdown. I have enough days as OICNW for RIG but waited to apply because I was moved to a bigger boat and figured I would apply to lift the restriction at the same time.