my book expired july 17 last year. I got my documents in continuity before the date. The Nmc finished processing it on july 14. I get this bull shit about how you missed page 6 and you need to send all 10 pages again. No mother fucker you lost it. So i send the pdf to the NMC as they asked. 33 days later today my shit gets to the evaluator. I just happened to call today to see what what going on because the website was down. I am told She has notes that she has no documents of my certs. None of my certs. How the fuck can this be you may ask. I was always told to mail them off to your REC so they can add them to your fucking file before the 1 year time frame is up. Oh no you have to send copy’s of all the stcw certs you want printed with your app. Because sending them to the REC does jack shit and they add jack shit to your file. The REC for me is the one in Houston Texas.
Oh And I don’t have a VSO cert because I am sure being in the navy for 4 years would get me that buttttttt I would have to clear all that other shit up first then when it got back to her i would have to make a request to pull my sea service records from the building. That also is more then a 30 day wait she said. Fuck me man, I never got my records long story i hired a guy to get them because i was having problems getting them my self and he had the records and sent them from his house to the CG. Then he died. I never got to see them.
So. I am now looking for a place to take VSO online. I feel like I am taking crazy pills
You know the important shit was never logged.