Ok, I know this question has been mentioned a million times before, but my google-fu has failed me. Sorry.
Quick background on me. Former helicopter pilot and officer in USN. Just had the bright idea to try my hand at the USMM thing. I love the sea, the lifestyle, and need a change. Really, it seems like I’m trading one bureacracy for another… but at least its an unknown.
2 Quick questions regarding Sea Time and STCW:
My 18 months as a DWO should suffice for my 36 month (1080 day requirement) for an original third mate correct? I don’t fall under the 60% rule because my DWO time is counted day for day, correct?
Does the fact that I have a “mate equivalent” (US Navy Officer of the Deck Qual) relieve me of any of the STCW or the OICNW requirements?
Thanks for providing a great site, and giving great feedback. Hopefully, I’ll see you guys on the other side, with my beard and shaggy hair.