One of my deckhands is hoping to earn his 100 - ton license and has run into some bumps getting his Navy sea time. He’s read the most pertinent navy sea time threads here and will likely be employing a license consultant.
He has something like 720 days actually underway, but every one of them was aboard an SSBN. He has requested and received his sea service transcript, and it is incredibly vague. A follow-up phone call to NAVPERS left him with the impression that’s as good as he’ll get, as his deployment dates and durations still are classified or something (remember, his vessel was part of the strategic nuclear deterrent force).
His rate was machinist mate 1st class - he was a qualified engine room watch supervisor, and also had ship - wide damage control responsibilities.
I assume that, if he is able to get an intelligible accounting of his underway service, only a (small) portion will be credited for deck service. Is that 90 days?
Finally, he has an impressive training transcript, including two years teaching, among other things, basic and advanced firefighting and damage control at the Trident Training Center. Is there any way to get (STCW) credit for that, or does he have to go to Delgado or Fletcher for a week (not for the 100-ton, obviously but down the road).
As I mentioned, he’ll likely hire a consultant … just trying to figure out what he’s looking at if anyone has any insights.