[QUOTE=Flyer69;137432]This new system makes it hard to understand when you mix in old system nomenclature.
The way I read it, under the new system the STCW endorsement is for “Master and Chief Mate of 500 GT and more and less than 3000 GT”. No mention of GRT. Domestic endorsements are only now specified in GRT. So, with a national endorsement for Master 500 GRT, I should now be able to apply for an STCW endorsement as detailed above, correct?[/QUOTE]
You are correct that the new language only uses GRT for national officer endorsements. But, I was asking if he holds an STCW endorsement now, and if he did, it was most likely issued before March 24, 2014, and thus would have toe old language using GRT and GT. I could have asked:
[I]Do you hold an STCW endorsement as “Master Not More Than 1,600 GRT/3,000 GT” issued before March 24, 2014, OR, and STCW endorsement as “Master 500 GT or More and Less Than 3,000 GT” issued March 24, 2014, or later?[/I]
But I’m assuming if he had the endorsement, he’d know what I was talking about.
To answer your question, it depends on the re-phrased question I just posted. If the answer is yes, then no assessments for OICNW. If the answer is no, they assessments aree needed.