[FONT=Arial][SIZE=1][LEFT]Subject: Pol1 Later 01-02 Mate and STCw
Date: Wednesday, March I’1’ 2004 7:29:34 AM
sender: wells, Richard <FJEWeIls€msoneworleansrec.uscg.nril>
To: craig Plaisance <Craig.PlaisanceQmail.chouest’cofiP
Cc: C,onnan, Lloyd CWO <Lcormanemsoneworleansrec.usca.mil> , Cruise, Carol CWO <
ccruisegmsonevrorreansrec.uscg.nr-il> , Theodore, Nadine <NTheod.ore0msoneworleansrec.usca.nr-il> , Kuscsik,
Kenneth <ic<us c s ik 0 msonewor le ans rec . usc a . nr-il>[/LEFT]
[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2][LEFT]Your reoding is correct, he con oppl-y for -Third
Mote w/o doing the 17
troining coirses, if he holds o 760? GRT.li’cense ond STCW olreody.
Richord E. Wetls
Asst. Chief Regionol Exominotion Center
(504) 240-730@ x23?
Fox (504) 240-7292
> To: Wells, Richard
> Richard, No, the wording is correct. Anyone holding a 1,600 GRT license
> ond on STCW-9S certificale is already accepted as having net the standards
> 7,600 license is for mate or master. Cheers, Stu
> Sent: Tuesday, March 76, 2004 3:34 PM
> To: Walker, Stewart A.; Stewart, Janes LCDR[/LEFT]
[/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial][SIZE=1][LEFT]J- .^L [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]> Stu - If this has alreody been asked./answered, our apologies but we do not
> Have a Master J-600 who want.to sit for Third Mate. Looking at encl one
> assessrnents and Lxam (you get out of the 17 training courses) Does this
> nean what it says, or was the word Mate left out when’printed?
> Asst. Chief Regionat Examination Center[/LEFT]
> (504) 240-7300 x232
What this looks like is a confirmation that you don’t have to spend upwards of $20.000.00 to go from 1600 ton Master to 3rd Mate. I was sent a letter in response to my application to sit for 3rd Mate Unlim. from my evaluator in which she states that I will need a multitude of Certificates from a Coast Guard approved school to sit even though I am already STCW compliant as 1600/3000 Ton Ocean Master. All the instructors and retired CG friends have told me that she is full of shit and doesn’t know what she is talking about. I just sent her the above and am waiting for an answer. I’m sure she will have to go upstairs for a response. This is an example of the incompetancy of the new contract evaluators. They must just hire them off the street because since last December till last month several students of L.E. Fletcher have had no problem getting a positive eval. to test though the school does not hand out Certificates as listed by this young lady evaluator. Why do different evaluators read the same policy letters differently? When is it going to stop?