Re: CONTINUING COMPETENCY IN BASIC SAFETY TRAINING (BST)
31 October 2001 - (Google “NMC Policy Letter 12-01” to see the letter).
I have a question about whether a seaman who holds a valid original MMC, with BST/STCW, has a BST which is good for the ENTIRE 5 year duration of his MMC.
Is he still subject to the confusing provisions of this (pre-MMC) 2001 USCG letter which require him to produce documentation of 12 months seatime, with continuously advancing critical and boundary dates, during the ENTIRE 5 year duration of his MMC? Or is his BST valid for the entire 5 year duration?
In other words, has this 2001 letter been superceded for demonstrating continuing BST competency and are its requirements applicable ONLY for renewal?