[QUOTE=GOMariner;167025]I work overseas on a Liberian DP-3 drillship , one of the DPOs in trying to renew his MMC . First ,they said the rig had no IMO number then he sent the certifcate of registry and got this :
MARINER SUBMITTEDCERTIFICATE OF REGISTRY , HOWEVER THE VESSEL IS NOTINSPECTED THEREFORE CANNOT USE THE SERVICE TOWARD RENEWAL OF MARINERS STCW; - AWAITING FURTHER RESPONSE FROM MARINER
We go through ABS and Liberian inspections . He has hit a wall at the NMC . Has anybody run into this before ? Any suggestions on how to handle this ?[/QUOTE]
I recently went through the exact problem with the NMC during my Chief Engineer renewal. All my sea time was aboard Panama Flagged ABS and BV classed ships working overseas. I called the NMC and they told me that all foreign flag ships are considered “Not Inspected” in their database. This really got me fired up, but all they required me to do was get another letter from my company’s HR department (or from the Ship’s Master) stating that I participated in Fire/Emergency and Abandon Ship drills in accordance with STCW Basic Training (BT) requirements during my time aboard the ships. No further issues once I emailed the additional letter to the NMC and my MMC was issued within a couple weeks.