The Coast Guard won’t grant OICEW (Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch III-2 and III-4) codes for my MMD.
After 14 years in continuity, I reactivated my First Engineer Unlimited to sail again. I’ve obtained Basic STCW, TWIC. I have 10 years of sailing experience and have done everything on the assessment sheet but can’t find a way to get them signed off without a job. No company will hire me without the credentials on my MMD.
Talking with Mid Atlantic Maritime, the Coast Guard has not formalized the requirements for the class so no class is available. The only school listed on the Coast Guard website for training is not open to the public.
Does anyone have suggestions to help get me back out to sea? Thanks.