So what you’re telling me is that you would need to complete one year (360 days) of [I]actual[/I] sea time as a trainee in the program and then complete 16 weeks of classroom/simulator training for which you are [I]credited[/I] 720 days of sea time, coming to a grand total of 3 years (1080 days) which count towards your license? So you would only need one [I]actual[/I] year of seatime? Sounds like a good deal and a hell of a shortcut.[/quote]
It’s not sea time per se, its shipboard training. And the training ashore is inter-mixed weith the time at sea. But it’s moot as to this program, it’s expired. However, a similar program is offered at Pacific Maritime Institute for a license as Mate 500/1600 Tons. Their program is also approved for two-thirds of the three years of required sea service, and they place for you the remaining one year of shipboard training.
Also, if you have the three years of sea timne, or will get them in the near future, you can still get everything else you need from SIU, they have current, valid approvals for each of the courses that were part of the now expired program, and also have approval to conduct the required assessments for OICNW.