[QUOTE=jmad;146892]Man it don’t think it will even matter now. I just read where RFPNW is a perquisite to the mates license…impossible on my tug. [/QUOTE]
It’s not impossible. There is no longer a requirement that the vessel service is obtained on and he assessments are done on be over 200 GRT, and inland service is acceptable. More important for you, it’s not required for OICNW, see page 15 of Enclosure 2 here: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/nvic/pdf/2014/nvic-02-14_Grandfathering_final_with_encls_20140122.pdf
[QUOTE=jmad;146888]The question Is, how did you guys submit proof of “no less than 180 days of seagoing training service”?? [/QUOTE]
There is no requirement for “seagoing training service” (whatever that is). There is a requirement for at least 180 days “performing bridgewatchkeeping duties under the surpervision of the master or a qualified officer.”
[QUOTE=z-drive;146902]If your going for oicnw why do you need Rfpnw? I don’t see it as a requirement for oicnw, but I’m often blind to the obvious:
http://www.uscg.mil/nmc/checklists/pdfs/mcp_fm_nmc5_62_web.pdf The issue is this: 360 days of seagoing service as part of an approved training program, which includes onboard training that meets the requirements of Section A-II/1 of STCW C How the hell can you hawsepipe?[/QUOTE]
Go back and look at that checklist again. An approved program with 360 days of service is one of two ways to get OICNW, it refers to academies and other approved comprewhensive programs (e.g. PMI). The other is listed immediately above, 3 years of sea time (aka the hawsepipe).