I was cleaning out my filing cabinet and found a file with my old expired licenses. Wow, I forgot how I got to Master from an ordinary seaman on ocean tugs in Alaska & the West Coast.
Anyone else still have their old licenses & Z cards?
I worked tugs the whole time & every time I went in to renew they would issue a different license. The examiner would say you need this upgrade or license. I had to take an exam for the Freight & towing & 1600 ton plus celestial for oceans.
Operator of small passenger vessels not more than 100 tons and not more than 100 miles offshore upon waters of the Gulf of Alaska between Chignik, Ak. and Icy Cape Ak. (really? weird!)
Operator of Uninspected Towing Vessels upon Oceans not more than 200 miles offshore.
Master of Freight & Towing Vessels not more than 1000 GT upon oceans 200 miles, Radar Observer UNL.
Master Near Coastal Steam or MVs not more than 1600 GT Radar Ob Unl.
Master 1600 GT Steam or MVs upon Oceans (yea!)
(Issue #5) Master 1600GT Oceans, 3000 ITC
Master 1600 Oceans Document of Continuity (finally retired!!!) Strange looking License.
Anyone else have some of these Licenses form the old days?