Old "sea time" question, Strait of San Juan De Fuca

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	 				 					 					 				 				 		 			 				 					Hello men.

I know this is an old question but I have never found a complete “for sure” answer to this question…
In reference to “sea time” served for one of my deck hands going for his Captains license, does time served in the area of the “Strait of San Juan De Fuca” and “Haro Strait” constitute “inland” or “Near coastal” sea time.—Puget sound area----…
I do understand that that entire area is under the 72 COLREGS, but heard the demarcation lines where for navigation rules only and not for sea time ???Anyone know for sure.
Thanks
Capt. Sea Rat:cool: