To be clear, I don’t care about any arguments from the offshore sector in opposition to USCG scheme.
I’m just trying to clear up some rumors spreading around the company.
Various LDOs are being told that they can in fact upgrade all the way to unlimited master. The company does not own any boats over 3000ITC.
While I do understand that it is possible to upgrade to Unlimited C/M on vessels that do not require one (please correct if I am wrong) on vessels that require at least 1600T, I have neither read nor seen anything to make me believe that USCG requirement for at least 6mos sea time sailing as C/M on unlimited tonnage classed vessel which has COI requiring C/M has changed.
Maybe some of the new hire academy guys who have fairly quickly upgraded to 2/M now have assessment books they are filling out for upgrade, but I don’t know how anybody on their boat could even sign off for them because isn’t the only person who can sign off on assessment for upgrade to C/M is person serving as COI Master or C/M? of course which is not even possible at my current employer. Or is person serving as 1600 Master allowed to sign? None of the persons supposedly signing off these assessments hold higher than 1600/3000.
This is stirring up a lot of dissension over here, so I’m just trying to quell the natives.
used the search function as much I could stand on a 3 inch screen, but no luck beyond old thread about 6000 osv master holding mgmt level license debate as relates to ability to sign cm/m assessments.