Were can I find USCG OCMI policy letters on the internet?
I am looking for this one
OCMI Policy 1-C-96
This allows people to move from Mate 500 to Master 500 or DDE 4,000 to DDE Unlimited with just 180 12-hour days at the lower level vs. the 240 required by the rules. Moreover, the higher license is not restricted in any way. To make this move the person must:
1.Complete a Coast Guard approved course sponsored by the company, which can be either an in-house program or conducted by a third party. The course must include a “Coast Guard Approved training book” but not necessarily an end of training, company practical/written exam.
2.Pass the standard USCG exam.
3.Be recommended in writing by the company Verifying Officer for the higher license, "based on the Master’s/Chief Engineer’s observations of the applicant during training and on the job."
4.Hold the “unrestricted” 500 ton Mate or DDE 4,000 HP license. (To take maximum advantage of the service time reduction, the individual should obtain this license when he has 480 12-hour days.)
5.Be qualified in all other regards for the license.
6.Be observed in a working capacity for at least 30 days to enter this program if coming from a different employer and holding an unrestricted 500 ton Mate or DDE 4,000 HP license.
1.Anyone changing companies during the training period will lose all the progress in their training record book made toward the non-restricted, higher license and will have to start over with the new employer.