Wow, I was just reading in the last IDPOA newsletter that NI is considering making a mate’s license a requirement for the NI DP Cert. See http://media.tmmarket.com/marex/media/pdf/IDPOA_6degrees_Issue4_Summer2010.pdf .
I knew the USCG is looking at some sort of DP license endorsement or certified training and the Manila Amendments to STCW Part B include DP stuff. I didn’t realize the NI was thinking of changing things up too. This would interesting effects on a couple of companies I can think of, good or bad.