I searched the forum and i think i found some what of an answer but going to ask any ways. I was talking to a AB that just made it into the engine room on the *Weeks Marine EW Ellefsen. He wants to get his Qmed then leave but was unsure if he is even getting time. I told him to my understanding It just has to be a walk in engine room. Am i correct on this? I got that answer from the NMC. I know Dredges are a different ballgame.

Also, after reading some old topics Is that true you can get a DDE 4000 from just working on a tug or supply boat.

edit this was meant for the engineer forum sorry

All dde tickets are 500 grt licenses…so yes.
Its totally legit for someone to use seatime as an unlicensed engineer on crewboats, utility or tugboats to get a DDE.

I know some folks who hold a 1st assistant engineer license and never stepped foot on a ship, also.

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I know some folks who hold a 1st assistant engineer license and never stepped foot on a ship, also.

Thats scary

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I think this is scarier.
A 2nd mate two yrs out of the academy with minimal experience getting approved to test for a 1600 grt master.

Then, getting their toar pencil-whipped and voila we have a tugboat captain.


Way to throw the dude under the bus!

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Shit I tell it how it is I’m not going to lie. I also don’t have a filter on my mouth and it gets me in a whole lot of trouble lol

I get that but office people read these forums and you gave enough information to easily identify him.

OK, That i did not know. I did not mean to do that and now i understand why I am getting burned. I won’t go into any more details.

Loose Lips Sink Ships. Get the Qmed if you can now

I am trying to find that answer every one seems to be dodging it. Do you get sea time in the engine room on the dredge.

Does the dredge have its own propulsion or is the “engine room” just for generators?

It’s depends, but yes, you will probably get engineroom, or deck time on a dredge, even if it’s not self-propelled.

Of course a dredge that does not have propellers is often “underway” moving itself around by walking on the spuds, pulling on the anchors, or “paddling” with the bucket.