May 11, 2023, 11:18pm
If you have a CM UNLT and get 180 of your days on vsls less than 1600 ton (tugs, ferries, etc) 2:1, can you get your remaining sea time via instructing at a qualified uscg course?
I.e. someone has 360 sea days on tugs requiring a 1600 ton license. Can they finish off their remaining days toward Master Unlimited via instructing (2:1 also) in a USCG qualified course?
May 12, 2023, 12:11am
I may be wrong, but if I am that’s ridiculous.
May 12, 2023, 12:26pm
This question is more out of curiosity- I had heard that some of the instructors at the maritime academy I went to got their master unlimited via the qualified instructor “seatime” referenced in section G (2) of the CFR below.
May 12, 2023, 12:31pm
I think they probably got it from seatime on whatever training ship they went on.
May 12, 2023, 12:34pm
That’s not what I heard recently from someone working at an academy, but I’m trying to figure it out. The regulation says that time can could 2:1 up to six months for raise in grade… I’m just wondering which six months it can count for.
May 12, 2023, 12:38pm
It’s the same 6 months that the under 1600 ton stuff can count for.
Upgrading to Master requires 6 months of seatime as Chief Mate.
May 12, 2023, 12:46pm
Yeah, that’s the question. I’m not sure that’s true, or if the time spent instructing would count as cm time while holding a cm license. Didn’t know if anyone had experience with this
You cannot get all of your sea time as an instructor. For some at academies, the balance of the time, including the required time over 1,600 GRT, was on the unlimited tonnage training ship.
May 12, 2023, 2:23pm
That makes sense, thank you
May 12, 2023, 2:26pm
I’m not sure you are reading this correctly. It’s not a premium, it’s a reduction, i.e. if you instruct for 12 months, you get 6 month service credit.
May 12, 2023, 4:05pm
Understood. Yeah I knew that, I was just wondering how you could apply that six months. Thanks.
Can they use the instructor time for the required 6 months as Chief Mate?