I’m trying to upgrade from my third mate ticket to 2nd mate/1600 ton master and am a little confused about whether or not i have the right amount of sea-time.
I read from the CFR’s that you must have 360 days of sea-time on an ocean going vessel while holding a third mate ticket to qualify for the upgrade.
I have 4 months on an unlimited vessel sailing as third mate and over 10 months on a 500 ton ocean going research vessel as chief mate. Will this all count towards my required 360 days? Will it qualify me to take the 1600 ton masters test?
Also, what do i need to do? Call up my local uscg office and go from there?