[QUOTE=JP;54767]Remind me what are B and C sections, I don;t have my book with me. I’m pretty sure the NI has changed the rules recently or maybe they are all changing Jan 1 2012 and I think now it does not have to be the captain but it does have to be a fully qualified DPO (they did that since lots of captains were not qualified DPOs and so not qualified to judge competency). I am positive the guy in the office CAN NOT sign off on your DP qualifications since they did not see you on the boat doing your job as DPO tho they can sign off on your sea time.[/QUOTE]
I was told by NI and the instructor for the basic and advanced classes that another DPO (Limited or Unlimited) could sign off on your assessments in section C. Section B required the Masters signature as this shows not only seatime but also requires the vessels stamp.
The 2012 changes reflect tonnage requirements and also will require a letter from your company for the seatime.