[QUOTE=Capt-G;163465]Hello i have Radar Observer Unlimited wwhich it expired several years back due to me being out of the Marine industry.
My Question is shouldnt i be able to take a refresher course to renew it?
I have read 46 CFR 11.480 Radar observer and dont see info on “Expired Renewal”
Any Advice helps i havent really see this subject being discussed in google searches.
be nice if JdCavo will Chime in.[/QUOTE]
You can take the renewal course even if the endorsement had lapsed and was n o longer on your license. But, expect to have to provide proof of having taken the original course in the past.
If you renew without being current on radar, you won’t get the endorsement in your MMC, and after that just taking the renewal course won’t be enough. You’ll have to apply to add the endorsement back before you’ll be considered qualified to work on a vessel that requires radar observers.