[QUOTE=85TJ;177362]I am a 3rd assistant engineer, steam and motor, unlimited and need to renew by July 11. I will have 360 days at sea soon and have been training and drilling on-board.
- Do I need advanced fire fighting refresher 2-day class? My advanced fire fighting was completed on March 18, 2011.[/QUOTE]
Not if you renew before January 1,2017. The first time you renew after that you will need it.
[QUOTE=85TJ;177362]2) Are they picky about exact dates?[/QUOTE]
Yes. I’m not sure what you are asking about, but the expiration date of your MMC, the 360 days in five years, and the January 1, 2017 date are all firm, as is the March 24, 2014 date for being eligible for grandfathering.
[QUOTE=85TJ;177362]3) When I upgrade to 2nd (motors) and Chief OSV I think I will need gap closing of MEECE, Engine Room Resource Management and Leadership and Management Skills, correct?[/QUOTE]
You need Engineroom Resource Management for your current OICEW endorsement to remain valid after December 31, 2016. If you upgrade your national endorsement (license) to Chief Engineer OSV, you will need to meet the requirements for STCW as Chief Engineer. Whether that can be limited to OSVs, and what you need to do will depend on when you began the service you will use for the upgrade.