I am coming up on my 4yr anniversary for my Master ticket this month. My first issue was 50GT Near Coastal. I recently realized I could have asked for a raise in grade at 6 months to 100GT.
Because of this I have decided to go ahead and complete the renewal process now since it could open additional opportunities and there is no good reason to wait at the pace the CG moves. In the past I have never needed greater than 50GT however I live in New Orleans now and 100GT is much more relevant here. I have already started looking at the other endorsements companies here look for and wanted to get some opinions.
I have already begun looking at adding Radar Unlimited and STCW BST. What else should I be considering while I am in the process? Also would a Mate endorsement be useful/possible?
Thanks you for your advice.