[quote=franklnooner;14653]Just wanted to know about the restriction on my stcw that reads
Limited to service on Uninspected towing vessels not more than 200 tons?
I have been a Master towing 1600 tons for more than 7 years on my license for more than 20years.
Can some one explain this one to me. I think this is uninspected/inspected difference?
My STCW reads Master of uninspected towing vessels of nor more than 300 gross tons(domestic tonnage).
It was explained to me that anything over 300 gt is inspected. Also, i believe that internationally all vessels are inspected vessels, hence Master or Mate 200gt/500itc, etc. etc.
In domestic waters you are on an uninspected towing vessel, in international waters you are on an inspected vessel.