Ok, another RFPNW question. I sent another e-mail to NMC, to try and get some clarification on this subject. I said that I understand that I would have to test for AB, BST, and lifeboat. The following is part concerning RFPNW:
Proof of one year of sea service in a relevant capacity within the deck department between 1 October 1986 and 30 September 1991;
PL 14-02 enclosure (1)
I have more than 1 year of approved US Navy time as a Signalman, and 110 days as OS/AB. Does this qualify for alternative requirement? Thank you for your time, PAD.
And the response:
The RFPNW Alternative still applies. Your last question is an evaluator question that I am not qualified to answer.
Ok, well and good. My question is, in order to have an ‘evaluator’ answer my question, do I need to have a MMD on file, or can I contact one in general? I need to figure this one out before I jump into all this w/out knowing all the requirements. Considering some other posts in regard to NMC, this troubles me. It used to be so much easier, just going into an REC (ladies in Seattle were great!) and getting everything sorted out in person. If I have to wait on the beach for a couple of months to get it evaluated after schooling (probably PMI), I don’t want any surprises. Thanks for any comments. Paul.