I have a deckhand who is trying to get RFPNW. He has AB Unlimited and sailed deep sea on foreign ships before coming to the US. I noticed in policy letter 14-02 that there is a sea service requirement and am unsure if it is just sea time or if it needs to be documented as “training” rather than normal OS work. (He plans to take the RFPNW course and do the assessments in the simulator.)
In short, we want to be sure that if he pays that money he will be good to go and not told by the NMC he is missing something crucial.