I’ve heard from several different people that time spent as an officer working aboard a training ship can count towards your highest license held. However, when I called the NMC they could not confirm this and had no notices available on this topic.
Has anyone received sea time while working on an academy training ship with their highest license held? For example, if you are a licensed AGT Chief Mate, but there are several Chief Mates aboard an AGT training ship working with cadets, can you receive time on your Chief Mate’s license or is only one deck officer permitted to receive time on their Chief Mate’s license? Is this simply at the discretion of the school and/or the vessel Master?