Just got a letter from the NMC saying that because my sea time says master it will not count toward my upgrade. Lol. I hold a 1600 master 6000itc and 3rd mate unlimited oceans upgrading to 2nd mate AGT OC. NMC says I need time as a OICNW to qualify. I thought I was an OICNW but I guess I was wrong. Got it straightened out but has anyone else came across this. I thought I was going to die laughing when she was reading this off to me. Long story short I will need a letter stating that I do indeed hold a watch. Awesome!
And for the smart asses I know a real ship master does not hold a watch.
Mud boat life