Just a quick question that someone here can surely answer. Perhaps Mr Cavo?
Certain vessels and routes require that a Certificate of Discharge is issued. Most of the vessels and routes that I work on do not. However in light of the information on the CoD can these be used by the captain instead of the sea-time letter or should they be used only where required?
I might add that when writing sea-time letters I usually include substantially more detailed route information than the CoD. This format has helped me to record my routes for “Acting as Pilot” in the past and I make sure that I do as much for my crew when I am Captain.