I had looked at that policy but it only refers to ships in operation that don’t or rarely get underway, such as casino boats and ORSO. We have ship’s under construction in our case carrying out training and commissioning. Our ships are not yet operational. Some crew were here before the ship was launched.
Would 46 CFR 11.211 be applicable to the crew in this case? That would help the officers but I don’t see a similar provision in Part 12 for my seamen and oilers.
[INDENT=2]I Port engineer, shipyard superintendent experience, instructor service, or similar related service may be creditable for a maximum of six months of service for raise of grade of an engineer or deck officer endorsement, as appropriate, using the following:[/I][/INDENT]
I Port engineer or shipyard superintendent experience is creditable on a three-for-one basis for a raise of grade. (Twelve months of experience equals four months of creditable service.)[/I]
[INDENT=2][I] (2) Service as a bona fide instructor at a school of navigation or marine engineering is creditable on a two-for-one basis for a raise of grade. (Twelve months of experience equals six months of creditable service). [/I][/INDENT]