WOW!!! And it starts January 23rd, talk about not giving anybody any time to prepare for them.
I knew about having to start doing a medical exam every 2 years and refresher for BST, Fire Fighting, and PSC, but did STCW 2010 screw up the licensing scheme. No more giving away 3000 ITC or OSV license.
Lets start. This is what I’m taking away from it so Im sure Im not fully understanding all of this quite yet.
§ 11.311 Requirements to qualify for an
STCW endorsement as master of vessels of
500 GT or more and less than 3,000 GT
Provide evidence of 36 months of
service as OICNW on vessels operating
in oceans, near-coastal waters, and/or
So no more getting your 3000ITC at the same time you get your 1600GRT if you’re like me and going from 500 to 1600 after only 2 years of sea time, looks like you have to wait another year.
(i) Advanced shiphandling.
(ii) Advanced stability.
(iii) Advanced meteorology.
(v) Search and rescue.
Well looks like more classes for anybody looking to upgrade. At least another $10 grand easy.
(vi) Management of medical care.
Is this medical care provider or is it the more involved medical person in charge which can only be taken with in a year of MCP?
(iv) Leadership and managerial skills.
What is this BRM?
For a renewal of an STCW
endorsement as master of vessels of 500
GT or more and less than 3,000 GT to
be valid on or after January 1, 2017,
each candidate must provide evidence
of successful completion of approved
training in the following:
(1) Leadership and managerial skills.
(2) ECDIS, if serving on a vessel with
For those that will be grandfathered will have to have the leadership and managerial skills class at least, what ever that is.
Now the fun really starts.
§ 11.493 Master (OSV).
For those officers who previously
received a 500 GRT limitation on their
national officer endorsement due to the
definition of OSV existing before
October 15, 2010, the limitation will be
raised to 1,600 GRT to be consistent
with other national officer
(a) The minimum service required to
qualify an applicant for an endorsement
as master (OSV) of offshore supply
vessels less than 1,600 GRT/3,000 GT is
24 months of total service as mate, chief
mate, or master of ocean or near-coastal
and/or Great Lakes on self-propelled
vessels of more than 100 GRT. Service
on inland waters may substitute for up
to 50 percent of the required service.
Well there is no longer a 500grt 3000itc OSV license . Those that do have a 500 grt 3000 itc OSV will be automatically upgraded.
Also it looks like a 3000 itc OSV will not be giving out to 500 grt non trade restricted if you ask for it anymore.
Prepare for you minds to be blown!
least one-half of the required experience
must be served as chief mate.
WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!
I get more into this in the following about 3000+ itc licenses.
The minimum service required to
qualify an applicant for an endorsement
as master (OSV) of 1,600 GRT/3,000 GT
or more is 24 months of total service as
mate, chief mate, or master of ocean or
near-coastal and/or Great Lakes on selfpropelled
vessels of more than 100 GRT.
At least one-half of the required
experience must be served as chief mate
and be obtained on vessels of 1,600
GRT/3,000 GT or more. In no case will the
limitation exceed 10,000 GRT/GT for
Did you just hear that loud explosion?
That was the head of every Personnel, OPS, and Crewing Manager exploding at the same time at every company that has any OSV’s with just a GT tonnage and more so for those with Large OSV’s. Also that equally loud explosion heard on a drill ship in the GOM was C. Captain’s as now there is a 10,000 ton OSV license.
Now Anchorman and Capt. Lee have been saying for a while that there was a 10,000 ton license coming. They said it would be more involved then it is now and would involve classes. I’m assuming that the above classes to get your regular 3000 itc is what is expected. I also noticed that Harvey’s new IMR boats are going to be over 7000 GT so I suspected something like this was on the way soon, but did anybody see that part about the chief mate? My question is how in the hell is anybody supposed to get this license on an OSV if you have to serve as a Chief Mate since no boat I know of requires one, even the current large OSV’s?
To get your Chief Mates just replace the above with Mate and you get the idea. Now I didn’t see any tonnage limitations when it comes to just plain Mate OSV, so does that raise the question that any Mate OSV can run any size OSV or does one pretty much have to go back to deck for 6 months as a AB on a Large OSV to get the Chief OSV above 3000 ITC?
On the flip side you guys that already have a 6000 itc OSV, you’re day rates are about to explode.
Now there is this in both the Master and Chief Mate section about gaining tonnage if you never served over 3000 itc.
limitation will be placed on the officer
endorsement based on the applicant’s
qualifying experience. The endorsement
will be limited to the maximum tonnage
on which at least 25 percent of the
required experience was obtained, or
150 percent of the maximum tonnage on
which at least 50 percent of the service
was obtained, whichever is higher.
So im guess that for most of us with a 3000 itc we could get a 4500 itc?
Im just going to stop right here and digest a little more and try and under stand what this means for me. Hopfully they will let me at least keep my 3000 itc OSV when I get my 1600 GRT Master later this year.