[QUOTE=Tugboattim;136917]In accordance with 46 CFR 11.305 and STCW Regulation II/2, an applicant for an STCW endorsement as Master on Vessels of 3,000 GT or More (Management Level) must provide evidence of:
- 36 months of service as officer in charge of a navigational watch on vessels operating in oceans, near coastal waters and/or Great Lakes; however, this period may be reduced to not less than 24 months if not less than 12 months of such service has been served as Chief Mate. Service on inland waters, bays, or sounds that are navigable waters of the United States may be substituted for up to 50 percent of the total required service. Experience gained in the engine department may be creditable for up to 3 months of the required service;
I believe this is a new requirement, I thought after 12 months chief mate time you could upgrade to master, seems they now require additional sea time[/QUOTE]
Not really. It’s new in that the old regulations did not have anything on how to get the various STCW endorsements. But, it’s the same as was applied in the past. The license for Chief Mate Unlimited requires you to have one year while holding as Second Mate, and Second Mate requires one year holding Third Mate. Add up the total and you have 3 years total. Does this mean you no longer have to get time as Chief Mate for the STCW endorsement? See 46 CFR 11.201(a): “…An applicant for any STCW endorsement must hold the appropriate national endorsement unless otherwise specified.” The service requirements for the license (officer endorsement) for Master Unlimited in 46 CFR 11.404 are not changed, service as Chief Mate is still required.
[QUOTE=c.captain;136902]Come on J.D. give us a thumbnail synopsis of these new regs. Digest this into a single post. What is the biggest change being enacted?[/QUOTE]
Oh, the irony. Where’s my point-ED stick (it’s not a pointY stick… see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self_Defence_Against_Fresh_Fruit) when I need it?
I did this not too long ago, see: http://www.gcaptain.com/forum/maritime-training-licensing/13709-stcw-final-rule-2.html#post126832
Here’s another I don’t think I mentioned in that previous post. If you hold an STCW endorsement corresponding to for Master 500 GRT or 1600 GRT, you do not need OICNW assessments if you go to 3rd Mate. See 2.b on page 2 of Encl 1 to the OICNW NVIC (12-14), and/or page 15 of Encl 2 to the Grandfathering NVIC (02-14).
Sort of related to pointed sticks, note the sample entry for assessor and vessel name on the next to last page of Encl 3 to Master/Chief Mate 3,000 GT or More