Thanks ya’ll for the responses to my question about DPO time toward Second Mate. With that ammunition I was able to convince the person that signed my Letter of Seatime to compose an new one showing that DPO time as Third Mate (OICNW).
Now here is a new question: How does this 46 CFR 11.406 read? Am I to show 180 12hr. days as (OICNW) or 1 year (365) days as a Deck Officer, i.e. Master, Mate, on vessels of any tonnage while holding the Third Mate? As some of you guys have done, I have tested for Second Mate AGT at the REC but was issued a Third Mate AGT until I accumulate the time to be issued the Second Mate.
§ 11.406 Service requirements for second mate of ocean or near coastal steam or motor vessels of any gross tons.
The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for an endorsement as second mate of ocean or near coastal steam or motor vessels of any gross tons is:
(a) One year of service as officer in charge of a navigational watch on ocean steam or motor vessels while holding a license or endorsement as third mate; or,
(b) While holding a license or MMC endorsement as third mate of ocean steam or motor vessels of any gross tons, 12 months of service on deck as follows:
(1) A minimum of six months service as officer in charge of a deck watch on ocean steam or motor vessels; in combination with,
(2) Service on ocean steam or motor vessels as boatswain, able seaman, or quartermaster while holding a certificate or MMC endorsement as able seaman, which may be accepted on a two-for-one basis to a maximum allowable substitution of six months (12 months of experience equals 6 months of creditable service); or,
© An individual holding an endorsement or license as master of Great Lakes and inland steam or motor vessels of any gross tons or master of inland steam or motor vessels of any gross tons, may obtain an endorsement as second mate of ocean or near coastal steam or motor vessels of any gross tons by completing the prescribed examination in subpart I of this part.
The question is; how many days do I need to show the Coast Guard to have them hand me the Second Mate AGT?
If you didn’t already know, I am a third party contractor so get my time from more that one boat company so I have to get a letter of Seatime everytime a contract ends.
Mr. Cavo, Anchorman, Captain Lee, what you think?