I am looking for good study materials for a 500 ton near coastal master. I currently have general navigation for upper tonnage, general safety for upper tonnage, general deck for upper tonnage manuals from the maritime institute in San Diego. I also have near coastal navigation (terrestrial) from Houston Marine as well as my USCG navigational rules and a 1984 edition of the practical navigator. What suggestions do you have for other study materials? I don’t have any charts to practice chart plotting either.
Secondly, I’d like to know what courses I’ll need to complete in order to operate with a 500 ton near coastal master. I currently have the following credentials: Radar unlimited, AB unlimited, STCW basic safety training, PSC Lifeboatman, Advanced fire fighting, RFPNW, Able seafarer-deck.