Lots of things to unpack in this legislation, and no idea as to whether it will ever see the light of day, but it does bring back from the dead the idea of a proficiency log (Pro Book) where all hours of watches stood and special evolutions completed must be recorded.
I am working towards licensing myself but haven’t seen anything so onerous on the civilian side. I would be interested to hear how the mariners out there track their proficiency and how that plays into licensing. Also, how working across different platforms is managed when there is only one license. In the Navy, an OOD qualified on a destroyer would have to get requalified if they were transferred to an amphibious ship where well deck ops were performed. As best as I understand it, a 3/m AGT could do a tour on a container ship, then a Ro/Ro, then a tanker. How about for engineering? The Navy operates diesels, gas turbines, and steam. Can a 3/ae bounce from plant to plant?
I am interested in listening, I don’t have a agenda to defend. Thanks.