[QUOTE=Navy SWO;49229]I recently completed the shipboard requirements for a “Tankerman Assistant” endorsement. I received a letter from Chevron stating that I have “met the participation requiremnts for the transfer of dangerous cargos in bulk as outlined in 46 CFR 13.405.”
How do I get the endorsement on my MMC? Do I need to submit medical info, firefighting quals, etc. or just the letter? Should I submit to the Seattle REC or directly to NMC?
I plan to call them in the next couple of days but I always get the best info from gCaptain so I came here first.
Contact NMC to ask this question. Your application must go to an REC (any, your choice). You need a physical (46 CFR 13.401©), but may not need a new physical if you had one for a renewal or other endorsement in the past year. You will need to show you meet all requirements for the endorsement, including the fire fighting course and either sea service and/or the "cargo course (Tank Ship Familiarization).
For Tankerman-Assistant, you need a firefighting course and EITHER a “Tank Ship Familiarization” course OR 90 days on a tank vessel (you need days of service, not transfers).