googled and shuffled through about 5 pages of gcaptain forum search queries for anything related, only came up with this thread: http://gcaptain.com/forum/maritime-training-licensing/3534-continuity-tankerman-endorsement.html but only adds more curiosity to my question.
I’m a mate w/ a PIC endorsement on an ATB effectively married to an oil barge. We carry dedicated AB/tankermen who handle the cargo, and for the most part the “tug guys” don’t have much to do with the transfers at all. My captain recently renewed his license (also w/ a PIC endorsement), and without any documented recency as far as transfers or a course (46 CFR 13.120) and says the NMC kept his PIC endorsement on the license; no separate continuity, no questions asked.
I was under the impression that according to the aforementioned CFR, that you need proof of participation in two transfers in 5 years as recency for a tankerman renewal. Is there some other CFR I’m missing here… possibly a related service equivalency, or was this a glitch by the NMC to his advantage? I find the latter hard to believe, because rarely does an NMC screw up help someone.
Thanks in advance.