I have been flinishing my classes for third mate unlimited oceans and am about a month from my last course. Questions is, do I need to go ahead and start my application and send in what I have done so the NMC can start the review process, or do I wait until it is all done? I have recently heard that the medical alone is taking 6-8 weeks alone. I will be glad to send it in early, but I don’t want to hang anything up by sending it in peices.
Also wanted to add another question about my Navy sea time being computed by teh 60% rule. I don’t have any sea service letter exactly saying what the coast guard figured for my original MMD of AB limited using the 2 years and 8 months of Navy sea service on the carrier as a boatswainmate (AB equal). Is this going to be a problem, I can’t get a straight answer or letter from the NMC.
Any advice would be appreciated.