I’ve been sailing on ocean going tugs. I currently have my application in for my 1600 oceans (mate). I need 180 days as mate over 100 gross tons to qualify (120 12 hr. days). I have about 65 days as trainee mate and 57 days as second mate (12 hr days). Does my time as trainee mate count for this? I was standing my own watches after about 3 weeks of training with the other mate.
Any help would be appreciated.