I am training to become a harbor pilot. This involves riding ships with the current pilots every chance I get. I currently have 120 trips, 80 of which were as a trainee pilot holding a valid 1st class unlimited pilots license.
How do I format a sea time letter for a USCG renewal? Just about every trip is a different ship, I have trip sheets to document, yet there is no " ongoing participation in training and drills during the validity of the license being renewed. "
Harbor pilots do not participate in the training and drills of a foreign ship while transiting from sea to berth. The current pilots told me to call the USCG help desk and figure it out. The help desk was not helpful.
Before the forum burns me at the stake, please keep in mind that I am not an Academy grad, I’ve worked my way up from the deck of a tug. My very first lesson was how to operate a needle gun underway in a 25 knot blow. Please be kind!