[QUOTE=z-drive;158811]nobody his given him false information here. It is what it is.[/QUOTE]
Actually, they have. Quite a bit of it. The best advice came from a Norwegian, to contact a government agency (like the one I work for).
The U.S. Coast Guard does not approve training outside of the United States. That doesn’t mean we won’t accept it. We [I][B][U]may[/U][/B][/I]. It would require a case by case review of his qualifications, and the particulars of the foreign training. The largest issue to date has been that it takes 7 years residency to obtain U.S. citizenship, and any newly naturalized citizen probably obtained their original credentials through grandfathering rather than training thtat has been approved as meeting STCW. That means there is nothing for us to review and accepty, thus having to take U.S. courses. In this case, he is getting his endorsements after STCW implementation.
I am confused by the reference to STCE “3 II.” STCW Section III/2 is Chief Engineer. Academies typically lead to OICEW (III/1). But again, a case by case determination.
I have seen a lot worse writing on here from natural born U.S. citizens… Ever read a few of my typo laden posts before I go back and clean them up?