@jdcavo, I was reading an article that mentioned the CG looking into making Inland Mariners get an MMC and to hold a valid PIC for transferring Cargo and Bunkers. Unfortunately, I lost the link to this article and if I can find it I will post it in the thread.
So, have you heard and rumbling about this?
If they did do this, I can only imagine what the backlog would look like when all of those guys turn in their apps.
If it’s not this, I haven’t heard anything.
I believe that’s already required, but not for bunkers.
I believe that is what was mentioned in the article.
To me it sounds like, the days of the Captain / Pilot signing the DOI are going bye bye and this will force the Crew to apply and get the necessary credentials. I do wonder how the CG will handle it when and if all of these people send in their applications.
To me this is a win for all of the people working Inland as the path to working in other areas will be a lot easier with a MMC in hand.