I am curious if anyone (Mr. Cavo) can shed some light on how the check lists evolve? The check list posted at:gcaptain.com/forum/attachments/500-ton-master-upgrade/1294d1308583442-questions-master-500-1600-ocean-nc.pdf has the number MCP-FM-NMC5-67 at the bottom. Kelly Ksisk posted one that was recently received with the number MCP-FM-NMC5-67(5) at the bottom, and they are different in one key point that is of great interest to me. The second has a section that states the following:
[I]A mariner who qualified for a Mate 500/1600 Near Coastal or Oceans by completing a CG approved program may raise the grade of their endorsement to Master 1600 Near Coastal or Oceans by providing 360 daysof service as Master/Mate on Ocean or Near Coastal vessels while holding an endorsement as such [B]OF WHICH[/B] 180 days must be on vessels over 50GRT. This applies to, but is not limited to graduates of programs at Maine Maritime Academy, S.U.N.Y., PMI and MITAGS.[/I]
The check list posted on the NMC site is numbered MCP-FM-NMC5-67. In the end, my question is does the (5) indicate a fifth revision? I sure hope that the above provision holds true.