During our last company crew meeting there was a rumor going around that the USCG is stripping the NC or Oceans endorsement if you dont have recency on those bodies of water. Ive always held a NC endorsement, however the last 4 years Ive worked inside(shipdocking). In my offtime I run fishing charters in my personal (documented)boat. I dont know if it was just a scare tactic to get some new blood on the towboats or not, but it definatley has my attention. Ive tested for NC, and I may have to go back offshore eventually for my primary employment. I just renewed last December, so Ive got time to wok with.
Is the CG actually going to start taking endorsements away if they arent used?
Will I be legally be able to use my time accumulated on my own vessel?