I have just enough sea time under my 100 Ton to move up to a 200 ton. To me its advancement in my career regardless BUT I’m trying to go to work now, not 2 months from now. I have my 100 Ton, STCW BST, Commercial Assistance Towing, Marine Radio Operator Permit, plus my basic MMD ratings. I havent run crew boats or mini OSV’s but I have been offshore 90% of my total maritime career and been running large Passenger vessels.
So heres the question. Should I stick it out and start on the smaller 100 Ton boats and get the experience under my belt before I upgrade OR upgrade and try my luck on vessels larger than Im use to.