I’ve been searching the threads and nothing seems to explain why I was issued a new credential issued under the provisions SCTW for “Seafarers 1978, as amended”. I was wondering why this was not issued as SCTW-95? And is there a difference?
It says, “qualified in accordance with the provisions of regulations: II/4; VI/1; VI/2” and under capacity, it has "Rating Forming part of a Navigational Watch (Able Seaman-Unlimited, and (Lifeboatman) I have within the last year taken and have certs for BST, and Lifeboatman
Also, my endorsement lists capacity as: “Able Seaman-Any Waters, Unlimited” , yet also states above , “capacities specified” (Domestic only). So… “any waters”, as long as it’s “domestic only”? I am unclear what this means and how to get it changed to “All Oceans”, in case I might want to work in Brazil, for example?
I’d much appreciate some clarification on these topics. I’m new at this, having been a commercial fisherman for decades, so please excuse my naivity.