Work position titles and seatime

I worked on a fishing vessel 765 grt 2 watch system. I have seatime under three different titles deck, shipyard and factory. now im confused does shipyard time and factory time underway count as anything? ive looked all over the forums and various sites cant find an answer. thank you

[QUOTE=sweetdick;154487]I worked on a fishing vessel 765 grt 2 watch system. I have seatime under three different titles deck, shipyard and factory. now im confused does shipyard time and factory time underway count as anything? ive looked all over the forums and various sites cant find an answer. thank you[/QUOTE]

Pretty sure shipyard time can count towards engineering one day =8hrs. For deck it may be three days equals one 8 hr day? Should be able to find clarification in the cfrs.

[QUOTE=sweetdick;154487]I worked on a fishing vessel 765 grt 2 watch system. I have seatime under three different titles deck, shipyard and factory. now im confused does shipyard time and factory time underway count as anything? ive looked all over the forums and various sites cant find an answer. thank you[/QUOTE]

The time spent as a processor in the factory, or as a “combi” does not count at all.

The shipyard time MIGHT count toward an engineer license, but it does not count toward a deck license.

Your underway time as a wachstander will count 1.5 days for each day underway towards a deck license.

[QUOTE=tugsailor;155002]The time spent as a processor in the factory, or as a “combi” does not count at all.

The shipyard time MIGHT count toward an engineer license, but it does not count toward a deck license.

Your underway time as a wachstander will count 1.5 days for each day underway towards a deck license.[/QUOTE]

I agree with all the above. On a sour note keep in mind that the Coast Guard Throws ( us ) Fisherman under the Bus. The Sea Time You have will count towards a Fishing Vessel only License, of which there are maybe 40 Boats in the US that require a License. If You were to get an Inspected License, there are probably 4000 Boats that could use Your License. The CG makes getting a FVO easier than the regular one, but not by much, not enough to warrant the same time and money spent as a regular license that only works on 40 boats.

[QUOTE=Richard Post;155173]I agree with all the above. On a sour note keep in mind that the Coast Guard Throws ( us ) Fisherman under the Bus. The Sea Time You have will count towards a Fishing Vessel only License, of which there are maybe 40 Boats in the US that require a License. If You were to get an Inspected License, there are probably 4000 Boats that could use Your License. The CG makes getting a FVO easier than the regular one, but not by much, not enough to warrant the same time and money spent as a regular license that only works on 40 boats.[/QUOTE]

Now I do not agree with all of that. The FV license actually requires a lot more seatime, than many “regular” licenses. FV seatime can be used toward any license. Most fishermen start with Master 100 tons.

[QUOTE=Richard Post;155173]On a sour note keep in mind that the Coast Guard Throws ( us ) Fisherman under the Bus. The Sea Time You have will count towards a Fishing Vessel only License.[/QUOTE]

Not true, not even close.