Working on Foreign Flag Ships

Does anyone know if an American with an American license works on a foreign flagged ship, does the sea time count towards the American license?

Yea, you just need a letter from the Captain stating the time onboard, GT, IMO#, etc. on company letterhead.

[QUOTE=Merchant Marine;10789]Does anyone know if an American with an American license works on a foreign flagged ship, does the sea time count towards the American license?[/QUOTE]

I sailed more on foreign ships than American ships…basically same ships. But they use seaman’s book in place of discharge book.
USCG recognize the seaman’s book as legitimate. I used the seatime on foreign ships for renewing my License.(U.S. Unl. Master, Ocean)