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    All of my sea time has been on motor vessels. Will the Coast Guard still allow me to take the exam for unlimited steam, or do I need steam time. If so then how much. Sorry if this has been asked before. Homework time is running out as we are headed out deep sea with no Internet, and no gcaptain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MFOWelectrician View Post
    All of my sea time has been on motor vessels. Will the Coast Guard still allow me to take the exam for unlimited steam, or do I need steam time. If so then how much. Sorry if this has been asked before. Homework time is running out as we are headed out deep sea with no Internet, and no gcaptain.
    See 46 CFR 11.502(a):

    11.502 Additional requirements for engineer endorsements

    (a) For all original and raise of grade of engineer licenses or MMC endorsements, at least one-third of the minimum service requirements must have been obtained on the particular mode of propulsion for which applied.
    James D. Cavo
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    How many steam ships are there anymore? I love the smell of hydrazine in the morning!
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    Yup, on the 4-8. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdcavo

    See 46 CFR 11.502(a):

    11.502 Additional requirements for engineer endorsements

    (a) For all original and raise of grade of engineer licenses or MMC endorsements, at least one-third of the minimum service requirements must have been obtained on the particular mode of propulsion for which applied.
    Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.
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