Wondering if there is some documentation (a NAVIC??) That describes the move from Master200/Mate 1600 Oceans to 3rd Mate Unlimited? I am just starting to prepare for the 8 modules that NMC said I need to take for this raise in grade, and someone knowledgable said that there is a way to move laterally over to 3/M without taking Modules 054, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, and 011.
Any assistance on this would be appreciated.
James D. Cavo
U.S. Coast Guard
Mariner Credentialing Program
Policy Division (CG-5434)
I'm submitting my paperwork this week for upgrade from 1600-ton mate to 1600-ton master. I still need one more tour for sea time for 3rd mate unlimited.
The Coast Guard web-site does not have a check list for 1600-ton master near-coastal or oceans. The only check list is for 1600 master - inland. Is there a story behind this?
Also, this thread is the first mention I have seen of needing to take the rules of the road test again for 3rd mate unlimited. I tested for 1600-ton mate in 2008. I thought I only had to submit sea time to upgrade to 3rd mate unlimited.
Last edited by PMC; March 24th, 2010 at 02:46 AM.
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The web site does not have a check list for 1600 master. I will edit my earlier post.
What about a move from 1600 master to 3rd, with time served as master? Im researching it now, but if someone has a quick answer would be helpful. Thanks..
The "new" 500 and 1600 ton mate tracks require the same STCW courses as requirements for 3rd mate unlimited. The test for either the 500 mate or 1600 mate meet the requirements for the 3rd mate unlimited exam.
Their are fewer STCW course requirements for 500 and 1600 ton master. The 1600 ton master test is not transferable to 3rd mate unlimited.