Re: Hypothetical sea time question.
You cannot get 12 hour days on a regular merchant ship. 12 hour days are only approved for OSV, Barge, and Tugs because of the reduced manning requirements, that make 12 hour watches a necessity to operate that particular vessel. Some companies require 12 hour watches, but that doesn't mean the Coast Guard will grant 1.5 days unless they are authorized by regulation for that type of sea-time credit. To answer your question though, provided that you're on the right vessel type and working the required watch, yes....you can get more days than in a year provided you work over 242 days, but that is a tough task,....working that kind of time in the oil field.
Originally Posted by bell47
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