This why I always hire a good attorney and somehow it goes away. I don't ask questions that, I really don't want the answers to.
He asks my profession, i say "im a professional mariner"
"charter captain?" (he ASSumes because i am 25 years old)
"no i work in the oil feild, i have a master unlmited license"
"what size master? 50 ton?"
"i have an unlimited license."
i then hand him my USCG Masters any gross tons apon oceans, and tell him again i work in the oil feild and have an unlimited masters license. and say "as best as my knowledge serves me, within 3 miles or inland, a vessel my size is not required to have flares and that a coast guard approved cushion is adequate for throwable life saving device.
"I'll let you slide on that one this time because you seem responsible" he says
I am not trying to be a dick, but at 25, how did you get a unlimited masters? I know that gulf days equall 1 and half days of sea time. That is just alot of sea time and sea school, or did you goto a maritime academy?
Had to have gone to a maritime academy. Probably graduated in 2007 based on his age. I am 25 also and graduated from Kings Point in 2007. However I have never met a 25 year old with an Unlimited Master. I have plenty of time for my Chief Mate, however havent taken the classes for it. I work in the oil field also.
I dont doubt that it can be done, however it is unusual if you graduated at a normal age, not like 18 or something. It takes a solid three years to get to Master from 3rd Mate, and that is working 28/14. 28/28 would take 4 years, and both need an entire year of sea time as Chief Mate. Lets just say it isnt done that quickly very often.
What company do you work for? A PM is fine.
Unlimited Master is an impressive ticket indeed ! I worked for Seacor,Ensco, and Tidewater a few years back. Really miss the time off.
I never let on that I have any license or mmd credentials around here. Always scared I'll get nailed by a pwc and get sued. To me it makes you a target.
Go to court and let the judge decide. You will win.
graduated early winter 06, worked for otto candies and now helix. Day and a half 28/14 for a while, now 28/28. just got my ticket last month. worst. test. ever. glad i'm done though, unless i get a pilot gig
the ticket is 90 bucks. not worth my time to fight it, and wont be on any record
im on the Q as a 3rd. just started with them in January.
The agnus candies, that is a old boat. i cant remember if that went to brazil or was renamed to a DMT boat.
who do you work for
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