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Last Post 25 Oct 2016 03:45 PM by Bells. 1 Replies.
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25 Oct 2016 07:37 AM
    Elaborating on a previous post, is there any difference in the NMC evaluating sea time for licensing/upgrades for volunteering versus paid positions at sea?  In other words, does sea time while serving in the aux evaluated any differently?

    Specific to my situation, I want to pursue a 200 ton N/C and I need time serving in some sort of supervisory position.  Are there opportunities for aux members in these positions on vessels over 67 gt or even 100 gt?

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    25 Oct 2016 03:45 PM
    As long as your sea time is documented on the sea time Form it doesn't matter whether or not it's paid. For a 200 ton I believe you need at least 180 days of your 1080 days to already already a master. It's laid out on the checklist. For some licenses they count coxswain time but they take the total coxswain hours and divide it by four. So getting days as a coxswain/master would takes many years, for even an active duty person. Really the only way you are going to get enough days is to work for a company on a boat while holding a lower level master license.
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