Here is a little ditty I received from one of my customers that I thought needed to be shared.
Here is his question.
I have received my new issue MMC for Chief Engineer, Oceans,
6000HP. I note that in the STCW Competencies listed there
appears: ….”duly qualified in accordance with the provisions of
regulation(s) III/2; III/4; VI/2.” My previous STCW Endorsement
Certificate (Engineering) listed all of these AND also: VI/1. Please explain why competency in STCW Regulation VI/1 has not been continued and included in my newly issued MMC.
HERE IS NMC ANSWER -
Dear Mr. ———:
THE REGULATION VI/1 IS THE “BASIC SAFETY TRAINING”, IN WHICH WAS NO LONGER REQUIRED ON THE STCW. SINCE THE BST’S ARE A PREREQUISITE QUALIFICATION FOR THE STCW IT WASN’T NECESSARY TO BE PLACED ON THE INTERNATIONAL ENDORSEMENT. HOWEVER, WITH THAT SAID, DUE TO REGULATORY CHANGES; CREDENTIALS ISSUED AFTER SEPTEMBER 11, 2009, ALL INHERENT REGULATIONS WILL APPEAR ON THE CREDENTIAL. SINCE YOUR CREDENTIAL WAS ISSUED PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 11, 2009, THAT REGULATION WAS CONSIDERED INHERENT AND LEFT OFF.
Thank you for contacting the Mariner Information Call Center.
Soooo, it appears that Bitching really does work, and boy am I good at it. I cannot take credit for this change (regulatory changes my … —lazy is more like it), but I can tell you this much, this was one of the issues I had addressed LOUDLY with NMC. Not everyone knows what is “INHERENT” in a license.
Touch Keys with you later,