Originally Posted by Captain Ludd
Sounds a bit political!
Do you know something we don't? Or are you a IYT rep ? : devil:
Not at all.
I have been told this by someone at the MCA that they are concerned about people using the RYA/IYT tickets as a back way to a commercial ticket and that the RYA standard is far to low.
At the moment you can skipper
a vessel with a commercially endorsed YM ticket once you have added STCW etc. In the rest of Europe
companies are starting to insist that skippers have a "proper" masters ticket.
Probably no bad thing tbh.[/QUOTE]
I must agree that the exams I sat in on were on 40' cruisers, a bit different than handling a 24 m 200t vessel as the endorsement allows ...... I think?
All the guys that past I felt deserved the result 3 passed 2 failed but whether they had the experience for the commercial side was not proven on a practical level , the theory was tight and I think probably would stand up.
The MCA examiner was pretty tough on the guy that was hoping to endorse the others were just for personal achievement and didn't I feel get such a grilling but I was not on there shoulder all the time!