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Old 22 July 2009, 16:52   #11
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Come on - the Carribean is known for it's laid back attitude - and greasing the right palms is not unheard of...............
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Old 23 July 2009, 22:58   #12
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Well... it's time to re-think this whole over 12+2 size thing.

1. Although I have spent significant time in the North Pacific waters skippering a private 28' fishing boat, none of it counts for commercial time. It would appear it would take me 2 years to get a skippers license.

2. Most Caribbean jurisdictions have virtually the same rules as the MCA (see http://www.stkittsnevisregistry.net/...SCV%20Code.pdf) which is the safety code for passenger boats there. (so much for lax rules)

I am not sure if a business model can be developed where I actually have to hire a skipper.

Damn!
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Old 25 July 2009, 06:30   #13
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Although I have spent significant time in the North Pacific waters skippering a private 28' fishing boat, none of it counts for commercial time. It would appear it would take me 2 years to get a skippers license.

I think you have been miss informed. Which skipper's ticket are you after. All of the following will recognise skippering time on board a private boat
  • Advanced certificate of Competence
  • Coastal Skipper Certificate of Competence
  • Yachtmaster Offshore / Ocean Certificate of Competence

If you want to drive somethig over 200 tonnes then you will need commercial qualifying sea time, which is not unreasonable wjhen you consider a vessel that size may have tenders bigger than your fishing boat.
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