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Old 03-25-2014, 07:43 AM   #63
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Originally Posted by Earl34Mainship View Post
Along the same lines... the instructor in the Captain's course told us now to volunteer that we were licensed Captains because the boarding chiefs would hold us to a higher standard... any experiences here?
I think you meant NOT to volunteer.

As a former instructor I agree with "not" to volunteer that info because it's just more info to allow the boarding team to confuse themselves whether you "should" be held to a higher standard.

Answer questions like you are sure of the answer (if you are"...reference where you know it from.

I have stated keeping printed copies of policies from high up or reputable sources that may keep the boarding team from digging in their heels on the wrong side of a gray area.

A good example is the tie wrap on your holding tank overboard seacock. If you have the letter from the USCG Commandant (which I'm searching for) or another printed reference saying the "key switch" option is "allowed/acceptable"'s things like that that may make a boarding go smoother...even if just from the point of view that your knowledgeable and care to be in compliance...but the captain thing can as much of a hinderance than a help in some minds.
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