RATING FORMING PART OF A NAVIGATION WATCH (RFPNW) - Black Bee Mobile Mobile App
The RATING FORMING PART OF A NAVIGATION WATCH (RFPNW) checklist mobile app replaces the paper form used when applying for merchant mariner credentials.
How does it work?
This type of credential is required by national maritime law for crew members of U.S. ships with a Gross Register Tonnage of over 100 lbs. and for all vessels required to operate with a licensed Master, regardless of size. Instead of using filling out the RFPNW form by hand, applicants can now complete the merchant mariner document electronically according to federal regulations using a smartphone or tablet. This makes it easier for those in the maritime industry to process and track the merchant mariner form, as it can be emailed, printed and saved for your service records.
Designed for merchant seamen who perform sea service on large cargo ships and who act as marine operators, the United States merchant marine credential app covers all the same information found in the paper maritime center versions of the endorsement application with a user friendly electronic checklist that even entry level users can use. The merchant mariner template lets transportation workers in the maritime industry take advantage of a simplified application process, while also ensuring that the application meets federal requirements for regional exam centers.