Since shipping is going through a bad phase, some small shipping companies are getting shut, getting sea-service letter from such companies become impossible after closing of such companies. This happened with me and while my FORM 3A data were updated correctly MMD Surveyors either wanted a sea-time letter from company or placed me under non-completion of sea-service in last 5 years . You can find attached my RTI for Sea-service letter in Word format for reference. RTI DG Shipping Sea time Letter (zip) [8.79 KB]
While I wanted to send more RTI application for mariners with Foreign national COC (UK, Panama etc.) which MMD refuse to accept without any notice or circular, but left it with a hope that some concerned mariner would do the same for us and share the information !