I've made no progress with the amateur seaman's licence, as it's a low priority. My Turkish wife went to the local coastguards and pointed out that I hadn't got a licence, but I was studying to get one, so please don't pick him up on it. I must say I didn't feel quite comfortable about being "shopped" by my wife, but she assures me that it is important to make such relationships and understandings. I just hopes that she willl bail me out when the time comes!! lol. If you make any progress yourself, please let me kn ow how.