I think an approach we should take is to take a step back if you have no direct knowledge in the industry.
From the back and forth in the comments above:
I think the reason why it may have been closed as “Company specific” is probably due to the fact that the company’s name was mentioned in the question. It also looks like a company requirement of a 20/20 vision. Just an observation, but I could be wrong. – Annjawn 19 hours ago
@Annjawn It's a maritime standard and applies to most seafarers, as does hearing. I first learned about this when I tried to enlist in the USCG when I was 18, and my brother served in the US Navy had to go through screenings as well, but this does not just apply to the military, but to any seafarer. Again, someone outside of an IT background would know this. This the point of my question. – Crossed the river styx 4 hours ago
@Crossedtheriverstyx “someone outside of an IT background would know this” - Only in the US perhaps and for the rest of the populous it would need some googling. A “country specific” tag or a bit more clarity in the question would’ve helped. – Annjawn 3 hours ago
@Annjawn the maritime code is international. The Jones act is specific to the USA, and has different standards, but anyone in shipping or maritime operations knows this, so no, a country specific flag would not know this, because shipping is international, as are cruises. – Crossed the river styx 3 hours ago
@Annjawn and that is proving my point. If we are unfamiliar with a particular industry, we shouldn't flag, or answer, or even comment except for clarification. – Crossed the river styx 3 hours ago
Not to pick on the user, but the exchange did demonstrate how a lack of knowledge of an industry can cause misunderstandings.
As the original post was specific to the maritime industry, someone with an even cursory knowledge of the industry knows that many maritime standards are international, and that the US standards are further modified by the Jones act.
Now, I know that most of us are IT, but this applies to everyone
If you're not familiar with the industry, err on the side of caution. Do not make assumptions, and ask questions in the comments section for clarity. Raise concerns in chat or in Meta, and be slower to cast a close vote in industries you are unfamiliar with. Do a web search if you think you may know, but are unsure, and be lenient with new users.