Inland Captain Needed

An Inland Captain is needed for the BrewBarge that operates on the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. I have been told my people who have done it that this is one of the most fun jobs they have done. Contact Jared Levie at 262-497-6800 or email to Levie.jared@gmail.com for more information.

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Know Your License

You should be aware of what your Merchant Marriner Credential says and know what it means. It makes a big difference to future upgrades.

If your route is “Inland” than you can upgrade to Near Coastal by completing partial exams, but if your route is “Inland limited to …” or “Limited to …” than you have a limited license and you will need to complete the full set of exams to upgrade.

Limited OUPV and Limited Master Licenses were issued prior to 2008 by completing limited exams. While these licenses are still valid to upgrade these licenses the holder must complete the full course or exams.

Contact me if you are unsure of what you have. I will be happy to describe it to you.

Dennis@columbiapacificmaritime.com

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OUPV and Master Courses

OUPV and Master Course

USCG approved OUPV and Master courses available twice a month.

USCG approved OUPV and Master courses are available twice a month during May and June. NO additional USCG exams are required at the Coast Guard after successful completion of any of our approved courses.

Our courses are taught seven days a week over consecutive days, meaning the eight-day OUPV course is really eight-days, Monday through Monday and the ten-day Master class is really ten-days not two-weeks.

OUPV or 6-pack course is eight-days. The cost is $1,050.

Master 100 ton course is ten-days. The cost is $1,250.

Master / Mate 200 ton course is fourteen-days. The cost of the course is $1,900.

Apprentice Mate (steersman) of Towing course is sixteen-days. The cost is $2,350.

Master / Mate of Fishing Industry Vessel course is sixteen-days. The cost is $2,350.

We also offer many different upgrade classes for mariners needing to upgrade an existing endorsement. These upgrades include route upgrades from Inland to Near Coastal, and from Near Coastal to Oceans; and endorsement upgrades from OUPV to Master and 100 to 200-tons; or to add a towing or fishing vessel endorsement.

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Radar Observer Courses

Radar Renewal

Radar Renewal available seven-days a week!

Dedicated Radar Renewal station means that our One-day Radar Renewal course is available seven-days a week. The cost is $250 and the course will satisfy the requirements for the renewal of any radar observer endorsement.

We offer three radar observer courses for the original issue of a radar observer endorsement.

Radar Observer Unlimited is a five-day course offered twice a month during May and June. The cost is $800.

Combined Radar Observer Unlimited and ARPA is a seven-day course offered twice a month during May and June. The cost is $1,100.

Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) is a four-day course offered once a month during May and June. The cost is $600. This course includes a FREE radar renewal for those requiring a renewal of their Radar Observer Unlimited endorsement.

Free Radar Renewal Workbook Whether you take you radar renewal course from us or another approved school this free workbook will prepare you for the renewal exams.

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AB Job

Curz Maritime is looking for two Able Seaman.

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Updated Course Menu Available

Columbia Pacific Maritime Course Menu

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OUPV and Master Courses Available

OUPV, Master, Apprentice Mate (steersman), and Master/Mate of Fishing vessel courses start every two weeks and is instructed over consecutive days.

  • OUPV / 8-days / $1,050
  • Master 100 ton / 10-days / $1,250
  • Master/Mate 200 ton / 14-days $$1,900
  • Apprentice Mate (steersman) of Towing vessels / 16-days / $2,350
  • Master/Mate of Fishing vessels / 16-days / $2,350

Upgrade courses are available for mariners holding existing licenses or needed to upgrade a route from Inland to Near Coastal, or Near Coastal to All Oceans. Call or visit our website for more information.

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