Fishing Vessel Captain

fvMaster or Mate of Fishing Industry Vessel are licenses required by the USCG to operate commercial fishing industry vessels 200 GRT and greater. These licenses are issued with tonnage limitations of from 500 to 5,000 GRT. Fishing industry vessels less than 200 GRT are not required to be operated a mariner holding a professional license, but there may be some benefits for the operator to do so.

Master of Fishing Vessels requires 1440-days (4-years) experience on deck that includes 720-days on ocean waters, and 360-days as master on vessels greater than 50 GRT while holding a license as master or mate. This license is issued with tonnage limitations of 500 to 5,000 tons depending on the qualifying experience of the applicant.

Mate of Fishing Vessels requires 1080-days (3-years) experience on deck that includes 540-days on ocean waters and 360-days on vessels greater than 50 GRT. This license is issued with tonnage limitations of 500 to 5,000-tons depending on the qualifying experience of the applicant.

Master 200-ton requires 720-days experience on deck that includes 360-days on ocean waters, AND 360-days as master or mate while holding a license as master or mate, AND either 360-days on vessels greater than 67 GRT, or 180-days on vessels greater than 100 GRT.

Mate 200-ton requires 360-days experience on deck that includes 180-days on ocean waters. This license is issued with tonnage limitations of 25, 50, 100 or 200-ton depending on the qualifying experience of the applicant.

Master 100-ton requires 720-days experience on deck that includes 360-days on ocean waters. This license is issued with tonnage limitations of 25, 50, or 100-ton depending on the qualifying experience of the applicant.

Columbia Pacific Maritime offers the following courses that will satisfy the exam requirements for these licenses.

  • Master/Mate of Fishing vessel 500 to 5,000-ton is 16-days and $2,350.
  • Master/Mate 200-ton is 14-days and $1,900.
  • Master 100-ton is 10-days and $1,250.

Please call (503)841-6066 or visit our website for more information.

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Tugboat Captain

TUG-ORANGEThere are three officer endorsements for towing vessels. The captain holding a Master of Towing license is the person in charge of the tugboat. The mate holding a Mate (Pilot) of Towing is the person in charge of a watch on the tugboat. The Apprentice Mate (steersman) of Towing is a deckhand in training to become a Mate (Pilot) of the Towing.

To qualify for Master of Towing the applicant must have 4-years of sea service experience that includes 18 months on towing vessels as Mate of Towing while holding a Mate (Pilot) of Towing license.

To qualify for Mate (Pilot) of Towing the applicant must have 2.5 years (900-days) of sea service experience that includes 1-year on towing vessels while holding a license as Apprentice Mate (steersman) of Towing and completion of the Towing Officer Assessment Record (TOAR).

To qualify for Apprentice Mate (steersman) of Towing the applicant must have 1.5 years (540-days) of sea service experience that includes 1-year on towing vessels and complete the Apprentice Mate (steersman) exams. Columbia Pacific Maritime offers a 16-day ($2,350) class that will satisfy the Apprentice Mate (steersman) exams without taking the exams at the Coast Guard. Call (503)841-6066 or visit our website for more information.

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6-pack Fishing Guide License Information

6-pack Fishing Guide License Information

The Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel, AKA OUPV or 6-pack Captain License, is the most common US Coast Guard License held by fishing guides and small passenger vessel operators.  This license is called “6-pack” because it is limited to a maximum of 6-passengers, not counting the crew or operator. The 6-pack license is valid on both Inland and Ocean waters depending on the route issued with the license.

To qualify for a 6-pack license the applicant must be able to document 360 calendar days of experience in the operation of vessels. If 90-days of this experience is on ocean waters, over the bar and past the ends of the jetties, the applicant will qualify for a Near Coastal route and may carry passengers on ocean waters. If the applicant cannot document 90-days on ocean waters, but still able to document 360-days total they will receive an Inland route.

In addition to documenting the qualifying sea service experience the applicant must complete a Merchant Mariner Physical Exam, a USCG drug screening, have a TWIC issued by TSA, and complete an ARC or AHA First Aid/CPR class within one prior to the application date.

Completing our 8-day, $1,050 OUPV course will satisfy the USCG exam requirements for the 6-pack license without taking any exams at the US Coast Guard. Please call (503) 841-6066 or visit our website www.ColumbiaPacificMaritime.com for more information.

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Course Schedule Update

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Columbia Pacific Maritime has just updated their course schedule through June 2019. Visit the schedule page to view our new schedule.  Don’t wait until you can get to a computer, our website is designed mobile-friendly, so check it our now!

Here is a list of some of the most popular courses we offer, a complete list is on our website.

  • OUPV 6-pack Captain (AKA Fishing Guide License) 8-days / $1,050
  • Master 100-ton Captain (AKA Charter Boat Captain) 10-days / $1,250
  • Apprentice Mate (Steersman) of Towing Vessels 16-days / $2,350
  • Master Mate Fishing Industry Vessels 16-days / $2,350
  • Radar Recertification (renewal) 1-day / $250

 

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Great Opportunity

miss lindaThe Miss Linda is operated as an uninspected 12-passenger vessel out of Charleston, Oregon. The vessel is actively chartered as a research vessel along the entire west coast of the United States. The owner, Bob Pedro, is looking to retire and is highly motivated to sell. Visit the Miss Linda website or contact Bob at (541) 290-3205 for more information.

 

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Course Updates

Columbia Pacific Maritime offers the following upgrade courses once a month over the summer, July through September and twice a month October through June.  The upgrade course is 4-days, Thursday through Sunday, and costs $650. This course will satisfy the exam requirements for any of the following upgrades:

  • Upgrade OUPV to Master 100-ton
  • Upgrade Master 100 to 200-ton
  • Upgrade OUPV Inland to Near Coastal
  • Upgrade Master 100 or 200-ton Inland to Near Coastal

Visit our Course Schedule Page and look for the “Upgrade 100 to 200 ton / IN to NC” on the schedule, or call (503) 841-6066 for more information.

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UnCruise Adventures is hiring License Deckhands

At UnCruise Adventures, we are gearing up for shipyard, fill-in work this Alaska summer season and looking forward to the winter sailing season. We are now hiring Licensed Deckhands! I have attached a flyer if you would like to post it on an internal job board or forward to relevant job seekers.

​I have attached a job description which can also be found on http://www.uncruise.com/careers. Interested applicants should apply online: www.uncruise.com/apply

​Thank you for your continued support. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kindly,
Holly​


Holly McPhail | Recruiting Manager
email: hollym@uncruise.com | desk: (206) 737-5703
3826 18th Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119
Define your un-ness. UnCruise.com

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