STS Needs Tugboat Captain!

sts logoSDS Tug & Barge has immediate openings for the following positions:

Operator: ***Must possess a Masters license with towing endorsement***

 SDS Tug & Barge is located in Bingen, WA.  We have a current fleet of 6 Towing Vessels.  We navigated the waters of the Columbia, Snake and Willamette Rivers.

Week on week off rotation, Competitive wages, eligible for health benefits after 90 days of employment, eligible to enter 401k profit sharing after 1 year of employment.  All interested and qualified applicants should send their resume to steveg@sdslumber.com

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Fall 2018 Course Schedule

At Columbia Pacific Maritime we are more interested in providing schedule options to the mariners we serve than having every class scheduled full. Our guarantee is that we will never cancel a class due to low enrollment. The school opens at 0730 daily, 7-days a week any day that we have a single student scheduled.

Radar Renewal (1-day $250) and License Refresher (1-day $250) courses are offered 7-days a week by appointment. Our most popular course are scheduled to start every two-weeks.

  • OUPV (8-days $1,050)
  • Master 100-ton (10-days $1,250)
  • Master / Mate 200-ton (14-days $1,900)
  • Apprentice Mate (Steersman) (16-days $2,350)
  • Master / Mate Fishing Vessels 500-5,000-tons (16-days $2,350)
  • License Prep 500/1600-ton Inland (TBD $2,500)
  • Upgrade OUPV to Master 100-ton (4-days $650)
  • Upgrade OUPV Inland to Near Coastal (4-days $650)
  • Upgrade Master 100-ton to Master / Mate 200-ton (4-days $650)
  • Upgrade Master 100 or 200-ton Inland to Near Coastal (4-days $650)
  • Apprentice Mate (Steersman) Upgrade (2-days $450)
  • Master / Mate Fishing Vessel Upgrade (2-days $450)

Other classes that we offer are scheduled once a month as space and time allows.

  • Able Seaman (5-days $750)
  • Radar Observer Unlimited (5-days $850)
  • ARPA (4-days $600)
  • Combined Radar Observer and ARPA (7-days $1,100)
  • Celestial Navigation (200-tons) (10-days $1,200)

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

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Jetboat Captain’s Needed!

Willamette Jetboat is looking for qualified boat operators for the 2019 summer season. USCG license required. $20-25/hr.  FT/PT seasonal positions available.  Prepare now for great fun and pay! 

Contact Andy at andy@willamettejet.com

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CPM Schedule Update

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Because of the recent demand for our License Prep and Celestial Navigation (200-ton) courses we have added more scheduling options.

The 500 / 1600-ton Inland License prep Course ($2,500) is now available to start every two weeks.  This course requires the mariner to attend two weeks (14 consecutive days) of lecture/lab classes followed by license prep lab time to refine the skills to the point where they are passing USCG practice exams in the classroom.

The Celestial Navigation (200-ton) Course ($1,200) is now available in October 2018, and in January, February, and March 2019. This 10-day course will satisfy the celestial exam requirements for adding an All Oceans route to a National Master 200-ton or less, National Master Mate or Apprentice Mate of Towing, or to a National Mate of Fishing 5,000-tons or less.

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

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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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