Class Offered

All classes that I offer are USCG approved and fit into three basic categories; original issue, upgrade, and refresher.

  • Classes for original issue of an endorsement:
    • Able Seaman: this four-day class ($500) will satisfy all the exam requirements for the original issue of any AB rating endorsement.
    • OUPV: this eight-day class ($900) will satisfy all the exam requirements for the original issue of any Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel endorsement.
    • Master 100 ton: this ten-day class ($1,100) will satisfy all the exam requirements for the original issue of a Master or Mate endorsement with a tonnage limitation of 25, 50, or 100 GRT with either an Inland or Near Coastal Route.
    • Radar Observer Unlimited: This five-day class ($800) will satisfy the training requirements for a endorsement as Radar Observer Unlimited AND the practical radar assessments for the OICNW (Officer In Charge of a Navigation Watch) for vessels greater than 500 GT.
    • ARPA: this 4-day class ($600) will satisfy the training requirements for an ARPA endorsement AND the practical ARPA assessments for the OICNW for vessels greater than 500 GT IF the mariner has a valid Unlimited Radar Observer endorsement.
  • Classes for the upgrade of an existing endorsement or adding an endorsement:
    • Rules of the Road: this three-day class ($400) will satisfy all the exam requirements for the upgrade of an OUPV Inland endorsement to OUPV Near Coastal.
    • Upgrade OUPV to Master 100 ton: this three-day class ($400) will satisfy all the exam requirements for either the raise in grade of an OUPV endorsement to Master or Mate 25, 50, or 100 GRT; OR the increase in scope of Master or Mate 25, 50, or 100 GRT from Inland to Near Coastal Waters.
    • Upgrade Master 100 GRT to Master 200 GRT: this four-day class ($500) will satisfy the all the exam requirements for the raise in grade of a Master or Mate 25, 50, or 100 GRT endorsement to a Master or Mate 200 GRT endorsement.
    • Upgrade Master or Mate 200 GRT Inland to Near Coastal: this six-day class ($700) will satisfy all the exam requirements for the increase in scope of a Master or Mate 200 GRT from Inland to Near Coastal waters.
    • Apprentice Mate (steersman) of Towing Vessels Upgrade: this two-day class ($300) will satisfy all the exam requirements for adding an endorsement as Apprentice Mate (steersman) to Merchant Mariner Credential IF the mariner either holds an endorsement as Master 200 GRT OR has completed the exam requirements for Master 200 GRT within one year.
    • Master / Mate Uninspected Fishing Industry Vessel Upgrade: this two-day class ($300) will satisfy all the exam requirements for adding an endorsement as Master or Mate of UFIV to a Merchant Mariner Credential IF the mariner either hold a Near Coastal endorsement of at least 150 GRT OR has completed the exam requirements for Master 200 GRT within one year.
    • Celestial Navigation (200 tons): this ten-day class ($1,200) will satisfy the celestial examination requirements for adding an “All Oceans” route to a Near Coastal endorsement of Master or Mate 200 GRT or less; Master, Mate, or Apprentice Mate of Towing Vessels, OR Mate of Uninspected Fishing Industry Vessels.
    • Flashing Light: this one-day class ($100) will satisfy the practical assessment for visual communications (flashing light) for vessels greater than 500 GT.
    • Assistance Towing Endorsement: this 1/2-day class ($50) will satisfy the exam requirements for adding “Commercial Assistance Towing” to any officer endorsement of 200 GRT or less, including an OUPV endorsement.
    • Auxiliary Sailing Endorsement; this 1/2-day class ($50) will satisfy the exam requirements for adding “Auxiliary Sailing Vessels” to any Master or Mate endorsement of 200 GRT or less.
  • Classes for renewal of endorsements:
    • Radar Recertification: this one-day class ($250) will satisfy the assessment requirements for the renewal of any Radar Observer Endorsement.
    • License Refresher: this one-day class ($100) will satisfy the exam requirements for the renewal of an OUPV endorsement, OR a Master or Mate endorsement of 200 GRT or less.
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About Dennis

Instructor and Director at Columbia Pacific Maritime LLC
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4 Responses to Class Offered

  1. Darroch H. Cahen says:

    Dennis;

    I want to increase the scope of my 50 ton mate near coastal to Master near coastal.

    Please advise days of classes.

    Darroch Cahen

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. Dennis;
    I want to increase in scope my Mate 50 GRT from Inland to Near Coastal Waters. FYI, I have a Master 50 GRT Inland.

    Darroch Cahen

    • Dennis says:

      Darroch,

      That is an easy three day class covering seamanship, safety, and federal regulations for small passenger vessels. The class you want is the “Upgrade OUPV to Master”. Most US Coast Guard approved schools offer this course. Check the course approval to be sure it will do what you need.

  3. Dennis says:

    Darroch,

    FYI – The upgrade from Mate 50 ton to Master 50 ton, and from Master 50 to Master 100 does not require any exams. These upgrades are based on sea service alone.

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