Author Archives: Dennis

About Dennis

Instructor and Director at Columbia Pacific Maritime LLC

COVID Updates from the National Maritime Center

The USCG Regional Exam Centers (REC) are closed to the public during the COVID pandemic. However the REC is still receiving applications for Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC) and are operating with reduced manning. The following information is taken from policy … Continue reading

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Great Opportunity for a Radar Observer (Unlimited) Endorsement

Columbia Pacific Maritime has a Radar Observer (Unlimited) class starting June 1. With our Coos Bay Grand Opening discount the cost of this class is only $520. Click on this link to learn more about our Radar Observer Classes or … Continue reading

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Small Craft Operators Needed

The US Army Corps of Engineers is in need of two small craft operators in the Portland area. Click on this link for more information.

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Classes in Coos Bay are going well

Columbia Pacific Maritime is operating at 50% capacity to continue to serve the essential maritime industry during this pandemic. Operating with a maximum of 9 students per class we are able to following the national guidelines for health and safety. … Continue reading

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AB needed for Research Vessel

The University of Hawaii Marine Operations is in need of a couple of Able Seaman to work on their research vessel. AB Unlimited is preferred, but they would consider AB Special or AB Limited. The vessel is currently located in … Continue reading

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Classes in Coos Bay start May 4, 2020

The new classroom located in room 207 of the Newmark Center on the Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) Campus is setup and ready for students. The OUPV / Master class starting on May 4 is full (9 students during the … Continue reading

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Procedures for Preventing the spreading of viruses

Effective May 1, 2020 Columbia Pacific Maritime has adopted the following procedures for precenting the spreading of viruses. Merchant Mariners and the Merchant Fleet have been identified as essential to the transportation industry and National Security. As an approved school … Continue reading

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