Author Archives: Dennis

About Dennis

Instructor and Director at Columbia Pacific Maritime LLC

Tugboat Captain License

The captain of a tugboat must hold a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) National Officer Endorsement as Master of Towing. The following describes the mainstream path established in the federal regulations to advance from deckhand to Master of Towing. Apprentice Mate (steersman) of Towing requires … Continue reading

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Captain’s Course Starts Monday, January 14, 2019

Call (503) 841-6066 to get in on the next round of captain license courses starting at Columbia Pacific Maritime. OUPV Jan 14 to 21 / $1050. Master 100-ton Jan 14 to 23 / $1,250. Master / Mate 200-ton Jan 14 … Continue reading

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Pacific NW Sportsman Show

Look for Columbia Pacific Maritime at the 2019 Pacific NW Sportsman Show. Booth #1254, one aisle east of the fly-casting pond. We will be answering questions about the Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) license process, and the courses that we offer … Continue reading

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2019 Schedule

Our winter schedule (January through March) 2019 has our most popular courses scheduled every two weeks; and Radar, ARPA, Celestial Navigation, and license prep lab scheduled once a month.. Please visit Columbia Pacific Maritime Schedule page or call (503) 841-6066 … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

From our maritime family to yours: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Drug Screening Requirements

The requirements for chemical drug screening of credentialed mariners is contained in 46 CFR Part 16 Chemical Testing. In short, these regulations state that all mariners employed on a vessel carrying passengers or cargo for hire, or engaged in any … Continue reading

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Un-cruse hiring 2019

UnCruise Adventures is now hiring Chief Mates & Deckhands–Licensed for our summer 2019 sailing season in Alaska!  We are reviewing applications as they come in and contacting qualified candidates within two weeks. Interested applicants should apply online:

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