Author Archives: Dennis

About Dennis

Instructor and Director at Columbia Pacific Maritime LLC

Classes in Coos Bay

Columbia Pacific Maritime will be providing classes in Coos Bay starting May 4, 2020. To celebrate our new location we will be offering a 20% discount on all classes during the months of May and June. Call soon to reserve … Continue reading

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Small Craft Operator Need – Veteran Preferred

The Portland District of the US Army Corp of Engineers has an open position for a Small Craft Operator (XF-5786-11) in the Astoria, Oregon field office. Qualified applicants will be a veteran with a DD-214 or current/former federal employee with … Continue reading

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Renewal of Towing Officer Endorsements

Recent changes to federal regulations have resulted in some changes to the renewal requirements for Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) Towing Officer Endorsements. 46 CFR 10.227 Requirements for renewal paragraph (e)(6) states that: An applicant for renewal of an endorsement as … Continue reading

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Radar Observer Endorsement Question

The question is “Does the Radar Observer Endorsement still need to be renewed?” The answer is YES, a Radar Observer Endorsement is still required to be renewed every five-years to keep the endorsement on your Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC). What … Continue reading

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CPM is Moving to Coos Bay

Columbia Pacific Maritime (CPM) will be closed during the month of April 2020 while we move to Coos Bay, Oregon. All classes scheduled after April 2020 will be held in Coos Bay, Oregon. Our new location will be on the … Continue reading

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Tugboat Deckhand Position Available

Samson Mariner / Samson Tug and Barge is hiring AB deckhands and cook deckhands. The daily rate is $325 with overtime for over 12-hours per day. Email your resume to SamsonMariner@ocens.com or fax it to (907) 747-5370. The Samson Mariner … Continue reading

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License Prep Update

License Prep is for mariners seeking National Officer Endorsements for inspected vessels greater than 200GRT, meaning tonnage limitations of 500GRT 1600GRT. My recommendation is, after receiving your approval to test letter from the Nation Maritime Center, the mariner to sign … Continue reading

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