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Inland to Near Coastal Upgrades

Columbia Pacific Maritime offers a four-day course that will satisfy the exams requirements for the upgrade of an: OUPV Inland route to OUPV Near Coastal route. Master 25, 50, 100 or 200-ton Inland route to Master Near Coastal route with … Continue reading

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Master or OUPV?

Which captain license do you need, the Master or OUPV? Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) is the most popular captain license held by fishing guides. This license allows the holder to carry up to 6-passengers for hire (AKA 6-pac … Continue reading

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NMC is Open Again!

The NMC and RECs are open. They will be processing applications in the order that they were received, and adding additional evaluators to get through the backlog as soon as possible. So DO NOT wait, get your application into an … Continue reading

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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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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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Fishing Vessel Captain

Master 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 … Continue reading

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Tugboat Captain

There 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 … Continue reading

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