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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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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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