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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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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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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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Columbia Pacific Maritime at Southwestern Oregon CC

Columbia Pacific Maritime is discussing a partnership with Southwestern Oregon Community College is Coos Bay that will bring US Coast Guard approved courses to the central and southern Oregon Coast. Look for classes to start in the fall of 2020.

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500/1600 License Prep Course Re-structure

In an effort to better serve our mariners Columbia Pacific Maritime has re-structured the 500/1600-ton License Prep Course into three units. A mariner may take one or more units, depending on their individual needs. We will continue to honor our … Continue reading

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