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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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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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Upgrading a Merchant Mariner Credential

The USCG application process for upgrading a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) is easier than getting your original issue. Columbia Pacific Maritime (CPM) has upgrade courses to fit your needs. Upgrade courses only cover the material required for the upgrade exams. … Continue reading

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Radar Renewal Requirement Changes

The USCG is in the process of changing the federal regulations for the requirement of renewing a Radar Observer Endorsement. The proposed regulations were submitted for public comment last year and are currently being modified into the final rule. The … 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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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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