Category Archives: Scuttlebutt

General posts of maritime interest.

CPM Schedule Update

Because of the recent demand for our License Prep and Celestial Navigation (200-ton) courses we have added more scheduling options. The 500 / 1600-ton Inland License prep Course ($2,500) is now available to start every two weeks.  This course requires … 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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6-pack Fishing Guide License Information

The Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel, AKA OUPV or 6-pack Captain License, is the most common US Coast Guard License held by fishing guides and small passenger vessel operators.  This license is called “6-pack” because it is limited to a … Continue reading

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Course Schedule Update

Columbia Pacific Maritime has just updated their course schedule through June 2019. Visit the schedule page to view our new schedule.  Don’t wait until you can get to a computer, our website is designed mobile-friendly, so check it our now! … Continue reading

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Great Opportunity

The Miss Linda is operated as an uninspected 12-passenger vessel out of Charleston, Oregon. The vessel is actively chartered as a research vessel along the entire west coast of the United States. The owner, Bob Pedro, is looking to retire … Continue reading

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Know Your License

You should be aware of what your Merchant Marriner Credential says and know what it means. It makes a big difference to future upgrades. If your route is “Inland” than you can upgrade to Near Coastal by completing partial exams, … Continue reading

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