Category Archives: Scuttlebutt

General posts of maritime interest.

New Web Address for the NMC

The National Maritime Center (NMC) has a new website with a new web address. Goto the new NMC website >>   Advertisements

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Do You Need a TWIC?

USCG Policy Letter 11-15 states who is not required to enroll in the TWIC program. The short answer is two part. If you have NEVER enrolled in the TWIC program than you will need to enroll in it for the original … Continue reading

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Whale Watching Boat Captain Needed

Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching in the San Juan Islands, Washington, is in need of some captains to operate the very close up and personal Orca Whale watching tours. Please contact Spencer Domico at 360-378-7996 for more information. Mary’s Legacy Whale Watching … Continue reading

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Tug AB needed

Olympic Tug and Barge in Seattle is looking for an AB. Click here for more information >> AB is a journeyman deckhand position required for seagoing vessels greater than 100 GRT. Holding a Master, Mate, or OUPV does not qualify … Continue reading

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Master 100 ton Inland Needed

Willamette Queen Sternwheeler needs a part-time captain. Located in Salem, Oregon. Call 503-371-1103 for more information. 

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Radar Observer Endorsement: What is it and who need it

Title 46 CFR 11.480 establishes the Radar Observer Endorsement as an MMC National Officer endorsement. It may be issued with any of three routes: Radar Observer (Unlimited) is valid on any waters. Radar Observer (Inland and Gulf Coast Intercoastal Waterways) … Continue reading

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Grandfathering of Towing Endorsements

There is a grandfathering regulations in Title 46 CFR 11.463 for towing vessel endorsements that could still benefit mariners. Mariners who met the training and service requirements for towing vessels before May 21, 2001, and have maintained a valid Coast … Continue reading

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