Category Archives: Scuttlebutt

General posts of maritime interest.

COVID Updates from the National Maritime Center

The USCG Regional Exam Centers (REC) are closed to the public during the COVID pandemic. However the REC is still receiving applications for Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC) and are operating with reduced manning. The following information is taken from policy … Continue reading

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CPM Status Update

Please be assured that the staff at Columbia Pacific Maritime are taking actions to insure that our courses will be provided on schedule in a healthy and safe environment. We recommend a common sense approach, meaning if you have cold … Continue reading

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Coos Bay Classes are filling!

Our first OUPV / Master class, scheduled to start in Coos Bay on May 4, is nearing the maximum enrollment of 18-persons. If you need to get into this class call (503) 841-6066 soon before it fills completely. The OUPV … Continue reading

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Why is CPM Relocating to Coos Bay?

There are several reasons why Columbia Pacific Maritime (CPM) is relocating to Coos Bay, the first of which is to better serve the Maritime Industry. By partnering with South Western Oregon Community College (SWOCC) in Coos Bay CPM will be … 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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