Category Archives: Scuttlebutt

General posts of maritime interest.

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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Updated Course Menu Available

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OUPV and Master Courses Available

OUPV, Master, Apprentice Mate (steersman), and Master/Mate of Fishing vessel courses start every two weeks and is instructed over consecutive days. OUPV / 8-days / $1,050 Master 100 ton / 10-days / $1,250 Master/Mate 200 ton / 14-days $$1,900 Apprentice … Continue reading

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Celestial Navigation (200-ton) Course

Celestial Navigation (200-ton) course scheduled April 16-25. Cost $1,200. This course will satisfy the USCG exam requirements for adding an All Oceans route to a near coastal license of master 200 ton or less OR master or mate of towing … Continue reading

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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 >>  

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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 itĀ for the original … Continue reading

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