Category Archives: Scuttlebutt

General posts of maritime interest.

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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Pacific NW Sportsman Show

Look for Columbia Pacific Maritime at the 2019 Pacific NW Sportsman Show. Booth #1254, one aisle east of the fly-casting pond. We will be answering questions about the Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) license process, and the courses that we offer … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

From our maritime family to yours: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Drug Screening Requirements

The requirements for chemical drug screening of credentialed mariners is contained in 46 CFR Part 16 Chemical Testing. In short, these regulations state that all mariners employed on a vessel carrying passengers or cargo for hire, or engaged in any … Continue reading

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Un-cruse hiring 2019

UnCruise Adventures is now hiring Chief Mates & Deckhands–Licensed for our summer 2019 sailing season in Alaska!  We are reviewing applications as they come in and contacting qualified candidates within two weeks. Interested applicants should apply online:

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Mission Statement

It is the mission of Columbia Pacific Maritime to provide frequently scheduled professional training courses for mariners seeking Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) National Deck Endorsements. At Columbia Pacific Maritime we are more concerned about providing the mariner with frequent scheduling … Continue reading

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STS Needs Tugboat Captain!

SDS Tug & Barge has immediate openings for the following positions: Operator: ***Must possess a Masters license with towing endorsement***  SDS Tug & Barge is located in Bingen, WA.  We have a current fleet of 6 Towing Vessels.  We navigated the … Continue reading

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