OUPV and Master Courses

OUPV and Master Course

USCG approved OUPV and Master courses available twice a month.

USCG approved OUPV and Master courses are available twice a month during May and June. NO additional USCG exams are required at the Coast Guard after successful completion of any of our approved courses.

Our courses are taught seven days a week over consecutive days, meaning the eight-day OUPV course is really eight-days, Monday through Monday and the ten-day Master class is really ten-days not two-weeks.

OUPV or 6-pack course is eight-days. The cost is $1,050.

Master 100 ton course is ten-days. The cost is $1,250.

Master / Mate 200 ton course is fourteen-days. The cost of the course is $1,900.

Apprentice Mate (steersman) of Towing course is sixteen-days. The cost is $2,350.

Master / Mate of Fishing Industry Vessel course is sixteen-days. The cost is $2,350.

We also offer many different upgrade classes for mariners needing to upgrade an existing endorsement. These upgrades include route upgrades from Inland to Near Coastal, and from Near Coastal to Oceans; and endorsement upgrades from OUPV to Master and 100 to 200-tons; or to add a towing or fishing vessel endorsement.

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Radar Observer Courses

Radar Renewal

Radar Renewal available seven-days a week!

Dedicated Radar Renewal station means that our One-day Radar Renewal course is available seven-days a week. The cost is $250 and the course will satisfy the requirements for the renewal of any radar observer endorsement.

We offer three radar observer courses for the original issue of a radar observer endorsement.

Radar Observer Unlimited is a five-day course offered twice a month during May and June. The cost is $800.

Combined Radar Observer Unlimited and ARPA is a seven-day course offered twice a month during May and June. The cost is $1,100.

Automatic Radar Plotting Aids (ARPA) is a four-day course offered once a month during May and June. The cost is $600. This course includes a FREE radar renewal for those requiring a renewal of their Radar Observer Unlimited endorsement.

Free Radar Renewal Workbook Whether you take you radar renewal course from us or another approved school this free workbook will prepare you for the renewal exams.

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AB Job

Curz Maritime is looking for two Able Seaman.

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Updated Course Menu Available

Columbia Pacific Maritime Course Menu

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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 Mate (steersman) of Towing vessels / 16-days / $2,350
  • Master/Mate of Fishing vessels / 16-days / $2,350

Upgrade courses are available for mariners holding existing licenses or needed to upgrade a route from Inland to Near Coastal, or Near Coastal to All Oceans. Call or visit our website for more information.

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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 OR mate of fishing 5000 ton or less.

I have space for two or three more students so call soon.

(503)841–6066

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License Small Vessel Operators Needed

ALASKA SMALL BOAT NATURE AND WILDIFE TOURS

Expedition Voyage Consultants is hiring licensed drivers to operate Mark V Zodiacs for guided excursions from a small cruise ship in Alaska for summer 2018.  Applicants must have at minimum a USCG OUPV license.

Staff will be accommodated on the cruise ship and will take guests on excursions in the Zodiacs at remote Alaska islands and fjords for nature and wildlife viewing.  A naturalist will accompany the excursion to provide interpretation for the guests.

Fill-in work is available for a minimum of two weeks starting May 15.  Transportation to and from the ship is provided.

Contact Peter Butz: peter@expeditionvoyage.com

  • Peter Butz
  • Expedition Voyage Consultants Ltd
  • US Cell: +1 206 465-8574
  • peter@expeditionvoyage.com
  • www.expeditionvoyage.com
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