New Digs

CPM at Newmark Center room 207
Our new digs at the Newmark Center in Coos Bay has lots of space to maintain social distancing.

Our new digs in the Newmark Center of Southwestern Oregon Community College has lots of space to maintain the national standards during the COVID 19 pandemic. Classes start May 4!

Columbia Pacific Maritime

503-841-6066

www.ColumbiaPacificMaritime.com

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Columbia Pacific Maritime April (2020) Newsletter

Columbia Pacific Maritime (CPM) will be closed for the month of April in order to relocate the school from Portland to the Newmark Center of Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) in Coos Bay, Oregon. Classes are scheduled to start at this new location on May 4, 2020. Click here for a google map of the new location.

As I write this newsletter our country is in the mists of the COVID-19 pandemic and to many of us the future seems unsure. We are receiving calls from mariners wanting to know if we have canceled the May classes. Since the Maritime Industry is essential to the economy and National Security of this nation the answer is NO. However we do intend to follow a common sense approach to this pandemic as outline in the federal guidelines established by President Trump.

  1. We will be reducing the number of mariners in the May and June classes to a maximum of 10. This may require some mariners in the May 4 class to reschedule to a latter date. If you are scheduled for the May 4 class and can reschedule please call (503) 841-6066. This will help us out greatly.
  2. We will be practicing social distancing in the classroom by placing one mariner at each 3-foot by 8-foot table and thereby maintaining the required 6-foot social distancing rule.
  3. We will be sanitizing the classroom daily.
  4. If you have a fever and or cold or flu symptoms please call to reschedule the class. If you show up for class with these symptoms you will not be allowed in the school facilities and will be rescheduled to a later date.

The staff at CPM will be praying for everyone’s health and wellbeing, and a quick and successful end to these trying times.

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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 or flue symptoms please call to reschedule your class.

We will be closed in April while we relocate the school to the Newmark Center of Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay Oregon. Classes are scheduled to start on May 4, 2020. Updates will follow. Please call (503) 841-6066 if you have any questions or concerns.

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Near Coastal Mate of Towing

Samson Tug and Barge has an immediate opening for a Mate of Towing Near Coastal. Interested mariners may contact the “Samson Mariner” directly by calling (907) 359-3077.

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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 / Master class scheduled to start on May 18 has many spaces available.

We have two remaining classes in Portland. Both have space available for more students.

An Upgrade class scheduled March 12-15. This includes upgrade OUPV to Master and Master 100 to 200-ton, and OUPV Inland to Near Coastal, and Master Inland to Near Coastal.

Radar Observer and ARPA classes scheduled March 23-29. This includes the Combined Radar and ARPA March 23-29, Radar Observer Unlimited March 23-26, and ARPA March 26-29.

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UnCruise Adventures is Hiring

UnCruise Adventures is still hiring for Chief Mates, Deckhand-Licensed, Chief Engineers, and Assistant Engineers for our summer sailing season in Alaska. For more information or to apply online visit the UnCruise careers page at www.uncruise.com/careers.

Interested applicants may also check out our FAQ’s page and our new hiring videos to provide insight into life aboard an UnCruise ship.

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Schedule Information

The February 17 and March 2 OUPV and Master 100-ton courses are full with a waiting list. We are now taking reservations for the May 4 and May 18 OUPV and Master 100-ton courses at our new location in Coos Bay. All courses scheduled for May and June in Coos Bay will receive a 20% discount. Industry response to our new location is great and we are taking reservations almost daily for these courses.

There is space available in the following February and March courses scheduled in Portland, Oregon.

February 27 and March 12 upgrade courses for OUPV to Master, Master 100 to 200-ton, and Inland to Near Coastal.

March 16 AB course.

March 23 Radar and ARPA courses.

View the scheduling page of our website, Columbia Pacific Maritime, for a complete schedule of all course offered in 2020. Please call Pat at 503-841-6066 to make a course reservation or for more information.

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