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How to Get a Captain License

Getting a professional¬†mariner¬†license, AKA Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC),¬†is not a spontaneous action; it is a process that requires planning and perseverance. The application that you present to the Coast Guard will consist of several CG 719 series forms, along with … Continue reading

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CPM Radar School

Columbia Pacific Maritime Radar School offers a full line-up of radar classes that are USCG approved for meeting both the National and STCW requirements as amended 2010. All our radar classes are scheduled twice a month most months, with the … Continue reading

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Radar Observer Information

Recent changes in federal regulations have changed the Radar Observer endorsement from a license requirement to a manning requirement. Title 46 CFR 11.815 states: All deck officers, including the master, on towing vessels greater than 26 feet and inspected vessels … Continue reading

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Open House

We are hosting an Open House Wednesday and Thursday (12/28 & 12/29), from 9am to 3pm this week. Everyone is invited to stop by and see the new school; talk about what we do; and discuss a professional career plan … Continue reading

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Plan and Schedule Classes Early

General we experience a slow-down of enrollment over the summer, but this is not the case this year. Currently our OUPV and Master 100 ton classes are full through summer and we are booking students for classes in September at … Continue reading

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OS to Master of Tow in 4-Years

It is possible to advance from the Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) entry level rating of Ordinary Seaman (OS) to Master of Towing Vessels in four calendar years without taking any exams at the Coast Guard. This is not a loop-hole; … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Counting Sea Service

It is starting to look like fall and many mariners will be looking to document their sea service for either getting an original license or upgrading an existing license. Here are 10 tips for counting sea service that may help … Continue reading

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