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Columbia Pacific Maritime Classes

This is a list of the USCG approved courses we offer. This courses will satisfy the exam requirements without taking the exams at the Coast Guard. Captain License Courses Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) course is an eight-day course … Continue reading

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No Exam MMC Upgrades

While most MMC upgrades for deck endorsements require taking USCG exams or approved an approved course, there are several upgrades that do not require an exam. These upgrades are based on qualifying sea service alone. Upgrading from Mate 25, 50, 100, … Continue reading

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Which Way to Mate of Towing

With one exception, you must hold and sail on an MMC endorsement of Mate (Pilot) of Towing Vessels before you can qualify for Master of Towing. The exception is holding a  MMC endorsement as Master 500 tons or higher. For … Continue reading

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What is the Fastest way to get Master of Towing?

I am often asked the question “What is the fastest way to get a Master of Towing endorsement?” The answer depends on what endorsement you have now. If you hold a Master 500 ton or higher endorsement than all you … Continue reading

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How to Upgrade from Inland to Near Coastal

An Inland route covers all federally navigable Inland waters of the United States, including Puget Sound, the Straights of Juan De Fuca, SE Alaska, and the inside passage through British Columbia. The Near Coastal route is considered a superior route … Continue reading

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