Tag Archives: OUPV

Course Updates

Columbia Pacific Maritime offers the following upgrade courses once a month over the summer, July through September and twice a month October through June.  The upgrade course is 4-days, Thursday through Sunday, and costs $650. This course will satisfy the … Continue reading

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OUPV and Master Courses

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Alaska Fishing Guide Jobs

The Deneki Lodge and ATA Lodge in Alaska are hiring fishing guides for the upcoming fishing season. These jobs require an OUPV (Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel) license. For more information click on the links below. Deneki Outdoors >> Alaska … Continue reading

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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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Which License: OUPV or Master?

I am often asked, “Which license do I need, the OUPV or the Master?”. The simple answer is if you only intend to carry a maximum of six passengers than the OUPV endorsement is all you will ever need, which … 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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