Tag Archives: OUPV

6-pack Fishing Guide License Information

The Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel, AKA OUPV or 6-pack Captain License, is the most common US Coast Guard License held by fishing guides and small passenger vessel operators.  This license is called “6-pack” because it is limited to a … Continue reading

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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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