Tag Archives: towing

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 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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Grandfathering of Towing Endorsements

There is a grandfathering regulations in Title 46 CFR 11.463 for towing vessel endorsements that could still benefit mariners. Mariners who met the training and service requirements for towing vessels before May 21, 2001, and have maintained a valid Coast … 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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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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