Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel Class / MMC Endorsements

Endorsements as Master (captain) and Mate of Fishing Vessels are
issued with tonnage limitations of from 500 to 5000 tons based on the
qualifying experience of the applicant. The operators of fishing
industry vessels less than 200 GRT are not required to hold
professional endorsements.

Professional Requirements for Fishing Vessel Endorsements

Mate of Fishing requires three years of total sea service that includes
18 months on ocean waters and one year on vessels over 50 tons.

Master of Fishing requires four years of total sea service that
includes two years on ocean waters, and one year as master or mate
on vessels over 50 tons while holding an endorsement as master,
mate, or OUPV.

Fishing Industry Vessel Class

The Master or Mate of Fishing Vessel course is a 16-day three-class
sequence that includes:
  • COLPAC 281 Master 100 ton ($1,200)
  • COLPAC 526 Upgrade Master 100 to 200 ton ($600)
  • COLPAC 295 Master / Mate of Fishing Vessel Upgrade ($400)

This sequence may be taking in back-to-back classes, or as three
independent classes. A mariner holding an existing endorsement
need only complete the prerequisite upgrade classes.

COLPAC 295 Master / Mate Fishing Vessel Upgrade Class ($400)
This two-day class will satisfy the exam requirements for adding an
endorsement of Master or Mate of Fishing Industry Vessels IF the
mariner either holds an endorsement with a Near Coastal
endorsement of at least 150 tons, or has completed the 200 ton exam
requirements within one-year. Mariners that do not meet this
requirement must complete the prerequisite classes before taking this
upgrade class. Subjects include Rules and Regulations for Fishing
Vessels, Fishing Vessel stability, and Rules of the Road for Fishing

Class Schedule

The Master/Mate of Fishing Vessel Upgrade class may be scheduled
any Monday and Tuesday, OR Thursday and Friday that the school is
open. Please check the
Master / Mate School page for scheduling any
of the prerequisite classes.
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Columbia Pacific Maritime INC
10580 SE Washington Street - Portland, OR 97216

We are located just east of the 205 Mall off Interstate 205 on SE
Washington Street.

Phone: (503) 841-6066

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