New Location
All classes are being conducted at our new facilities located at:
  • 10580 SE Washington Street
  • Portland, OR 97216

AB Course Changes
Because of changes in federal regulations and US Coast Guard policy
the AB class will be taught over five days, Monday through Friday.
The cost of the class will increase to $750.

Updated Registration, Payment, Cancellation Policy

2018 Class Menu Now Available
A printable menu of the classes that we offer.

Time-line for Master of Towing
View a time-line for getting a Master or Mate of Towing endorsement.

Radar Renewal
The one-day Radar Renewal class is available most days depending
on the availability of the instructor, classroom, and simulators. Please
call for scheduling options.

Get a head start on your radar renewal by reviewing R-E-M plotting
techniques in our FREE Radar Renewal Workbook.
Who we are ....
    We are a family of professional mariners that provide
    US Coast Guard approved classes for professional
    mariner deck credentials, AKA Merchant Mariner
    Credential (MMC), deck endorsements.

  • The school is open seven-days a week for the convenience of the
    mariners that we serve because you work seven-days a week too.

What we do ....
We offer USCG approved classes for the original issue, renewal, and
upgrade of:
  • Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV 6 pack)
  • Master and Mate 200-tons or less
  • Apprentice Mate (Steersman), Mate (Pilot), Master of Towing
  • Master and Mate of Fishing Industry Vessels
  • Able Seaman (AB)
  • Radar Observer and ARPA
  • License Prep for Master or Mate 500/1600-ton
  • More information on all courses we offer >>

Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) for fishing
guides and other small vessel operators carrying six (6) or fewer
passengers (AKA 6-pack license).

Master 100 and 200 ton (includes 25 and 50 tons, and Mate) for
charter boat captains carrying more than six (6) passengers, crew and
work boat captains, captains of oil spill response vessels, and
research vessels.

License Prep is for mariners seeking deck officer endorsements
greater than 200 GRT (500 GT) that require examination at a USCG
Regional Exam Center (REC).

Able Seaman (AB) for mariners working as deck crew on seagoing
vessels greater than 100 GRT.

Radar classes include Radar Observer Unlimited, Radar
Recertification (Radar Renewal), and Automatic Radar Plotting Aids
(ARPA). All radar class meet the STCW requirements for OICNW on
vessels greater than 500 GT.

Master / Mate (Pilot) / Apprentice Mate (Steersman) of Towing are
licenses specific for towing vessels. The Apprentice Mate (Steersman)
classes is the first step in becoming a tugboat captain.

Master / Mate of Fishing Vessels are licenses specific for
uninspected fishing industry vessels from 200 GRT to 5,000 GRT that
require professionally licenses captains and mates.

About Professional Credentials ....
Professional credentials for mariners are issued by the US Coast
Guard as Merchant Mariner Credential Endorsements. With some
exceptions, all crew working on seagoing vessels greater than 100
GRT, and anyone who operates a vessel of any size carrying cargo or
passengers for hire, must hold a valid USCG issued MMC
endorsement appropriate for the vessel, route,and position that they
hold on board the vessel.

  • If you need assistance at any point along the way please feel free
    to email or call us, we are here to help.
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.

For more information or Email Questions to:

Class & Scheduling:

Radar, ARPA, AB:

OUPV, Master, Mate:

Please call or email any questions, we are here to help.

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