A Master or Mate endorsement has the same authority as the OUPV,
plus the additional authority to operate vessels carrying more than six
(6) passengers, and crew and supply boats, oil spill recovery vessels,
and cargo vessels within the limitations on the endorsement.
  • Master is the captain in charge of the vessel and Mate,
    sometimes called the second captain, may be in charge of a
    watch on the vessel, but not in charge of the entire vessel.
  • Passenger Vessel Brochure >>

Professional Requirements for an Inland Route

  • Master 100 ton Inland requires 360 days experience on power
    vessels.
  • Master 200 ton Inland requires 360 days experience on power
    vessels that includes 180 as master or mate while holding an
    endorsement as master, mate, or OUPV.
  • Mate 200 ton Inland requires 180 days experience on power
    vessels

Professional Requirements for a Near Coastal Route

  • Master 100 ton Near Coastal requires 720 days experience on
    power vessels that includes 360 days on oceans (over the bar
    past the end of the jetties)
  • Master 200 ton Near Coastal requires 720 days experience on
    power vessels that includes 360 days on oceans; AND 360 days
    as master or mate while holding an endorsement as master, mate,
    or OUPV.
  • Mate 200 ton Near Coastal requires 360 days experience on
    power vessels that includes 180 days on oceans.

Tonnage Limitations for 200 GRT and less

Gross Registered Tons (GRT) is a measurement of the volume of
space in the hull, not weight. A vessels GRT will be stated on the
Certificate of Documentation (COD) issued to a documented vessel by
the US Coast Guard. If the vessel does not have a COD it is
considered to be less than 5 GRT. Master and Mate license of 200
tons or less are issued as 25, 50, 100, and 200 GRT, rounding up to
the next increment.
  • 200 GRT limitation requires either 50% of the qualifying
    experience on vessels over 67 GRT; OR 25% on vessels over 100
    GRT.
  • 100 GRT limitation requires either 50% of the qualifying
    experience on vessels over 34 GRT; OR 25% on vessels over 50
    GRT.
  • 50 GRT limitation requires either 50% of the qualifying experience
    on vessels over 17 GRT; OR 25% on vessels over 25 GRT.
  • 25 GRT limitation is issued when none of the above criteria is met.

Master and Mate 100 ton and 200 ton Class

COLPAC 281 Master 100 ton ($1,200)
This ten-day class will satisfy the exam requirements for a Master or
Mate 25, 50, or 100 ton with either an Inland or Near Coastal route.

Subjects include Navigation General, Chart Navigation, Rules of the
Road, and Deck General, Safety and Environmental Protection.

  • Mariners seeking a 200 GRT limitation must complete the Upgrade
    Master 100 to 200 ton class after completing the Master 100 class.

Recommended Training Package for Master or Mate 200 GRT
These courses will satisfy the exam requirements for Master or Mate
200 GRT. The Radar Observer Unlimited course is not a requirement,
but it is highly recommended.
  • COLPAC 281 Master 100 ton ($1,200)
  • COLPAC 526 Upgrade Master 100 to 200 ton ($600)
  • COLPAC 399 Radar Observer Unlimited ($800)

This training package may be completed as back-to-back classes, or
as independent classes, depending on the mariner's work schedule.
A mariner holding an existing endorsement need only complete the
prerequisite upgrade classes.

COLPAC 526 Upgrade Master 100 to 200 ton ($600)
This four-day class will satisfy the exam requirements for an upgrade
of the tonnage limitation of Master 100 or less to Master or Mate 200
tons without changing the route.

Subjects include Safety and Chart Navigation.

Master and Mate 100 and 200 ton class schedule
  • Master 100 ton (Shown in green) is 10-days Monday through
    Wednesday
  • Upgrade Master 100 to 200 ton (Shown in blue) is 4-days
    Thursday through Sunday
  • RED indicate days the school is closed.

Please call (503) 841-6066 to schedule a class or for more information.
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Master / Mate 100 and 200 ton Captain Information
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: info@columbiapacificmaritime.com

Radar, ARPA, AB: john@columbiapacificmaritime.com

OUPV, Master, Mate: dennis@columbiapacificmaritime.com

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

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