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.

Recommended Training Package for Fishing Industry Vessels

These courses will satisfy the exam requirements for Master or Mate
of Fishing Industry Vessels. 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 295 Master / Mate of Fishing Vessel Upgrade ($400)
  • 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 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


The Master/Mate of Fishing Vessel Upgrade class may be scheduled
any Monday and Tuesday, OR Thursday and Friday that the school is

Please check the
Master / Mate page and the Radar Observer page
for scheduling options for the additional classes in the training

Please call (503) 841-6066 to schedule a class or get more
Call (503) 841-6066
Commercial Fishing Industry Vessel 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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