What’s New at ColPac

What's New at ColPac
What's New at ColPac. This is a great time to hold an AB rating. Nearly every towing company needs them.

What’s New at ColPac

Here is what’s new at ColPac. Firstly, a Tankerman PIC class starts on Nov 29, 2021. Secondly, the towing industry needs Able Seaman and QMED. And, thirdly, the NMC has changed policy for uninspected FV classes.

Tankerman PIC Class

Firstly, Tankerman PIC Class is a new offering at ColPac Maritime. Above all, this 5-day, $700 class will satisfy the Coast Guard exam requirements for Tankerman PIC (Barge) DL.

  • Nov 29 – Dec 3, 2021
  • The 2022 schedule for this class has not be written at this time. However, please call if you are interested and we will try and schedule it for you. 503-841-6066

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Able Seaman and QMED needed in the towing fleet

Secondly, mariners with Able Seaman ratings are in high demand. Consequently, Sause is looking for Able Seaman who want to earn their QMED rating. But Sause Bros is not the only towing company looking to hire ABs. Additionally, just about every west coast towing company is looking for deck crew.

To qualify for AB you need 360-days of experience on any vessel operating on any navigable waterway. We offer a 5-day, $700 AB class.

AB Schedule:

  • Feb 7, 2022
  • Mar 21, 2022
  • Call for more options. 503-841-6066

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Master / Mate of Fishing NMC Policy Change

Thirdly, the NMC has changed its policy towards Master and Mate of Fishing Vessel classes. For several decades the National Maritime Center (NMC) has approved classes in lieu of testing for Master and Mate of Uninspected Fishing Industry Vessels with tonnage limits of from 500 to 5,000 GRT. A recent change is policy cancels these approvals after Jan 31, 2022. Therefore, if you want to take this course you need to complete it before Jan 31, 2022.

Schedule options:

  • Oct 18 – Nov 2, 2021
  • Nov 8 – Nov 23, 2021
  • Nov 29 – Dec 14, 2021
  • Jan 3 – Jan 18, 2022

More info on FV >>

By Dennis

Instructor and Director at Columbia Pacific Maritime LLC