My first tuna trip (ColPac eNews – July 2021). My first tuna trip was in July of 1968. The boat was the Polaris. In short, this was an old school… Continue reading My first tuna trip
Fishing Vessel Captain Fishing vessels more than 200 GRT must have a licensed Fishing Vessel Captain in charge. And, in addition, a licensed mate, or captain, must be on the… Continue reading Fishing Vessel Captain
Towing endorsements include Master, Mate (Pilot), and Apprentice Mate (steersman) of Towing. When issued without a tonnage limitation these endorsements apply to seagoing tugs of less than 300 GRT; OR to any size tug working exclusively on inland waters. In short this article focuses on the quickest and easiest path from deckhand to Master of Towing by identifying the sea service benchmarks.