Coast Guard delays enforcement of STCW changes until July 1

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Mar 27, 2017 02:54 PM BY ​KIMBERLY A. CARTER / PROFESSIONAL MARINER The U.S. Coast Guard has extended the deadline for attaining the required credential to sail aboard vessels subject to the 2010 amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) from Jan. 1 …

Pacific Maritime Magazine Focus on Workforce Training

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The Northwest Maritime Academy Featured in Pacific Maritime Magazine This months Pacific Maritime Magazine is loaded with great features and articles and Kathy Smith has done an outstanding job featuring some of the training options for mariners here in the Pacific Northwest. In the Lifeboat Skills portion of the piece Kathy Smith …

Basic Training Refresher

FRB Class Video

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During our last Fast Rescue Boat Course with the crew of the R/V Kilo Moana, from the University of Hawaii, we got a chance to use our new GoPro Hero 5. This was a learning experience to be sure.  I was learning how to use the camera, and trying to assist …

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PSCRB for The Cruise Ship Industry

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Cruise Ship Personnel Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat – PSCRB Training Course’s   The Pacific Northwest Cruise Season is just around the corner, and the crew of The Northwest Maritime Academy are gearing up for a robust training season. Our newly completed training davit has already facilitated PSCRB classes for …

Report Says Recreational Boaters Need Safety Training

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NTSB Asking for Recreational Boaters Safety Training By MarEx  2017-02-10 18:04:32 The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a report on the risks associated with the shared use of America’s waterways by recreational and commercial vessels, saying the U.S. Coast Guard should require recreational boaters on U.S. navigable waterways to …

The Seattle Boat Show

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The Northwest Maritime Academy will be at the 2017 Seattle Boat Show We will be with our partners the Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard in the East Hall Booth 721. (Download a map here) Come talk to us about getting your 6-pack and 100 Ton Captains License or our Professional …

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Container Ship Rescues Surfer By MarEx  2017-01-13 16:44:11 Personal Note from Captain Bliss: File this one under WTH?  I’ve been a life long surfer, and I can’t imagine how this could happen.. ok maybe I can… back in the 70’s.  Poor guy, glad he is safe.  But OMG! The crew of a …