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Tonight is the night! OUPV (Six Pack) & 100 Tons Masters Licensing Course

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Tonight is the night! Are you or someone you know ready to get a OUPV & 100 Tons Masters Captains License? Tonight the Northwest Maritime Academy & the US Maritime Academy are holding a free “In-Person” & “On-Line” orientation on getting your training certification to obtain your OUPV (Six-Pack) through …

What Questions to Ask During a Medical Emergency or When Providing First Aid?

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If you are currently certified in First Aid, CPR/AED, and have a fully stocked first aid kit; we applaud you! Okay, you have the cert, the gear, and your ready to roll like “Johnny” Gage and Roy DeSoto (share this post if you remember the reference). My guess is that if …

Coast Guard releases 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics report

Coast Guard releases 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics report

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Shows highest number of fatalities on record in the last five years WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics Wednesday, revealing that boating fatalities nationwide that year totaled 701, the highest number of yearly boating fatalities on record in the last five years. From 2015 …

Fatal Accidents Fuel Scrutiny of Lifeboat Drills, Systems

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May 2, 2017 11:43 AM BY WILL VAN DORP : PROFESSIONAL MARINER The number of injuries and fatalities during lifeboat drills in recent years point to training and equipment shortcomings that have raised concerns across the maritime industry, undermining the confidence of seafarers whose lives and careers hang in the balance. …

Alaska Cruise Provider “The Boat Company” Wraps up CPR-AED and First Aid Training

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The Northwest Maritime Academy’s Captain Thomas Bliss wrapped up two full days of CPR/AED and First Aid training with “The Boat Company” crews of the MV Mist Cove &  MV Liseron in preparation for their 2017 season.  The Boat Company is very proactive when it comes to ensuring passenger comfort and safety, …

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 …