How To Secure A Maritime Job Interview

Captain Thomas E. Bliss Maritime Employment, Maritime News, Maritime Shipping Jobs, News Leave a Comment

Getting a Maritime Industry Job Interview 12/30/16 Courtesy of Sea transportation is a vital factor to any economy in the world, as it accounts for more than 80% of goods transported globally – and that means plenty maritime job interviews to be had. For some who work at sea, it can be quite …

PSCRB Lifeboat Training Seattle

Can Your Crew Pass The Lifeboat Test?

Captain Patrick Boyle PSCRB 2 Comments

  Resolution MSC 317 (89) which introduces new requirements under SOLAS regulation III/1.5 for lifeboat release and retrieval systems took effect on July 1 2014. The requirements apply to on-load mechanisms installed on all ships globally. The required actions must be completed no later than the first scheduled dry-docking after …

seattle psc pscrb training center edmonds

The Single Most Common Error Mariners Make When Launching Lifeboats

Captain Patrick Boyle Davit Operations, PSCRB, Survival At Sea Leave a Comment

The misuse of the Lifeboat davit brakes is the single most common error mariners make when launching lifeboats. Lifeboat davits are equipped with two separate braking systems: a holding brake and a centrifugal brake. The holding brake is designed to stop and hold the lifeboat stationary at any point between its …

MITAGS-PMI Chooses Northwest Maritime Academy for Lifeboat, Survival Training

Captain Thomas E. Bliss Maritime News, News, Press Release, PSCRB, STCW Training Courses Leave a Comment

By MarEx  2016-11-29 14:52:51 Glen Paine, Executive Director of MITAGS-PMI announced that Northwest Maritime Academy in Seattle will offer the Institute’s U.S. Coast Guard approved enclosed lifeboat training.“We chose Northwest Maritime Academy because of its lifeboat training equipment includes modern release and retrieval systems,” Paine said. “They are the only West Coast …

trainers class

OnLine OUPV and 100 Tons Masters Captains Course

Captain Thomas E. Bliss OUPV 100 Tons Captains Course Leave a Comment

USCG Approved On-line, and In-Person OUPV and 100 Tons Masters Captains Licensing Course   The Northwest Maritime Academy & US Maritime, are very pleased to announce the USCG approval of our “Telepresence” OUPV & 100 Ton Masters Captains Licensing course. This is the first ever, mixed Telepresence course for the …

NTSB Safer Sea's Report 2015

NTSB Releases “Safer Seas Digest 2015”

Captain Thomas E. Bliss Maritime News, News, Survival At Sea Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday released its annual compendium of marine accidents and the lessons learned from them. “Safer Seas Digest 2015,” available in print HERE and on the NTSB’s website,, examines 29 major marine casualty investigations the agency closed in 2015. “’Safer Seas Digest 2015’ represents …

lifepak AED Tacoma, Seattle Gig Harbor, Olympia

NWMA distributors for the LIFEPAK CR Plus AED

Captain Thomas E. Bliss CPR/AED, Emergency Medical Responder, Shipboard First Aid Leave a Comment

The Northwest Maritime Academy is Proud to announce our distributorship for the LIFEPAK CR Plus AED This is why. Physio Control’s  reputation—and it’s mission—is built on confidence. The confidence that comes from over 50 years of innovation, a steadfast commitment to quality, and a position as the global leader in defibrillation. …

national maritime center

Merchant Mariner Credential Processing Delays

Captain Thomas E. Bliss Maritime News, National Maritime Center Assistance, News Leave a Comment

Merchant Mariner Credential Processing Delays The National Maritime Center (NMC) is experiencing a higher than average volume of applications for this time of the year. With Hurricane Matthew passing through Florida and South Carolina in October, both REC Miami and REC Charleston are still recovering from excessive inventories. Additionally, the …