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Able Seaman Certification Requirements

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Able Body Seaman, Ordinary Seaman, Able Seafarer Deck Course Calendar Below With only a few exceptions a Merchant Mariner Credential  (MMC) National rating endorsement as OS or AB is required to work on all ocean going commercial vessels of greater than 100 gross tons. >> Next (AB) Able Seaman Certification Course<< Ordinary …

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Washington State Ferries Employment Season Coming Early 2017

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Washington State Ferries Deck, Terminal, and Information Department Hiring: Read our Getting Started Post for a step by step for getting your MMC & TWIC (Click Here) This January or February 2017 the WSF will begin their hiring for the Deck Department, followerd by hiring for the Terminal Department. All …

Maritime/Aviation Safety & Security Training Pool Survey

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The Northwest Maritime Academy along with The Bremerton International Training Center, WRG and MTC International are in the discovery phase to build a “state of the art,” mission-specific training pool facility in the Pacific Northwest. Please help us with this short one minute survey. Your comments are greatly appreciated.   Create …

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MITAGS-PMI & The Northwest Maritime Academy Partner

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Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS), and the Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI) Partners with The Northwest Maritime Academy for PSC/PSCRB Training By Captain Thomas Bliss – Gig Harbor, WA, USA October 21st, 2016 The Pacifc Maritime Institute is pleased to partner with The Northwest Maritime Academy to offer Lifeboat / Proficiency in Survival …

Norsafe concerned at spate of LSA drill accidents

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Norsafe Calls for Thorough Lifeboat Training Norsafe, global leader in lifeboat design, manufacture, and training, is concerned about the recent spate of lifeboat drill accidents which have seriously injured or even led to fatalities among crew. A report in April 2016 by academics at the Seafarers International Research Centre found …

Licensed Mariners 2017 Gap-Closing training

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MITAGS-PMI has published the Gap-Closing Training Course Schedule through March 2017. By January 1, 2017, Licensed Mariners and Naval Reserve Strategic Sealift Officers must comply with STCW Manila Amendments 2010, and the USCG Final Rules.  Additional training is now required.  You must submit your Gap-Closing training certificates to the National Maritime Center …

Seattle Maritime Academy Opens New Campus

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Seattle Maritime Academy hopes new school will attract next generation of mariners by Kristen Drew|KOMO NEWS Seattle, WA USA Thursday, October 6th 2016 SEATTLE, Wash. – A new building the Ballard waterfront in Seattle is creating new opportunities for the marine industry in our region. The Seattle Maritime Academy just …

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PSC PSCRB Training at Seattle’s Terminal 91

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STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft Lifeboatman (PSCRB) Fast Rescue Boat (FRB) Training Arrives in Seattle If you have been to Terminal/Pier 91 in Seattle lately you may have wondered about that big structure just North of Smith Cove alongside “Lake Jacobs” just South of the Magnolia Bridge. Well wonder no more! …

The Discipline of Survival

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The Discipline of Survival STCW emergency procedure guidelines are insistent that to maintain discipline in a marine emergency is absolutely essential to give survivors the best prospect of being rescued.   But what is discipline – really? And how do we achieve it especially when we find ourselves in a life …