June 1, 2020

 

Getting the USCG license, regardless of what level of professional certification you are studying and preparing for is a difficult process that reaches far beyond just taking classes and the examinations that follow.  There are ancillary costs and associated tasks tha...

June 1, 2020

You just completed the examination for a USCG License. A long period of study, countless hours of instruction, complicated subject matter, some totally foreign to the norm. Who does paper chart plotting anymore? You would be surprised how many professional navigators d...

March 26, 2020

No, it's not a medical condition or illness. Nor is this particular fever measured by a thermometer. The malady is known by different names depending on your situation and perception, this one particular to seafarers that are away from home for long periods of time on...

March 17, 2020

Given the situation caused by the virus, there is no doubt of what is about to happen next for the maritime training industry in any skill assessment, license, or rating. It's like falling off the edge of a waterfall, safely floating along, everything operating as plan...

December 26, 2019

Ever wonder the reason why you have to achieve such a high score on the U.S. Coast Guard Rules of the Road exam?  The answer is clear; to recognize and avoid Risk. The regulations of how to operate on the water and interact with other vessels is paramount to...

October 28, 2019

There are numerous levels of maritime license and certification training all leading to final examinations. Some of the methods are online, classroom, or a combination of both called Blended. Not surprising is the length of time it takes to gather all this new found in...

October 3, 2019

This latest edition of the blog is direct to the required training for the basic USCG Captain's License for OUPV. Imagine sitting in one of these beauties for 60 Hours and if you upgrade to Master, then add another 24 Hours . That's what you are mandated to do whe...