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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...

September 16, 2019

Obtaining the USCG License and/or Credential can be a very complicated series of tasks to perform correctly. You can look at countless websites, government forms, and all sorts of information produced to help reach your goal and yet...there are still questions to answe...

July 10, 2019

The following series deals with the five prominent human senses as they apply to safe boating and correct navigation. Hearing, Sight, Touch, Awareness, and Balance.

Let’s begin with Hearing. Imagine if your ability to see with unrestricted visibility on the water was qu...

June 18, 2019

Take a closer inspection, a good look at the ads you see on social platforms and other advertising media regarding getting a USCG license and/or certification. There are some outstanding schools and institutions available that offer this required education. Price point...

May 11, 2019

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...

April 14, 2019

Where do you want to go? Just plug the information into your GPS device and the voice on the other end begins to speak to you, turn by turn directions to your intended destination. Factor in user preferences, multiple routes, even the different types of views and map o...