Apprentice Mate (Steersman) / Mate of Towing Course
    Full Course / 16-days / $2,350
    Partial Upgrade Course / 6-days / $1,100
    Apprentice Mate Upgrade Course Only / 2-days / $450

This course will satisfy the USCG exam requirements for Apprentice
Mate (Steersman) of Towing Vessels, OR for the USCG exam
requirements for adding Mate (Pilot) of Towing Near Coastal for
Mariners holding a valid Master of Towing Inland.

The
Full Course is USCG approved for satisfying the Apprentice Mate
(steersman) of Towing Vessel exam requirements and includes the
following three-course sequence:
  • Master 100-ton
  • Upgrade Master 100 to 200-ton
  • Apprentice Mate (Steersman) of Towing Vessel Upgrade

The
Partial Upgrade Course will satisfy the Apprentice Mate
(Steersman) exam requirements for mariners holding a valid Master
100-ton Inland or Near Coastal endorsement and includes the
following two-course sequence:
  • Upgrade Master 100 to 200-ton
  • Apprentice Mate (Steersman) of Towing Vessel Upgrade

Mariners holding a valid Master 200-ton endorsement may satisfy the
exam requirements the Apprentice Mate (Steersman) exam by
completing the
Apprentice Mate (Steersman) Upgrade Course only.

Professional Requirements ...

The sea service requirements for Apprentice Mate (steersman) of
Towing is 540-days that includes 360-days experience on towing
vessels, and 90-days experience on the requested Inland or Near
Coastal route. The remaining 180-days of experience may be on any
type or size of vessel.

USCG Course Approval ...

Any applicant successfully completing your Apprentice Mate (Steersman) Upgrade (COLPAC-
33) course and presenting your Certificate of Training within one year of the completion of
training, will satisfy the examination requirements of 46 CFR 11.466 for original issuance or
46 CFR 10.227(e)(iii) for renewal of an endorsement as Apprentice Mate (Steersman) of
Towing Vessels; OR Mate (Pilot) of Towing Vessels provided that they either:
  1. Hold an endorsement as Master Less Than 200 GRT; OR
  2. Hold an endorsement as Master Less Than 25, 50, or 100 GRT and have completed your
    Upgrade Master 100 GRT to Master 200 GRT course within one year of completion of
    the Apprentice Mate course; OR
  3. Have completed a Master 100 GRT course and Upgrade Master 100 GRT to Master 200
    GRT or a Master 200 GRT course within one year of completion of the Apprentice Mate
    course; AND
  4. Provided they meet all other requirements of 46 CFR 11.465(f) will satisfy the
    examination requirements of 46 CFR 11.465(f)(3) and may obtain an endorsement as
    Mate (Pilot) of Towing Vessels.
Call (503) 841-6066
Columbia Pacific Maritime INC

10580 SE Washington Street - Portland, OR 97216
Located just east of the 205 Mall off Interstate 205 on SE
Washington Street.

(503) 841-6066

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