Apprentice Mate (Steersman)
The Apprentice Mate (Steersman) Upgrade course is designed for those mariners working towards becoming a mate on tugboats. This course covers
- the rules and regulations for uninspected towing vessels and barges,
- towing gear, fittings and towing terminology,
- tugboat design, capabilities and towing hazards, and
- towing operations safety.
This 16-hour in-lieu-of-exam course is available to those who currently hold a license as Master Not More Than 200 Gross Tons or have satisfied the examination requirements for a license as Master Not More Than 200 Gross Tons within the previous 12 months.
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Compass Courses’ passion is to provide current and future seafarers with the knowledge, understanding, and proficiencies they need to be successful and safe through quality training on a reliable schedule.
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We teach classes everyday. Check our class schedule to find a course that works for you.
110 West Dayton Street, Suite 110
Edmonds, WA 98020
To sign up for a course, call 425-778-1923. You can also email us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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