USCG Approved Maritime Training; International Maritime Law and Sailing Programs

flagship maritime training

Centrally located in Tacoma, Washington, equidistant from Seattle and Olympia, the Flagship Maritime Training Center provides courses and training programs for your USCG license, which is an important step in earning industry-wide distinction as a maritime professional. These courses prepare you for the appropriate USCG examinations, and include all study materials, supplies, and charts.

The tests administered are each USCG-approved examinations, which means participants successfully completing this battery of tests will not have to take any additional examinations at a USCG Regional Exam Center following the course. There are four areas examined, including subjects such as navigation and charting, international and inland rules of the road, deck seamanship, safety and environmental issues.

Training Programs

Main Programs

  • Operator of Un-Inspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV) (56 hours): Courses currently available in 3 locations; Fife/Tacoma, Port Angeles and Portland, Oregon. The following topics are covered in detail: Charting and Navigation; International and Inland Rules of the Road; and Deck Seamanship, Safety and Environmental.
  • Upgrade to Master 100 Tons (Inland – Near Coastal) (24 hours): A training course for those OUPV who wish to upgrade to Master 100 tons.
  • Rescue Boat Operations Course (24 hours): Training which is tailored to the needs of various agencies including law enforcement, fire and rescue.
  • FCC Marine Radio Operator Permit Training and Examination (4 hours): Covers basic radio law, operation, and other fundamentals.
  • OUPV / Master 100 Ton Renewal Course (8 hours): This course is for those who wish to renew their licenses but do not have the required underway sea service.
  • Assistance Towing - NMT 200 Tons (4 hours): This course is for those who wish to perform Commercial Assistance Towing.
  • Auxiliary Sail - NMT 200 Tons (4 hours): This course is for those who desire to qualify for an Auxiliary Sail Endorsement to their license.

Additional Programs

  • International Maritime Law
  • Ethics and Moral Reasoning for the Mariner
  • Master 200 Ton License Training
  • Basic Safety Training
  • Radar Observer
  • FCC Element 3 - General Radio Operator License (GROL)
  • FCC Telegraphy Elements - Morse Code Designated Examiner
  • STCW Fast Rescue Boat Operations
  • RHI Rescue Boat Operations
  • IRB Operations
  • Rescue Boat Operations
  • Non-dedicated Response Vessel (NRV) Training
  • Helicopter Operations
  • Rescue Swimming
  • Basic Damage Control
  • Introduction to Stability
  • Operational Risk Management / Risk Assessment
  • Radar NAV - maneuvering boards
  • Intercept/Avoidance
  • Life raft re-righting

Sailing Programs

  • Basic Sailing
  • Basic Coastal Cruising
  • Coastal Navigation
  • Bareboat Chartering
  • Spinnaker Endorsement
  • Cruise & Learn

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