Archive of: Licensing & Training Articles

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When your license is at stake, hiring a consultant can make a difference

When your license is at stake, hiring a consultant can make a difference

Randy Cole, a captain on articulated tug barges, renewed his 200 ton master near coastal and 200 ton master of towing licenses in 2011. He did not do it alone.

August 2013

New law reduces TWIC visits, calls for NMC medical-program review

Soon mariners will be able to get their Transportation Worker Identification Credential with only one visit to a TWIC center.

April 2013
La. college, towing company join forces to create Inland Bridge Resource Management training

La. college, towing company join forces to create Inland Bridge Resource Management training

If you sketch a plan view of Berwick Bay — a swelling of the Atchafalaya River at Morgan City, La., where the Port Allen Alternate Route, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, and bayous Teche, Boeuf and Shaffer converge on the river — you get a drawing resembling an octopus in trouble.

April 2013
NOAA moves its officer candidate training to Coast Guard Academy

NOAA moves its officer candidate training to Coast Guard Academy

Officers aboard National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessels are somewhat of a hybrid. They are likely to be experts in fields like engineering, oceanography and fisheries science, but they also have to be able ship handlers and officers.

March 2013

R. Keith Michel to become the 15th President of Webb Institute

Web Bulletin 2012

Immediate openings for paid maritime apprenticeship positions

Web Bulletin 2012

Mariners face uncertainty in TWIC renewal requirements

As the first Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC) approach their expiration dates, some mariners are reporting confusion in the renewal process.

October/November 2012
License denials soar as NMC scrutinizes medical evaluations

License denials soar as NMC scrutinizes medical evaluations

The number of mariners who fail their medical evaluations has more than tripled over the past two years as the National Maritime Center (NMC) staffed up its expanded medical division.

August 2012
New Gulf Coast marine training center offers comprehensive program

New Gulf Coast marine training center offers comprehensive program

Gulf Coast ports and the inland river system are home to a host of marine operating companies, supporting offshore oil drilling rigs and production platforms, assisting ships from around the world and providing barge transportation and fleeting.

August 2012
The Voyage of the Rose City

The Voyage of the Rose City

August 2012
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