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Guide to Subchapter M Training

What is Subchapter M? Subchapter M is a relatively new set of U.S. Coast Guard training and inspection regulations for tugboat and towboat companies. Released in 2016, it builds on the industry safeguards already in place and establishes new training protocol and vessel compliances based on qualitative risk assessment and risk management standards. The American Waterways Operators or […]

How to Become a Third Mate

  If you’re thinking about getting your third mate endorsement, then you’ve put in your time on big vessels and are ready to leap to the next level of your marine career. A third mate is an officer of a ship’s deck department and is responsible for supervising many high-priority operations. It’s one of the […]

How to Get Certified As an Able Seaman

What is an able seaman? An able seaman is someone legally certified by the U.S. Coast Guard to perform on-deck duties aboard merchant vessels. This certification is required to crew vessels over 100 gross tons. An able seaman can work in a variety of marine industries and helps with vessel operations, maintenance and safety. If […]