Western to Inland Rivers Routes for Towing Vessels
This course satisfies the Navigation General and the Map Navigation examination requirements to add a Inland Rivers route to a license as Apprentice Mate (Steersman) on Western Rivers or, Mate/Master of Towing Vessels on Western Rivers.
Visual Communication Flashing Light
Sea School’s USCG approved assessment course is required for all mariners upgrading or requesting original license for 500 GRT or greater.
Maritime Security Awareness With Security Duties
Sea School’s eight (8) hour Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties course is for mariners serving on vessels of 500 GT or greater that are regulated by STCW and who are assigned duties on the ship that include security of the vessel.
Tankerman Barge – PIC
Successful completion of Sea School’s 32 hour Tank Barge Dangerous Liquids course will satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 13.309 for an endorsement as Tankerman-PIC (Barge). Sea School’s four day course covers loading, discharging and carriage of dangerous liquid cargoes in bulk. This course provides training for any person with immediate responsibility for the […]
STCW Basic Training – Revalidation
This course is an assessment only course for mariners who have one year of sea time in the last five years and need to renew their CURRENT STCW Basic Training certificate. The assessments include firefighting and personal survival training. These classes are offered in the middle of our original five day STCW Basic Training Classes. […]
STCW Basic Training
STCW – Basic Training (BT) – (formerly Basic Safety Training) Seafarer’s employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship as part of the ship’s complement with designated duties in the operation of the ship shall, before being assigned, have completed Basic Training. This is actually four courses: The course runs for five days. All […]
Son of a Seacook – Cooking School
This course provides the student with an understanding and knowledge of sanitation, nutrition, and the preparation, production and service of soups, sauces, meats, poultry, and seafood. Students will be operating in a “live” environment preparing 3 meals per day while in class.
Rules of the Road
The Navigation Rules are much like the rules of the road on the highway. They establish a consistent way to navigate safely to avoid a collision when two vessels are crossing paths, are in a meeting situation or when one boat is overtaking another.
Ratings Forming Part of a Navigation Watch (RFPNW)
RFPNW is required for any Able Seaman who will be working in the offshore drilling and oil industry (OSV) in the Gulf of Mexico, an AB working outside the boundary line or any AB working in foreign waters.
Radar Observer Endorsement
This is a USCG approved comprehensive course that covers all aspects of Collision Avoidance Techniques while using RADAR for surface navigation, as well as the workings of RADAR itself, its legalities and responsibilities.
Radar Observer Recertification
This is a USCG approved comprehensive course that covers all aspects of Collision Avoidance Techniques while using RADAR for surface navigation, as well as the workings of RADAR itself, its legalities and responsibilities. Many mid and upper level Coast Guard licenses require radar as a prerequisite to license issue. Radar Observer certification is available to […]
Sea School offers this 4-Day course to mariners who wish to obtain an endorsement to their U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner’s License as Radar Observer (Inland) & Gulf-Intracoastal Waterways (GIWW).
QMED – Oiler
QUALIFIED MEMBER OF THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT OILER (QMED)The “Below Deck” equivalent of Able Seaman
PSC – Proficiency In Survival Craft
Sea School’s USCG approved Proficiency in Survival Craft (Lifeboatman) course was developed to fulfill the requirements of the STCW Code. The course provides classroom and hands-on training in the use of lifeboats, life rafts and survival gear. Successful completion of this course meets STCW requirements for students applying for a Merchant Mariner Document endorsement as […]
Captain’s License – OUPV
Sea School is proud to have been approved by the United States Coast Guard to offer this unique course for the OUPV (6-Pack) Captain’s License. It is unique in that successful completion of this course will result in a United States Coast Guard license being issued without requiring the usual United States Coast Guard exam.
Master / Mate Upgrade 200 GRT / 500 GT
Sea School’s five day USCG approved upgrade to Master/Mate 200grt course is for mariners holding a license as Master, Mate or OUPV. The mariner must be able to show 360 days while holding a license. The Coast Guard will accept a Certificate of Completion from this course in lieu of taking the Coast Guard exam […]
Master / Mate 25-100 GRT
Like the 6 Pack, this is an entry level license. This course is an add-on to Sea School’s OUPV (6-Pack) course. If you do not already have your OUPV license, you will need to start there as it is the first part of this course.
Maritime Security Awareness
Ship’s security is one of the greatest concerns for every shipping company whose ships ply the international waters. Though there are advanced systems such as a Ship Security Alert System (SSAS) and a Ship Security Reporting System (SSRS) to enhance maritime security, contribution of the crew towards ship security plays a very important role.
License Renewal (No More Than 200 GRT)
A Coast Guard license must be renewed every five years. It can be renewed any time prior to its expiration date. There are 3 different ways to renew a USCG license as long as it has not expired over a year.
Leadership and Managerial Skills
Students completing this course will be more competent in carrying out their role in the operation of a ship, in differing natural, technological and regulatory environments, often over extended periods of time, efficiently, safely, cleanly and securely, with a team that may be large, multi-cultural and with varying levels of competence.
Launch Tender – Limited Master
This course is limited to endorsements for vessels engaged in launch tender service upon Inland Waters between piers and moorings of a yacht club, marina, or camp by which mariners are employed. Marines are restricted to not more than 1/2 nautical mile from shore.
Inland to Western River Routes for Towing Vessels
This course satisfies the Navigation General and the Mississippi Map Navigation examination requirements to add a Western Rivers route to a license as Apprentice Mate (Steersman) Inland or Near Coastal
MARINE RADIO OPERATOR PERMIT COURSE AND EXAMINATION (MROP) Sea School’s FCC MROP course covers basic “Radio Law and Operating Practice” with which every maritime radio operator should be familiar. This course also includes the test fees and submission of your application to the FCC. Upon successfully passing the test, the student can immediately begin using […]
ECDIS stands for Electronic Chart Display and Information System and is a computer-based navigation system that complies with all IMO regulations and can be used as the primary alternative to paper navigation charts.
This 4 hour course meets the mandatory minimum requirements for the training of masters, officers, ratings and other personnel on ro-ro passenger ships as well as all other passenger ships. Topics include:
Crisis Management and Human Behavior
This 8 hour course is approved to meet the STCW mandatory requirements for training for Masters, Chief Mates and crew that are assigned immediate responsibility for embarking and disembarking passengers, loading, discharging or securing cargo or closing hull openings, and any other member of the crew having a responsibility for the safety of passengers in […]
CPR and First Aid
Applicants for original U.S. Coast Guard licenses must document completion of a Coast Guard approved First Aid course, including CPR, within one year prior to application for the license. Our approved 8 hour course is also a part of the four element STCW Basic Training program. All aspects of adult CPR and First Aid are […]
Basic Firefighting is a two (2) day course and is part of Sea School’s STCW Basic Training (formerly Basic Safety Training) course.
Basic & Advanced Firefighting Combination
Sea School has partnered with Pyrotech Firefighting School to offer their Combined Basic and Advanced Fire Fighting course at our Jacksonville, FL campus.
Any Master licensed captain who wishes to operate an inspected sail vessel for hire, must have an Auxiliary Sail endorsement added to his or her license.
This USCG approved course will cover all required information in regard to assistance towing vessels. At the completion of the course, Sea School will issue a certificate of completion which you will submit to the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard will then add the endorsement to your license.
Apprentice Mate Steersman
The Apprentice Mate Steersman license is a training license for Mate of Towing.
Apprentice Mate Steersman – 2 Day Upgrade
The Apprentice Mate Steersman license is a training license for Mate of Towing. Once the mariner achieves the Apprentice Mate Steersman license he, or she, will continue to work onboard the tug as a deckhand; receive training as a watch-stander under the direct supervision of the mate or master. This is commonly referred to as […]
Advanced Firefighting Revalidation
The Advanced Firefighting Revalidation course is a 1 day course designed to meet the required training and assessments for renewing a mariner’s endorsment.
Active Shooter Response Training
Active Shooter Response Training a proactive step you can take to prepare both yourself and your crew to respond appropriately to an active shooter incident. In this training you will gain a better understanding of your obligation aboard your vessel and response scenarios.