News

REC New York Reopened in New Location 

Regional Exam Center (REC) New York has reopened for examination services in the Federal Building at 201 Varick Street in Lower Manhattan.  Specific information regarding the REC’s physical address, hours of operation, and entry requirements can be found on the REC New York webpage.

Possible Issues With Recent Pay.Gov Payments 

This problem has been resolved and the Merchant Mariner User Fee Payment Form is now functioning properly.

Expired Flare Collection Day 

Saturday, May 15th – 9AM – 3PM

Navigating the “Perils”: An Introduction into the World of Marine Insurance 

This one-hour presentation on May 26th at 7pm will cover the unique history, structure, and current landscape of the marine insurance market

Sorry, But Your Regatta Doesn’t have the Right of Way 

One Professional Captain’s take on Sailing Events and Regattas

Status of CG-719 Series Forms 

You may have noticed your application forms expired 3/31/21. The U.S. Coast Guard asks you to continue using the current version of the CG-719 series of forms as posted on the National Maritime Center website.

Rules for a Busy Bay 

Recorded April 28 – This seminar is for recreational boaters and professional captains alike to remind ourselves about the Rules of the Road to keep us all safe out there.

The Anatomy of a Bad Decision: Risk Management 

Recorded March 31 – We kicked off our seminar series with a dive into Risk Management with tools to avoid accident and be more safe.

The Importance of a Trade Association 

Professional Development & Mentorship, Advocacy, and more.

Who is the PCA? Free Webinar on Feb 17th at 6pm 

Join Captain Kent Dresser and new Executive Director, Ed Salamy, to learn all about the Professional Captains Association and the benefits of Membership!

Next Steps… How an oyster farmer grew his business by becoming a professional captain – Part 5 

In the conclusion of our new Building Better Businesses Series, Capt. Matt Behan looks to the future and his next steps.

It’s all about the paperwork… How an oyster farmer grew his business by becoming a professional captain – Part 4 

Part 4 of our new Building Better Businesses Series sees Capt. Matt Behan take on the paperwork on his journey to evolve his career.

Back to School… How an oyster farmer grew his business by becoming a professional captain  – Part 3 

Part 3 of our new Building Better Businesses Series follows Capt. Matt Behan back to school as he continues his journey to develop and evolve his career.

Putting in the time… How an oyster farmer grew his business by becoming a professional captain – Part 2 

Part 2 of our new Building Better Businesses Series follows Capt. Matt Behan as he begins his journey to obtain his Captains License.

It starts with an idea… How an oyster farmer grew his business by becoming a professional captain 

Part 1 of our new Building Better Businesses Series following the journey of Capt. Matt Behan as develops and evolves his career.

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