NEWPORT, RI-- Confident Captain/Ocean Pros will forge new training ground in the Fall of 2013 with the introduction of the “Confident Captain Skill Builder” series. The courses are custom-designed, professional development courses for small craft professional mariners.
(AP-Seattle Times) SEATTLE —The crew aboard a 314-foot fishing vessel off the Washington coast managed to extinguish an engine room fire originally reported as uncontrolled, the Coast Guard said Monday. READ MORE
(Washington Post) NORFOLK, Va. — Two FBI agents who died while training off the Virginia Beach coast fell to their deaths when a helicopter had trouble during a “maritime counterterrorism exercise,” an agency spokeswoman said Monday night. READ MORE
(Reuters) - North Korea released a Chinese fishing boat on Tuesday more than two weeks after it was detained in waters between the countries, as China demanded an explanation for the incident that has been a new irritant in ties between the often uneasy allies. READ MORE
Newport, R.I. - Confident Captain/Ocean Pros has responded to demand and added additinal courses in June to accomodate the licensing needs of local mariners. All courses are held at the Confident Captain Training Facility in Newport, Rhode Island.
Master 100 Ton Captain's Course
June 3-14, 2013 (M-F 8AM-5PM)
OUPV-Six Pack Captain's Course
June 3-11, 2013 (M-F 8AM-5PM)
Able Seaman Certification
June 3-7, 2013 (M-F 8AM-5PM)
Launch Operator Course
(Sail-World) - The German team in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup, has issued a statement announcing their withdrawal from the series, citing safety concerns emanating from the Artemis Racing incident last Thursday in San Francisco. READ MORE