We provide training and have access to towing vessels and designated examiners that can help you with your advancement to Mate (Pilot) of Towing or Master of Towing. Since 2009, we have helped many mariners by providing a platform to complete both the maneuvering requirements as well as discussion based assessments in the Towing Officer Assessment Record. Our program utilizes a working tug and barge with a full crew in the presence of a USCG approved designated examiner.
Diamond Marine Services has made it even easier to submit your original, raise-in-grade, or renewal applications. We will work with you to ensure you have all the proper paperwork in place to achieve your renewal or raise-in-grade without experiencing delays with the National Maritime Center and USCG REC offices.
We are pleased to provide a suite of ONLINE USCG Approved Courses in partnership with US Captain's Training. You will be able to study at your own pace from the comfort of your own home or from work. When you are ready to test, USCT makes it easy with USCG Approved ONLINE final exams! Courses include Apprentice Mate Steersman, OUPV Original Issue, 100 GRT Master, 200 GRT Upgrade, AB and many others!
Our program is reserved for experienced mariners. Mariners holding an OICNW endorsed license (STCW II/1 or II/3) can complete all the assessments in the TOAR with our program. If you do not hold an OICNW endorsement, you may be able to join us but we may not be able to complete the TOAR in its entirety. In addition, the extra sea service needed to upgrade to a mate or master of towing from a lower level license is often a surprise to many. For these reasons, we request to open a line of communication so we can better assess your needs. Mariners holding licenses LESS THAN 500 GRT (master or mate) or those without an OICNW endorsement are accepted on a case by case basis. For more information about this, please feel free to email or call us. Do you also need the observation sea service? We are pleased to be able to offer those who need 30 days of training and observation a platform by which to accumulate the required sea service. This service is available to any mariner that already holds a completed TOAR (does NOT have to be from our program). For more information, please visit out TOAR page or call us at 646-335-6341 to see if this better fits your needs.
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I want to hold your hand
Sam and his crew at Diamond Marine Services do just that, Hold your hand. The lengthy, confusing and time consuming process of Renewing a Merchant Marine license was accomplished with the their great assistance. Lots of i dotting and t crossings were performed to insure my license was renewed and awarded the upgrade it was qualified to receive. Thank you for Holding My Hand, see you in a couple of years with help on upgrade and future renewals Cpt. Michael
-- Michael Richmond
these guys will hold your hand till you get your credentials! strongly recommend to anyone trying to get their captain license
-- william norris
Navigating Through Stormy Seas with Diamond Marine Services
★★★★★ January 22, 2024 Navigating the complex USCG application process can be daunting, but my experience with Diamond Marine Services, led by the incomparable Sam, was nothing short of extraordinary. As someone familiar with the importance of efficient, customer-focused service, I found Sam and his team to exemplify this at every turn. My journey wasn`t without its hurdles. Despite my application being approved for 12 months (to complete my training and submit it), my training completion lagged in the final month (of course December riddled with holidays) . The anxiety was palpable; I was nervous about submitting on time, and to my dismay, my application even timed out with the USCG. However, Sam, with his extraordinary commitment and an impressive escalation contact, turned the tide in my favor. His unbelievable support made the impossible possible, ensuring my application was processed successfully. Sam`s dedication and the team`s expertise in navigating the b
-- Patrick McIntyre
Best decision you will make!
Sam and his team at Diamond Marine Services was the best decision I made to help guide me through the USCG application process. Their expert knowledge and experience was priceless and allows you to maximize your credential`s. When you enter unfamiliar waters, it pays to go with the experts in the area, and in this case, it was DMS. Simply the best!
-- Gerard M
Sam and his team don`t just take care of everything, they go above and beyond and provide the most thoughtful and thorough service. I`m SO glad I went with DMS for my credentials. Simply the best!