Our services

TOWING OFFICERS ASSESSMENT RECORDS (TOAR)

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.

PROFESSIONAL MARINER CREDENTIAL COUNSELING

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.

USCG Approved Courses

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!

TOAR

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 877-335-6341 to see if this better fits your needs.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Time Date Seats
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Feb 10, 2022
Boston MA
There are 1 seats available.
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Feb 11, 2022
Boston MA
There are 4 seats available.

Credential Consulting

Tired of sifting through CFRs and NMC checklists wondering if you have enough sea time or completed the necessary requirements for an upgrade? Have you experienced delays or even have a license expire due to an issue with a previous application? Diamond Marine Services offers a unique service with former National Maritime Center evaluators on our credential consulting team. We have created a full service solution to help with all USCG credential applications.

USCG APPROVED COURSES

Fully ONLINE courses in cooperation with

 

From OUPV and AB all the way to Master 200 GRT and Apprentice Mate, US Captain’s Training has courses that allow you to study and complete all exams without ever stepping foot into a brick and mortar classroom.
Save on travel expenses and study at your own pace!
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Excellent service

Rated 5 out of 5
January 13, 2022

As a captain and owner of a boat charter business, it was so nice to have the guys from Diamond Marine Services to help our captains renew their licenses. They knew exactly what questions to ask and did a tremendous job communicating with my guys throughout the entire process. It was, without a doubt, worth every penny, and I will certainly be using them again.

Capt Andy

Glad I used the service

Rated 5 out of 5
December 14, 2021

Glad I used this service to renew my MMC. They recommended an upgrade I was eligible for with the sea service I had already accrued and explained other options to help me upgrade that I wasn’t aware of. We renewed my MMC and I got a raise in grade i wouldn’t have known about renewing on my own.

Lucais Russell

Would recommend to all my friends and counterparts!

Rated 5 out of 5
December 2, 2021

Sam and DMS were great. Easy to work with. Very good with communication and even responding outside of normal work days/hours.

Marc

Great Experience

Rated 5 out of 5
November 19, 2021

Sam and his team were very courteous, knowledgeable and efficient. I took the inland TOAR in Boston Harbor and learned a great deal in vessel and tow maneuvers with Ben and Caitlin. Everyone was very skilled and friendly. I also had their credentialing service advise me in getting my application into the USCG whilst also applying for a license I didn’t know I was eligible for. They can save you a lot of time and money as opposed to figuring this out by yourself.

Mark Paterson

Awesome!

Rated 5 out of 5
November 17, 2021

Sam went above and beyond to help me get all of my paperwork filled out appropriately to obtain my 100 Ton license. The whole process went so smoothly and he answered every question I had. Thanks to diamond marine I am now holding my credential less than 3 weeks after my application was submitted. This service is worth its weight in gold! I look forward to working with them again in the future and would highly recommend them for anyone!

Blake Applewhite
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