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 in addition to the TOAR. 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

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8:30 am - 4:00 pm Aug 4, 2021
Boston MA
There are 1 seats available.
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Aug 5, 2021
Boston MA
There are 2 seats available.
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Aug 18, 2021
Boston MA
There are 3 seats available.
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Sept 15, 2021
Boston MA
There are 2 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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Rated 5 out of 5
July 30, 2021

DMS took all the guess work out of it. Getting it right the first time was so worth it and made for a smooth process.

Craig

Great service and communication.

Rated 5 out of 5
July 12, 2021

The application process can be confusing but Sam makes it very easy. Diamond marine is there for help and to answer questions every step of the way. Thanks so much Sam and Diamond.

Captain Craig Frerichs

Filed my paperwork

Rated 5 out of 5
July 11, 2021

Great people filed my paperwork fast and got my oupv quick from the coast guard I’d highly recommend them thanks guys

Captain Steve

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Rated 5 out of 5
June 23, 2021

Excellent service. Highly recommend.

Master’s License Renewal

Rated 5 out of 5
June 14, 2021

After 50 years in the marine industry, this was the smoothest application process I’ve been through. I’m already passing the word to others in my industry. It was three weeks from application to approval. I highly recommend this service.

Captain Brian Styke
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TOAR Assessments Since 2009
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