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 877-335-6341 to see if this better fits your needs.
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I wish I would have used them for my original license, I would be further ahead in my NC tonnage. After being confused about the requirements for an upgrade, both tonnage and GL/Inland vs NC, I contacted Diamond Marine Services. They listened to what I was trying to do and guided me down the right path. They saved me money by pointing out that I didn`t need another drug screen, nor another physical. The Examiner assigned to my application kept returning my application and requesting information in order to qualify for the upgrade I applied for. Diamond Marine Services responded to the Examiner directly to clarify what I was applying for and pointed out the regulations that I met. After a few back and forth communications with the Examiner and their Supervisor I was issued the upgrades I applied for. Diamond Marine Services more than saved me the cost of their fees, and went to battle for me when there was an issue with the application. I will be using them again fo
Im extremely happy with this service. All my questions were answered in minutes it didn`t matter the time. Super grateful and cant thank enough the whole team for the amazing job they do.
-- Anthony Torres
Don’t go any other way, give them a Call!
I’m very impressed and thankful for all the help and guidance received from Sam, and his company! If I could give him 10 stars I would, but this thing only allows 5! He made the process as smoothly as possible, I received my oupv 6 pack license and was a breeze having the guidance and help to get through! Don’t go any other way, give them a call!!
-- Garrett Kidd
10 stars if it would let me
Stop reading reviews and let these guys take care of you. Sam and his team will get you your license fast. He gets this stuff filled out right the first time and submitted with everything the coast guard needs. It will be a pain in the butt doing it yourself especially for the first time. Follow the portal submit what Sam asks for and it’s as simple as that. He will communicate with you every step of the way. Just sit back, give him what he asks for and let him work his magic and your little red book will be in your mailbox before you know it. Sam thanks for everything I really appreciate you! You’ll be hearing from me in 4.6 years 😁.
-- Capt. Craig Hensel
I took some years off from the industry and my MMC was about to expire, Sam & company came through. Sam went above and beyond and help me upgrade to a license I didn`t know I qualified. I would recommend them to anyone looking to get a start or even a veteran in the trade. Best part was any question I had was answered same day and usually within 30mins. I will continue to use Diamond Marine in the future.
-- Kyle K