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 Oct 13, 2021
Boston MA
There are 1 seats available.
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Oct 14, 2021
Boston MA
There are 3 seats available.
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Nov 17, 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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T.O.A.R.

Rated 5 out of 5
September 21, 2021

Went to get my T.O.A.R. Great class! Really exceeded my expectations. A real “Hands on” class where you actually learn something.
Sam is always willing to help with any questions long after you’ve completed the class without “nickel and diming” you.
Cannot recommend Diamond marine services enough!

Michael Parenteau

Excellent work on my complicated application

Rated 5 out of 5
September 21, 2021

Sam and the crew crushed it on securing my 200 Ton masters.
I personally had a complicated application with deadline needs and various moving parts. They reviewed all the paperwork and caught all the mistakes before sending it out and getting it done in a very timely manner.
Customer service and communication was top notch.
I have been and will be recommending them to all professional mariners.

Gabriel Russell

What a Relief!

Rated 5 out of 5
September 18, 2021

Sam’s assistance in navigating the USCG and Homeland Security system of twists and turns was so worth the price. Anyone looking to obtain their MMC need look no further. This is your one stop shop for assistance. THANK YOU!

Doug C.

Incredible

Rated 5 out of 5
August 26, 2021

I cannot thank DMS enough. They tutored me along the way, and flawlessly handled all transactions with the MMC/USCG. Couldn’t have done it without them.

Captain Drew

TOAR Assessments

Rated 5 out of 5
August 9, 2021

Had a blast doing the assessments in Boston. The tug used is a very cool old tug. I had never ran a single screw boat of any real size and I had no problems what so ever the boat handles like a dream making the assessments go very smoothly. The coolest part is the class is centered around the boat handling aspects of the TOAR. Everyone got to have their turn docking and undocking, towing on the hip through a bridge, making up a tow, landing the barge along side another barge it was a really fun and informative experience. Capt. Birk was really great to work with.

Cole Ward
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