Kennedy Point Maritime School Links of Significance

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USCG Websites Publications Communications
Sailing Organizations and Training Safety Training Other Links of Use
Drug Testing Sea Time Crewing
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USCG Websites

U.S. COAST GUARD NAVIGATION CENTER
The Navigation Center operates services and provides information that enhances the safety, security, and efficiency of U.S. waterways and civil GPS users.
Navigation Center Rules
NAVIGATION RULES ONLINE
HOMEPORT: US Dept of Homeland Security
USCG
Boating Safety Resource Center
Official Website of the USCG's Boating Safety Division
Code of Federal Regulations
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) codifies the general and permanent rules of Executive departments and agencies which have been published in the Federal Register.
National Maritime Center
Regulations & Codes: The National Maritime Center (NMC) is a part of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) working under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security.

Publications

USCG Publications
Sign up for email alerts on United States Coast Guard (USCG) products, news, and offers from the U.S. Government Bookstore
Legal Books Depot
Code of Federal Regulations: Shipping
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Communications

FCC: Federal Communications Commission
Wireless Communications Bureau
FCC: Rules and Regulations
The FCC rules and regulations are codified in Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
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Sailing Organizations and Training

Starpath
Training and related products in all fields of marine navigation and weather.
National Cargo Bureau
National Cargo Bureau was incorporated as a non-profit organization and began its operations in 1952. The Bureau was created to render assistance to the United States Coast Guard in discharging its responsibilities under the 1948 International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea
Houston Marine Training Services
Houston Marine Training Services is the complete training source for professional certification within the maritime industry. Recognizing that achieving, demonstrating and documenting mariner competency is driving future training requirements, Houston Marine offers a wide-range of marine skills development services including STCW-95 compliant, Coast Guard approved Basic Safety, GMDSS, and Vessel Bridge Resource Management Programs.
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Safety Training

Alaska Marine Safety Education Association
AMSEA Mission: Reduce injury and death in the marine and freshwater environment through education and training provided by a network of qualified marine safety instructors.
IACS: International Association of Classificatiion Societies Ldt.
Dedicated to safe ships and clean seas, IACS makes a unique contribution to maritime safety and regulation through technical support, compliance verification and research and development. More than 90% of the world's cargo carrying tonnage is covered by the classification design, construction and through-life compliance Rules and standards set by the thirteen Member Societies of IACS
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Other Links of Use

Banana River Sail & Power Squadron
A local unit of the United States Power Squadrons®
Weather
Weather link from NOAA NWS and Banana River Sail & Power Squadron
Online Training
Information useful to utilize the Citrix GoToMeeting & GoToWebinar tools for online classes.
The Nautical Site
This site is for mariners and young persons interested in a career at sea.
The Complete Maritime Workers Guide to Starting a Career in the Oil and Gas Industry
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Drug Testing

Drug Testing Information
A drug test is required for all transactions EXCEPT modifications (increases of scope), duplicates, and International Endorsements (STCW).
Drug Testing Directory Users Guide
Providing Credentials to Mariners
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State University of NY - Maritime College
Maritime offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and summer training cruises to Europe
Maine Maritime Academy
A Maritime College of Engineering, Management, Science, and Transportation
Cal Maritime
We are one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States � and the only one on the West Coast.
Green Peace Ships
Eco-terrorism
Sea Shepherd
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has been the most aggressive and most successful whale-saving organization in the world.
Kwai sailing merchant vessel � Hawaii
The purpose of S/V KWAI is to carry cargo, passengers, and crew in a well found sailing vessel between the islands of the Pacific Ocean.
Captain's Booty
Welcome to the web site made especially for finding information and/or work in the offshore industry.
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Seven Seas Cruising Association
The Seven Seas Cruising Association is the oldest and largest worldwide organization supporting the liveaboard cruising lifestyle.
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USCG Forms

Application
Application for License as an Officer, Staff Officer, or Operator and for Merchant Mariner's Document
Medical
Merchant Marine Credential: Medical Evaluation Report
Drug Test
DOT/USCG Periodic Drug Testing Form
Service, Small Vessel
Small Vessel Sea Service Form
Merchant Mariner Credentialing Fees
The National Maritime Center (NMC) is the government oversight for all credential evaluations and processing. The NMC has combined the individual merchant mariner's document, license, and certificate of registry, as well as the STCW into a single credential known as the Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC). The MMC is issued by the U.S. Coast Guard under Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 10 and serves as the mariner's qualification documentation.
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Books {Suggested Reading}

Islands, Oceans and Dreams
If you have ever tinkered with the idea of sailing around the world�even in your dreams�you are a prime candidateto read Islands, Oceans and Dreams.
Around the World in Wanderer III
This classic sailing narrative tells the story of Eric Hiscock and his wife, Susan, who in 1952 set out from Yarmouth, England, in their 30-foot sailing yacht Wanderer III. Just under three years later they arrived back at Yarmouth, having circled the globe by way of the West Indies, the Panama Canal, Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Ascension, and the Azores, with many other ports of call en route.
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