(FLAGSHIP MARITIME PRESS RELEASE)
Flagship Maritime announces the opening of their new, even larger corporate office and training facility on the waterfront in Tacoma. The latest move is the direct result of Flagship’s success in consistently delivering the most comprehensive OUPV and Master 100 Ton captain’s license training programs in the region.
With the economic downturn of the last few years, boaters exploring employment alternatives have turned to Flagship for their professional grade USCG-approved courses. As a state-licensed vocational school, Flagship helps boaters put their at-sea experience to work as licensed merchant mariners, including, for example, fishing guides, dive charters, sailing charters, tugboat work, yacht delivery, small passenger vessels, and security work afloat. Flagship’s seasoned instructors present their courses to prospective industry professionals at training facilities throughout the Pacific Northwest, including Tacoma, Seattle, Everett, Westport, Port Angeles, and Portland.
Flagship provides classroom and on-the-water rescue boat operator training for state and local law enforcement agencies and fire departments as well, such as State Fish and Wildlife, Seattle Police and Fire Departments, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, King County Sheriff, Mercer Island, Clallam County Fire, and West Pierce Fire. A healthy by-product of this initiative has been strong agency participation in Flagship’s captain’s license courses by law enforcement officers and fire department personnel. Flagship’s course completion certificates are quickly becoming the baseline standard for training excellence for many state and local agencies.
Flagship’s director, Captain Skip Anderson, is a retired naval officer, with a career that started at the US Naval Academy and spanned more than 24 years. He is also a lifelong racing sailor (45+ years and counting), so he brings an extraordinary blend of experience and bipartisanship (sail or power, very small to very large vessel, blue water or not) to his classes. Even seasoned mariners are moved by the breadth of knowledge and savvy Skip brings to the podium.