NEWPORT, RI-- Confident Captain/Ocean Pros will forge new training ground in the Fall of 2013 with the introduction of the “Confident Captain Skill Builder” series. The courses are custom-designed, professional development courses for small craft professional mariners.

Off Wash. coast: crew puts out fishing vessel fire

(AP-Seattle Times) SEATTLE —The crew aboard a 314-foot fishing vessel off the Washington coast managed to extinguish an engine room fire originally reported as uncontrolled, the Coast Guard said Monday. READ MORE


FBI: Agents fell to deaths training off Va. coast during ‘maritime counterterrorism exercise’

(Washington Post) NORFOLK, Va. — Two FBI agents who died while training off the Virginia Beach coast fell to their deaths when a helicopter had trouble during a “maritime counterterrorism exercise,” an agency spokeswoman said Monday night. READ MORE

North Korea releases detained Chinese fishing boat

(Reuters) - North Korea released a Chinese fishing boat on Tuesday more than two weeks after it was detained in waters between the countries, as China demanded an explanation for the incident that has been a new irritant in ties between the often uneasy allies. READ MORE


Confident Captain Offering Additional Courses In June In Response To High Demand!

Newport, R.I. - Confident Captain/Ocean Pros has responded to demand and added additinal courses in June to accomodate the licensing needs of local mariners.  All courses are held at the Confident Captain Training Facility in Newport, Rhode Island.

Course Offerings:

Master 100 Ton Captain's Course

June 3-14, 2013 (M-F 8AM-5PM)

OUPV-Six Pack Captain's Course

June 3-11, 2013 (M-F 8AM-5PM)

Able Seaman Certification

June 3-7, 2013 (M-F 8AM-5PM)

Launch Operator Course

America's Cup: German team pulls out of Red Bull Youth series

(Sail-World) - The German team in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup, has issued a statement announcing their withdrawal from the series, citing safety concerns emanating from the Artemis Racing incident last Thursday in San Francisco. READ MORE

U.S. Coast Guard Releases 2012 Recreational Boating Statistics Report

(Coast Guard News) WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2012 Recreational Boating Statistics Monday, revealing that boating fatalities that year totaled 651, the lowest number of boating fatalities on record. READ MORE

Rohingya boats sink off west Burma - many missing

(BBC) - Several boats carrying Rohingya Muslims have capsized off western Burma leaving many people missing, aid agencies say.  The boats, said to be carrying about 100 passengers, were evacuating people ahead of powerful Cyclone Mahasen. READ MORE

Confident Captain Holding First-Aid/CPR Class June 5th

Newport, R.I. - Confident Captain/Ocean Pros is holding their next FA/CPR class on Wednesday, June 5th at their Newport training facility. Whether this is your first certification, or a renewal, Confident Captain's instructors will teach you the basic skills and techniques necessary to handle an onboard or shorebased emergency where yourself or crewmembers may be injured and in need of basic first-aid and/or CPR.  Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.  Call 401-849-1257 today to register!  For more information, visit

2 cruise line passengers missing off coast of eastern Australia

(CNN) -- Authorities launched a search Thursday after two passengers went missing overnight off Australia's eastern coast. The 30-year-old man and 26-year-old woman were reported missing when the Carnival Cruise ship Spirit docked in Sydney on Thursday morning, CNN affiliate Seven Network reported. The first clue came when they didn't claim their luggage. READ MORE
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