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CHESAPEAKE AREA PROFESSIONAL CAPTAINS ASSOCIATION

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RESOURCES

FOR YOUR INFORMATION...

Looking for information about a maritime-related subject? Click on the links below to explore our collection of Internet resources. You don't have to be a member to take advantage of this service. If you know of other sites that you'd like us to add to the list, please send the URL (website address) to communication@capca.net. Please note that CAPCA is not responsible for content on external websites.

Here's our list so far:

CAPCA TWEETS

CHESAPEAKE BAY

FAVORITE LINKS A TO Z

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

          EPA

          DHS

          MD DNR

INTRACOASTAL WATERWAYS

LICENSING, MMC, LEGAL

MISCELLANEOUS

MOBILE APPS

NAVIGATION

NAVIGATION RULES

NOAA

ORGANIZATIONS

USCG GENERAL LINKS

        Recall Notices

        Safety Advisories (MSAs)

        Safety/Security Bulletins 

              (MSSBs)

        Small Passenger Vessels

VENDORS and SERVICES

WEATHER and TIDES


 

 

 

What do you get by being a member of CAPCA?                               

Here's a partial list:

     • JOB OPPORTUNITIES. We operate an online job board that serves as a clearinghouse for captain’s jobs, from stints as delivery captains to skippers of charterboats, tourboats, towboats, and larger ships. Our Hire a Captain program is an established way for people who want to hire licensed captains to post their want ads, in a format that provides complete information and is easy to understand.
    Whenever we receive a new job posting, we immediately send an e-mail message to all active CAPCA members. As soon as you see it, log on to our password-protected members’ section, click on the JOB BOARD menu tab, and contact the prospective employer on your own. There are no fees or conditions attached. And, unlike want ads in printed publications, these entries are always up-to-date. If someone else has taken the slot, we note that on the job notice or remove the notice.

     • NETWORKING. Come to our monthly meetings—on the fourth Monday of every month (except August and December)—and chat with experienced captains about any subject you’d like to explore. Our members can provide you with information, contacts, and advice on how to operate your business. There’s nothing like person-to-person contacts to help you expand your knowledge and opportunities.

     • CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES. We offer our own members-only classes on a wide range of subjects, from marine electricity and offshore safety to radar operation and license-renewal, taught by experienced instructors who are expert in the field. Earn a marine radio operator’s permit or renew your first-aid certification. Most of our classes are one- or two-day weekend sessions. We charge a small fee to cover books and related costs.

     • PROFESSIONAL MENTORING. Rusty on how to dock a twin-screw vessel—or need some advice on a new AIS transceiver? Get in touch with one of our experienced mentors, who will be happy to help you. Shoreside mentoring is free or you can hire a fellow captain to come to your boat to help bring you up to speed. Click on HIRE A CAPTAIN.

     • GUEST SPEAKERS WHO COUNT. We invite top-notch guest speakers to our monthly meetings, from heads of key government regulatory organizations to experts on specific topics—such as fire-prevention and control, weather forecasting, and marine environmental issues. Hear what they have to say, ask whatever questions you want, and look up their slide presentations on the CAPCA website—all free of charge.

     • SPECIAL EVENTS—PROFESSIONAL AND FAMILY. We schedule special professional and social events for CAPCA members and their families throughout the year. Examples include tours of the U.S. Naval Academy museum, the USCG buoy-tender James Rankin, the high-tech ship’s bridge simulator at the Maryland Institute for Technical and Graduate Studies (MITAGS), and the Thomas Point lighthouse, and a three-hour sunset dinner cruise on board the tall-ship schooner Mystic Whaler.

     • WE HELP KEEP YOU UP TO DATE. We provide our members with up-to-date information on merchant mariner licensing, regulatory and legislative initiatives on the federal and state level, USCG alerts and advisories, about new standards published by the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), and more. These and other topics are posted on the RESOURCES pages, and selected reports are included in our online monthly newsletter, The Log.

     • DISCOUNTS. Membership in CAPCA guarantees you discounts on marine supplies and services, license insurance, and  professional courses and associations.

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JOIN US!

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We offer you

•  JOB OPPORTUNITIES

•  NETWORKING

•  CONTINUING EDUCATION

•  PROFESSIONAL MENTORING

•  DISCOUNTS

•  KNOWLEDGEABLE SPEAKERS

•  FIELD TRIPS AND EVENTS

•  UP-TO-DATE-INFORMATION

          ON MARITIME TOPICS

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NEED A SPEAKER
FOR YOUR GROUP?

Yacht club, association or maritime organization?

Ask one of our Coast Guard-licensed captains

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We've set up a new CAPCA speakers bureau, with a group of captains who'll be happy to talk to your group on a wide array of maritime-related topics.

Click on this link for more information and a partial list of topics. Then fill out our form. We'll take it from there. 

CAPCA: Serving our members and the maritime public.

GOT A FAVORITE APP?

We're looking for more boating apps. Can you help?    

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Do you have a favorite boating app that you'd like to share with people who visit the CAPCA website?                                                     

Please CLICK HERE and fill out the form that pops up. We'll look over your suggestion and post it under MOBILE APPS in the RESOURCES column at the left-hand side of this webpage. 

Thank you!

Please note that CAPCA does not endorse or recommend the apps in this listing. We provide it for your information so you can decide if the app is right for your use.

 

MEET ONE OF OUR CAPTAINS

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CAPTAIN ALICIA TYRELL is typical of many of our members. She spent 15 years as a biotech products developer before deciding to switch careers and become a full-time captain. She earned her Coast Guard captain's license (a 100-ton master's for inland and near-coastal waters) in 2014 and now operates water-taxis year-'round for the Baltimore Water Taxi Company. In the summer, she also works as a part-time captain for other maritime companies. 

"Before I got my license, I was working so I could afford to spend more time on the water," she says. "Now I get paid to do that." See Alicia on the Patapsco River or come meet her and other captains at one of our monthly meetings. CAPCA meetings are public and you're welcome to attend.

Got a Coast Guard captain's license? Join CAPCA today and take advantage of the many benefits that our members receive.

NEED A CAPTAIN?

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BOAT-SHOW BUYERS, DEALERS, BROKERS, BOATOWNERS

Need a delivery captain?

We have 300 Coast Guard-licensed captains and a FREE online job-posting service.

Read HOW OUR JOB BOARD WORKS, and fill out the hiring form to place your ad. We'll notify our members immediately.  

CAPCA Resources

FOR YOUR INFORMATION...

Looking for information about a maritime-related subject? Click on the links below to explore our collection of Internet resources. You don't have to be a member to take advantage of this service. If you know of other sites that you'd like us to add to the list, please send the URL (website address) to communication@capca.net. Please note that CAPCA is not responsible for content on external websites.

Here's our list so far:

CAPCA TWEETS

CHESAPEAKE BAY

FAVORITE LINKS A TO Z

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

          EPA

          DHS

          MD DNR

INTRACOASTAL WATERWAYS

LICENSING, MMC, LEGAL

MISCELLANEOUS

MOBILE APPS

NAVIGATION

NAVIGATION RULES

NOAA

ORGANIZATIONS

USCG GENERAL LINKS

        Recall Notices

        Safety Advisories

        Safety/Security Bulletins

        Small Passenger Vessels

VENDORS and SERVICES

WEATHER and TIDES


 

 

GET ON OUR MAILING LIST

WANT TO RECEIVE OUR E-MAILS even though you're not a member? To get notices about our speakers and courses, plus Coast Guard alerts and information about maritime topics, click here and fill out the form.