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CHESAPEAKE AREA PROFESSIONAL CAPTAINS ASSOCIATION

New from CAPCA

Looking for a good boating-related app? Or have one that you'd like to share? Go to MOBILE APPS in the RESOURCES list on the left of any CAPCA webpage.
OUR NEXT MEETING is Monday night, June 25th. Guest speaker: Capt. Iver Franzen—"Lessons Learned from 35 Years as a Small Passenger Vessel Captain."

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 Alerts/Advisories (MSAs)

        Safety Bulletins (MSSBs)

        Small Passenger Vessels

VENDORS and SERVICES

WEATHER and TIDES


 

 

 

Join us

Do you have a current U.S. Coast Guard captain’s license, from OUPV (six-pack) to 50-ton, 100-ton, or all the way up to unlimited, all-oceans? Or do you have a USCG Document of Continuity?

If so, we hope you’ll consider joining us. You don’t have to be working as a captain or crew member to join CAPCA. Just holding a valid license or a Document of Continuity and being interested in maritime issues is all we require.

There’s no initiation fee. Dues are $75 for the first year and $50 for renewals.


Sign up online

Use PayPal to securely pay the $75 new member subscription fee.

Fill out and submit the CAPCA Membership 1-year subscription form.

On the subscription form, don't worry about the "Avatar" field at the top of the form. Once you're a member, you can read about that on the members pages of the website.

 

Uploading a copy of your license

The subscription form requires that you upload an image of your Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC). Scan the page that contains your picture. If you don’t have a scanner, but do have a computer, you can have a copy center scan your MMC and provide a means to load it on your computer. Alternatively, a good close-up picture will do.

If you choose to take a picture with a smartphone or tablet, you can upload the picture directly by logging in to the CAPCA website from that device. Whether you choose to transfer the picture to a computer first or upload from the portable device, the next steps are the same.

  1. Scroll down to about the middle of the user profile data form to “Upload a copy of your license” and click the blue “Select File” button.
  2. A window or menu will open to allow you to find the file on your computer (or portable device) containing the image of your license.
  3. Once the file is uploaded, you will see the filename in red letters on the form to the right of the blue “Select File” button. If you want to see how the uploaded scan looks, click on the red title of the file (to the right of the SELECT FILE button).

Note: Make sure the other required form fields (marked with an asterisk*) are complete.

When you've filled a out the form and you've uploaded the scan of your license, scroll to the bottom of the form and click the blue PROCESS SUBSCRIPTION button. You will be redirected to the PayPal website. You'll be notified when your membership application and payment has been processed by CAPCA.

It takes up to 72 hours to process an application for membership and to send you your login credentials and instructions. 

If you need assistance filling out the electronic form, paying with PayPal, or uploading the scan of your license, contact webmaster@capca.net

 

Member benefits

     •  Find listings of jobs for captains on the  JOB BOARD member menu tab. Details of the job and the contact information for boatowners and employers seeking captains are posted here.

     •  Hear informative guest SPEAKERS at our monthly meetings. They’ve included key government regulatory officers, experts in specific areas of marine operations, and others who are active in maritime affairs.

       Enjoy a monthly social-hour with other captains just before our regular meetings. It’s a great time to network with your peers to get job leads and good advice.

       Read our monthly newsletter, THE LOG, which contains news about CAPCA and other information important to commercial mariners.

       Stay current with updates on legislative and regulatory changes that affect our profession.

       Sign up for CONTINUING EDUCATION courses at a discounted rate.

       Join other CAPCA members on special professional and social EVENTS. 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 Maritime Institute for Technical and Graduate Studies (MITAGS).

       Find links to important information for captains on our RESOURCES section.

       Sign up for daily CAPCA TWEETS for fast-breaking maritime news.

       Buy smart, durable shirts, caps, and other clothing items bearing CAPCA’s new logo from the SHIP'S STORE.


      

NEED A SPEAKER
FOR YOUR GROUP?

Yacht club, association or maritime organization?

Ask one of our Coast Guard-licensed captains

microphone 1674903 1280

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.

 

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