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CMG crosses N. Pacific and Bering Sea


Historic Crossing for a Mega Yacht: Dorothea III (formerly, Marco Polo)

Late June 2014, Carlisle Maritime joined a mega yacht crew on a historic crossing. The trip is unusual in that the mega yachts rarely cross from Japan to Dutch Harbor, no matter the time of year. And what is more, a 40 ft. tender was towed. The voyage was over 3,000 miles and took 12 days. The weather window was perfect. This is a tribute to the captain, John Crupi and his First Mate, Jen Mosley; the savings in time and fuel were substantial, and the gambit got the yacht into pristine Aleutian and Alaskan regions the owner will enjoy. Under John’s leadership, Dorothea III has been circumnavigating the globe since 2012.

Mentoring: the professional full-time crew are young and always learning, as we do. We were able to interact and mentor these young mariners. They watched us make collision avoidance decisions, conduct voyage planning, and learned why we make certain decisions. In turn, we learned from the crew how mariners sail and operate private yachts.

Captain Crupi spares no expense in training his crew; the engineer and deckhand are taking STCW courses and pursuing license advancement. CMG will sail with Captain Crupi and Jen anywhere anytime!

Dorothea III in Panama, 2014

Dorothea III

Captain Crupi is seen in the yellow foul weather jacket.



Nautical Institute USA Northeast Branch Dinner-Speaker Event 2nd May, 2013 – Boston’s Mariners House

Andre Le Goubin Video

Mentoring at Sea– Keynote speaker Captain Andre Le Goubin and Captain Marty McCabe, Boston Pilots Association       mentoring_at_sea_low_res

ni_logo_main_cmyk_high_resSocial starts at 1730

Dinner served at 1830

$20 at the door

Author Captain André L Le Goubin MA FNI explains that knowledge gained through experience, and then reflected upon, is a valuable resource that should be passed on in an informal but purposeful way. “At sea, people used to train their successors, and in turn, understudy the people above them. Much has still to be taught (or experienced) on board to supplement the foundation of knowledge obtained ashore.”

Everyone is welcome to attend

RSVP now so we may serve you your dinner!

Reserve your seat by emailing our local Nautical Institute Branch:

Click below to see more and watch Capn Le Goubin’s 10-minute challenge. Join us on May 2, 2013.

NI Branch Meeting May 2 2013 FLYERV#6

Online USCG License Preparation-Real Time-Real Instructors

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CMG and GMATS form Strategic Alliance

Carlisle Maritime Group (CMG) is pleased to announce a formal strategic alliance with the Global Maritime and Transportation School (GMATS), located at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point), in Long Island, NY.
The alliance utilizes the unique capabilities each partner provides to the Maritime Training Sector: CMG provides online STCW courses and GMATS provides the practical, face-to-face trainee interface for those courses (one day at GMATS),  conducting Full and Part Mission Bridge (FMB) assessments and  written examinations.
Visit GMATS or CMG to learn more about this unique partnership, and to register for your online STCW courses.

Currently available:

USCG Certified; Online STCW Ship Management and Emergency Response

Online Classroom for License Upgrade!

CMG instrictors meet you online!

Ready to study for your USCG license? How about doing it from home! Work real-time with a CMG instructor. Online, from home! It’s all there…2-way real-time audio, webcam, downloads/uploads and a real instructor showing you on your screen what to do. Schedule a trial. Visit and get started.

Carlisle Maritime wins STCW Course online Certification

Cape Cod, MSTCW courses from home!A USA

Carlisle Maritime Group (CMG) is pleased to announce it has won National Maritime Center (NMC) certification approval for the nation’s first STCW Management Level online course. The online course is called, “Ship Management and Emergency Response”. The course is specifically designed for Management Level mariners wishing to earn a Chief Mate/Master license and STCW; however, anyone interested in maritime ship management can take the course. The online course is roughly 1/3 the cost of the classroom version.

CMG’s courses are on an encrypted, SCORM-compliant Learning Management System (LMS). The practical portion of the course can be taken at a CMG partnering facility; this entails undergoing assessment on a full/part task bridge simulator; CMG is proud to announce that Marine Safety International (, of Rhode Island is a partnering facility. The Global Maritime and Transportation School (, located at Kings Point has joined in bringing this affordable and effective training to mariners. More partnering facilities will be announced.

The online course is “blended” in that trainees take the asynchronous portion of the course online anywhere at their own pace; the trainees are required to attend a one-day face-to-face assessment/final written examination period at a CMG partnering facility. Upon completion of the one-day visit to the partnering facility, CMG issues to the trainee the Certificate of Completion; that certificate will be honored by any REC towards the issuance of a STCW license.

I’m a hawsepiper and I want to take STCW courses online
Should you, or your Training Facility require online OICNW and Management Level courses, contact CMG today.

Carlisle Maritime Group, Inc.
Certified STCW Online Training
P.O. Box 311 • Barnstable, MA 02630
PH: + 508.362.2341

July 1, 2011: NMC Announces a New Hawsepiper Route to OICNW

In effect, the new policy allows mariners to study subjects on their own, tailor their own education with or without formal STCW classes. Perhaps this will lead us back to basics…learning on board.
See Policy Letter:
11-07 (

Policy Letter 11–07 (in effect as of 1 July, 2011) provides national guidance on the appropriate qualifications for STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch (OICNW) on vessels of 200 GRT (500 GT) or more. The amendments apply to those applicants qualifying for OICNW through in-service experience (i.e. the hawespipe) rather than by completing a comprehensive, Coast Guard-approved program such as that offered at a maritime training facility.

Under Federal Code, applicants for certain officer endorsements on a merchant mariner credential (MMC) must comply with competency standards set forth in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and
Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW). Until now, National Maritime Center policy letters 01–02 and 16–02 set out methods for mariners to demonstrate their compliance with those standards, and thus qualify for an
STCW endorsement for OICNW. With Policy Letter 11-07, which replaces policy letters 1-02 and 16-02, the Coast Guard has amended the policy for qualifying for an OICNW endorsement. Most notably, the amendment addresses alternatives to formal training for demonstrating competence rather than relying solely on completion of formal training. Policy Letter 11-07 will cancel NMC Policy Letter 01–02 and 16–02

Source: AWO Newsletter