Wester Earns Captain’s License in Alaska
May 20, 2014


Chinook Shores Lodge, a Southeast Alaska fishing lodge specializing in guided charters and self-guided fishing, has announced lead dock-hand Hayden Wester successfully completed Mariners Learning Systems’ OUPV/Six-pack Captain’s License coursework and United States Coast Guard (USCG)-approved testing requirements.

The USCG Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels (OUPV/Six-pack Captain’s License) allows Wester to carry up to six paying passengers on uninspected vessels up to 100 gross tons. These are usually smaller vessels that normally engage in charter fishing or tour cruises and limited to six paying passengers – hence the term “Six-pack.”

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