Professional mariners learn in a variety of ways, times and places. They have to. After spending months at sea, that homeport time can be hard to fill up with training. Sorensen offers home study programs with various options to prepare deck officers and engineers. The 500/1600 Master/Mate Inland or Near Coastal program prepares mariners to earn their Master or Mate license on vessels not exceeding 500 or 1,600 gross registered tons and operating within inland or near coastal waters. Students also receive one week of exam preparation at the Chesapeake Marine Training Institute campus.
(As published in the October 2013 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - www.marinelink.com)