If there’s anything Capt. Guy Sorensen learned in his decades of working with professional mariners it’s that they learn in a variety of ways, times and places. “That’s why we launched our home study programs,” said Sorensen, who founded the Virginia-based Chesapeake Marine Training Institute in 1992. Sorensen offers several home study programs with various options, mainly to prepare deck officers and engineers. The 500/1600 Master/Mate Inland or Near Coastal program prepares mariners to earn their license as a deck officer serving as Master or Mate on vessels not exceeding 500 or 1,600 gross registered tons and operating within inland or near coastal waters.
(As published in the November 2013 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - www.marinelink.com)