September 14, 2018

Brownwater University

Registration now open: Fall 2018 BWU in Houston

Dates: October 30-31 (class), November 1 (optional simulator), 2018
Time: 0830-1700 (may change)
Course Location (Day 1 & 2): Houston Pilots, 203 Deerwood Glen Drive, Houston, TX
Simulator Location (Optional Day 3): San Jacinto Maritime Campus, 3700 Old Hwy 146, La Porte, TX 77571

Click here to register now. RSVPs are required.

Click here for the draft agenda.

Interested in a future session? Registration for Brownwater University will open approximately 60 days before the next session. Check back in August to sign up for the Fall session and in January for the Spring session.

About Brownwater University

For the past decade, marine transportation stakeholders in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard in the Houston region, have developed and presented a two-day curriculum covering:

  • U. S. Coast Guard regulatory practices;
  • The Business of Towing;
  • Role of regional and national stakeholder organizations;
  • Brownwater vetting requirements;
  • U.S. Coast Guard waterways management issues.

The material is presented by professionals from local U. S. Coast Guard units and inland towing operator personnel. An optional half-day of simulator time is offered to all attendees.

Who can attend?

One-half of the attendees are U. S. Coast Guard personnel from local and regional units and the remaining half are from marine transportation companies. The newest of employees or most-seasoned of Captains are welcome. All that is required is an interest to understand the perspective of the individuals presenting the material and the ensuing discussions. Attendance slots are on a first-come-first-serve basis given space limitations.

What will it cost?

FREE: Thanks to the generosity of local stakeholders, the only expense is your time. Registration is required.

What can I expect?

  • A healthy dialogue between industry personnel and the U. S. Coast Guard;
  • Insight into towing company business drivers;
  • The operational intricacies of navigating tows on the world’s longest and most complex inland waterway system!