Maritime high schools can prepare the next generation of mariners

Maritime high schools can prepare the next generation of mariners

Back when I was a kid, my dad would tell me what it was like working in the merchant marine. He sailed as an able seaman and boatswain, and I loved hearing his tales of working on a tanker off Venezuela, a stick ship in Africa and a freighter in Alaska.  After dad retired, one of his friends who’d heard…
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Catching Covid-19 on a commercial ship

For mariners working on commercial vessels, the process of obtaining official documents is not the only change Covid-19 has brought. In October, President Biden mandated masks be worn on board all U.S.-flagged commercial vessels. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) backed the mandate and added some recommendations of its own.  Along with wearing masks, the CDC advises crews on…
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