Delay on your MMC application? Five reasons why it might be happening

Delay on your MMC application? Five reasons why it might be happening

(MARTINSBURG, W.Va.) — The National Maritime Center (NMC) receives more than 50,000 applications annually from mariners applying for merchant mariner credentials (MMCs). On average, more than 50 percent of those applications are incomplete or missing information, which causes delays in processing and frustration for mariners. A total of 66,796 awaiting information (AI) reasons were issued in 2021 for MMC applications.…
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Imtra sells business to employees through creation of ESOP

Imtra sells business to employees through creation of ESOP

(NEW BEDFORD, Mass.) — Imtra, a leading manufacturer and importer of quality solutions and products for the marine, energy and transportation markets, has sold 100 percent ownership rights of the company to its employees through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). Making a compelling alternative to other sale events such as private equity or strategic sale, ESOPs allow the leadership…
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Harvey Gulf selects SailPlan to optimize fleet emissions

Harvey Gulf selects SailPlan to optimize fleet emissions

(RESTON, Va.) — SailPlan, a maritime clean technology company that reduces ship emissions, has announced that Harvey Gulf International Marine has entered into a commercial agreement to add SailPlan to its fleet. SailPlan is an emissions monitoring and optimization platform that combines the real-time engine, fuel and navigational data from vessels with weather, mapping, infrastructure and traffic data to benchmark,…
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Coast Guard Foundation kicks off 2022 scholarship season

Coast Guard Foundation kicks off 2022 scholarship season

(STONINGTON, Conn.) — The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, has kicked off its 2022 scholarship season. Accepting applications from Feb. 1 through March 15, children of Coast Guard members may apply for annual scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to fund undergraduate education or training…
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Icebreaker damaged in collision with bulk carrier near Quebec City

Icebreaker damaged in collision with bulk carrier near Quebec City

(QUEBEC CITY) — A bulk carrier collided with a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker on Saturday afternoon on the St. Lawrence River near Quebec City, temporarily halting maritime traffic, CBC News reported. The bulker Federal Crimson struck the stern of CCGS Pierre Radisson near Sainte-Foy, not far from the two bridges connecting Quebec City to the South Shore. The incident happened…
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Two RAL-designed tugs delivered in Taiwan

Two RAL-designed tugs delivered in Taiwan

(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Two tugboats designed by Robert Allan Ltd. (RAL), Mailiao 1505 and Mailiao 1506, have been delivered to the Formosa Plastic Corp. in Taiwan by PaxOcean Engineering Pte. Ltd. The vessels were delivered in December and will be operated by the Mailiao Harbour Administration Corp., a subsidiary of Formosa Plastic Corp. These identical sister ships are 104-foot…
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Crowley names Marcus Jadotte as senior vice president, government relations

Crowley names Marcus Jadotte as senior vice president, government relations

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Marcus Jadotte has joined Crowley as senior vice president of government relations, leading the company’s advocacy activities across all its businesses. Jadotte will spearhead the company’s continuing advocacy for laws and regulations that support the domestic maritime industry, while expanding awareness of Crowley’s growing defense and civilian government services among federal, state and local officials. He will…
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Eastern Shipbuilding completes new facility to support OPC program

Eastern Shipbuilding completes new facility to support OPC program

(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) has completed a new aluminum superstructure fabrication and assembly hall at its Nelson Street Shipyard. This major infrastructure project further optimizes ESG’s Nelson Street Facility to support multi-hull production for the U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) offshore patrol cutter (OPC) program for which ESG serves as the prime contractor. The $5 million facility…
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NMC cites high inventory of training course, program approval requests

NMC cites high inventory of training course, program approval requests

(MARTINSBURG, W.Va.) — The inventory of course and program approval requests remains high, causing National Maritime Center (NMC) staff to begin evaluating requests more than 90 days after submittal by requesters. In an effort to drive inventory down, the NMC is taking the following actions: • The NMC will extend all courses and programs that expire between Jan. 31, 2022,…
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