NMC reports surge in mariner credential applications

NMC reports surge in mariner credential applications

(MARTINSBURG, W.Va.) — The National Maritime Center (NMC) has experienced a significant surge in application submissions for merchant mariner credentials (MMCs) over the past several months. NMC staff are taking prompt action to process these applications, along with any previously pending applications, as quickly as possible. As it continues to strive to meet customer needs, the NMC again highly recommends…
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SUNY Maritime plans $24.8 million in new construction

SUNY Maritime plans $24.8 million in new construction

(BRONX, N.Y.) — SUNY Maritime College on Monday announced three construction projects totaling $24.8 million that will enhance and build on the campus’s modern facilities for students pursuing a career in the global marine transportation industry. Groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting ceremonies with state and local leaders celebrated the college’s new Student Learning Center and its fully renovated Marine Engineering Systems Laboratory,…
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Great Lakes Dredge to fund Texas A&M laboratory

Great Lakes Dredge to fund Texas A&M laboratory

(HOUSTON) — Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp. has signed an agreement with the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University to provide funding and technical support for what will become the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Laboratory of Dredging and Coastal Studies. Lasse Petterson, president and chief executive officer at Great Lakes, and Dr. John Hurtado, interim dean of…
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NMC seeks participants to review deck officer exam questions

NMC seeks participants to review deck officer exam questions

(MARTINSBURG, W.Va.) — The National Maritime Center (NMC) is hosting an examination working group from April 12-14 to review U.S. Coast Guard deck officer exam questions related to piloting knowledge topics (chart plot) required by 46 CFR 11.910, and is soliciting participants. Those desiring to participate should visit the Examinations page of the NMC website, open the Working Group tab,…
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Spending bill includes funds for Cal Maritime NSMV

Spending bill includes funds for Cal Maritime NSMV

(VALLEJO, Calif.) — The California State University Maritime Academy celebrated an important milestone Tuesday in its journey to acquire a new and purpose-built training ship when President Biden signed H.R. 2471, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022. The $1.5 billion omnibus appropriations package includes a funding provision for the academy’s new national security multi-mission vessel (NSMV). Cal Maritime’s new ship is the…
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Maine Maritime Academy to host climate symposium

Maine Maritime Academy to host climate symposium

(CASTINE, Maine) — Maine Maritime Academy will host the 2022 Maritime Academy Climate Symposium on March 28. The event will be held in-person for students, faculty and staff at the college and the public is invited to attend virtually through a livestream on the MMA website. The Maritime Academy Climate Symposium is a student-driven event that has been designed to…
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NMC scheduling merchant mariner exams in Guam

NMC scheduling merchant mariner exams in Guam

(MARTINSBURG, W.Va.) — The National Maritime Center (NMC) will make staff available to provide examination services to merchant mariners in Guam from April 4 to 15. These examinations will be hosted at the Coast Guard Recruiting Office located at 1657-A, Santa Rita, 96915, Guam. Examinations will be provided by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact Regional Examination Center (REC)…
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