Maine Maritime Academy names new president

Maine Maritime Academy names new president

(CASTINE, Maine) — Maine Maritime Academy’s board of trustees has announced that Jerald S. “Jerry” Paul has been named as the college’s 15th President. Paul, current president of Capitol Access and a 1989 graduate of the institution, will take office in the spring. Paul will succeed President William J. Brennan, who steps down from the position at the end of…
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Coast Guard Foundation honors hurricane rescue crews, former chairman

Coast Guard Foundation honors hurricane rescue crews, former chairman

(STONINGTON, Conn.) — The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced Tuesday that it honored the heroism and mission excellence of Coast Guard crews for the rescue of six people during Hurricane Delta in 2020. Awards were given during the organization’s Texas Salutes the Coast Guard…
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Abrams Marine Group acquires Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy

Abrams Marine Group acquires Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy

(NORFOLK, Va.) — Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy (MAMA) announced Wednesday that it has been acquired by San Diego-based Abrams Marine Group Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “MAMA is a great training organization with a highly regarded team and world-class facilities," said Abrams Marine Group CEO Dave Abrams. "The company is located in a strategic location for the growth…
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Abrams Marine Group acquires Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy

Abrams Marine Group acquires Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy

(NORFOLK, Va.) — Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy (MAMA) announced Wednesday that it has been acquired by San Diego-based Abrams Marine Group Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “MAMA is a great training organization with a highly regarded team and world-class facilities," said Abrams Marine Group CEO Dave Abrams. "The company is located in a strategic location for the growth…
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Coast Guard Foundation, GEICO Military launch Giving Tuesday matching gift challenge

Coast Guard Foundation, GEICO Military launch Giving Tuesday matching gift challenge

(STONINGTON, Conn.) — The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced that this Giving Tuesday, the organization will inspire generosity by launching a $25,000 matching gift challenge. Supporting its work to assist Coast Guard members and their families, GEICO Military will triple match all donations to…
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Samson partners with Ocean Technologies Group to provide on-demand training

Samson partners with Ocean Technologies Group to provide on-demand training

(FERNDALE, Wash.) — Samson and Ocean Technologies Group (OTG), a global learning and operational technology company serving the maritime industry, have agreed to collaborate to provide seafarers with on-demand access to Samson’s comprehensive set of online courses in rope handling, inspection, fabrication and installation. The courses will be available on OTG’s Ocean Learning Platform, which was specially created to deliver…
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Coast Guard, Port Houston highlight new partnership with maritime high schools

Coast Guard, Port Houston highlight new partnership with maritime high schools

(HOUSTON) — The U.S. Coast Guard and Port Houston highlighted a new partnership with maritime high schools during a rally at Austin High School in Houston on Thursday. Adm. Karl Schultz, commandant of the Coast Guard, Roger Guenther, executive director of Port Houston, representatives from the Houston Independent School District (HISD) and 347 students from local maritime programs attended the…
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ITF: Midshipman X case brings shame on industry, underlines need for action

ITF: Midshipman X case brings shame on industry, underlines need for action

The following is a statement from the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF): A brave female cadet (anonymously known as Midshipman X) recently published the horrific experiences of sexual assault she endured on board a vessel while attending the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA). The incident and response she details brings shame on the shipping industry and underlines the urgent need…
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USMMA’s Sea Year on pause again after new sex assault allegations

USMMA’s Sea Year on pause again after new sex assault allegations

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Department of Transportation announced late Tuesday that it has decided to pause the next cycle of Sea Year at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., citing new allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the program. The decision follows a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg from the leaders of six congressional…
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