NMC update: Replacing credentials lost due to recent tornadoes

NMC update: Replacing credentials lost due to recent tornadoes

(MARTINSBURG, W.Va.) — In accordance with federal regulations, duplicate merchant mariner credentials (MMCs) may be issued free of charge to mariners whose credentials were lost or destroyed as a result of recent tornadoes in Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Affected mariners should follow the steps below to obtain an expedited replacement credential: • Provide a statement of loss…
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Crowley awards four USMMA cadets with memorial scholarships

Crowley awards four USMMA cadets with memorial scholarships

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) ­— Crowley honored four U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) cadets with Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships during the Containerization and Intermodal Institute’s Connie Awards on Dec. 6 in Newark, N.J. Cadets Breanna Frank, Nathan Mathes, A.J. Poznanski and Erin Roberts were awarded the memorial scholarship based on their interest in pursuing a career at sea, as well…
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Philly lays keel for first new US academy training ship

Philly lays keel for first new US academy training ship

(PHILADELPHIA) — TOTE Services on Friday marked a significant construction milestone at a keel-laying ceremony at Philly Shipyard for the first of up to five new purpose-built, state-of-the-art training vessels for America’s state maritime academies. These new vessels – known as national security multi-mission vessels (NSMVs) – are designed to provide world-class training for America’s future mariners and to support…
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Buttigieg to IMO: ‘Very long way to go’ to achieve gender equity at sea

Buttigieg to IMO: ‘Very long way to go’ to achieve gender equity at sea

The following is text of an address by U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) General Assembly on Dec. 6: As countries come together for the assembly of the International Maritime Organization, I want to echo the U.S. statement delivered eloquently by Adm. Karl Schultz, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. The IMO has been central…
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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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