Maritime Administration partners with OSG to provide training opportunities

(CASTINE, ME -- October 15, 2007) The Maritime Administration and Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc, (OSG) today signed an agreement that will provide training opportunities for American maritime academy cadets on board OSG’s international vessels.  The public-private partnership is the first formal agreement to make available on-board training billets in the international fleet for U.S. maritime academy cadets.  Under the terms of…
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Altamira Pilots train at MarineSafety International

(NEWPORT, RI -- October 11, 2007) Pilots from the port of Altamira, Mexico, attended special training at MarineSafety International's Newport Simulator Center from October 1 to 5, 2007. The goal of the training was to improve the shiphandling skills, communications skills and situational awareness of the “Pilotage Team”, consisting of the pilot, master and tug master along with terminal and…
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U.S Maritime Insitute offers Integrated Maritime Auditor course

The United States Maritime Institute announced the scheduling of an integrated training course for auditing both the ISM and ISPS Code simultaneously. The aim of the class is to impart the participants with detailed knowledge and understanding of the ISM Code, ISPS Code, and auditing techniques, thus being able to carry out simultaneous ISM Code and ISPS Code internal audits…
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San Diego colleges offering degree program for mariners

San Diego, CA -- California Maritime Institute, Inc. and San Diego City College have announced an Associate of Arts Degree program designed to prepare students for positions in the operation and management of a variety of private and commercial vessels. The proposed two-year degree program combines studies in business management and leadership with instruction and training in maritime disciplines. Working…
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Transas USA to supply Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy with full mission ship handling simulator

Transas USA is pleased to announce the supply of a Full Mission Ship Handling simulator to the Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy (formerly Tidewater School of Navigation) based in Virginia Beach, VA. The simulator, based on the Transas Navi-Trainer Professional 4000 simulation software, will consist of a 225 degree horizontal field of view forward combined with three rear viewing channels. The bridge…
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New tug simulator makes debut at West Coast training facility

By Gregory M. Walsh  Pacific Maritime Institute in Seattle has developed a training program incorporating what it said is the only full-scale marine simulation program in the United States developed exclusively for tugboat operators. PMI's marine simulation theater, designed as an actual tugboat wheelhouse, includes full controls for tractor-style tugs and conventional tugs, simulation programs involving typical tugboat scenarios and…
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Itabo Pilots Attend Shiphandling Training

24 July 2007; Newport, RI: Itabo Pilots from the Dominican Republic attended a customized shiphandling course from June 19 to 21. The course was designed around major ship maneuvering evolutions: traffic situations, arrival/departure, anchoring, and maneuvering in channels. The Pilots conducted numerous dockings and undockings at the Itabo coal jetty at Haina, Dominican Republic. Simulated bulk carriers used during this…
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LNG training agreement reached for U.S. mariners

Suez LNG, Massachusetts Maritime Academy and the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots (MM&P) have reached an agreement to recruit, train, and supply U.S citizen mariners for service on the LNG tankers owned or chartered by Suez LNG. Suez LNG, in compliance with the deepwater port license agreement signed with Maritime Administrator Sean T. Connaughton will cooperate with both…
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