SUNY Maritime names new training ship master

The following is text of a news release from Rear Adm. Michael Alfultis, president of the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College:

(THROGGS NECK, N.Y.) — I am pleased to announce the appointment of Capt. Morgan McManus as the master of T/S Empire State VI. McManus graduated from SUNY Maritime College in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in marine transportation. 

McManus has over 12 years’ experience sailing as master, including on SS Cape Jacob, the sister ship to T/S Empire State VI. His sailing career has taken him on various types of commercial ships including steam, motor, breakbulk, container, car carriers, tankers, and cutting-edge dynamic positioned drillships. He also served as watch officer on board T/S Empire State VI during a summer training cruise.  

McManus’ current shipping experience in the areas of navigation and safety and industry knowledge will be of great benefit to the students and college. Most importantly his current and wide range of experience will help us as we seek to elevate our license programs to new levels through rewarding applied learning experiences. 

As MarAd commences construction of the first academy training ship, which is due to replace T/S Empire State VI, McManus’ experience with newbuild ship construction projects will be beneficial to the Maritime College and MarAd. 

McManus will be appointed master, T/S Empire State VI, effective April 4.

By Professional Mariner Staff