Maritime Professional Training’s Amy Beavers Passes Away

Amy Beavers pictured second from left. Photo credit: MPT
Amy Beavers pictured second from left. Photo credit: MPT

gCaptain is extremely saddened to report that Amy Beavers, Academic Principal and Vice President of Regulatory Compliance at Maritime Professional Training (MPT), passed away on Saturday, November 5.

Amy and the entire MPT family have been HUGE supporters of gCaptain over the years. Many of you may have known Amy personally as she was extremely involved in the maritime industry here in the U.S. In April 2014, Amy was appointed Vice Chair of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC), a committee that advises the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), via the Commandant and U.S. Coast Guard, on matters relating to the training, qualification, licensing, certification, and fitness of seamen in the merchant marine. Amy was first appointed to MERPAC by then Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Janet Napolitano on February 15, 2013.

MPT posted the following message to their Facebook page:

It is with the heaviest and saddest of hearts, that we share with all of you, that our beloved principal Amy Morley -Beavers has passed away. To everyone who knew her, she will be remembered as the bravest, smartest, passionate, most wonderful person. Her smile will be with us always and she will be missed forever… by all of us at MPT, by MERPAC, by Coast Guard agencies around the world, by the countless mariners and friends whose lives she touched.She was an inspiration to us all. She left this world Saturday, November 5, 2016 surrounded by her family and love.

Maritime Professional Training, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is one of the largest (if not the largest) private maritime training school’s in the United States, providing training and certification courses for mariners pursuing careers in both the commercial and yachting segments of the maritime industry. The school was founded in 1983 by Amy’s father, Elmer Morley, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2015.

A nice story about Amy was published in 2011 by The Triton, which described her as a walking encyclopedia of licensing, U.S. Coast Guard requirement, and U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) matters.

Our deepest condolences go out to Amy’s family and friends, and the entire MPT community. 

MPT has requested for memorial services information, please contact MPT at 954-525-1014 or email Lisa at [email protected].

Disclosure: gCaptain is proud to have Maritime Professional Training as a site sponsor.