Friday, August 17, 2012
Rear Admiral James A. Helis, USMMA Superintendant

You’re Fired – King’s Point Superintendant Wades Into Brown Water

In the heat and sunshine of a clear summer day, hundreds of cadets stood at attention to welcome the new superintendent, Rear Admiral James A. Helis, to the campus of...

August 17, 2012
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

MARAD Revisits The Use of Double Hull Tankers?

In a surprising listing on the U.S. Federal Business Opportunities website, the United States Maritime Administration has indicated that it is commissioning a study seeking to revisit the use of...

August 8, 2012
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

MARAD Awards Nearly $10 Million in Grants to Small Shipyards

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced the recipients of $9.98 million in grants to 15 small shipyards throughout the United States to help pay for modernizations that will increase...

March 21, 2012
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

MARAD Transfers Ex-Hawaiian Superferries to U.S. Navy

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has announced the transfer of the ex-Hawaiian superferries to the U.S. Navy, finally recouping a fraction of the money that the U.S. government...

January 31, 2012
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Monday, January 30, 2012

GMATS: MARAD’s David Matsuda Speaks

By David Matsuda, U.S. Maritime Administrator Last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy made the decision to close the Global Maritime and...

January 30, 2012
Total Views: 125

Monday, January 2, 2012

Symbols of US Maritime Decline

By Clay Maitland, Our government’s present inability to land a cargo of gasoline via a U.S.-flagged vessel in icebound Nome, Alaska, symbolizes the shortage of foresight of our maritime policy...

January 2, 2012
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Monday, December 12, 2011

Marad Says Nearly $10 Million in Federal Funding Now Available to Small Shipyards

The U.S. Maritime Administration has announced that $9.98 million in federal funding is now available to qualified small shipyards in the U.S. Marad says the grants are to help enhance...

December 12, 2011
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Monday, December 5, 2011
david matsuda marad maritime matters

Really Mr. Matsuda? Maritime Matters?

We had no idea… thanks for the heads up sir. David Matsuda, the highest ranking maritime official in the US government, came down to New Orleans for the International Workboat...

December 5, 2011
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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Marad Unveils New Ship Designs

The U.S. Maritime Administration today released a report detailing new designs for shipping vessels specifically engineered for America’s Marine Highways.  Marad says the production of the efficient and environmentally-friendly vessels...

December 1, 2011
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Maritime Unions Slam MARAD for “Flawed” U.S.-Flag Report

Maritime unions have critized the U.S. Maritime Administration and David Matsuda for releasing a report last week on the cost of flying the U.S. flag. The unions have said the...

November 9, 2011
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Where is MARAD Administrator David Matsuda?

One of the main stories last week was the apparent dismissal (for lack of a better word) of the Superintendent of the of the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings...

October 20, 2011
Total Views: 57

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Rear-Admiral-Greene, USMMA Superintendent

Merchant Marine Academy Superintendent Reassigned

Department Of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today the appointment of Rear Admiral Philip H. Greene, Jr. to be the Department of Transportation Chair at the National Defense University. The...

October 11, 2011
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Marad Honors Merchant Mariners Role in 9/11 Response [VIDEO]

The Maritime Administration has released a new video in honor of the merchant mariners that responded to the September 11th attacks, evacuating hundreds of thousands from lower Manhattan and bringing...

September 7, 2011
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Friday, September 2, 2011

LaHood names new members of Maritime Industry Advisory Panel

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has announced the appointment of 29 members to the new Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC), established to advise the Department on matters...

September 2, 2011
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Monday, August 15, 2011
Engineering News

MARAD awards nearly $10 million in grants to small shipyards

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced today $9.98 million in grants to 13 small U.S. shipyards through the U.S. Maritime Administrations Small Shipyards Grants Program.  The money is aimed...

August 15, 2011
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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Former Hawaii Superferries hit the auction block

Former Hawaii Superferries ALAKAI and HUAKAI have been put up for sale by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD).  Marad had owned the vessels since purchasing them from Hawaii Superferry, LLC...

July 10, 2011
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

MARAD Report: Vessel calls at U.S. ports up in 2010

A report released recently from the U.S. Maritime Administration shows more ships are stopping at U.S. ports. The stops, or vessel calls, rebounded by 13 percent in 2010, after an...

June 22, 2011
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Thursday, May 19, 2011

MARAD Observes National Maritime Day With Award to Slain WWII Mariner

Maritime Administrator David Matsuda today honored the memory of Richard Oliver Kelleher during the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Maritime Day observation. Administrator Matsuda presented six posthumous awards to the...

May 19, 2011
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Friday, April 22, 2011

MARAD approves $241 Million loan for Eastern Shipbuilding Group

Panama City, FL Shipyard to Construct Five New PSV’s for Export To Brazil PANAMA CITY, Fla. – U.S. Maritime Administrator David Matsuda today announced the approval of a $241 million...

April 22, 2011
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Suisun Bay Mothball Fleet Revealed – Photography Tour Of The Old Ships

If you have ever worked on a older Marad vessel in California waters there is a good chance you’ve been sent to Suisun Bay to steal parts off an older...

April 14, 2011
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