Thursday, May 20, 2021
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MARAD Announces First ‘Centers of Excellence’ Designations for Maritime Training

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced the first “Centers of Excellence” designations to 27 academic institutions to prepare students for careers in the nation’s maritime industry. The Centers of...

May 20, 2021
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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Port Revel Shiphandling Training Centre
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On French Lake, Mariners Learn How Not to Get Stuck in the Suez Canal

By Stephane Mahe PORT REVEL, France, April 21 (Reuters) – Francois Mayor nudged back on the power and made a subtle adjustment on the wheel as he coaxed his cargo...

April 21, 2021
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Sunday, May 20, 2018
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Sailors Team Up With Fort Schuyler To Offer STCW Like Training To Boaters And Kids

By John Konrad (gCaptain) The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), revolutionized training in the maritime industry by giving mariners hands on and practical safety training....

May 20, 2018
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Port of Houston
News

Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Boost Maritime Training at Community and Technical Colleges

U.S. lawmakers from two key maritime states have introduced bipartisan legislation seeking to advance the capabilities of two-year community and technical colleges to assist the federal government and industry in securing...

May 3, 2017
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Sunday, June 12, 2016
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Conrad and the Craft: Sea Stories for Real Sailors (part 2)

By Colin Dewey, In the first part of this essay, I talked about craft: Joseph Conrad’s somewhat mysterious term describing the ability good mariners have to dip into a common...

June 12, 2016
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Monday, February 22, 2016
Training Blackboard
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Four Deaths A Week – Is Training To Blame?

By Jaquelyn Burton (Coeval) Why with all the requirements, regulations, and best practices in place do so many mariners die needlessly each year – under completely preventable circumstances? Take for example...

February 22, 2016
Total Views: 13

Monday, February 8, 2016
Failure Puzzle
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Are we planning to fail?

by Jaquelyn Burton, (Coeval) So much of our time in the maritime industry – both afloat and ashore is devoted to planning. But, how much planning is the right amount –...

February 8, 2016
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Monday, November 10, 2014
Maritime News

Kongsberg Unveils Next Generation Bridge Simulator

Kongsberg Maritime has unveiled its next generation ship bridge simulator, called K-Sim Navigation, designed with the latest technology for the most realistic scenarios for merchant, offshore and naval vessels.

November 10, 2014
Total Views: 50

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Maritime News

Maritime Professional Training to Break Ground on Major Expansion Project

Maritime Professional Training is getting ready to break ground on a major expansion project that will add 25,000 square feet of space to its Fort Lauderdale campus.

October 9, 2014
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Monday, April 21, 2014
Maritime News

Maritime Professional Training’s Amy Beavers Appointed as MERPAC Vice Chair

Rear Admiral Joseph Servidio has formally appointed Amy Beavers, Vice President of Regulatory Compliance at Florida-based maritime school Maritime Professional Training, to the position of Vice Chair of the Merchant Marine Personnel...

April 21, 2014
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Thursday, February 6, 2014
News

GAO Report Shows MARAD’s Training Focus A Cause for Concern, But is it?

It's no secret that proper education and training is important to the success of the U.S. merchant marine.

February 6, 2014
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