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Midshipman X


Wednesday, November 29, 2023
US Naval Ship Carson City docked during a storm
MSC

US Navy Sued After Alleged Rape Of Senior US Merchant Marine Officer

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The U.S. Navy is facing a lawsuit over allegations of a senior engineering officer’s rape by the captain of the USNS Carson

November 29, 2023
Total Views: 13695

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Linda Fagan at Congress
USCG

Midshipman X: Mariner Relinquishes USCG License Prior to Coast Guard Rape Hearing

by John Konrad (gCaptain) A source close to the investigation has informed gCaptain that Edgar Sison will relinquish his engineering officer license following

August 23, 2023
Total Views: 4639

Thursday, July 13, 2023
admiral fagan senate hearing
USCG

Senators Call For Inspector General To Investigate US Coast Guard’s Handling of Sexual Assault Cases

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In today’s U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee hearing, the Coast Guard’s budget

July 13, 2023
Total Views: 3426

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
U.S. Coast Guard Seeking Suspension of  Midshipman X’s Alleged Rapist’s Mariner Credential Pending DOJ Decision -Report
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U.S. Coast Guard Seeking Suspension of Midshipman X’s Alleged Rapist’s Mariner Credential Pending DOJ Decision -Report

Over a year after a U.S. Merchant Marine Academy midshipman came forward about how she was raped by her supervisor while training on board a U.S.-flagged ship

March 22, 2023
Total Views: 15936

Thursday, January 12, 2023
Judge Rules Sex Trafficking Lawsuit Against Crowley Can Move Forward
Shipping

Judge Rules Sex Trafficking Lawsuit Against Crowley Can Move Forward

A federal judge in Florida has ruled that a sex trafficking and forced labor lawsuit against Jacksonville-based Crowley can proceed. The judge also granted

January 12, 2023
Total Views: 6028

Friday, November 18, 2022
Maersk Line, Limited Settles Sexual Assault and Harassment Lawsuit with ‘Midshipman X’
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Maersk Line, Limited Settles Sexual Assault and Harassment Lawsuit with ‘Midshipman X’

A.P. Moller-Maersk subsidiary Maersk Line, Limited has reached a settlement with Hope Hicks, the former U.S. Merchant Marine Academy midshipman at the center

November 18, 2022
Total Views: 2690

Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Report: American Ship Captain Surrenders License Amid Rape Accusation
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Report: American Ship Captain Surrenders License Amid Rape Accusation

An American ship captain has surrendered his license amid allegations that he raped a female U.S. Merchant Marine Academy cadet and attempted to assault

November 1, 2022
Total Views: 4232

Friday, October 7, 2022
Captain John Merrone
Incidents

Midshipman X2 – US Ship Captain Is Accused Of Rape

by John Konrad (gCaptain) It’s been over a year since Midshipman X, US Merchant Marine Academy student Hope Hicks, took the brave step of sharing her

October 7, 2022
Total Views: 13544

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
USNS Mercy Hospital Ship
MSC

US Navy Hospital Ship XO Removed For Sexual Assault

by John Konrad (gCaptain) This weekend the United States Navy removed the second in command of the Hospital Ship, USNS Mercy, while federal agents investigate

July 12, 2022
Total Views: 17601

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
maersk containership
Shipping

Midshipman-X Identity Revealed As Hope Hicks

Midshipman-X, the US Merchant Marine Academy student who shook the maritime industry last year after she shared, in an anonymous blog post, about how she was

June 14, 2022
Total Views: 13208

Friday, April 15, 2022
Captain Catie Hanft Alfultis
Maritime News

SUNY Maritime College Admiral Hides Scandalous External Review Report

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Several sources inside SUNY Maritime College have notified gCaptain that the school President, Rear Admiral Mike Alfultis held a

April 15, 2022
Total Views: 22188

Friday, March 4, 2022
Vice Admiral Jack Buono USMS
Defense

Popular US Merchant Marine Academy Admiral Jack Buono Resigns

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Yesterday Vice Admiral Jack Buono is resigning his position as Superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), ending a

March 4, 2022
Total Views: 5703

Thursday, February 10, 2022
Ocean Rebellion protest
Shipping

Who Blocked The IMO From Passing New Midshipman X Initiatives?

Did the US Coast Guard just block an important #MidshipmanX Sexual Assualt And Harassment (SASH) initiative at the IMO? Who are the members of the United

February 10, 2022
Total Views: 4570

Thursday, December 16, 2021
USMMA Sea Year Training to Resume with Mandatory Safety Standards to Protect Cadets Against Sexual Assault and Harassment
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USMMA Sea Year Training to Resume with Mandatory Safety Standards to Protect Cadets Against Sexual Assault and Harassment

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) are planning to reinstate Sea Year training for Merchant Marine Academy

December 16, 2021
Total Views: 1405

Thursday, November 11, 2021
USMMA Midshipmen Respond to Congress Members Calling for Sea Year Suspension:  Read Their Letter to Committee Leaders
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USMMA Midshipmen Respond to Congress Members Calling for Sea Year Suspension: Read Their Letter to Committee Leaders

Last month, allegations by U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Midshipman X of being sexually assaulted on a commercial ship during her Sea Year training were posted

November 11, 2021
Total Views: 4410

Monday, November 8, 2021
Op-Ed: Midshipman X is Not Alone
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Op-Ed: Midshipman X is Not Alone

By Elizabeth C. McNie I don’t know Midshipman X, but I am floored by the courage it took for her to come forward, tell her story, and seek justice.

November 8, 2021
Total Views: 3038

Senators Introduce Bill to Safeguard U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Midshipmen from Sexual Misconduct
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Senators Introduce Bill to Safeguard U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Midshipmen from Sexual Misconduct

U.S Senator’s Roger Wicker (R-MS), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) have introduced a bill aimed at providing additional safeguards for

November 8, 2021
Total Views: 1598

Friday, November 5, 2021
Wiley Hall at the US Merchant Marine Academy
Incidents

Midshipman X – Candid Interview With A Merchant Marine Academy Leader

We recently had a chat with Jim Tobin, President, and CEO of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation (AAF) about the latest

November 5, 2021
Total Views: 8018

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
MARAD Cancels Cadet Shipping
Incidents

MARAD Cancels Cadet Shipping

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Last night, during an “industry call” that began with a plead not to share this information with journalists, the

November 3, 2021
Total Views: 11985

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
ITF Says Merchant Marine Academy Sexual Assault Case Shows Urgent Need to Make Maritime Safe for Women
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ITF Says Merchant Marine Academy Sexual Assault Case Shows Urgent Need to Make Maritime Safe for Women

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) says the recent report of sexual assault by a U.S. Merchant Marine Academy cadet during her at sea

November 2, 2021
Total Views: 1867
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