Midshipman X


Thursday, January 12, 2023
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: 5104

Friday, November 18, 2022
Shipping

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: 2321

Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Shipping

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: 3985

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: 11773

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: 16334

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: 12444

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: 20888

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: 5415

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: 4279

Thursday, December 16, 2021
Shipping

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: 1316

Thursday, November 11, 2021
Shipping

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: 4385

Monday, November 8, 2021
Shipping

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: 2978

Shipping

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: 1572

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: 7930

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
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: 11953

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Shipping

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: 1845

Sunday, October 31, 2021
Vice Admiral Jack Buono
Incidents

Congress Calls To Shutdown Cadet Shipping And Says The Maritime Industry is Toxic

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The chairmen of six congressional committees wrote a letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Buttigieg in response to

October 31, 2021
Total Views: 18895

Thursday, October 21, 2021
oil tanker crew member
Incidents

WISTA Supports Midshipman X And Condemns ‘Horrific And Egregious’ Assaults At Sea

by John Konrad (gCaptain) This week the U.S. branch of Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) issued a strong statement of

October 21, 2021
Total Views: 1491

Thursday, October 14, 2021
Shipping

US Lawmakers Press for Action on Merchant Marine Academy Sexual Assault Allegations

WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday urged the Transportation Department to take action to address persistent allegations of rape,

October 14, 2021
Total Views: 1398

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Shipping

Senator Cantwell Requests Info from MARAD Related to Merchant Marine Academy Sexual Assaults and Harassment

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), in her capacity as Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, has sent a letter to Acting

October 12, 2021
Total Views: 1927