Midshipman X

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

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: 15471

Thursday, January 12, 2023

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: 5630

Friday, November 18, 2022

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: 2543

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

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: 4068

Friday, October 7, 2022
Captain John Merrone

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: 13124

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
USNS Mercy Hospital Ship

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: 16866

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
maersk containership

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: 12665

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: 21288

Friday, March 4, 2022
Vice Admiral Jack Buono USMS

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: 5538

Thursday, February 10, 2022
Ocean Rebellion protest

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: 4324

Thursday, December 16, 2021

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: 1344

Thursday, November 11, 2021

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: 4395

Monday, November 8, 2021

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: 3003


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: 1576

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

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: 7967

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

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: 11967

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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: 1852

Sunday, October 31, 2021
Vice Admiral Jack Buono

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: 18940

Thursday, October 21, 2021
oil tanker crew member

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: 1496

Thursday, October 14, 2021

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: 1406