Sea Year

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

CNN Investigation: Culture of fear at Merchant Marine Academy silences students

CNN on Wednesday published an investigative report Wednesday alleging that a “culture of fear” at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA)

February 16, 2022
Total Views: 3437

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: 7954

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: 11963

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: 18910

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: 1401

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

New York Lawmakers Call for Investigation of Merchant Marine Academy Cadet’s Alleged Sexual Assault

U.S. Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-Long Island, Queens) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) have called for an immediate investigation after an unidentified

October 6, 2021
Total Views: 2659

Sunday, October 3, 2021

US Merchant Marine Academy Faces Serious Sexual Assault Allegation During Cadet’s Sea Year

The U.S. Department of Transportation and Maritime Administration are taking a serious look into an anonymous online report by a U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

October 3, 2021
Total Views: 10182

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
USMMA Cadet using a sextant for celestial navigation

Sea Year to Resume at Merchant Marine Academy

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy announced that it will resume Sea Year training for Midshipmen on three commercial carriers beginning in March 2017. The USMMA

February 15, 2017
Total Views: 119

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
USMMA Cadet using a sextant for celestial navigation
Maritime News

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Reinstates Sea Year… Sort Of

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced its plan to restore Sea Year training as part of the curriculum for Midshipmen at the United States

January 11, 2017
Total Views: 87

Friday, December 9, 2016
Maritime News

Kings Point Alumni Say ‘No Justification’ for Sea Year Suspension

The Alumni Association of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point is calling for Sea Year be reinstated after a preliminary study found no

December 9, 2016
Total Views: 78

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Contractor Hired for USMMA ‘Cultural Assessment’ Amid Sexual Assault and Harassment Concerns

The U.S. Department of Transportation has hired a private government consultant to perform an independent cultural assessment of the United States Merchant

October 5, 2016
Total Views: 38

Friday, July 1, 2016
USMMA Cadets On Kings Pointer

Sea Year Fears At US Merchant Marine Academy

By Jaquelyn Burton (Coeval, Inc.) Overshadowing the graduation of the class of 2016, many midshipmen at the United States Merchant Marine Academy are

July 1, 2016
Total Views: 206

Thursday, June 16, 2016

USMMA Canceling ‘Sea Year’ Over Sexual Assault and Harassment Fears?

One of the great benefits of attending the US Merchant Marine Academy is the experience of going out to sea on US-Flag merchant ships. This is called

June 16, 2016
Total Views: 143