Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Maritime Security Consultant Aboard Ship

American Mariners Train In Counter-Piracy Tactics

by Will Watson The scourge of piracy has affected the maritime industry in many ways and one significant change; Piracy now plays a much larger role in

October 16, 2012
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Monday, September 17, 2012

Oceanografia Signs with Kongsberg on New DP Training Center Oceanografia S.A. de C.V., one of Mexico’s largest offshore vessel operators specializing in underwater

September 17, 2012
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Saturday, July 14, 2012
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Maritime Continuing Education…What Have You Done Today?

Technology is changing the shipping industry.  Regulations affecting the shipping industry are constantly changing and evolving.  The way in which we conduct

July 14, 2012
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
IMO Secretary General brenda pimentel

Philippine Transmarine Carriers Hosts IMO Sec’y General, Presents Top-Shelf Training Facility for Seafarers

In his first official visit to the country after assuming office last January 2, International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary General Koji

February 21, 2012
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Fighting Piracy with Education: University of Greenwich Offer World’s First Masters Degree in Maritime Security

The University of Greenwich says it will soon be offering the world’s first Masters degree in Maritime Security that is designed to help the

February 10, 2012
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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Press Releases

Workboat Academy Opens Mate Training Program In New Orleans

The Workboat Academy and Houston Marine, a member of the Falck Alford Group, have signed an agreement to offer the Workboat Mate Program at the Houston

January 5, 2012
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Monday, January 2, 2012

Symbols of US Maritime Decline

By Clay Maitland, Our government’s present inability to land a cargo of gasoline via a U.S.-flagged vessel in icebound Nome, Alaska, symbolizes the

January 2, 2012
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

King’s Point – A Heritage Worth Saving

By Clay Maitland Every year, the cadets and faculty of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy hold a dinner, known as the Battle Standard.  It commemorates the

December 21, 2011
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Sunday, December 11, 2011
Life Ring

Emergencies at Sea – Practicing What Can’t be Practiced

Standing on the bridge wing of a container ship years ago, a captain was telling me all about the Williamson Turn and how effective it was at putting his

December 11, 2011
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Truth About Cold Water Recovery

Sitting in the chief’s office of Coast Guard Station Fairport Harbor in Mentor, Ohio, I’m reading the legal release that I have to sign if I want

November 10, 2011
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Monday, October 17, 2011
Schooner Bowdoin Rough weather Laurentian Channel Maine Maritime Academy

Sail Training at Maine Maritime Academy

By Captain G. Andy Chase, Professor of Marine Transportation, Maine Maritime Academy   In this modern age, all maritime schools are spending a great

October 17, 2011
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Fast Rescue Boat RIB Simulator

Fast Rescue Boat – Kongsberg Introduces New Simulator

Fast Rescue Boat training is one of the most enjoyable classes mariners need to take. Open ocean and fast boats combine with great locations like San Diego and

May 18, 2011
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

US Navy to Merchant Marine transition advice

Thanks to M_R_Thurman for the Forum post… So, I’m writing this no reason other than to help other Navy guys that wish to transfer over to the

December 28, 2010
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

“T/S State of Maine” on final voyage

We’re sure that there quite a few readers of gCaptain that have fond memories of the T.S. State of Maine (ex USNS Upshur), which is why we wanted to

November 23, 2010
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

RADM Philip Greene ‘78 Named 11th USMMA Superintendent

Via email comes news that the US Merchant Marine Academy has a new incoming Superintendent A KINGS POINTER FOR KINGS POINT RADM Philip Greene, Jr. ’78

August 25, 2010
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Marine Flares – More Than Meets the Eye

Imagine, if you can, the confluence of events that would have to take place to leave you with marine flares being your primary method of signaling distress.

August 10, 2010
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Monday, July 19, 2010

To be or not to be, a captain?

To be or not to be, a captain? By John G. Denham It is safe to assume that most sea farers at one time or another have wanted to

July 19, 2010
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Top 5 Most Interesting Maritime Training Courses

One of the most fun and rewarding aspects to a career a sea are the classes mariners get to take. From small arms training to fast rescue boat, we

July 7, 2010
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hawsepipers: Why They’re Needed Now More Than Ever

The following is an article written by the good folks at the Towmasters blog: There is a powerful belief these days that you absolutely must have an advanced

June 9, 2010
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

YOUblog Featured Article: Diary of a PMI/Workboat Academy Cadet

This YOUblog featured article was submitted by one of gCaptain’s top contributors, Ordinaryseaman, otherwise known as Anthony, who was recently accepted

March 9, 2010
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