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Wednesday, May 29, 2024
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MSC

Yorktown Institute Calls For New Merchant Marine War College and Maritime Policy Overhaul

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) The Yorktown Institute has joined a cacophony of voices sounding an alarm on the critical state of the US Merchant Marine,

May 29, 2024
Total Views: 2315

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
US Navy Radio Room repair
Navy

Will SSB Radio Return To The US Naval Academy?

A small group of retired officers is hoping to rekindle dormant radio clubs at the US Merchant Marine, US Coast Guard, and US Naval Academy. by John Konrad,

January 10, 2023
Total Views: 5981

Saturday, November 12, 2022
Rear Admiral Nunan USMMA
Defense

US Merchant Marine Academy Appoints Joanna Nunan As First Female Superintendent

The US Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced the appointment of retired US Coast Guard 2-Star admiral Joanna Nunan as the next superintendent of the

November 12, 2022
Total Views: 5739

Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Report: American Ship Captain Surrenders License Amid Rape Accusation
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: 4234

Friday, October 21, 2022
DOT and New York State Announce Concurrent Jurisdiction for Merchant Marine Academy Campus
Shipping

DOT and New York State Announce Concurrent Jurisdiction for Merchant Marine Academy Campus

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the State of New York today announced the expansion of local law enforcements’ jurisdiction to the

October 21, 2022
Total Views: 2482

Sunday, May 15, 2022
MARAD Rear Admiral Alfultis
Incidents

US Admiral Refuses To Send SASH Report To Congress

By John Konrad (gCaptain) Last month gCaptain reported NY Maritime College president Rear Admiral Mike Alfultis, USMS attempted to hide an external review

May 15, 2022
Total Views: 13328

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: 5705

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
CNN Investigation: Culture of fear at Merchant Marine Academy silences students
Shipping

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: 3542

Monday, November 8, 2021
Senators Introduce Bill to Safeguard U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Midshipmen from Sexual Misconduct
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: 1602

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: 8019

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: 11986

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
ITF Says Merchant Marine Academy Sexual Assault Case Shows Urgent Need to Make Maritime Safe for Women
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: 1867

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: 19020

Thursday, October 14, 2021
US Lawmakers Press for Action on Merchant Marine Academy Sexual Assault Allegations
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: 1413

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Senator Cantwell Requests Info from MARAD Related to Merchant Marine Academy Sexual Assaults and Harassment
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: 1931

Monday, October 11, 2021
maersk ship
Incidents

Maersk Suspends 5 In Midshipman X Rape Case While Officer’s Union Remains Silent

Nick Savvides (TheLoadstar) Maersk provides new information on Midshipman X rape

October 11, 2021
Total Views: 18353

Sunday, October 10, 2021
Photo Of USMMA Midshipman With Class Ring
Incidents

Rape At Sea – An Open Letter To Midshipman X

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Today Deputy Maritime Administrator Lucinda Lessley ordered a one-day safety stand-down at the United States Merchant Marine

October 10, 2021
Total Views: 30877

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
New York Lawmakers Call for Investigation of Merchant Marine Academy Cadet’s Alleged Sexual Assault
Shipping

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: 2674

Sunday, October 3, 2021
US Merchant Marine Academy Faces Serious Sexual Assault Allegation During Cadet’s Sea Year
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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: 10417

Thursday, December 3, 2020
jack-bouno-usmma-supt
Blog

Interview With Rear Admiral Jack Buono, Superintendent of the USMMA at Kings Point

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week gCaptain had the privilege of interviewing Rear Admiral Jack Buono, USMS. Two years ago Buono was appointed as the

December 3, 2020
Total Views: 3603
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