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One of seven U.S. maritime academies, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s picturesque campus in Buzzards Bay has sent thousands of mariners into the global maritime workplace since its inception in 1891. CREDIT: MMA

Over 1,650 Cadets Graduate from American Maritime Academies

at the seven maritime academies in the United States, namely: the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, N.Y.), State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College (Fort Schuyler, N.Y.), California Maritime Academy (Vallejo, Calif.), Great Lakes Maritime Academy (Traverse City, Mich.), Maine Maritime Academy (Castine, Maine), Massachusetts Maritime Academy (Buzzards Bay, Mass.), and Texas A&M Maritime Academy (Galveston, Texas).Post-graduation, many will sail on vessels in the domestic fleet, which includes over 40,000 self-propelled vessels, tugs, and barges. These graduates will be joining

An aerial view of the campus of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. (Photo: MMA)

1,200 Maritime Academy Grads Enter the US Workforce

from the seven maritime academies in the United States, namely: the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, N.Y.), State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College (Fort Schuyler, N.Y.), California Maritime Academy (Vallejo, Calif.), Great Lakes Maritime Academy (Traverse City, Mich.), Maine Maritime Academy (Castine, Maine), Massachusetts Maritime Academy (Buzzards Bay, Mass.), and Texas A&M Maritime Academy (Galveston, Texas).   Joining the more than 500,000 private U.S. citizens employed through the domestic maritime industry, the majority of graduates from these seven maritime

Fred Harris (File photo: General Dynamics)

Harris Joins J.F. Lehman Operating Executive Board

company strategy and recruiting senior level portfolio company management. A recognized leader in the maritime industry, Harris brings over 50 years of experience in ship operation, naval engineering, shipbuilding and ship repair to the OEB and the firm. Harris began his maritime career at Maine Maritime Academy, where he graduated with a degree in marine engineering and was commissioned in the U.S. Navy Reserves. After serving as an engineer in the U.S. Merchant Marine, he earned an MBA from Babson College and began his shipbuilding career with General Dynamics Electric Boat, where he advanced in

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IAMPE Certifies Port Professionals

Maritime and Port Management Consultant of the HDR Boston and Portland offices presented the seminar. In addition to the professional certification, each individual receives four graduate level academic credits through the Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business & Logistics at the Maine Maritime Academy. Those with Professional Engineering (PE) certifications also receive continuing education credits. The IAMPE Maritime Management Program is designed to provide a pathway for professional development and certification for port and maritime professionals. Required course work includes management

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USMMA Welcomes Class of 2019

yourself.” He closed his remarks by saying that the nation is waiting on their strong leadership now and in the future, serving in the Merchant Marine or Navy.   Rear Admiral Helis said, “We were honored to have Rear Admiral Whitney as our Reviewing Officer. As a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy and as a career Navy officer knows the unique challenges and exciting opportunities that await the Class of 2019,” Helis said. “Having Rear Admiral Whitney welcome them aboard is especially meaningful as they begin their service careers.”          

Paul Gallagher

Gallagher Returns to Foss Maritime

;The addition of Paul to the commercial services group, coupled with our extensive resources in project management, helps round out the Maritime Solutions campaign we inaugurated in 2010," said Gary Faber, Senior Vice President. Paul grew up in Maine as the son of fisherman and attended Maine Maritime Academy where he earned a BS in Nautical Science. He resides in Seattle with his wife and three children. foss.com  

Brian Hall

Hall Joins Bouchard Transportation

, as Southern Port Captain / Vetting Manager. Hall brings with him more than 25 years of experience in marine safety, security and environmental protection. In his new position, Hall will report to Mike Brady, VP Health, Safety, Security and Environment and be based in Tampa, Fla. A graduate of Maine Maritime Academy with a degree in Marine Engineering, Hall most recently worked as the Technical Operations Manager for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines where he was responsible for the safety of over 18,000 passengers and 9,000 crew members on a weekly basis. Prior to that, Hall worked as a Senior Ship Manager

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