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A member of the USCG tries on a commercial dive helmet, umbilical, and an emergency bailout bottle Photo ASA

ASA hosts Response Training for Houston Authorities

included: -Oil lightering and dewatering packages-Portable marine firefighting equipment-Commercial diving and subsea equipment-Heavy lift cranes and barges-Oil spill response equipment In addition to ASA member resources, attendees were also provided with the opportunity to tour the Port of Houston’s Mobile Command Center and the Port of Houston Fire Department’s FIREBOAT 2 which also gave a spectacular display of its speed and pumping capacity.   “The membership of the ASA Training Committee takes great pride in these opportunities to share their unique trade

Captain Arbogast, Houston Pilots, maneuvering a Z-Drive tug at MSRC (Photo: Pascal Rhéaume)

Houston Pilots Train for Post-Panamax Vessels

 Members of the Houston Pilots recently participated in two custom-built simulation courses vital to their Pilotage duties in the Houston Ship Channel and the Port of Houston, the largest landlocked Port in America. Each course was two days long, and was provided by the Maritime Simulation Resource Center (MSRC), at their Quebec City, Canada-based facility.   The Houston Pilots face a multitude of factors when piloting ships in their waterways, including weather and wind, particularly with large ships, a very small turning basin, as well as intricate 24/7 traffic management. Currently

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Bill Aims to Aid US Maritime Workforce Development

; “In our district, we have a surplus of maritime jobs and not enough people with the skills and training to fill them,” said Representatives Gene Green (D-Texas), who introduced the bill with Rob Wittman (R-Va.).   “The industry is continuing to invest and grow along the Port of Houston, and we want to make sure that our constituents have the opportunity to take these high skilled jobs. This bipartisan legislation will help bridge the gap. It’s good for our local community, it’s good for our businesses, and it’s good for the American economy,” Rep. Green

Greater Houston Port Bureau, IAMPE to Offer Management Training

with quality programs in port and terminal management,” said Capt. Jeffrey Monroe, Chair of the Committee on Standards and Education for the IAMPE. “We believe that our programs will provide an additional level of professional development for the outstanding folks in and around the Port of Houston that work together to manage and operate this very dynamic port.”   Capt. Bill Diehl, President of the Port Bureau, said,  “Our partnership with IAMPE will provide access to professional training and continuing education credits that are valuable to all of our Port Bureau

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Bouchard Hosts Leadership Training Course

course completion, all tug captains moved on to receive a full day of simulator training at the Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Tug & Barge Simulation Center at SUNY Maritime College. Simulator training was conducted by a USCG level licensed instructor, and held in the Port of New York, Port of Houston and New London area databases. The own ships, target ships and tugs in SUNY Maritime’s Simulator Library were used in the simulations. The goal of training was for all Captains to demonstrate the sufficient knowledge needed to undertake the duties of an Officer in Charge of a Navigational

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Maritime Companies Scout for Interns, Employees at San Jacinto College

. "I grew up wakeboarding along this ship channel, and now, I'm here training and watching day-to-day operations." The College's new maritime campus opened in January 2016. The facility is located at 3700 Old Highway 146 in La Porte, Texas, across from the Bayport Terminal along the Port of Houston. The College has offered maritime training since 2010 in the form of noncredit courses for working mariners to upgrade their certifications and licensing for U.S. Coast Guard requirements. In 2012, the College introduced the state’s first, and only, associate degree for maritime transportati

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Texas Ranks Third for U.S. Maritime Jobs, Houston No. 2

along the Houston Ship Channel over the last 5 years.  The number of vessel transits and new waterfront facilities continue to increase – both indicators of the health and important economic impact of our Port.  The Houston Pilots are proud of their work in support of making the Port of Houston safe and prosperous,” said Captain Robert Shearon, Presiding Officer of Houston Pilots.   Congressman Gene Green (D-TX) also affirmed his support for the domestic maritime industry and the thousands of jobs it provides to his district.   “I have proudly represented

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Economic Impact of Houston Port

  Nearly 148,000 new jobs have been generated by cargo and vessel activity at Port of Houston terminals since 2011, Port of Houston Authority Chairman Janiece Longoria announced today during the Greater Houston Partnership’s annual State of the Port event. An economic impact study by Martin Associates determined that public and private marine terminals at the Port of Houston had a statewide economic impact of $265 billion in 2014, which is 16 percent of Texas’ total gross domestic product, Chairman Longoria said. The Martin Associates study shows the port’s economic value to

At the groundbreaking ceremony for the new San Jacinto College Maritime Training Center (Photo: Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College)

San Jacinto College Breaks Ground on New Training Center

San Jacinto College has broken ground along the Port of Houston for its new 45,000-square-foot Maritime Training Center.   At the site of 3700 Old Highway 146 in La Porte, stood student Dave Allen, taking in the view of concrete piers that will support San Jacinto College Maritime Training Center, a facility to prepare new mariners and serve as local training site. “This is going to prepare so many people for work in this industry,” said the San Jacinto College maritime student, who is on track for employment with a local maritime company and completes his second internship this year.

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Maritime, Transportation & Petrochemical Leaders see Bright Future

the 5th annual Economic Alliance Houston Port Region Petrochemical & Maritime Outlook Conference held at the Pasadena Convention Center Thursday, September 4. More than 650 people listened to encouraging news about expansion plans amid a resurgent energy renaissance in Texas and the U.S. The Port of Houston Authority and the Panama Canal Authority gave presentations recognizing their growth as 100-year anniversaries are being celebrated for both the canal and the Houston Ship Channel. Port of Houston Authority Commission Chairman Janiece Longoria outlined capital investments that will help the

Hundreds of Veterans Attend Military2Maritime Event

National Program Helps Veterans Transition to New Jobs in the American Maritime Industry More than 400 veterans attended a Military2Maritime career fair this week sponsored by the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry. The event was hosted by the Port of Houston and is part of a national program to help connect the nation’s servicemen and women with jobs in the American maritime industry that support families and build communities. The domestic maritime industry’s goal is to provide the more than 720,000 servicemen and women out of work

‘Military to Maritime’ Career Fair

Event for current and former military men and women will help veterans transition to maritime industry jobs On Wednesday, September 3, 2014, the Port of Houston and industry partners will host a “Military to Maritime” career fair sponsored by the American Maritime Partnership, the voice of the domestic maritime industry. The event is designed to help current and former members of the military transition to a career in the domestic maritime industry. While the unemployment rate among veterans has steadily declined in recent years, more than 720,000 servicemen and women are still out

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