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Massachusetts Maritime Academy News

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

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 nearly 650,000 private U.S. citizens who

MarTID: The Global Survey of Maritime Training Practices Debuts

maritime community and its quest for absolute safety. Join us on the journey. – MLPro. World Maritime University: https://www.wmu.se/Marine Learning Systems: https://www.marinels.com/New Wave Media: https://www.marinelink.com Joseph Keefe is a 1980 (Deck) graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and lead commentator of MaritimeProfessional.com. Additionally, he is Editor of both Maritime Logistics Professional and MarineNews magazines. He can be reached at jkeefe@maritimeprofessional.com or at Keefe@marinelink.com. MaritimeProfessional.com is the largest business networking

From left to right: Ray Martus, Tom Crowley Jr. and Zoe Goss (Photo: Crowley)

Goss, Martus Receive Thomas Crowley Awards

Crowley. "The work she did in front of Congress for the year-at-sea program was instrumental in showing the government that industry does things right, and that cadets have a lot to learn from what we can provide."   Goss has a bachelor's degree in marine transportation from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where she earned an unlimited Third Mate’s license. She has a master's degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. Goss sailed for 6 years on various U.S. flag ships and served as captain of passenger vessels. She also served

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

1,200 Maritime Academy Grads Enter the US Workforce

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 academies enter the workforce as licensed officers

Jon Closson (Photo: Furuno)

Furuno Bolsters Sales Squad

; Ortiz - Southwest Regional Sales Associate To fill the gap left in the Southwest Territory, Furuno announced that Reynard "Rey" Ortiz has joined the Furuno family as its new Southwest Regional Sales Associate. Ortiz is a recent graduate of the maritime business program at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Ortiz will be based out of Furuno’s Camas, Wash. facility. Alan Terry - Northwest Sales Associate To fill the gap left in the Northwest Territory, Furuno announced that Alan Terry will be taking over as the new Northwest Sales Associate. Terry previously served as Service

Mohammed Yasser Marzuq (Photo: KPI Bridge Oil)

KPI Bridge Oil Promotes Bunker Trader

at one of the shipping industry’s largest energy and tanker brokering companies Mohammed has shown excellent commercial aptitude and the ability to observe the market from a ship owner/operator’s perspective, according to KPI.  Mohammed is fluent in Arabic and studied at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Maritime Business

Capt. Shawn Brule of TowBoatUS Cape Cod aboard his towing response vessel.

New Owner at the Helm of TowBoatUS Cape Cod

, are equipped with dewatering pumps, dive gear, lift bags, towing gear, battery jump packs and extra fuel. They are painted a distinctive red with the white TowBoatUS letters on each side and are on call 24 hours a day seven days a week. Brule, who is 42, is pleased that his son, a junior at Massachusetts Maritime Academy will be working with him this summer, and he has other captains in the pipeline to call on when needed. Brule’s girlfriend, Stacey Russell, another Coast Guard retiree, will assist with management.  

From left to right: Fred Loomis and Todd Nestel (Photo: W&O)

W&O Realigns Leadership Team

in key markets in North America and Europe. He will work closely with W&O’s global network of sales professionals, supporting the company’s solutions-based sales approach. Loomis has been with W&O for 17 years, having worked his way through the sales ranks. Loomis is a Massachusetts Maritime Academy graduate and was a tugboat captain prior to joining W&O.    Specific to his role as Vice President of Engineered Solutions, Nestel will lead the engineered solutions and marketing team, supporting overall company sales and growth, with emphasis on technical product solution

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