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OSG Pledges $90,000 to Mass. Maritime Academy Foundation

Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) announced a three-year pledge in the amount of $90,000 to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy as the US. shipping company continues to promote women to receive training to enter the maritime industry.OSG said its pledge will go to undergraduate and sea term scholarships and sponsorship of the Academy’s Women’s Network and Sea, Science and Leadership Career Exploration Program. Scholarship recipients will have ongoing interaction with OSG and the opportunity to become familiar with OSG’s business and fleet of vessels. The OSG Scholarship Program is

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Attracting More People of Color to the Maritime Workforce

and influence, it sends a message that the organization values diversity and inclusion. This, in turn, can help to attract and retain a more diverse talent pool, which benefits everyone.The authorLieutenant Albion Llewellyn is an assistant professor and faculty athletic representative at Massachusetts Maritime Academy

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Doyle Returns to Lead Dredging Contractors of America

the six state-owned marine terminals at the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore. He resigned from the position on June 16.Doyle previously served as CEO for the DCA, and two terms as a U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner, twice unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. A graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Doyle is a marine engineer, attorney and lieutenant, U.S. Navy Reserve (ret.), having sailed as officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine for 10 years. He also serves as a member of the Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee, which advises the U.S. secretary of transportation

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Mass. Maritime Academy Offering Offshore Wind Training to Locals

Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) said it has started offering its Global Wind Organization Basic Technical Training (GWO BTT) course to community members, opening the door to those on Martha’s Vineyard interested in a potential career in the offshore wind industry.Massachusetts Maritime Academy is one of the first institutions in the Northeast to offer this type of training. The goal is to help broaden the landscape of local job opportunities in the fast-emerging offshore wind power field  and help create a talent pool of technicians with the skill and know-how to perform a variety of

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US Maritime Industry Working to Solve the People Puzzle

on both coasts to support education and training opportunities – even at the high school level,” Douglas said. “We are working with academies and colleges to create training programs and curriculum to support the U.S. wind industry. For example, Crowley has partnered with Massachusetts Maritime Academy to create a first-of-its-kind training and workforce development program to advance the U.S. offshore wind workforce.&rdquo

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Mass Maritime Creates School of Engineering

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is in the process of restructuring its former Engineering Department with the formation of the School of Engineering.To be headed by an Associate Dean, the School of Engineering will be composed of the Departments of Marine Engineering, Facilities Engineering, and Energy Systems Engineering. Each department will have a Department Chair reporting directly to the new Associate Dean of Engineering, who in turn will report to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.Today, the Engineering Department stands as the largest department at the Academy and includes 25 full-time faculty

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Armach Robotics Promotes John Dunn to COO

, Armach’s founder and CEO. “Armach is going to change the world and leave this place better for our next generation. John is an ideal leader to have in the C-Suite with me and Rob [Howard]. I am excited to make this promotion.”Dunn holds a BS in Marine Engineering from Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He began his career as a shipboard engineer in the maritime energy industry. He transitioned into remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and held several senior leadership roles advancing the use and deployment of ROVs for inspection, UWILD, and exploration activities. Most recently, Dunn

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Resolve Marine Announces New Leadership Roles

world. In 2018 he was appointed director, business development with oversight of the company’s Alaska and compliance divisions, shared resources (equipment, assets, and response depots), marketing and communications, and Resolve Academy.  He holds a B.S. in marine engineering from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, an M.S. in ocean engineering from Florida Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Cornell University.Lana Farrell, also a second-generation family member with the company and currently manager of talent development, will add responsibilities and lead the company’s alternative

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Offshore Wind in Focus at Recent Mass. Maritime Career Fair

An estimated 400 recruiters from 176 organizations, including many from the offshore wind industry, attended the recent Fall Career Fair at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, a public university with undergraduate degree programs focusing on science, engineering, technology, math and business that blend academics and experiential learning.Students had the opportunity to discover career paths and opportunities, learn about potential future employers, and receive a closer look at the many different industries available as an alumni of MMA.The event also allowed employers an avenue to learn about the

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American Offshore Services Hires Romano as Vessel Superintendent

Offshore Services said it has hired Michael Romano as vessel superintendent focused on new building and operations as the Massachusetts-based crew transfer vessel owner/operator ramps up to support America's burgeoning offshore wind industry.Romano graduated summa cum laude from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 2014. Since graduation, he has earned his Master Unlimited license sailing on a variety of vessels supporting offshore oil and gas. Romano has also gained vessel management experience in his previous marine operations role.Formed in 2020, AOS is a joint venture formed between European

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Mass Maritime Puts on Offshore Wind Training Demo for Governor Baker

Governor Charlie Baker, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Bethany Card, and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center CEO (MassCEC) Jennifer Daloisio joined Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) officials for a Global Wind Organization (GWO) training demonstration at the Academy. Nearly three years since helping launch MMA’s first-in-the-nation offshore wind crew transfer training facility, Governor Baker returned to observe a wind and life raft training and highlight the investments the Baker-Polito Administration is proposing to expand the offshore wind workforce further.  “Mass

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Resolve Marine Announces Leadership Transition

with oversight of the company’s Alaska and compliance divisions, shared resources (equipment, assets, and response depots), marketing and communications, and Resolve Academy, the company’s firefighting and training division.Farrell holds a B.S. in marine engineering from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, an M.S. in ocean engineering from Florida Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Cornell University.Joe Farrell, Jr., Resolve Marine’s founder and CEO, said, “I am more than pleased to officially announce that my son Joe III will be transitioning to lead the organization

U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets aboard USCGC Eagle (WIX 327), "America's Tall Ship," during summer 2021. (Photo: Kristjan Petersson / U.S. Embassy Reykjavik)

Maritime Academies Work Toward Inclusion

more common. In some ways, virtual admissions marketing “levels the playing field” because it gives under-represented applicants the ability to “visit” and learn about the school, said Maria L. Martinez, PhD, Associate VP for Enrollment Management at Cal Maritime.Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA)Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) is in Buzzards Bay. Student enrollment is 1,451 for 2022-2025. (See chart for a more complete breakout.) In 2020, 13% of students were female.Michael Ortiz M.Ed. is Dean of Enrollment Management, Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

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Crowley, Massachusetts Maritime Academy Setting Up Offshore Wind Training

Crowley Maritime Corporation and Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) said Tuesday they'd create a first-of-its-kind training and workforce development program dedicated specifically to the New England region’s offshore wind energy industry.The program will be certified by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO), a non-profit that sets international standards for safety training. The academy will coordinate with Relyon Nutec, the world’s largest provider of specialized instruction for energy and industrial sectors, to deliver the courses.“Crowley and MMA are leaders in the maritime

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Burns to Lead Mass. Maritime's Work in Renewable Energy

The Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) announced Capt. Michael R. Burns Jr. as the first Executive Director of the Academy’s Maritime Center for Responsible Energy (MCRE). In this new role, Capt. Burns will oversee the MCRE that was established in August 2021 to deliver training to the renewable energy industry, develop robust, collaborative relationships with renewable energy stakeholders, and coordinate all the Academy's renewable energy efforts. Capt. Burns will lead all aspects of the Center’s work, including developing and delivering offshore wind workforce training, raising

Australian Maritime College Partners with IAMPE

partners to develop a worldwide port professional education and certification standard. This is the Association’s first international college partner joining Maine Maritime Academy’s Loeb-Sullivan Graduate School of International Business and Logistics, the graduate programs of Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Texas Southern University and the State University of New York Maritime College Continuing Education Program.“Our association with the Australian Maritime College is a great step in setting a gold standard for professional development and certification for industry professionals

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Laborde Products Adds East Coast Sales Rep

In April of 2020, Laborde Products was named the new engine distributor for the East Coast of the United States for Mitsubishi Marine Engines. With the expansion of their territory, Laborde Products recently welcomed Peter Licnikas of Lowell, Mass. to its marine sales team.The Massachusetts Maritime Academy alumnus joins the Laborde team with an extensive resume, including history on both the sales and operations side of the engine business.Licnikas is responsible for growing and representing Mitsubishi Marine Engines along the East Coast as well as Laborde Power Products, which includes

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