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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

officers. The new graduates are invited into an industry that is proud to provide a lifelong career path with good-paying jobs, mobility, and advancement. Additionally, a number of graduates choose to serve our nation as members of all branches of the military, especially the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard.In order to sail as merchant marine officers, graduates are required to pass the extensive U.S. Coast Guard exam, which covers three days of testing along with the required encyclopedic knowledge of the career path chosen. For that reason, maritime academy cadets supplement their classroom

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Sim Centers Prep Grads for High Paying Careers

of huge ships as they sail through various kinds of weather conditions and into dozens of ports.Texas A&M’s maritime students earn bachelor’s degrees like other college students, but they also graduate with steel stomachs and Third Mate (or Third Assistant Engineer) licenses from the U.S. Coast Guard, allowing them to embark on careers that pay upwards of $100,000 a year right out of school. Plus, they get the chance to see the world, said Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp.“Few places offer the chance to nail down exciting careers that make such good money,&rdquo

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Alfa Laval’s Lindmark Takes on New Role

into his new role as Business Unit President, Gas Systems. The move follows years of service in ballast water treatment, comprising a number of key milestones for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3. Besides cementing itself as the leading ballast water treatment solution, the system became a forerunner with U.S. Coast Guard type approval and was first to be certified according to the IMO revised G8 guidelines.Lindmark’s new role is based in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, where he will drive the continued development of Alfa Laval’s SOx scrubber offering. Like PureBallast 3, Alfa Laval PureSOx has established

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Crowley Logistics Announces Organizational Changes

;s terminal in Port Everglades as general manager – after previously being cargo operations manager. In total, he has nearly 20 years of experience in the maritime sector. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University and graduated from Officer Candidate School of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, after which, he served as executive, deck watch and training officer for USCG cutters Padre and Venturous.Ayala now has expanded responsibility for coordinating sales, marketing and operational shipping activities throughout Crowley’s footprint in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic

ASNE Seeks Executive Director

society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.  Society activities provide support for the U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army.”  Please click here for the Executive Director Job Description.  If interested in this position, please send your resume to: edsearch@navalengineers.or

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USMMA Class of 2022 Sworn into USNR

, and we are happy to be able to present it at a time when many of their families could attend.”USMMA is the only federal service academy where graduates earn three graduation credentials – a Bachelor of Science Degree, an Officer’s commission in any branch of the military, and a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) license as a Deck or Engineering Officer.As part of their service obligation, graduates of USMMA serve five years on active-duty in the military, or sail five years as Officers in the U. S. Merchant Marine and eight years in the Reserves. USMMA is the single largest commissioning source

Casey Hehr (Photo: Port of Long Beach)

Hehr Named Security Director at Port of Long Beach

second-busiest seaport.Hehr has been with the Port of Long Beach since November 2016, serving as the Assistant Director of Security. He has been the acting director of the division since March, following the retirement of the previous director.Prior to his position at the Port, Hehr served with the U.S. Coast Guard for more than 20 years, retiring as the Chief of Operations and Response for the Los Angeles-Long Beach Sector. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and a master’s degree in Business Administration at the Boston College Carroll

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Crowley Honored for Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

, including a warehouse and the Isla Grande terminal, just two days after the storm passed, and began discharging government and commercial cargo from vessels to support relief efforts on the island within hours of the U.S. Coast Guard reopening the harbor in San Juan.“Two hours after the US Coast Guard reopened San Juan harbor, Jones Act shipping line Crowley Maritime began discharging supplies off barges with commercial and government relief,” said David Rider, president and executive director of SCI. “Since then Crowley has offered almost 24/7 service PR increasing its capacity

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

More than 40 U.S. Coast Guard, State of Texas, maritime industry and local emergency responders attended the American Salvage Association’s (ASA) Marine Salvage and Emergency Response training course last month in the Houston-Galveston area presented by the ASA Training Committee.  Designed to train students on how to coordinate proactive marine casualty response operations, this two-day program exposed students to a wide variety of course modules led by ASA members and industry experts in salvage law, naval architecture, commercial diving, environmental policy, and emergency response

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Real-world Training in Environmental Compliance

Solution’s manager of business development and SUNY Maritime alumna Anna Silva. “Training with Ocean Guardian will give them a real-world understanding of how the latest technology can help vessels enhance environmental compliance operations.”One of the requirements to earn a U.S. Coast Guard license (deck or engine) is to accrue 180 days of sea time prior to taking the USCG license exam to become a Merchant Mariner. The T/S Empire State and Summer Sea Term allow cadets to gain this time following their freshmen, sophomore and junior years. Through a combination of watch standing

Jason M. Vanderhaden (Photo: USCG)

Vanderhaden Named USCG Master Chief Petty Officer

The U.S. Coast Guard announced Tuesday Command Master Chief Jason M. Vanderhaden has been selected as the 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard. The Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard is the service's most senior enlisted member and advises the commandant on matters related to the enlisted workforce. In addition, Command Master Chief George Williamson was selected as the seventh Reserve Force Master Chief of the Coast Guard. Vanderhaden and Williamson will assume their offices May 17, 2018, during a Change of Watch ceremony in Washington, D.C. Vanderhaden currently

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Military to Maritime Digital Career Platform Launched

job openings to this website, and veterans and active military can search the hundreds of maritime-related careers currently posted.   “The Jones Act is a de facto layer of our national security. U.S. shipyards build, repair, maintain and modernize the largest and most sophisticated Navy and Coast Guard vessels in the world, and do the same for the nation's 40,000 commercial vessels. The U.S. military, the most powerful military in the world, relies on U.S. flag vessels crewed by U.S. civilian mariners,” said Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration

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

Goss, Martus Receive Thomas Crowley Awards

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 in the federal government in Washington, D.C., for the U.S. Maritime Administration, overseeing contracts, and U.S. Coast Guard, representing the U.S. interests in mariner training standards with the International Maritime Organization.   Goss joined Crowley in 2013 as manager of regulatory training in the marine development and compliance department. In 2014, she was promoted to director, marine development

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Port of Seattle Names Metruck Executive Director

The Port of Seattle Commission has appointed retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Stephen P. Metruck as its new Executive Director, effective February 1, 2018. Metruck will succeed interim executive director Dave Soike, who took over following the resignation of port CEO Ted Fick in February 2017.   Metruck brings 34 years of executive experience in maritime, security and financial leadership to his new role. Most recently, Metruck was Commander of the Mid-Atlantic Region, overseeing 3,600 military and civilian personnel, and before that, responsibility for planning and execution of the $10

Marc Warren (Photo: OBMP)

Warren Named OBMP Executive Director

, state and federal regulatory agencies and Oregon residents in an effort to implement the objectives and goals of OBMP.   Warren previously served as a regulatory specialist for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and possesses 25 years of maritime leadership experience with the U.S. Coast Guard, serving as a Commanding Officer and most recently, Enforcement Division Chief. He holds a degree in organizational security and management.  

Karl Lander (Photo: Greensea)

Lander Joins Greensea as Account Executive

with manufacturing partners and military operational communities. He will work closely with sales, production and management to deliver products that meet the needs of U.S. and international militaries.     Lander brings to Greensea more two decades of experience with the U.S. Coast Guard, having most recently served as Executive Officer aboard the USCGC Healy, where he was responsible for the internal operations of an 85-member crew and managed a 137-member cross-functional team during a 64-day scientific expedition to the North Pole.   Lander earned a M.S. in Engineering

Rob Nakama (Photo: Saltchuk)

Rob Nakama: From USCG to Foss Maritime

Coast Guardsman settling in as manager of Foss’s emergency response   Rob Nakama’s unique experience proved essential in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and on the ground stateside during Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon disaster   Just two weeks after accepting the U.S. Coast Guard’s congratulations on a military career spanning almost three decades, Rob Nakama drove from Washington D.C. to Seattle to join Foss Maritime as the company’s Manager of Contingency Planning and Emergency Response.   “I’ve been in the military for

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