Free Training at the AIDT Maritime Training Center in Mobile

The AIDT Maritime Training Center in Mobile, Alabama is looking for maritime structural fitter trainees to fill as many as 300 job openings locally. What is a maritime structural fitter?  A structural fitter measures, fabricates and installs key parts of maritime forms (i.e., shipbuilding and oil rigs) prior to welders attaching the structures permanently.  An […]

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Profile: ULL’s Maritime Survival Training Center

Founded in May of 1988, the Marine Survival Training Center (MSTC) at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, was established by the Louisiana Board of Trustees for State Colleges and Universities.  The construction on the facility began in March of the following year, with the first class being held in June.  Equipment, services and start-up costs […]

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Offshore Research Funded by Deepwater Horizon Penalties

The University of Houston will soon head up a national research center for subsea engineering and offshore energy development issues.  The center’s goal will be to improve the safe, sustainable development of energy resources in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, reducing the risk of offshore accidents, spills and other disasters. Funding from penalties Announced by […]

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Seaman’s Church Institute Ups its Training Game with Training Center Improvements

In December, Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) launched an initiative aimed at transforming training for the nation’s inland mariners at its Center for Maritime Education in Kentucky. The official dedication of the refurbished center took place on December 10th, revealing the Center’s blueprint for preparing mariners for safe operations throughout U.S. waterways. The Center’s leaders spent […]

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UNO’s School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Established in 1980 in response to demand from the local offshore and shipbuilding industries, UNO’s School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering provides the maritime industry with prepared graduates and supports industry progress through applied and basic research. The program offers a BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME), an MS in Engineering with […]

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Port Revel to Train Pilots on How to Maneuver in Expanded Canal

With the multi-billion-dollar Panama Canal expansion well underway, Canal pilots will soon have to contend with the enormous post-Panamax vessels, which don’t currently fit through the Canal’s locks. In response to this challenge, the Pilots Association is sending some members to a special facility in France to train them on how to deal with the […]

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Profile: Maritime Services Group of Louisiana

Based in Slidell, Louisiana, Maritime Services Group provides an array of services that promote effective team building, safety, quality training and growth.  The company provides companies and mariners nationwide with quality educational training, improved teambuilding leadership, emergency response logistic services and regulatory compliance consulting services. Students at Maritime Services Group gain practical knowledge and skills […]

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Profile: The Ocean Corporation

Founded in 1969, The Ocean Corporation specializes in commercial diving and non-destructive testing career training. Notable Achievements First commercial bell diver training program in the United States (1972) First operational dives performed inside a US nuclear plant (1973) First dive school to include surface welding as standard part of training (1979) First NDT/Inspection Diver Training […]

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Expansion Underway at Maritime Professional Training’s Fort Lauderdale Campus

 In mid-October, Maritime Professional Training (MPT) – the largest private maritime training school in the country – held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new 25,000-square-foot expansion at the Fort Lauderdale campus. MPT serves over 10,000 students per year, providing training for those pursuing careers in both the commercial and yachting maritime industries.  Plans for the […]

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Seagull Launches New Training Administrator

Seagull Maritime AS, one of the leaders in maritime training technology, has just launched its Seagull Training Administrator (STA) 4.0, the latest update to the most widely-used training administrator in the shipping industry. The Norway-based company has been gathering customer feedback over the last several years to improve the STA’s workflow and functionality, as well […]

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