Maritime Training International

About Maritime Training International Based in Jacksonville, Florida, Maritime Training International is a leading maritime training center.  With services for both veteran maritime workers and new workers looking to get their start in the industry, Maritime Training International provides credentials as Ordinary Seaman (OS), Able-Bodied Seaman (AB), and Captain; as well as STCW, Life Boat, […]

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Grand Opening: Ingalls Shipbuilding’s Maritime Training Academy in Mississippi

Ingalls Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, has officially opened a brand new, state-of-the-art, 70,000-square-foot maritime training center.  The Haley Reeves Barbour Maritime Training Academy, named for the former Mississippi governor, opened on November 7th and will serve as the training center for the Ingalls Apprentice Program.  It will also assist in bolstering student […]

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Profile: Gulf Coast Training Technologies

About Gulf Coast Training Technologies Specializing in Marine Service training, Gulf Coast Training Technologies (GCTT) was founded by seasoned marine and oil industry experts. Located in New Iberia, Louisiana, GCTT’s vision is to provide excellent training services and exceptional customer service, while continually expanding their training capabilities by utilizing their knowledgeable and experienced staff. Facilities […]

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Pop Culture Highlights the Importance of Mariner Training

Two big-budget Hollywood films, both to be released this fall, deal with situations offshore that illustrate the need for proper mariner training.  In a time when the sequester and budget cuts threaten the growth and continuance of formal maritime training centers across the country, many experts are hoping that these films shed light on the […]

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Profile: Maritime Professional Training

About Maritime Professional Training Maritime Professional Training (MPT) is a full-service, private maritime school that has been training mariners since 1983.  Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the campus is a sprawling 45,000 square feet of training facilities, including classrooms, deck and engineering training labs, the “Ship’s Store”, and Student Services.  Additionally, MPT houses the MPT […]

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Merchant Marine Training: All Are Welcome – And Needed

This year’s class of freshmen (plebes), inducted into the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy on September 7th, reflects the changing landscape of what was once an exclusively male career path. Of the 237 inductees, the Class of 2017 includes 38 women – accounting for 16 percent of the new class – giving the U.S. Merchant Marine […]

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AIDT Maritime Training Center

About AIDT Launched in Mobile, Alabama in 2007, the AIDT Maritime Training Center provides job seekers with the skills and qualifications they need to become a part of the maritime industry.  AIDT broke ground on their Training Center in 2009, and the Center officially opened in November 2010.  The 67,000-square-foot facility includes computer labs, classrooms, […]

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Texas Training Vessel Visits the Port of New Orleans

Given its location in the Gulf South, it’s no secret that New Orleans is a major port city with a high concentration of maritime companies offering employment in virtually every aspect of the industry.  It follows that New Orleans’ port activity makes it a great training ground for new maritime cadets. This summer, for the […]

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About Griff’s Marine Training, Inc.

About Griff’s Marine Training, Inc. Griff’s Marine Training, Inc.(formerly known as Lafourche Merchant Marine Training Services, Inc.) has been serving the training needs of marine workers in the Gulf South for over 30 years.  Previously located in Larose, Louisiana, Griff’s Marine Training, Inc. recently relocated to Raceland, Louisiana, where they have a comprehensive training and […]

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