Merchant Marine Training Doesn’t Need to Cost an Arm and a Leg

For those who don’t have the benefit of a company paying for their training, trying to get the right courses for your credentialing can be frustrating and a real hassle. So many entry-level seamen are at a loss as to how to enter the job market without a) income, b) the required experience, and c) […]

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Bluewater Maritime School, Inc. Profile

Bluewater Maritime School, Inc. has a non-profit mission of providing no-cost training to at-risk youth and economically disadvantaged persons. Established in 1998, the School began by providing maritime training to professionals already in the industry. Since that time, the School has grown into an institution providing training to the military, private individuals and industry professionals. […]

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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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Construction Underway at San Jacinto College

San Jacinto College’s new Maritime Education Center is officially under construction. The College held an official groundbreaking ceremony in December, and the concrete and pilings are poured. According to Sarah Janes, Vice President of Continuing and Specialist Development at the College, “The maritime sector is somewhat hidden, a sleeping giant in Houston. By creating the […]

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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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