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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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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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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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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Profile: Maritime License Training

Maritime License Training Company (MLT) is based in Jacksonville, Florida.  The school’s mission is to provide professional training and assistance to mariners who are new to the marine workforce, or upgrading their current licenses. Founded in 1999, the school was established because the founders, who owned a marine salvage and towing company, had difficulty finding […]

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Elkins Training Company

Elkins Training Company (ETC) provides training courses (including FCC License Preparatory Courses) both nationwide and around the world. ETC provides training classes for maritime academies, unions and Fortune 500 aviation and maritime companies. The Elkins Institute, established in 1952, quickly grew to six locations by 1968: Dallas, TX; New Orleans, LA; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; […]

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Profile: Maritime Pilots Institute

Based in Covington, Louisiana, the Maritime Pilots Institute (MPI) is a non-profit training service organization that was created for pilots, by pilots.  MPI’s mission is to provide world-class education, training, support, and services to Louisiana’s professional maritime pilotage community. Through its innovative professional training systems and partnerships, MPI provides services and programs that enhance the […]

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