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Gulf operators increasingly recruiting from the maritime academies

Gulf operators increasingly recruiting from the maritime academies

Offshore operators in the Gulf of Mexico have been looking farther afield for vessel officers, and maritime academy graduates nationwide are the beneficiaries.

April 2013
Circa 1950 railcar tugboat isn’t too old for modern-day towing training

Circa 1950 railcar tugboat isn’t too old for modern-day towing training

For more than half a century, the historic tugboat Cornell moved railcar floats, assisted cargo ships, opened ice-choked channels and starred in movies.

February 2013

ISF publishes new training book to include STCW updates, ECDIS

The International Shipping Federation has issued an updated Onboard Training Record Book for Deck Cadets

Web Bulletin 2012
Allegretti: AWO publishes best practices for mariner licensing, medical standards

Allegretti: AWO publishes best practices for mariner licensing, medical standards

Web Exclusive 2012
Clawson: Mariners should be trained in STCW’s mandated rest hours even before U.S. implementation

Clawson: Mariners should be trained in STCW’s mandated rest hours even before U.S. implementation

Web Exclusive 2012

Coast Guard to resume posting full archive of mariner exam questions

After a two-year hiatus, the U.S. Coast Guard has decided to put its full database of mariner examination questions back up on the Web.

Web Exclusive 2012
Top 10 common errors and tips for mariners to avoid delays with their licensing application

Top 10 common errors and tips for mariners to avoid delays with their licensing application

Web Exclusive 2012

Report: Jobs plentiful for maritime academies' 2012 grads

American Maritime Partnership says the job outlook is good for 2012 graduates of maritime academies, despite the slow economic growth

Web Exclusive 2012
Kakuska: NMC’s sea-time evaluations need improvement

Kakuska: NMC’s sea-time evaluations need improvement

Why has the evaluation of sea service become so complicated and how do we fix it?

Web Exclusive 2012
License denials soar as NMC scrutinizes medical evaluations

License denials soar as NMC scrutinizes medical evaluations

The number of mariners who fail their medical evaluations has more than tripled over the past two years as the National Maritime Center (NMC) staffed up its expanded medical division.

August 2012
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