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Military Sealift Command to try contract crews on JHSVs

The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command is launching a pilot program to determine whether civilian contract mariners or civil service mariners are a better crewing fit for a new high-speed ship currently being developed.

Pennsylvania career center to offer new two-week deckhand course

(WASHINGTON, Pa.) -- A local career center will offer a two-week deckhand course, the Observer-Reporter newspaper reported. In cooperation with Consol Energy, the Mon Valley Career and Technology Center will run the class to help crew Consol's growing fleet of 24…

Alabama's $12M Maritime Training Center opens in Mobile

(MOBILE, Ala.) -- A new Maritime Training Center has opened this week, television station WALA reported. Alabama Industrial Development Training operates the $12 million facility. The center is expected to aid in preparing a work force for Austal USA as…

Entrepreneurial spirit thrives on Lake Superior

You can’t really be in the commercial towing business on the Great Lakes without being heavily into ice breaking. While both the Canadian and U.S. coast guards clear ice in the main shipping lanes, roughly from Christmas until April, it…