Maine Maritime

Academies get creative to provide sea-term training during pandemic

For Maine Maritime Academy engineering senior Edward Dennis, a pandemic-necessitated “sail” while docked wound up being more worthwhile than normal at-sea training. “There are fewer of us on board, so we’re getting a lot of one-on-one time,” said Dennis, who trained dockside for a month over the summer aboard the academy’s State of Maine. “We’re really getting more hands-on training this way.”