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US Coast Guard Academy Again Seen as One of the Best

 Class of 2013 graduates: Photo courtesy of US Coast Guard Academy

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has again been recognized as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education.  According to U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2014 rankings, the academy is listed at #2 in the Regional Colleges North category. CGA was also recognized in the Forbes magazine list of America’s Top Colleges, ranking in the top 20 of the Best Public Colleges list.  The magazine, partnering with the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, states the list was based on return on investment and answers to the question, “What are students getting out of college?” The Princeton Review also features the academy in the new 2014 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 378 Colleges.”  Only about 15% of the nation’s 2,500 four-year institutions are profiled in the publication, whose lists are based entirely on a survey of more than 100,000 college students.  As in previous years, the academy also featured prominently in that publication’s top 20 “Stone Cold Sober Schools” list. In addition, the Academy claimed the #1 spot on the top ten list of small public colleges with the best graduation rates according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. The publication analyzed data provided to the U.S. Department of Education for first-time, full-time students who entered in the fall of 2009 and graduated within six years. With a graduation rate of 83


Beating Corrosion Through Education

Robroy Conduit Division, a market leader in rigid metal PVC-coated conduit, is making a concerted effort in the battle against an estimated annual cost of more than $300 billion resulting from corrosion damage. The company's Corrosion College, a two-day course of intensive instruction conducted by professionals in the field of corrosion protection, has been well-received by a variety of participants, including electrical contractors, distributors, engineers, purchasing agents and specifiers


Bush to speak at Coast Guard graduation Ceremony

President Bush will give three commencement addresses this year, including a speech on May 23 at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, reported the New Times Live. The White House announced that Bush also will speak on April 28 on the Kendall Campus of Miami Dade College in Miami, Fla. And on May 11, the president will speak at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. The president of the college, Jim Towey, is the former director of Bush’s Office of Faith-Based and Community


SUNY Maritime Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner

On Tuesday, May 5th, at 6:00 pm, the State University of New York Maritime College will salute the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Kirby Inland Marine and Professor Emeritus William Sembler, ’52 at the College’s annual Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner.  The event will be held on the college’s waterfront campus in Throgs Neck, New York.   ESPN Sailing Analyst and former America’s Cup sailor Gary Jobson will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the


SUNY Maritime Free Conference: Cutting-Edge Issues in Shipping

At 8:00 am, on Groundhog Day, Wednesday, February 2, 2011, Maritime College will kick-off the 6th annual Groundhog Day Event, Conference on Cutting Edge Issues in Shipping. Admission is free and open to all interested in the business of shipping. The event will take place in the lecture hall of the Science and Engineering Building, Maritime College campus, Throgs Neck, The Bronx, NY 10465. The day begins with a complimentary continental breakfast, registration and welcome


Transas Simulator for City of Glasgow College

Photo courtesy of Transas Marine International

On March 14, Transas Marine and City of Glasgow College signed a contract to supply a simulation complex. The simulation center in the Riverside campus which is under construction, will be one of the largest, the most up to date and most technically advanced simulation suite in the U.K. Training courses are expected to start in Autumn 2015. The ship simulator suite forms a core part of the new Riverside Campus and the complex nature of the equipment and fit out require a high degree of


SUNY Maritime Announces Major Gifts

3 MAJOR GIFTS ANNOUNCED: TWO MAJOR ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS & LARGEST PLEDGE IN COLLEGE’S HISTORY SUNY Maritime College announces three major gifts received as a result of two successful fundraising events – the 2006 Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner and the Class of 1956 Reunion Committee’s class gift campaign. Major gift donors are Clay Maitland, a former college foundation trustee and long time contributor; and Class of 1956 alumni, Captain Brian A. McAllister and Captain John F. Fox


Canada Invest in Marine Training Center

The McGuinty government is supporting Ontario’s marine transportation industry by investing in essential upgrades to the Great Lakes International Marine Training Centre in Owen Sound. “Ontario and Canada need well-trained graduates to navigate and operate our ships,” said Training, Colleges and Universities Minister Chris Bentley. “Today’s investment creates opportunity for students interested in marine careers while securing the future viability of Ontario’s marine industry.”


Crowley Honored for Charitable Efforts

left to right: Jim Lawrence, chairman, Marine Money; Tom Crowley; and RADM Wendi B. Carpenter, USN, (Ret.), President, SUNY Maritime College.

Crowley Maritime Honored with Award for Charitable Efforts from SUNY Maritime College; Award Recognizes Crowley’s Continued Commitment to Education.   Crowley Maritime Corporation was recently honored for its charitable efforts with an award from the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College that recognized the company’s continued dedication to supporting SUNY students with scholarships, internship programs and career opportunities through the years


MSC Delivers Rowboat for Global HIV Testing Campaign

 The Spirit of Malabo exits an MSC shipping container at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday.  (Photo: MSC)

The Goree Challenge is a 5,000 mile solo transatlantic row from the Canary Islands to New York. Kingsborough Community College is providing technical assistance for the ocean rowboat, christened The Spirit of Malabo. The Spirit of Malabo, a 24-foot ocean rowboat, arrived at Kingsborough Community College, of the City University of New York (CUNY) on Thursday from Brazil. The Spirit of Malabo will be used for a 5,000 mile solo transatlantic row from the Canary Islands to New York's Brooklyn


SCI Announces Silver Bell Honorees

Jim McNamara (left) and Orrin H. Ingram

The Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) announces the recipients of awards it will confer at its 37th Annual Silver Bell Awards Dinner in New York City on Thursday, June 5, 2014. SCI presents the Silver Bell Award, in recognition of outstanding leadership in the maritime community, to Orrin H


Porter Receives GSSC’s Navigator Award

Left to right: Byron Dunn, GSSC President; Larry Porter, and Ron Pierce, GSSC Chairman of the Board.

Larry Porter, Master Trainer at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, was the recipient of the Gulf States Shipbuilders Consortium’s 2014 Navigator Award. Each year, GSSC honors an individual who has displayed outstanding leadership or made other significant contributions to the


IMCO Purchases NAUTIS ECDIS

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A classroom of NAUTIS Desktop Trainers and a NAUTIS Instructor Station was purchased by the International Maritime College Oman (IMCO). The simulators allow the IMCO to add certified ECDIS Model course 1.27 training to its curriculum. The classroom was delivered and installed by VSTEP engineers at


Nigeria Maritime Academy Gets Bridge Simulator

Photo courtesy NAUTIS

A NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge Simulator was purchased and delivered to the Maritime Academy of Nigeria in Oron. The new simulator will be used to provide qualitative education and training for the merchant Navy and maritime industry in full accordance with international standards.


Towers Joins EBDG Engineering Team

Jim Towers

Elliott Bay Design Group, a Seattle-based Naval Architect and Marine Engineering firm with offices in New Orleans and Ketchikan, has hired seasoned marine professional Jim Towers. Towers, originally hired at the firm in 2000, brings more than 30 years' experience to his role as Senior Naval


O’Reilly Named Troy Line Expert Supervisor

Leeanne O’Reilly (Photo: Troy Container Line)

Troy Container Line Ltd., one of the largest American-owned NVOCCs, today announced the promotion of Leeanne O’Reilly to Export Supervisor at Troy Container Line. Based in the company’s Red Bank, N.J. office, O’Reilly will oversee the unification of the FCL and LCL Export


Upcoming HII Apprentice School Graduation

Earlier HII graduates: Photo courtesy of HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries informs it will host commencement exercises for The Apprentice School's graduating class of 2013. Danny Hunley, Newport News Shipbuilding's vice president of operations and Apprentice School graduate, will provide the keynote address on Saturday, 29, February 2014.


HII Graduate 137 Shipbuilding Apprentices

Apprentice graduates: Photo courtesy of HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted commencement exercises for the company's Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding. The graduation, held at the Liberty Baptist Church Worship Center in Hampton, celebrated 137 apprentices representing 18 trades and four advanced programs.


VADM Paul Zukunft Nominated to be 25th U.S. Coast Guard Commandant

Vice Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, nominated as the 25th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Jeh Charles Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, announced on February 28th that Paul F. Zukunft has been nominated by President Obama to be the 25th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. His nomination requires Senate confirmation. Johnson said last Friday


San Jacinto College to Build Maritime Training Center

Capt. John Kessler, maritime instructor, demonstrates how mariners train using the bridge simulators at the San Jacinto College maritime program. Photo credit: Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College

Region’s newest maritime center to showcase room-sized simulators, and training and industry docks As San Jacinto College prepares to break ground to build the region's newest maritime training facility, some of the industry's most sought after training technology has arrived and is


Dooley Named President at Choice Ballast

John P. Dooley

Richard A. Mueller named John P. Dooley President of Choice Ballast Solutions, LLC. Working in close cooperation with ballast water systems suppliers and vessel owners, Dooley will be responsible for the overall management of the Choice commercial marine business activities


HSOG Launches Apprenticeship Program

HS Ocean Group (HSOG ) celebrates National Apprenticeship Week by committing to long-term Apprenticeship program. The marine services specialist HSOG has launched a formal Apprenticeship training program following the successful progression of its first ever apprentices.


BMT Fleet Technology Names Byrtus President

Darcy Byrtus

BMT Fleet Technology Ltd., a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd., an international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced the appointment of Darcy Byrtus as President. Darcy joins BMT from General Dynamics Canada where he held the post of Director of Business


Port of New Orleans Mourns Former Chairman Lauricella

Aspect of port: Image courtesy of Port of New Orleans

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans mourns the passing of former Board Chairman Francis E. “Hank” Lauricella. Gov. Mike Foster appointed Mr. Lauricella to the Board in April of 1997 and he served as Board Chairman from October 2001 until June of 2002.


Nordic American Offshore Appoints CEO

Nordic American Offshore Ltd. (NAO) announced that Tor-Øyvind Bjørkli will join the company as chief executive officer (CEO), effective April 1, 2014. Tor-Øyvind will be working from out of the Oslo office on the same premises as Orion Tankers; the chartering department of


 
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