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MITAGS to Host WWII Merchant Mariner Celebration

Celebration to be Held at MITAGS Glen Paine, Executive Director of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS), announced that MITAGS will host a celebratory Dinner-Dance evening honoring the Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II, the evening before the dedication of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on May 29, 2004. The May 28, 2004, Dinner-Dance event will be held on MITAGS’ campus in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. The event is scheduled to begin at 6:00PM, with music of the 1940s era being performed by The Radio King Orchestra at 7:00PM. Vice Admiral Gordon S. Holder (USN), Director of Logistics (J-4), Joint Chief of Staff- Pentagon, and former Director of the Military Sealift Command, will be the guest speaker. MITAGS is currently offering a special overnight package for those individuals wishing to attend. You may go directly to the MITAGS website at www.mitags.org or contact our reservations department toll free at (866) 900-3517. Please RSVP by Monday, May 3, 2004.


MITAGS Completes Annual DNV Audit

Glen Paine, Executive Director of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS), announced the successful completion of MITAGS’ annual Det Norske Veritas (DNV) audit. In 1997, MITAGS earned the distinction of being the first maritime training institution in the United States, and the second in the world, to be certified by DNV under their Maritime Training and Simulator Center Classification Rules


MITAGS Wins Bid for Alaska Marine Highway Fast Ferry Training

Glen Paine, Executive Director of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) and Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI) announced today that Derecktor Shipyard, on behalf of Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS), awarded a contract to MITAGS for High Speed Craft (HSC) Bridge Resource Management and Simulator Training. Derecktor is building the M.V. FAIRWEATHER for AMHS, a 235'X 60' fast passenger vehicle ferry that will be powered by four Kamewa 90 waterjets and have a


MITAGS, NWS Marine Prediction Center Sign Formal

Glen Paine, Executive Director of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) and Pacific Northwest Maritime Institute, has announced that the Institute has entered into a formal agreement with the National Weather Service's (NWS) Marine Prediction Center (MPC) located in Camp Springs, Maryland. Mr. Paine and Dr. James E. Hoke, MPC Director, signed the agreement on September 5, 2001. The agreement states MPC will provide weather instruction


MITAGS Chooses STN Atlas For Major Upgrade

The Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS), of Linthicum Heights, Md., has awarded STN Atlas a contract to upgrade one of MITAGS' full mission simulation systems. The new system will be installed by STN Atlas at MITAGS in October 2001, and will employ the latest generation of photo-textured on-screen graphics, advanced ship maneuvering capabilities and a complete Raytheon integrated bridge system utilizing Kamewa joystick control systems for steering and ship


MITAGS and PMI Discounts Cost for Mariners

Glen Paine, Executive Director of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) in Baltimore, Maryland and the Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI) in Seattle, Washington, announced today that MITAGS and PMI have implemented an innovative program, with reduced tuition and hotel costs, to assist professional mariners seeking license advancement to Chief Mate/Master (CMM). The Institutes now offer one of the fastest, most versatile


Investing for Academic Excellence

Community Involvement Given the sheer enormity and fluidity of the STCW-95 Code, it became abundantly apparent to MITAGS and to our trustee companies that organizations and mariners would need substantial assistance in complying with the Code. Therefore, we began a complete revision to our curriculum, which meant that we would have to commit substantial resources to assist in this effort. The Global Marine Distress Safety System (GMDSS) was an early example of the issues associated with the


MITAGS Formally Certified by USN As Non-Traditional Training Site

Glen Paine, Executive Director of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate (MITAGS) and Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI), has announced that the United States Navy has certified the institute as a Non-Traditional Training Site. MITAGS met the rigidly high standards of the Navy and has been granted a much wider range of formal training for its personnel. To gain formal certification, MITAGS had to meet or exceed U.S


MITAGS Security Programs Available

Glen Paine, Executive Director of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) and the Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI), announced the development of specific programs to assist maritime personnel in meeting the new Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) and International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code security regulations. Companion seminars have also been developed to provide additional knowledge in specific subject areas.


MITAGS/PMI Awarded GSA Contract

The Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS), Linthicum Heights, Md. and the Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI), Seattle, Wash. have been awarded a five year contract by the General Services Administration (GSA) to provide products and services to the federal government. Under GSA Program, MITAGS/PMI will provide over 270 courses, programs, and services to agencies of the Federal Government.


SNAME to Host Energy Efficiency Workshop

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The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) will host a workshop on Marine Energy Efficiency for ships, tugs, ferries and OSVs at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, March 11-12.


The Crowley Way

“I think our industry has to take a more proactive role in cleaning ourselves up, instead of simply defending ourselves and trying to say it’s not that bad. It is going to be expensive and the cost of transportation is going to increase, but I think the world understands that.”  -Thomas B. Crowley, Jr., Chairman and CEO,  Crowley Maritime Corporation

Walk in the front door at Crowley Maritime Corporation HQ in Jacksonville, Fla., and you learn nearly everything you need to know about the company. With your visitor’s badge, you are handed a “Safety and Evacuation” brochure


MERPAC to Meet on IGF Code Training Requirements

A working group of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will meet to work on Task Statement 80, concerning crew training requirements onboard vessels subject to the International Code of Safety for ships using gases or low flashpoint fuels (IGF Code).


NAMEPA Launches Mexico Chapter

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Last week’s North American World Maritime Day heralded the birth of a new NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) chapter in Mexico. Led by Alejandro Trillo Menchelli and Fernando Melo Graf of Stericycle, the chapter received support from delegates to this annual


SOCP to Meet on November 1-3 2011

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The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) will be hosting the SOCP Fall 2011 Meeting at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) on November 1-3, 2011.  The focus for this meeting is Safety/Security Issues Impacting the Maritime Industry


Counter Piracy Operations Training Program

Program Information The National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy offers this Anti-Piracy training program for corporations that desire to field counter piracy operators that understand and can work effectively in the merchant marine environment


Counter-piracy Firm, AdvanFort, Panama-flag Approved

AdvanFort Company, approved by the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) for Panama-flag vessel counter-piracy operations. “We at AdvanFort are very pleased that the world’s largest flag state has vetted our company and approved our highly-trained operators to protect their ships from


Registration Opens for Transas Simulation User Conference

"Future Trends and New Challenges in Maritime Simulation"     Registration has now opened for the Transas Simulation User Conference 2013, scheduled to be held in Maryland on July 15 - 19, 2013. The conference is jointly hosted by the Calhoon MEBA Engineering School


Counter-Piracy Firm AdvanFort Now SAMI Accredited

AdvanFort receives key “green light” accreditation in the Stage 1 process from Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI). The company says it has achieved key certification status in the Standard Private Maritime Security Company (PMSC) accreditation program of the


First Speakers Revealed for 2013 Transas SimUC

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Focusing on the theme “Future trends and new challenges in maritime simulation,” Transas Simulation User Conference couldn’t miss the topic of Energy Sector Simulation Applications. This session will cover most of subjects vital for offshore training one of them being the new


Simulation Trends of Tomorrow

       What	Transas SIM UC 2013 When	July 15-19, 2013 Theme	“Future Trends and New Challenges  	in Maritime Simulation” Where	Calhoon MEBA Engineering School 			(CMES) & MITAGS Info	http://www.transas.com/simuc/

Transas SIM UC 2013 User’s Conference, July 15-19, 2013, Maryland In the middle of the summer more than 200 maritime professionals from marine simulation training centers from around the world will migrate to the U.S. east coast for four days of hands-on demonstration


Transas Simulation User Conference: The Future Is Now

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From July 15 to July 19, more than 250 maritime professionals from 41 countries gathered in Maryland, USA to discuss the Future trends and New Challenges in Maritime Simulation during the Transas Simulation User Conference. For the first time ever, the event ran across two venues


'The Future is Now': Transas Simulation User Conference Theme

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More than 250 maritime professionals from 41 countries gathered in Maryland, USA to discuss the Future trends and New Challenges in Maritime Simulation during the recent Transas Simulation User Conference (Transas SimUC). For the first time ever, the event ran across two venues


SOCP Annual Fall Meeting and 20 Year Anniversary Event

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20 Years of Collaboration & Innovation to Improve the U.S. Maritime Industry About the Meeting The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) cordially invites the maritime community to attend the SOCP Annual Fall Meeting, celebrating 20 Years of Collaboration & Innovation to Improve


SOCP Annual Fall Meeting & 20 Year Anniversary Event

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The SOCP cordially invites the maritime community to attend the SOCP Annual Fall Meeting, celebrating 20 Years of Collaboration & Innovation to Improve the U.S. Maritime Industry . This event will be held at MITAGS-PMI-CCMIT, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum, MD 21090 on November 6-7, 2013






 
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