MARAD Schedules Conference on Security Standards

Tuesday, February 25, 2003
The U.S. Maritime Administration will hold a one-day conference on March 20, 2003, at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. The purpose of the conference is to obtain comments and suggestions on draft standards and curricula for the education, training, and certification of maritime security professionals. Stakeholders are invited to participate. Section 109 of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 charges the Secretary of Transportation with developing such standards. The results of this important project will help to ensure that the United States and its trading partners have properly trained and appropriately educated personnel to help secure ships, ports, waterways, and their intermodal connections against the threat of terrorism and other criminal activity. The Section 109 project has been delegated to the U.S. Maritime Administration, which has given the lead to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Because of the significant ramifications of this project for national and international maritime security and its impact on future maritime education and training, the U.S. Maritime Administration is interested in obtaining comments and suggestions from interested parties. Input can be sent to the project chairman, Captain Jon Helmick, at helmick@usmma.edu. The U.S. Maritime Administration encourages stakeholders to attend, or to send a delegate to this conference. There is a nominal registration fee of $50.00 per person. The fee covers breakfast, lunch, and administrative costs. To register, please contact Meredith Hobbs via e-mail at hobbsm@usmma.edu, or by phone at (516) 773-5162. More information on the project will be sent to registered participants for their review before the conference.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter January 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ports

Kemp Joins PMSA as Vice President

The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) announced the hire of Carl Kemp as a Vice President based in the organization’s Long Beach office.    Kemp brings

Sill Reinforcements Complete in New Panama Canal Locks

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced that sill reinforcements in the new locks have been completed this week, bringing the Panama Canal Expansion closer to inauguration.

China to Enforce Low Sulphur ECA in Yangtze River Delta

Vessels calling ports in China’s Yangtze River Delta, including Shanghai, will be required to burn low sulphur fuel while at berth from April 1 this year.   China’s

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1345 sec (7 req/sec)