New Training Agreement Opens Maritime Job Opportunities

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Maritime Administrator Sean T. Connaughton and Gunther Keitel, Executive Vice President of Great American Lines, Inc., signed an agreement for cadets from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and state maritime academies to take their training voyages on Great American Lines ships.

Maritime cadets must have sailing time on working vessels in order to qualify as licensed mariners.  There is currently a worldwide shortage of licensed mariners, and maritime academies have geared up to train more students.

The agreement was signed on graduation day at Kings Point.  Keitel and Connaughton are both graduates of the academy, and Connaughton pointed out how different the employment situation is for today’s graduates than it was for him and his classmates.  “Sixty-five percent of today’s graduates already have jobs sailing in the maritime industry,” he said.  “When my class graduated there were almost no jobs for us in the industry.”

Great American Lines, Inc., specializes in carrying motor vehicles and refrigerated produce in international trade.   This agreement is the fourth such training agreement to be signed in the past year.  Previous agreements were with APL Liner Ltd., which provides regular service among specified ports, and Overseas Shipholding Group and SeaRiver, which operate tankers. 

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Education/Training

Transas to Supply TechSim Solutions to SUNY Maritime

The Navsim Services and Transas Americas Team, have been awarded contracts for supply of a combination of full mission, classroom and cloud based Transas Technical

EUCAP Nestor Train 30 Somali Coast Guards

On 21 October, the European Union’s Maritime Capacity Building Mission in the Horn of Africa and Western Indian Ocean (EUCAP Nestor) celebrated the successful completion of a two month Mentoring,

Colombian Professionals to be Trained in Antwerp

APEC, the training centre for the port of Antwerp, is to provide training for shipping professionals from the port of Santa Marta (Colombia) for the next four years.

 
 
Maritime Standards Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.1471 sec (7 req/sec)