Texas Clipper II Honored In Galveston

Tuesday, May 27, 2003
Texas A&M University at Galveston was officially presented the "M" Award Friday from the U.S. Maritime Administration for outstanding performance and maintenance of the Texas Clipper II, the school's maritime vessel. Marking the first time in almost 60 years the award has been presented. Texas A&M at Galveston Vice President and CEO Michael Kemp accepted the award, noting that it is "a great testament to our officers and crew of the Texas Clipper II. I want to especially congratulate Rear Adm. Richard Lukens, who oversees our maritime program, and Capt. Jack Stephenson, master of the Texas Clipper II. Without their efforts, we probably would not have received this prestigious award." The "M" Award was presented to U.S. maritime ships before and during World War II when the maritime administration oversaw the world's greatest shipbuilding effort – more than 6,000 merchant vessel and naval auxiliaries were constructed for wartime use. The Award of Merit, better known as the "M" Award, was presented to ships in recognition of superior standing. The "M" Award was discontinued when the war ended, and the inaugural presentation of the honor was bestowed upon the Texas Clipper II on Friday. The ship will fly the "M" pennant, representing the award, for one year. The Texas Clipper II is a 394-ft. training ship that serves as Texas A&M-Galveston's "floating classroom." It is owned by the U.S. Maritime Administration, which oversees all operations and training programs of the vessel. The Texas Clipper II is one of six state maritime ships currently in the United States.
Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Info-X Invests in $5m Headquarter Expansion

Transportation solutions provider capitalizes on outsourcing trend Info-X Software Technology, provider of software solutions and back-office support to U.S.

Daihatsu Joins ClassNK Research Project

Classification society ClassNK announced that it will embark on a joint research project together with Daihatsu Diesel Mfg. Co., Ltd. Through the partnership, ClassNK

Ecospeed Fuel and Cost Saving Solutions at SMM

Ecospeed announced it will exhibit its line of fuel and cost saving solutions at SMM in Hamburg. Ecospeed and fuel savings Routine in-water cleaning results

Technology

Policy Uncertainty Threatens to Slow Renewable Energy Momentum

IEA forecast sees renewable power as a cost-competitive option in an increasing number of cases, but facing growing risks to deployment over the medium term. The

Ecospeed Fuel and Cost Saving Solutions at SMM

Ecospeed announced it will exhibit its line of fuel and cost saving solutions at SMM in Hamburg. Ecospeed and fuel savings Routine in-water cleaning results

Kongsberg to Supply FPSO Safety System

Kongsberg Maritime Engineering (KME), the wholly owned Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) subsidiary of global maritime technology developer Kongsberg Maritime,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
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: 0.2108 sec (5 req/sec)