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

People & Company News

Decade Old India Shipping Summit Makes History

In ten years, India Shipping Summit held consistently in Mumbai, has sailed on a robust growth course despite the worldwide witnessing recessionary waves buffeting any endeavors to grow and gain.

Liebherr to Deliver RTGs to Mayotte and Manila

Liebherr confirms orders for variable speed RTGs and electric RTGs. DPWorld Asian Terminals Inc. has placed an order with Liebherr Container Cranes for a further 5 RTGs at its Manila facility.

U.S. Navy Contracts 12 Rapid Response Skimmers

Kvichak Marine won a US Navy contract for 12 30-ft.Rapid Response Skimmers (RRS) for delivery over the next 18 months, with options for up to 30 additional skimmers to be delivered through 2019.

Technology

Decade Old India Shipping Summit Makes History

In ten years, India Shipping Summit held consistently in Mumbai, has sailed on a robust growth course despite the worldwide witnessing recessionary waves buffeting any endeavors to grow and gain.

Ezra Bags $70m in Offshore Contracts

Ezra Holdings Limited, a leading contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions to the oil and gas industry, today announced that the Group’s Subsea Services division,

Clean Marine Wins New Contract

Clean Marine has been selected by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea to supply exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) for two new MR tankers. IMO’s convention

 
 
Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar 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: 0.2001 sec (5 req/sec)