Marine Link
Saturday, December 3, 2016

First Workboat Academy Cadets Graduate

July 24, 2008

Gregg Trunnell, Director of the Pacific Maritime Institute and the , announced the graduation of its first class from the Workboat Mate Program. The MITAGS-PMI Workboat Mate Program takes two years to complete, with 25 weeks of shore-based instruction and 52 weeks of onboard training.  Upon graduation the trainee receives a Mate 500-1600 Gross Tons license, with Towing Endorsement (if serving on tugs), STCW-95 Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch, and an Able-Bodied Seaman Limited endorsement.

"The quality of our trainees has been impressive and, because there are many more applicants than places on board, the companies get to pick and choose  the best," Trunnell said. "It's the most cost-effective way for companies to find good people who are willing to invest a great deal of time and money to become a workboat mate."  The program's success is inevitable as more companies recognize the benefits and open up onboard training billets."



 
Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Nov 2016 - Workboat Edition

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News