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Sunday, July 31, 2016

NSMV: the Built-for-Purpose Training Ship

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on July 29, 2016

Anybody who has spent four years at a State Maritime Academy – and I suppose we now can add to that list (this month) about 60 Kings Pointers – has also spent time at sea on a Marad-owned training vessel. Typically, these platforms are long in the tooth…

USMMA Parents Speak Out on the State of the Academy

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on July 27, 2016

Tune in right here for this special Maritime TV Presentation which features interviews with parents of USMMA Midshipmen, many of whom are Kings Point graduates themselves. These parents presented their concerns around the current Middle States…

Shutdown of USMMA Commercial Cadet Shipping is Not the Answer

Posted to Cadet Commercial Shipping at USMMA Kings Point (by Laura Kovary) on July 26, 2016

The recent announcement by the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, suspending cadet commercial shipping needs to be reconsidered. Removing commercial sea training from the curriculum will put the students at a huge disadvantage.

Risk Never Takes a Vacation

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on July 22, 2016

Calgary, Alberta: Just back from a nice holiday in Western Canada, I also need a few days to recover from all of the hiking at 8,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains.The Death March at Emerald Lake – 12 gritty miles punctuated by a 3,000 climb to…

Clay Maitland Speculates on what Brexit Means for the Maritime Industry

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on July 21, 2016

Maritime Professional is pleased to feature another interview in the Maritime TV video series featuring Clay Maitland, Managing Partner, International Registries, Inc., entitled Mondays with Maitland. The program series addresses issues of the day throughout the international maritime industry.

US Coast Guard Subchapter M Towing Vessel Regulations Effective July 20, 2016

Posted to US Coast Guard (by Steve Candito) on July 21, 2016

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) previously published a Final Rule on Inspection of Towing Vessels. The Final Rule is codified under 46 CFR Subchapter M and is commonly referred to as Subchapter M. The new Rule establishes requirements for the design…

SubChapter M: Vessel 365 Gets Underway

Posted to Maritime Software....Making It Easy (by Dean Shoultz) on July 18, 2016

Since 2011 I have been involved with in nearly every high level discussion concerning SubChapter M technologies and recordkeeping. It has been a long and often times anxious road as we have all pondered what USCG would publish in the Final Rule.

Maritime TV: Public Awareness Campaign for World Maritime Industry/Seafarers

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on July 13, 2016

Maritime TV and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) have launched a tax-deductible fund-raising effort to support a public awareness campaign for the World Maritime Industry and its Seafarers.This campaign initiative…

Maritime TV 'Ask the Administrator'

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on July 8, 2016

In another edition of Ask the Administrator, Maritime TV Interviews Maritime Administrator Chip Jaenichen as he discusses the Kings Point Sea Year Stand Down Issue and other maritime subjects such as Subchapter M and the future ratification…

Viva Panamá!

Posted to From the desk of FMC Commissioner Doyle (by William P. Doyle) on June 30, 2016

Panama is a proud country, and it is even prouder this week in the wake of the opening of the newly expanded Panama Canal. I had the opportunity to visit Panama for the opening ceremonies of the canal. At the same time, I also had the pleasure…

Maritime TV: Mondays with Maitland

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on June 29, 2016

In the latest installment of MarPro's continuing series of Maritime TV presentations, Clay Maitland Addresses Whether the Coast Guard is Stretched to its Operational Limit.Clay Maitland is the Managing Partner, International Registries, Inc.…

Marad's 'Call to Action' Takes Shape

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on June 23, 2016

Final Agenda for Marad’s Sexual Assault Summit Unveiled. The Maritime Administration’s ‘Call to Action’ will address Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Maritime Industry.Obtained this morning from reliable industry sources, the final…

Guidebook to SubChapter M Recordkeeping

Posted to Guidebook to SubChapter M Recordkeeping (by Dean Shoultz) on June 23, 2016

MarineCFO recently made available the Guidebook to SubChapter M Recordkeeping as a free "in the interest of the industry" publication to assist towing vessel operators ramp up their SubChapter M system of documentation as proscribed by the rules.

Chip Jaenichen Weighs in with Maritime TV's Dave Gardy on the latest from Kings Point

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on June 21, 2016

In this edition of Maritime Professional’s new and exciting affiliation with Maritime TV, we bring you Maritime TV and Dave Gardy's interview with the U.S. Maritime Administration's Maritime Administrator, Chip Jaenichen. They discuss the Class…

Maritime TV Investigates the Suspension of the USMMA 'Sea Year'

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on June 21, 2016

In our newest installment of Maritime Professional’s new and exciting affiliation with Maritime TV, we bring you Maritime TV and Dave Gardy's interview with USMMA Superintendent RADM James Helis. They discuss the USMMA Class of 2016 and the…

Sure Signs that the Apocalypse is Upon Us …

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on June 21, 2016

U.S. publications over the past ten years or so. was taken aback when I read that the U.S. just days before these future mariners were about to be sent out to sea. campus training on working U.S. merchant marine vessels. next reached out to the U.S. on the decision to suspend sea training.

What is Life Planning for Maritime People?

Posted to Maritime TV on Maritime Professional (by Joseph Keefe) on June 12, 2016

In this second installment of Maritime Professional’s new and exciting affiliation with Maritime TV, we bring you the first in a new series of 12 video interviews and accompanying blogs with Dr. John A.C. Cartner. This week’s edition centers…

Driving Ballast Water Technology: right out of business …

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on June 10, 2016

I must admit that I often struggle to understand where we are headed with the ballast water treatment quandary. But, every once in a while, someone puts things in perfect perspective, so even I – a former boat driver with no engineering skills whatsoever – can understand it.

Using Collaborative Tools In the IT eLearning Process

Posted to Online Learning (by Kamy Anderson) on June 10, 2016

Collaborative tools are very popular items to have for eLearning purposes. These allow people to get in touch with each other online and to share ideas as needed. Students who are learning about IT processes can certainly benefit from note-sharing programs…