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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Feeling Blue in a Brown Water World

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on December 8, 2017

The environment for licensed mariners – especially the unlimited tonnage kind – is becoming especially ‘iffy.’ We’ve seen this movie before – this time it is different, more complicated and far more serious.On my way home from a trade event…

SITREP: USMMA

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on September 2, 2016

The real issue hasn’t yet been addressed. Is it too late?Amidst the uproar that immediately followed the U.S. Maritime Administration’s curious decision to suspend the ‘sea year’ training for a subset of Kings Point cadets, USMMA alumni, parents…

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…

Dialing for Dollars, Reaching for Relevance

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (by Joseph Keefe) on March 6, 2015

It was just last week that U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul Jaenichen made the annual trudge to the Hill to present his case for an operating budget in the coming fiscal year. At the same time, it is important to note that the President's Fiscal…