Full Federal Funding for the State Maritime Academies

Whereas, since 1874, the State Maritime Academies have been educating and training cadets for licensed officer positions in the United States Merchant Marine; and

Whereas, the maritime industry is facing an increasing shortage of licensed merchant mariners; and

Whereas, the State Maritime Academies produce more than two-thirds of all new licensed officers in the United States and are, by far, the largest source of new licensed officers in the country; and

Whereas, graduates … Continue reading →