Maritime Administration

Maritime Administration The Maritime Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation dealing with waterborne transportation. The Maritime Administration works in many areas involving ships and shipping, shipbuilding, port operations, vessel operations, national security, environment, and safety.
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Its programs promote the use of waterborne transportation and its seamless integration with other segments of the transportation system, and the viability of the U.S. merchant marine. The Maritime Administration is also charged with maintaining the health of the merchant marine, since commercial mariners, vessels, and intermodal facilities are vital for supporting national security, and so the agency provides support and information for current mariners, extensive support for educating future mariners, and programs to educate America's young people about the vital role the maritime industry plays in the lives of all Americans. The Maritime Administration also maintains a fleet of cargo ships in reserve to provide surge sealift during war and national emergencies, and is responsible for disposing of ships in that fleet, as well as other non-combatant Government ships, as they become obsolete.

Mission: Our mission is to improve and strengthen the U.S. marine transportation system to meet the economic, environmental and security needs of the Nation.

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Another Friday, another fleet activation. In 1998, MARAD activated three vessels to provide humanitarian assistance for ...
01/15/2021

Another Friday, another fleet activation. In 1998, MARAD activated three vessels to provide humanitarian assistance for Central America following Hurricane Mitch. Support included carrying military construction equipment and supplies. #FleetFriday #MeetTheFleet

Photo credit: National Archives / U.S. DoD

Learn more about updates regarding the Federal Ship Financing Program, known as Title XI. The reform includes a streamli...
01/14/2021

Learn more about updates regarding the Federal Ship Financing Program, known as Title XI. The reform includes a streamlined process for qualified applicants to finance U.S.-flagged ship construction. Email the Office of Marine Financing at [email protected] for more information. #TitleXIShipFinancing #shipping

On January 14, 1970, the SS President Jackson rescued seven men from the sinking Schooner, TINA MARIA DONCINE, who were ...
01/14/2021

On January 14, 1970, the SS President Jackson rescued seven men from the sinking Schooner, TINA MARIA DONCINE, who were fighting winds of 55-60 knots and mountainous seas. With hazardous sea conditions preventing the launching of lifeboats, the Master of the PRESIDENT JACKSON skillfully maneuvered his ship parallel to the schooner and held her position alongside as the crew provided nets, ladders, lines and lights to assist the survivors safely aboard.

In addition to President Jackson receiving the Gallant Ship Award, the ship’s master, Captain Eugene A. Olsen, received the Merchant Marine Meritorious Service Medal. Captain Olsen had received the same medal for his actions while commanding SS President Buchanan when it came under enemy fire during the Vietnam War. #GallantShip

Today, let's tackle the phrase "U.S. flag," as many of you wonder what that means. The term U.S. flag applies to a ship ...
01/12/2021

Today, let's tackle the phrase "U.S. flag," as many of you wonder what that means. The term U.S. flag applies to a ship registered in the U.S., which must meet U.S. Coast Guard requirements for safety, as well as abide by the laws of the United States. Need more information? Visit https://bit.ly/370PrGK for a list of current U.S. flag carriers. #TalkToMeTuesday #TheMoreYouKnow

Today, Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao promoted U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA Superintendent, Rear Adm...
01/11/2021

Today, Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao promoted U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA Superintendent, Rear Admiral Jack Buono to Vice Admiral. Serving at the Academy since 2018, Vice Admiral Buono has done an outstanding job leading the next generation of our nation's mariners, especially during the current pandemic.

To read more about the Vice Admiral's promotion, click here: https://bit.ly/39CHQhR

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01/11/2021
SDN and NDN

The United States relies on its global intermodal network to move cargo around the world, especially during times of crisis. The creation of the Northern Distribution Network (NDN) by three commercial operators serves as an example of the value of U.S.-flag commercial logistics support. The U.S. originally relied on the land-based Southern Distribution Network to move cargoes through Pakistan and into Afghanistan but disruptions occurred. So, commercial operators provided another option to transport necessary cargo: the NDN. #MaritimeIndustry

Operation Uphold Democracy, 1994, required the support from the U.S. Merchant Marine. In 1994, then 15 RRF vessels suppo...
01/08/2021

Operation Uphold Democracy, 1994, required the support from the U.S. Merchant Marine. In 1994, then 15 RRF vessels supported troops in Haiti, supplying military cargo from various U.S. ports. In this instance, the vessels met the activation requirements within 4 days, less time than expected by the military. #MeetTheFleet #FleetFriday

Photo credit: National Archives / U.S. DoD

The #NSMV serves as a highly functional national asset because it has the capacity to support response to national disas...
01/06/2021

The #NSMV serves as a highly functional national asset because it has the capacity to support response to national disasters, like hurricanes and earthquakes. How? The new class of vessel houses state-of-the-art hospital facilities, a helicopter landing pad and the ability to berth up to 1,000 people.

Each Tuesday in January, we"ll review frequently asked questions and share the answers here. You asked, we answered. Fir...
01/05/2021

Each Tuesday in January, we"ll review frequently asked questions and share the answers here. You asked, we answered. First on our list: Where do I obtain information on merchant mariner records? Just head over to the National Maritime Center (NMC) for your information needs: https://bit.ly/3gzEteo. Let us know in the comments if you have any questions we can answer in our next #TalkToMeTuesday.

We have TONS of fast facts for you. Did you know the difference between a short ton and a long ton? Short tons, primaril...
01/04/2021

We have TONS of fast facts for you. Did you know the difference between a short ton and a long ton? Short tons, primarily used by the U.S. and Canada, weigh 2,000 pounds. Long tons, primarily used in Europe, weigh 2,240 pounds. Several players in the maritime industry refer to long tons as metric tons. #TheMoreYouKnow

This month's #FleetFriday might look a LITTLE different. Rather than focusing on vessels, let's focus on past activiatio...
01/01/2021

This month's #FleetFriday might look a LITTLE different. Rather than focusing on vessels, let's focus on past activiations of the RRF. Starting us off - Operation Iraqi Freedom (Fall 2002 - Spring 2003). Over half the fleet of RRF vessels supported this effort. Comment if you know the names of the vessels or if you served on any! #MeetTheFleet

Photo credit: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas Sperduto

We're wishing everyone fair winds and following seas as we move into 2021! Have a safe New Year! #MaritimeIndustry
12/31/2020

We're wishing everyone fair winds and following seas as we move into 2021! Have a safe New Year! #MaritimeIndustry

The Marine Highway Program seeks to expand the use of America's navigable waterways for several reasons, including creat...
12/29/2020

The Marine Highway Program seeks to expand the use of America's navigable waterways for several reasons, including creating jobs in the U.S., reducing landside congestion, maintaining infrastructure and improving economic competitiveness by providing more cost-effective transportation. #TheMoreYouKnow

We wish everyone a safe, happy and healthy holiday!
12/25/2020

We wish everyone a safe, happy and healthy holiday!

Maritime #Trivia. Did you guess the right answer? Let us know in the comments below!
12/24/2020

Maritime #Trivia. Did you guess the right answer? Let us know in the comments below!

Earlier this month, we asked you how many RRF VESSELS MARAD owns. Now, we want to test your Maritime #Trivia knowledge w...
12/23/2020

Earlier this month, we asked you how many RRF VESSELS MARAD owns. Now, we want to test your Maritime #Trivia knowledge with another question: How many different locations, called outports, serve as homes to the RRF vessels? Let us know in the comments and check back tomorrow to see if you're right!

In steadfast fashion, the SS Samuel Parker continuously served in the Mediterranean transporting troops and material dur...
12/22/2020

In steadfast fashion, the SS Samuel Parker continuously served in the Mediterranean transporting troops and material during World War II, which contributed to the successes of the invasion of Sicily. The Samuel Parker unloaded aviation gasoline and high explosives while under air attack and often close to the front line - catching fire from the constant bullets. The courage of the crew caused the Samuel Parker to be perpetuated as a Gallant Ship. #MaritimeHistory

Today's #FleetFriday features the SS Altair, currently berthed in Marrero, LA. The Altair, a roll on/roll off vessel was...
12/18/2020

Today's #FleetFriday features the SS Altair, currently berthed in Marrero, LA. The Altair, a roll on/roll off vessel was assigned to MSC Atlantic and worked as a fast sealift ship in the MSC surge fleet before returning to MARAD in 2007. #MeetTheFleet

American Maritime Partnership (AMP) recognized several American Maritime Heroes throughout 2020 - from a Founding Father...
12/17/2020
American Maritime Partnership (AMP)

American Maritime Partnership (AMP) recognized several American Maritime Heroes throughout 2020 - from a Founding Father to those that served during war to those that served in the Federal government. To culminate the series, AMP honors the American Mariner.

“There is no more appropriate way to highlight this Centennial celebration than to recognize and honor the American mariner, and the sacrifice and contribution of mariners to this great maritime nation,” said Mike Roberts, President of AMP.

Thank you for highlighting these heroes!

In 2020, American mariners continue to selflessly serve and support our country during COVID-19. We are culminating our year long American Maritime Heroes campaign by honoring ‘The American Mariner’ to celebrate those who have supported our nation over the past century and added to the rich history of American Maritime. Read below for more on the campaign and its honorees.
https://www.americanmaritimepartnership.com/press-releases/american-maritime-partnership-honors-the-american-mariner-as-american-maritime-heroes/

12/16/2020
NSMV Steel Cutting - Recap

Just in case you missed yesterday's NSMV steel cutting, you can check out this recap and the full video on #PhillyShipyard's YouTube page at https://bit.ly/2KxWOMU.

Help us continue to spread the news of the NSMV by tagging a friend who would be interested in this historic event. Keep following us to keep up with the newest class of ships. #NSMV #NSMVSteelCutting #TOTEServices SUNY Maritime College CBS Philly NBC10 Philadelphia 6abc Action News FOX 29

MARAD chairs the National Port Readiness Network, a cooperative designed to ensure readiness of commercial ports to supp...
12/16/2020

MARAD chairs the National Port Readiness Network, a cooperative designed to ensure readiness of commercial ports to support force deployment during operations and other national defense emergencies. The collaborative effort also includes the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, U.S. Northern Command, Transportation Security Administration and SDDC. #maritime

12/15/2020
NSMV 1 Steel Cutting Ceremony

We made maritime history today! #PhillyShipyard cut the steel for the first NSMV. This important step marks the first major milestone for the newest multi-mission vessel's construction. Thank you to the crew on site who supported the steel cutting today, amid the pandemic. #NSMV #NSMVSteelCutting #TOTEServices SUNY Maritime College CBS Philly
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12/14/2020
1 Day!

Tomorrow, sparks fly as the steel gets cut for the newest class of vessel, the National Security Multi-Mission Vessel. See you tomorrow at 1:00 PM! #NSMV #NSMVSteelCutting #PhillyShipyard

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Charles Mills joined the U.S. Merchant Marine beginning when he was 16 years old! He was raised in Galveston, TX. He bec...
12/13/2020

Charles Mills joined the U.S. Merchant Marine beginning when he was 16 years old! He was raised in Galveston, TX. He became a critically important asset guiding his vessel to transport important cargo necessary for success for the Allies during World War II. Also, he turned 100 years old this year! Thank you for your courage and service - and happy (belated) birthday! #MaritimeInFOCUS #MaritimeHistory

Thank you to the American Merchant Marine Veterans - AMMV for the story and Navy League Blog for the photo!

Replacing the current training vessels that served the maritime academies well over the years, the first NSMV ships acco...
12/12/2020

Replacing the current training vessels that served the maritime academies well over the years, the first NSMV ships accommodate 600 cadets at a time at sea, maximizing the capability of the ship and its mission to provide our cadets with a world-class education.

California State University Maritime Academy - Cal Maritime Maine Maritime Academy Massachusetts Maritime Academy SUNY Maritime College Texas A&M Maritime Academy TOTE Maritime CBS Philly NBC10 Philadelphia 6abc Action News FOX 29 #phillyshipyard #NSMV

12/11/2020
#FleetFriday 12/11

Charleston, SC, is home to 6 Ready Reserve Force vessels, all of which are large, high capacity roll on/roll off! They are: MV Cape Diamond, MV Cape Douglas, MV Cape Edmont, MV Cape Ducato, MV Cape Decision and MV Cape Domingo. #FleetFriday #MeetTheFleet

Save the date for the NSMV steel cutting on December 15! Throughout the history of modern ship building, the momentous s...
12/11/2020

Save the date for the NSMV steel cutting on December 15!

Throughout the history of modern ship building, the momentous steel cutting events serves as the first tangible step of the construction process. Follow our page so you don't miss NSMV updates. #NSMV #NSMVSteelCutting

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Check out this article from The Maritime Executive magazine highlighting the brand new #NSMV! https://bit.ly/3oDHE7L TOT...
12/10/2020

Check out this article from The Maritime Executive magazine highlighting the brand new #NSMV! https://bit.ly/3oDHE7L

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NBC10 Philadelphia 6abc Action News FOX 29 #PhillyShipyard

12/09/2020
Intro to NSMV

The National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV) supports a variety of uses and missions. Learn more about the NSMV and the amount of jobs its construction creates. #NSMV #TOTEServices SUNY Maritime College

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Did you guess 'B' in yesterday's Maritime #Trivia? If so, you're right! The RRF contains 46 strategically-positioned ves...
12/09/2020

Did you guess 'B' in yesterday's Maritime #Trivia? If so, you're right! The RRF contains 46 strategically-positioned vessels used to support a variety of humanitarian, natural disaster and military operations. #RRF

12/08/2020
Countdown: 7 Days

From dream to reality, the NSMV construction begins a week from today and showcases the ability of the U.S. to construct world-class vessels and uphold our commitment to advancing the education of future merchant marine officers. As a result of the NSMV Construction, Philly Shipyard plans to add over 1,200 new, good-paying and sustainable jobs.

#NSMV #NSMVSteelCutting #TOTEServices SUNY Maritime College

It's time to get the brain cells working with some Maritime #Trivia! How many vessels are currently in MARAD's Ready Res...
12/08/2020

It's time to get the brain cells working with some Maritime #Trivia! How many vessels are currently in MARAD's Ready Reserve Force (RRF)? Comment your answer below!

Today, we take time to remember and honor the thousands of victims of the disastrous attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7,...
12/07/2020

Today, we take time to remember and honor the thousands of victims of the disastrous attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. "A date which will live in infamy" - President Franklin D. Roosevelt #NationalPearlHarborRembranceDay

Ready to support. As part of the #NSMV's multi-mission build, each vessel can provide resources to support people impact...
12/06/2020

Ready to support. As part of the #NSMV's multi-mission build, each vessel can provide resources to support people impacted by natural disasters, like hurricanes and earthquakes. The NSMV comes fully equipped with state-of-the-art hospital facilities, a helicopter landing pad and the ability to berth up to 1,000 people. TOTE Maritime SUNY Maritime College #PhillyShipyard

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The MARAD Headquarters staff offices are located at the U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Our Gateway Offices are located across the nation at 10 of the largest ports on the West, East, and Gulf Coasts, the Great Lakes and the inland river system. These locations include: Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA, Long Beach, CA, Houston, TX, St. Louis, MO, New Orleans, LA, Chicago, IL, New York City, NY, Norfolk, VA, and Miami, FL. To contact MARAD, please email us at [email protected] For more information about interacting with MARAD, as a government organization and operating administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation, please review MARAD’s Facebook Policy at [LINK].

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