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.

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Interested in applying for a Port Infrastructure Development Grant but don't know where to start? Be sure to tune into o...
04/21/2021
2021 Port Infrastructure Development Grant Program Webinars | MARAD

Interested in applying for a Port Infrastructure Development Grant but don't know where to start? Be sure to tune into our webinar tomorrow from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. EST to learn more! Join here: https://bit.ly/3ekcYoq

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The PIDP 2021 "How to Apply for a PIDP Grant" Webcast will be held on April 21, 2021 from 3:00pm - 5:00pm E.T. To access the "How to Apply for a PIDP Grant" webcast, please use this link.

Interested in applying for a Port Infrastructure Development Grant but don't know where to start? Be sure to tune into o...
04/20/2021
2021 Port Infrastructure Development Grant Program Webinars | MARAD

Interested in applying for a Port Infrastructure Development Grant but don't know where to start? Be sure to tune into our webinar tomorrow from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. EST to learn more! Join here: https://bit.ly/3ekcYoq

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The PIDP 2021 "How to Apply for a PIDP Grant" Webcast will be held on April 21, 2021 from 3:00pm - 5:00pm E.T. To access the "How to Apply for a PIDP Grant" webcast, please use this link.

Small shipyards, those that employ fewer than 1,200 production personnel, provide over 100,000 jobs to Americans. These ...
04/20/2021

Small shipyards, those that employ fewer than 1,200 production personnel, provide over 100,000 jobs to Americans. These shipyards foster communities along and near our Nation's ports and waterways, contributing tens of billions in GDP. #MaritimeIndustry #MaritimeImpact

Small shipyards, those that employ fewer than 1,200 production personnel, provide over 100,000 jobs to Americans. These shipyards foster communities along and near our Nation's ports and waterways, contributing tens of billions in GDP. #MaritimeIndustry #MaritimeImpact

Calling Massachusetts Maritime Academy alumni! Here’s your chance to experience one of the most unique collegiate experi...
04/19/2021

Calling Massachusetts Maritime Academy alumni! Here’s your chance to experience one of the most unique collegiate experiences all over again. #MaritimeEducation

Calling all alumni: Sea Term has been moved to the spring this year and we are in need of staff. We hope some of our Academy family might be interested in this unique opportunity to sail a training cruise on the Kennedy!

We have three opportunities available: Deck Watch Standers, Deck Training, and Engineering Training. Apply here: https://bit.ly/3wYNe9K

Please share this post!! #MassMaritimeAlumni #MMABucPride

Update: Attention USCG licensed alumni interested in applying for instructional positions aboard, as a clarification to the email sent yesterday, licenses renewed for continuity purposes only will be considered. If you have any questions regarding license eligibility, contact [email protected]

We're utilizing commercial company experience to construct the new National Security Multi-Mission Vessels (NSMVs). Thes...
04/19/2021

We're utilizing commercial company experience to construct the new National Security Multi-Mission Vessels (NSMVs). These vessels will meet commercial design standards and commercial construction practices consistent with the best interests of the Federal government. #NSMV #MaritimeImpact

We're utilizing commercial company experience to construct the new National Security Multi-Mission Vessels (NSMVs). These vessels will meet commercial design standards and commercial construction practices consistent with the best interests of the Federal government. #NSMV #MaritimeImpact

Recently, MARAD and Tall Ships America - Adventure and Education Under Sail signed a memorandum of understanding. The ag...
04/14/2021

Recently, MARAD and Tall Ships America - Adventure and Education Under Sail signed a memorandum of understanding. The agreement between Tall Ships America and MARAD will foster a collaborative effort that encourages learning about the maritime industry, its role in facilitating commerce and the impact the industry has domestically and globally. #MaritimeIndustry #TallShips

Recently, MARAD and Tall Ships America - Adventure and Education Under Sail signed a memorandum of understanding. The agreement between Tall Ships America and MARAD will foster a collaborative effort that encourages learning about the maritime industry, its role in facilitating commerce and the impact the industry has domestically and globally. #MaritimeIndustry #TallShips

In 1950, Captain Leonard LaRue commanded the SS Meredith Victory, rescuing more than 14,000 North Korean civilians seeki...
04/12/2021

In 1950, Captain Leonard LaRue commanded the SS Meredith Victory, rescuing more than 14,000 North Korean civilians seeking refuge during the Korean War. Nicknamed the 'Ship of Miracles,' the SS Meredith Victory delivered every one its passengers to safety. Each month, we'll share photos, quotes, interviews and more to tell this amazing maritime story. Follow along! #SSMeredithVictory #maritime

In 1950, Captain Leonard LaRue commanded the SS Meredith Victory, rescuing more than 14,000 North Korean civilians seeking refuge during the Korean War. Nicknamed the 'Ship of Miracles,' the SS Meredith Victory delivered every one its passengers to safety. Each month, we'll share photos, quotes, interviews and more to tell this amazing maritime story. Follow along! #SSMeredithVictory #maritime

We have four roll-on/roll-off vessels in the SS CAPE I class - Inscription, Intrepid, Isabel and Island. Have you worked...
04/09/2021

We have four roll-on/roll-off vessels in the SS CAPE I class - Inscription, Intrepid, Isabel and Island. Have you worked on one of these vessels before? Let us know! #MeetTheFleet #FleetFriday

We have four roll-on/roll-off vessels in the SS CAPE I class - Inscription, Intrepid, Isabel and Island. Have you worked on one of these vessels before? Let us know! #MeetTheFleet #FleetFriday

04/08/2021

#ThrowbackThursday to the steel cutting of the SECOND vessel in our series of NSMVs. We plan to deliver this vessel for assignment to Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 2024. #NSMV #maritime https://bit.ly/3flfInP

The U.S. currently has 180 oceangoing, self-propelled vessels that are at least 1,000 gross tons that carry cargo from p...
04/06/2021

The U.S. currently has 180 oceangoing, self-propelled vessels that are at least 1,000 gross tons that carry cargo from port to port. #TheMoreYouKnow #Martitime #USFlag

The U.S. currently has 180 oceangoing, self-propelled vessels that are at least 1,000 gross tons that carry cargo from port to port. #TheMoreYouKnow #Martitime #USFlag

James Early has been sailing as a third mate on the MV Ocean Gladiator since September 2020. James began his career when...
04/05/2021

James Early has been sailing as a third mate on the MV Ocean Gladiator since September 2020. James began his career when he decided in high school that he wanted to attend U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA! He successfully graduated in June 2020. Check out what he had to say about his most recent trip! #MaritimeInFOCUS #maritime

James Early has been sailing as a third mate on the MV Ocean Gladiator since September 2020. James began his career when he decided in high school that he wanted to attend U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA! He successfully graduated in June 2020. Check out what he had to say about his most recent trip! #MaritimeInFOCUS #maritime

Introducing the MV CAPE D class! Check out some of the statistics for the MV CAPE Decision, Diamond, Domingo, Douglas an...
04/02/2021

Introducing the MV CAPE D class! Check out some of the statistics for the MV CAPE Decision, Diamond, Domingo, Douglas and Ducato. #MeetTheFleet #FleetFriday

Introducing the MV CAPE D class! Check out some of the statistics for the MV CAPE Decision, Diamond, Domingo, Douglas and Ducato. #MeetTheFleet #FleetFriday

MARAD has awarded Nuclear Ship Support Services, LLC a $54.4 million contract for the Decommissioning and License Termin...
04/01/2021

MARAD has awarded Nuclear Ship Support Services, LLC a $54.4 million contract for the Decommissioning and License Termination of the N.S. Savannah. Now, the world’s first nuclear-powered merchant ship will undergo the anticipated removal of the reactor and its components onboard. Visit https://www.maritime.dot.gov/nssavannah to read more about the Nuclear Ship Savannah. #NSSavannah

MARAD has awarded Nuclear Ship Support Services, LLC a $54.4 million contract for the Decommissioning and License Termination of the N.S. Savannah. Now, the world’s first nuclear-powered merchant ship will undergo the anticipated removal of the reactor and its components onboard. Visit https://www.maritime.dot.gov/nssavannah to read more about the Nuclear Ship Savannah. #NSSavannah

Happy April Fools' Day! For a little fun, see if you can spot the differences in the photos above. Comment your answers ...
04/01/2021

Happy April Fools' Day! For a little fun, see if you can spot the differences in the photos above. Comment your answers below! #Maritime #AprilFoolsDay

#ICYMI: The Department of Transportation announced the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the third round of Port ...
03/30/2021

#ICYMI: The Department of Transportation announced the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the third round of Port Infrastructure Development Grants. This program supports efforts by ports and industry stakeholders to improve facility and freight infrastructure to ensure our nation’s freight transportation needs, present and future, are met.

To read more about the program and the NOFO, click here: https://bit.ly/3rtJcCp

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#ICYMI: The Department of Transportation announced the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the third round of Port Infrastructure Development Grants. This program supports efforts by ports and industry stakeholders to improve facility and freight infrastructure to ensure our nation’s freight transportation needs, present and future, are met.

To read more about the program and the NOFO, click here: https://bit.ly/3rtJcCp

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Imagine battling frigid conditions, rough seas and arduous descents to rescue a crew of 17 people. Tug Adeline Foss' cre...
03/30/2021

Imagine battling frigid conditions, rough seas and arduous descents to rescue a crew of 17 people. Tug Adeline Foss' crew did just that on a stormy night on November 26, 1965, in Alaska - beating all odds when they got a distress call from the SS Oduna. #GallantShip #Courage

Imagine battling frigid conditions, rough seas and arduous descents to rescue a crew of 17 people. Tug Adeline Foss' crew did just that on a stormy night on November 26, 1965, in Alaska - beating all odds when they got a distress call from the SS Oduna. #GallantShip #Courage

America’s ports are part of the essential multimodal network that supports the deployment of U.S. forces. They are part ...
03/29/2021

America’s ports are part of the essential multimodal network that supports the deployment of U.S. forces. They are part of a system, along with rail and roads, that supports local communities and our nation’s infrastructure. Today, the Department of Transportation announced the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the third round of Port Infrastructure Development Grants to support the economic health of our nation’s ports and the broader U.S. maritime industry

To read more about the program and the NOFO, click here: https://bit.ly/3rtJcCp

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America’s ports are part of the essential multimodal network that supports the deployment of U.S. forces. They are part of a system, along with rail and roads, that supports local communities and our nation’s infrastructure. Today, the Department of Transportation announced the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the third round of Port Infrastructure Development Grants to support the economic health of our nation’s ports and the broader U.S. maritime industry

To read more about the program and the NOFO, click here: https://bit.ly/3rtJcCp

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03/29/2021
Women on a Mission

Emily Orski, Class of 2021, has had several different experiences so far at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA, including steering a helicopter, participating in a flight internship and slushing a crane wire with grease in the middle of the Atlantic! #womenshistorymoth #womenshistory #girlsrule

San Diego and Baltimore both serve as home to one of our Ready Reserve Force T-AVB Class Aviation Support vessels - the ...
03/26/2021

San Diego and Baltimore both serve as home to one of our Ready Reserve Force T-AVB Class Aviation Support vessels - the Curtiss and Wright. #MeetTheFleet #FleetFriday

San Diego and Baltimore both serve as home to one of our Ready Reserve Force T-AVB Class Aviation Support vessels - the Curtiss and Wright. #MeetTheFleet #FleetFriday

03/25/2021
Sea Year

Each midshipman at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA spends over 300 days at sea throughout their four years at the academy, known as Sea Year. Their travels take them around the world! #womenshistorymonth #womenshistory

“The satisfaction of working with your hands is something you may not ever understand until you actually do it. It’s a n...
03/24/2021

“The satisfaction of working with your hands is something you may not ever understand until you actually do it. It’s a natural human quality ingrained in us to want to create, add to and give back; the maritime industry has consistently given me the opportunities to do just that. Our canvases range from metal to people and manufacturing lines. As a woman in maritime, I believe we are 'Changing the Perspective of Manufacturing'” - Kelli Royals, Weld Resource Manager for Steel America, a division of Colonna's Shipyard #womenshistorymonth #womenshistory #womenwhomovetheworld #womeninmaritime

“The satisfaction of working with your hands is something you may not ever understand until you actually do it. It’s a natural human quality ingrained in us to want to create, add to and give back; the maritime industry has consistently given me the opportunities to do just that. Our canvases range from metal to people and manufacturing lines. As a woman in maritime, I believe we are 'Changing the Perspective of Manufacturing'” - Kelli Royals, Weld Resource Manager for Steel America, a division of Colonna's Shipyard #womenshistorymonth #womenshistory #womenwhomovetheworld #womeninmaritime

Take it from Lois Zabrocky, president and CEO of International Seaways, careers in the maritime industry are meant for t...
03/22/2021

Take it from Lois Zabrocky, president and CEO of International Seaways, careers in the maritime industry are meant for those seeking challenge and adventure - and are for everyone. #womenshistorymonth #womenshistory #shesails #womenonboard #womenwhomovetheworld

Take it from Lois Zabrocky, president and CEO of International Seaways, careers in the maritime industry are meant for those seeking challenge and adventure - and are for everyone. #womenshistorymonth #womenshistory #shesails #womenonboard #womenwhomovetheworld

#VeteranSpotlight: Fredrick H. Naumann, raised in San Francisco, attended U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA during Wo...
03/20/2021

#VeteranSpotlight: Fredrick H. Naumann, raised in San Francisco, attended U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA during World War II and upon graduation, served in the U.S. Merchant Marine immediately after. Thank you, Ron Naumann, for sharing your father's story! #MaritimeInFOCUS

#VeteranSpotlight: Fredrick H. Naumann, raised in San Francisco, attended U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA during World War II and upon graduation, served in the U.S. Merchant Marine immediately after. Thank you, Ron Naumann, for sharing your father's story! #MaritimeInFOCUS

Our three CAPE H Class vessels in the Ready Reserve Force - the Cape Henry, Cape Horn and Cape Hudson - span the West Co...
03/19/2021

Our three CAPE H Class vessels in the Ready Reserve Force - the Cape Henry, Cape Horn and Cape Hudson - span the West Coast with one located in Alameda, CA, and the others in San Francisco! #MeetTheFleet #FleetFriday

Our three CAPE H Class vessels in the Ready Reserve Force - the Cape Henry, Cape Horn and Cape Hudson - span the West Coast with one located in Alameda, CA, and the others in San Francisco! #MeetTheFleet #FleetFriday

03/18/2021
Pierrette Swan

Pierrette Swan currently manages Welding Services for Weld America, a division of Colonna's Shipyard. After getting her bachelor's degree, she entered the shipbuilding industry and was honored by the Manufacturing Institute as an Emerging Leader. In addition to achieving success as an x-ray pipe welder, she also has experience in welding training, manning, recruiting and welding supervision. #womenshistorymonth #womenshistory #womenwhomovetheworld

03/17/2021
Eastern SG

Women impact the maritime industry in several ways - not just on the water! Eastern Shipbuilding Group shared some of the women making a difference every day at the shipyard. #womeninmaritime #womenwhomovetheworld. #womenshistorymonth #womenshistory

#DoYouKnow the different types of jobs open to women across the maritime industry? From graduating from the U.S. Merchan...
03/15/2021

#DoYouKnow the different types of jobs open to women across the maritime industry? From graduating from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA with a Marine Engineering Systems degree and a U.S. merchant marine engineering license, to serving as an Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserves, to earning a Master’s Degree, to becoming a #PMP Certified Program Manager, Laila Linares exemplifies the opportunities for women to enter and succeed in the maritime industry.

#DoYouKnow the different types of jobs open to women across the maritime industry? From graduating from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA with a Marine Engineering Systems degree and a U.S. merchant marine engineering license, to serving as an Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserves, to earning a Master’s Degree, to becoming a #PMP Certified Program Manager, Laila Linares exemplifies the opportunities for women to enter and succeed in the maritime industry.

Some of MARAD’s RRF vessels were activated during Operation Desert Storm. #TheMoreYouKnow
03/12/2021

Some of MARAD’s RRF vessels were activated during Operation Desert Storm. #TheMoreYouKnow

Time to meet the lone vessel in the CAPE E Class - the Cape Edmont, located in Charleston, SC! #MeetTheFleet #FleetFrida...
03/12/2021

Time to meet the lone vessel in the CAPE E Class - the Cape Edmont, located in Charleston, SC! #MeetTheFleet #FleetFriday

Photo Credit: Maj. Cain Claxton

Time to meet the lone vessel in the CAPE E Class - the Cape Edmont, located in Charleston, SC! #MeetTheFleet #FleetFriday

Photo Credit: Maj. Cain Claxton

#DidYouKnow over 100,000 cargo ships sail internationally, but women make up less than 1% of deck and engine officer pos...
03/11/2021

#DidYouKnow over 100,000 cargo ships sail internationally, but women make up less than 1% of deck and engine officer positions worldwide? Captain Alexandra Hagerty seeks to change this by inspiring women to pursue careers in the maritime industry. www.seas-the-day.org #womenshistorymonth #womenshistory #womenwhomovetheworld #sheseasopportunity

#DidYouKnow over 100,000 cargo ships sail internationally, but women make up less than 1% of deck and engine officer positions worldwide? Captain Alexandra Hagerty seeks to change this by inspiring women to pursue careers in the maritime industry. www.seas-the-day.org #womenshistorymonth #womenshistory #womenwhomovetheworld #sheseasopportunity

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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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