MarEx Featured Print Article: Basic Safety Training at 50

Published Jan 17, 2011 8:26 AM by The Maritime Executive

MITAGS Delivers in a big way on a key STCW Component.

This week’s featured archive MarEx print article is taken from our August edition, also featuring the leaders of U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the Global Maritime and Transportation School (GMATS) on the cover. Very few people in the maritime industry, here or abroad, would disagree that the advent of STCW has played a role in the shortage of mariners plaguing the maritime industries today. Part of that reality rests in the fact that older mariners who would like to go back to sea find themselves facing an uphill battle to bring their credentials into compliance. This week’s article focuses on one mariner’s effort to do just that.

Follow along as the Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies (MITAGS) at Linthicum, MD (MITAGS) delivers value on a key requirement. The article underscores the impact of STCW on the 21st century mariner and his/her employer. It also highlights the importance of STCW and shows why this requirement is not just another silly acronym created by a well-meaning and clueless regulatory machine.

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