SUNY Maritime Appoints New Master for its Training Ship

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Published Mar 14, 2019 2:36 PM by The Maritime Executive

The State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College has apppointed Captain Morgan McManus as the master of its training ship, the T/S Empire State VI. Captain McManus graduated from SUNY Maritime in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in Marine Transportation. 

Captain McManus has over 12 years’ experience sailing as master, including on the SS Cape Jacob, the sister ship to T/S Empire State VI.  His sailing career has taken him on various types of commercial ships including steam, motor, breakbulk, container, car carriers, tankers, and cutting-edge dynamic positioned drill ships. He also served as watch officer onboard T/S Empire State VI during a summer training cruise.  

Captain McManus’ current shipping experience in the areas of navigation and safety and industry knowledge will be of great benefit to the students and college. Most importantly, his current and wide range of experience will help SUNY elevate its license programs to new levels through applied learning experiences. 

As MARAD commences construction of the first new academy training ship, which is due to replace T/S Empire State VI, Captain Morgan’s experience with new-build ship construction projects will be beneficial to Maritime College and MARAD. Captain McManus' appointment will be effective April 4, 2019. 

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