· Professor -USCGPhone: 207-326-2127
Captain Ralph H. Pundt is a full professor in the Marine Transportation Operations department.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from MMA in 1977 and throughout his career has sailed on tankers, bulk carriers, RORO and break bulk ships. He retired from his seagoing career as captain in 1998 and has been teaching at MMA since 1999, and maintains an unlimited USCG Master's license.
He remains active in the maritime field and co-founded International Maritime Security Network LLC (IMSN LLC), a maritime security and security training company. Using his experiences gained from a unique and successful sailing career, which often included Polar water operations in the Arctic as well as the Antarctic, he has worked with the University of Alaska Anchorage through a Department of Homeland Security grant to develop specialized training for mariners and first responders operating in Polar waters.
Captain Pundt's passion for the sea was fostered on his first transatlantic voyage on an iron ore carrier from St. Johns, Newfoundland to Rotterdam at the age of 5.B.S., Maine Maritime Academy