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  • State Maritime Academy Presidents Urge Support of New Program To Combat Sexual Assault at Sea
    Posted on: 12/16/21

    This week,  President Brennan joined the state maritime academy (SMA) presidents in signing a letter to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) expressing support for a new plan, EMBARC, which will combat sexual assault on U.S. flag vessels. If implemented, the program will support safe sea training for cadets and midshipmen.Read More…

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    T/S State of Maine Arrives in Castine Following Winter Training Cruise
    Posted on: 12/16/21

    CASTINE, Maine — The Training Ship State of Maine (TSSOM) will arrive back in her homeport of Castine on Saturday, December 18th, following the third training cruise of the year.

    State of Maine normally departs in late April – early May of each year for a 60 to 75-day training cruise. This year however, the college’s at-sea training has been modified to recover sea time lost in 2020 due the COVID-19 pandemic. Two 37-day cruises were previously completed over the course of the spring and summer.Read More…

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    Jerald S. Paul Named Next President of Maine Maritime Academy
    Posted on: 12/7/21

    CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy’s Board of Trustees announced today that Jerald S. “Jerry” Paul has been named as the college’s 15th President. Mr. Paul, current President of Capitol Access and a 1989 graduate of the institution, will take office this spring.Read More…


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