Vehicle Accident in Castine – December 10, 2022

Update 12/14/22 | 9:00 am

Thank you for the outpouring of support from people and organizations across the world. I am moved by the strength of the Maine Maritime community–specifically our young people. While it will be a long process, our greatest priority is ensuring that we heal together. We are engaged in reaching each of our students individually, and in the days and weeks ahead will provide ongoing support to all who need it. I kindly ask for their privacy during their healing process. #MarinerStrong

– Jerry S. Paul, President Maine Maritime Academy

Update: 12/10/22 | 6:45 pm

I am devastated to confirm that today Maine Maritime Academy lost four of our students in a single vehicle accident early this morning. Three others were injured. Our community is grieving for these young lives and for their families. While we have lost beloved members of our student body, tonight there are four families who have lost their children. I ask for continued respect and privacy of our Maine Maritime family. Please hold these young people close to your hearts and in your prayers. We will of course continue to work with the authorities in the coming days and continue to offer counseling support to our students, faculty and staff

– Jerry S. Paul, President Maine Maritime Academy

Update: 12/10/22 | 1:00 pm

Early this morning, Maine Maritime Academy was notified by Maine State Police of a single vehicle accident off campus in Castine. At this time we believe the accident–which is still under investigation by authorities–included several Academy students. Academy leadership is working closely with authorities, and our top priority is supporting our school community in the hours and days ahead. Counseling services have been made available on campus. More information regarding the accident will be shared by the authorities as it becomes available and is appropriate to do so.