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MITAGS-MCC Hosts Students for 2022 Engineers’ Week

Last week MITAGS and Maritime Conference Center were thrilled to host several student groups on site as part of the 2022 Engineers Week Program. The week long program, coordinated locally by the Engineers Club of Baltimore and Engineers Week Council, hosts hundreds of middle school and high school students from around the state of Maryland […]

Will the GI Bill® Pay for My Maritime Education?

Will the GI Bill® Pay for My Maritime Education?

It is important to know precisely what your GI Bill® benefits can offer you when considering possible career options. If you qualify for GI Bill® benefits, you can use those benefits to work toward your dream of a career in the maritime industry. What Is the GI Bill®? The GI Bill® is a piece of […]

Work Toward Your Career at Sea With MITAGS

How to Get a Job on a Tanker 

For those who love the sea and maritime studies, starting a career at sea on tankers may be a path worth exploring. With plenty of options in the maritime industry, available jobs needed aboard tankers and the chance for international travel, tankers provide many benefits for those looking to gain experience in the shipping industry. What […]

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Flag State vs. Port State

When it comes to registering a boat or ship, there are various types of state jurisdiction, including flag state and port state. Whether you have interests in boats and international maritime laws or own ships, it’s useful to understand the difference between flag and port states. What Is a Flag State? A flag state is […]

Designated Person Ashore

Designated Person Ashore

Designated Person Ashore The ISM Code requires all commercial to have a trained Designated Person Ashore (DPA) as a point of contact between the company and crew on the water. This individual monitors the safety and pollution prevention aspects of the operation of the vessel and follows the requirements of a Safety Management System (SMS) […]

Benefits of Port Design

Use of Simulation in Port Design

Port design is incredibly complex, as there are so many variables at play. Port design can have significant economic, logistical, safety and environmental impacts, so it’s essential that those tasked with port designs take these factors into account and use reliable data to make decisions. Luckily, simulation can help in considering all relevant data, visualizing […]