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How to Become a Certified Deckhand

Are you interested in working on inland boats or large ocean-going ships but don’t know how to begin? Is there a way to get started in this career with no experience? The answer is you can — by applying for entry-level Deckhand positions or by attending a maritime training school, such as the Maritime Institute […]

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Women in the Maritime Industry

  If asked to think of what a veteran in the maritime industry looks like, most people would probably conjure up an image of a burly, perhaps overly-sunned man. There’s a lingering stigma about working at sea that it’s a man’s world. And though this may have been the case years ago, the maritime industry […]

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MITAGS Conducts M-SAFE Training in Central Alaska

MITAGS recently traveled to Nenana, Alaska to conduct a two-day M-SAFE training program for Ruby Marine. Ruby operates two vessels on the Tanana and Yukon Rivers, delivering freight and fuel to villages spread out over a distance of nearly a thousand miles. Because they operate in such remote areas, often far from any potential assistance, […]

guide to maritime security

Guide to Maritime Security

The maritime industry is one of the largest on the planet, and ensuring operations at sea continue safely takes determined effort. The implementation of maritime security takes both knowledge and vigilance, and is essential to enhance security enforcement without slowing down the timely flow of international commerce. Throughout this article, we’ll cover everything you’ll want […]

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How to Recruit and Retain Seafarers

As in any industry, the recruitment and retention of excellent employees are critical to the success of your business — no matter what the size. Motivated, well-prepared employees are invaluable to your company and critical to long-term success. Throughout this article, we’ll cover everything you’ll want to know about: How to Recruit Maritime Employees Tips […]

your guide to stcw certification

Your Guide to STCW Certification

TL;DR: The Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) are internationally recognized rules that direct the knowledge and skills mariners need to perform their jobs safely. Any mariners working aboard ships that operate in international waters must hold STCW endorsements. Different STCW endorsements allow you to do a variety of jobs aboard merchant vessels.   Throughout this article, we’ll […]