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How to Get Work on a Tugboat

If you’re interested in a career in the maritime industry, you may have considered working aboard a tugboat. It’s an interesting career path — you get to work closely with fellow crew members to tow a variety of different vessels and work in an exciting, dynamic environment. Throughout this article, we’ll cover everything you’ll want […]

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How to Become a Certified Deckhand

Do you have a good work ethic? Are you interested in working on boats or large ships, but don’t know how to begin? How do you get started with no experience? The answer is you can: apply for entry-level, unqualified Deckhand positions or attend a maritime training school. The federal government predicts the demand for […]

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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 […]

how to recruit and retain seafarers in the maritime industry

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 […]