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How to Become a Deckhand

If you’re interested in the idea of working on the water, becoming a deckhand is the best way to enter the maritime industry — it’s a unique career path that offers exciting and rewarding opportunities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the demand for water transportation workers will only grow over the coming years. […]

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 […]

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

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

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

If you’re a professional mariner or aspiring to work in the maritime industry, you’ve probably heard of an STCW endorsement. The Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping is an internationally recognized set of rules that determines what mariners need to know to perform their jobs safely. Throughout this article, we’ll cover everything you’ll want to […]