MITAGS bridge simulator

What is a Bridge Simulator?

Author: Captain Christine Klimkowski, MBA, MITAGS Instructor Editors: Catie Gianelloni, NSAP® Manager, Lead Simulator Operator (East Coast) & Instructor, and Colleen Schaffer, P.E., Director of System Engineering & Coastal Engineer   A bridge or ship simulator is a system of computers, screens, hardware and software that simulates vessels, ports, weather conditions, and traffic patterns for […]

Guide to a Master of Towing License

Guide to a Master of Towing License

If you’d like to work in a short-haul towing environment among the highest officer positions, you need to earn a Master of Towing license. This license, designated by the United States Coast Guard (USCG), often meets the minimum requirements for fleeting operations. Earning a Master of Towing also reflects the time and experience you have. […]

Port of Seattle Commissioner Ryan Calkins Visits MITAGS-West

On Friday, August 6, 2021, the Port of Seattle Commissioner Ryan Calkins and members of his staff visited MITAGS-West. During their tour of our facilities, Commissioner Calkins was able to navigate (and dock) a cruise ship, tour the harbor in a Coast Guard patrol boat, and dock a ship using a Z-drive tug. Later in […]

Guest Services Representative

The Maritime Conference Center is currently looking for a Guest Services Representative for our front desk operation. This full time (40 hour week) opportunity offers competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vison coverage for employee and qualified dependents with zero $ payroll deduction. We offer paid vacation, personal and sick time and 13 […]

Important Update

MITAGS 2021 CoE for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training/Ed

On May 19th, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the designation of 27 Centers of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE). The CoE designation recognizes community colleges and training institutions that prepare students for careers in our nation’s maritime industry. These academic institutions are located in sixteen states and one U.S. territory. MITAGS was one of six dedicated maritime training centers selected for this designation. Click the headline above to read the full story...


Safe Working Practices in the Engine Room

Ship engine room safety is paramount. As the power center of your vessel, dysfunctional engine rooms can produce mechanical errors, downed machinery, discord and — most pressingly — extreme safety hazards for your crew. Given a cargo ship engine room’s unique environment, it requires equally unique safety practices compared to other areas of your vessel. These […]