The Passing of Lee Chesneau

At MITAGS, we were deeply saddened upon learning of Lee’s passing.  Throughout his long career, Lee was the most ardent champion for providing mariners with timely, accurate, and understandable marine weather forecasts.  His work, along with many other dedicated...

MMP MATES Non-Profit Designation Changed to 501c3

The MATES Program has received approval from the Internal Revenue Service to change to a 501c3 non-profit public charity.  Donors can now deduct contributions made to MATES under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 170.  MATES is also qualified to receive tax...

MM&P Forms Women’s Caucus

Last month the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots (I.O.M.M.P.) formed a Women’s Caucus to effect change to assure equal rights, respect and safety for all mariners and workers in the maritime industry. MM&P will advocate for and...

“We Needed Maritime Workforce Development Yesterday”

Over the summer, Port of Seattle Commissioner Ryan Calkins and members of his staff spent time at MITAGS’ west coast campus. Recently, Commissioner Calkins shared an article about that visit and the need for maritime workforce development. A need, that MITAGS...