MITAGS-West Welcomes Ben Sleister

MITAGS is excited to welcome Ben Sleister as our new Program Manager for Marine Safety Programs. Located at our west coast campus, Ben is a great new addition to our team! He will be leading and managing all of our Marine Safety Programs, including the US Navy firefighting/damage control training, civilian/USCG  firefighting programs, and safety […]

Credentials Lost Due to Recent Midwest Tornadoes

From the National Maritime Center: In accordance with federal regulations, duplicate Merchant Mariner Credentials may be issued free of charge to mariners whose credentials were lost or destroyed as a result of recent tornadoes in Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.  Affected mariners should follow the steps below to obtain an expedited replacement credential: […]

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 professionals at the NWS Ocean Prediction Center, has prevented or mitigated countless weather related injuries, loss […]

MITAGS Named Winner of Ventus Award for Offshore Wind Simulation Project with Ørsted

The inaugural awards gala, hosted by The Business Network for Offshore Wind, celebrated industry accomplishments and key developments as offshore wind continues to advance globally.   Baltimore, MD – November 29, 2021  – The Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) was named a winner of The Business Network for Offshore Wind’s Ventus Award […]

Important Update

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 deductible bequests, devises, and transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of […]

Silhouette of female mariner on the bridge

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 actively support women’s rights, professional development, networking and the discussion of all issues specific to women […]