Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and recent Executive Orders issued in both Washington and Maryland, MITAGS, with USCG and VA approval, has taken some of our upcoming spring courses online to offer a blended learning experience, allowing our students to continue their training.
From the NMC: Marine Safety Information Bulletin COVID 19 – Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) Operations
“The uninterrupted flow of commerce on our Marine Transportation System (MTS) is critical to both National Security and National economic well-being. During this National emergency for COVID-19 it is paramount that the Coast Guard safeguards the continued operation of the MTS to ensure our domestic supply chain continues uninterrupted. The regulations outlined throughout 33 and […]
The USCG/National Maritime Center has released a second update regarding operational changes due to COVID-19.
We know there is a lot of information out there right now about COVID-19, so we've compiled some of the best resources and information we could find about the current pandemic, and how it is particularly affecting the maritime industry.
The Coast Guard published Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) 08-20 announcing several updates based on the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective March 19, 2020, the Coast Guard’s 17 Regional Examination Centers (REC) and 3 Monitoring Units (MU) are closed to the public until further notice.
Both MITAGS East and West Coast in house classroom and simulation training activities have been suspended due to concerns over the Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19. Although the schools have robust risk mitigation strategies in place, government regulation and CDC guidelines led us to this decision. In the case of our West Coast Campus, we are complying with Governor Jay Inslee’s executive order that private career schools close through at least April 24, 2020.