“The Maritime Administration plays a part in educating many members of the public about the maritime industry, but we have a particularly large role in the training education of mariners. We operate the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York, one of five Federal service academies. The Maritime Administration also provides training vessels other support to six state maritime academies, which are in Texas, California, New York, Michigan, Maine, Massachusetts. These academies all provide four-year undergraduate programs, their graduates find employment as licensed mariners in shoreside occupations such as shipyard management transportation logistics. We also are active in the current rapid growth of maritime education at the high school middle school levels.
We also support continuing education for current mariners. Information for about current mariners may be found in the Mariners section of this web site. We have developed guidelines curricula for security training for a variety of people who work around ports ships, details about that training may be found in this section of our site.
The Maritime Administration is active in promoting awareness of the maritime industry for school students, for teachers, for members of the general public, we partner with the Propeller Club of the United States in its Adopt-a-Ship program.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy