Friday, December 16, 2011

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy transfers training ship to Texas A&M University

According to a press release by the Maritime Administration, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy has transferred the training ship Kings Pointer to Texas A&M University. The U.S. Merchant Marine academy is preparing for a renovation of Mallory Pier. The project is expected to take 12 to 18 months during which time there will be no docking facilities for a vessel the size of the Kings Pointer.

The Academy will still use the training ship Liberator and will continue to send midshipmen on commercial ships to obtain their sea time.

In addition to their sea time, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy midshipmen learn about the Amver system and often file Amver reports while underway.

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