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Wärtsilä Voyage Simulators Selected by Maritime for Remote Learning

HELSINKI — Wärtsilä Voyage will supply two of its advanced cloud-based simulation solutions to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) in the United States under a one-year agreement, the company said in an Oct. 12 release. This will allow cadets at the Academy to continue…

MARAD’s Buzby: Readiness of Sealift, Ready Reserve Force Suffering

ARLINGTON, Va. — U.S. strategic sealift fleets need recapitalization and some increased manning to achieve the readiness that the nation needs to sustain its maritime power, the U.S. maritime administrator said April 14.    “The readiness is suffering,” a fact that sealift stakeholders recognize, Maritime Administrator Mark H. Buzby said during a webcast that is part of…

Philly Shipyard Selected to Build NSMV

WASHINGTON — TOTE Services has selected Philly Shipyard Inc. of Philadelphia to build the newest class of training ship, the National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV), the Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced April 8.  The shipyard will construct up to five new ships to provide maritime training for…

Chao, Buzby Conference With Maritime Industry Leaders Over COVID-19

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao and Maritime Administrator Mark H. Buzby held a teleconference with maritime industry leaders on April 2 to discuss the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on the industry, according to an April 2 MARAD release.  Chao and Buzby discussed the…

2nd Fleet Conducts Convoy Exercise in Atlantic

NORFOLK, Va. — U.S. 2nd Fleet, on behalf of U.S. Naval Forces Europe (NAVEUR) and with Military Sealift Command (MSC), is conducting convoy operations across the Atlantic, employing the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf alongside USNS Benavidez, MV Resolve and MV Patriot, the…

N.S. Savannah Returns from Dry Dock

WASHINGTON — The N.S. Savannah, the world’s first nuclear-powered merchant ship, was to begin its journey back on Feb. 13 from dry-docking in preparation for decommissioning, the Maritime Administration said in a release.   Having spent the last few months at Northeast Ship Repair in Philadelphia undergoing maintenance, the ship…

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