The Maritime Administration vigorously supports maritime training and education programs. Our intent is to improve the quality of the U.S. maritime industry through improved services to the people who serve at sea and those who work ashore in diverse professions such as shipbuilding, steamship company operations and port operations. Recent events in the world have required the Maritime Administration to address an array of security and training issues to provide a safer and more efficient operation of the merchant marine of the United States.
To ensure a consistent supply of capable and well trained merchant mariners, the Maritime Administration funds and operates the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York and provides limited funding to the six State Maritime Academies (SMA’s): California Maritime Academy, Maine Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Great Lakes Maritime Academy, Texas A&M Maritime Academy, and the State University of New York Maritime College. The education of merchant marine officers is an essential Maritime Administration responsibility to meet national security needs and to maintain defense readiness. The maritime academies meet that need by educating young men and women for service in the American merchant marine, in the U.S. Armed Forces, and in the Nation’s, intermodal transportation system. The Maritime Administration also provides training vessels to the State maritime academies for use in at-sea training and as shore-side laboratories. The vessels are part of the Maritime Administration’s assistance to the academies to train highly qualified licensed officers.
|Academy||Address||Phone Number||Web URL|
|U.S. Merchant Marine Academy||Kings Point, NY 11024-1699||(866) 546-4778; (516) 773-5390(fax)||http://www.usmma.edu|
|California Maritime Academy||200 Maritime Academy Drive Vallejo, CA 94590||(707) 654-1000 (707 654-1013(fax)||http://www.csum.edu/|
|Great Lakes Maritime Academy||Northwestern Michigan College 1701 East Front Street Traverse City, MI 49686-3061||(231) 995-1200 or 1-800-0566 X 5 X 1203 (231) 995-1318(fax)||http://www.nmc.edu/maritime/|
|Maine Maritime Academy||Pleasant Street Castine, ME 04220||800-464-6565; 326-4311(switchboard) (207) 326-2110(fax)||http://www.mainemaritime.edu/|
|Massachusetts Maritime Academy||101 Academy Drive Buzzards Bay, MNA 02532||(508) 830-5000; (508) 830-5004||http://www.maritime.edu|
|SUNY Maritime College||6 Pennyfield Avenue Fort Schuyler, NY 10465-4198||(718) 409-7200; (718_ 409-7261(fax)||http://www.sunymaritime.edu/|
|Texas A&M Maritime Academy||200 Seawolf Parkway P.O. Box 1675 Galveston, TX 77553-1675||(409) 740 - 4411||http://www.tamug.edu/corps/|