01 Feb 2024
by Amy McLellan


The skills shortage in the maritime industry has been well documented. As well as a short supply of willing recruits, there are also capacity constraints on the training pathways that are essential to not only onboard people into the industry but to also progress their career at sea. 

To address the seafarer shortage issue, the US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has ordered five new purpose-built modern training vessels, known as National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMVs), for the country’s state maritime academies. The first of these, Empire State, has now been delivered from Philly Shipyard, part of

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