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Academy Dives into Pacific Marine Expo

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Northwest Maritime Academy staff participated in the Pacific Marine Expo last week and enjoyed pressing the flesh with some interesting players in the commercial maritime industry. Pacific Marine Expo is the largest commercial marine trade show on the West Coast, serving commercial mariners from Alaska to California Below is video …

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NWMA Weekly Speaks to Greenhorns

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NWMA Weekly Starts New Series on Tips for Greenhorns The Northwest Maritime Academy is all about helping launch careers in the Merchant Marine. From training courses to weekly podcasts chock-full of good information every seaman needs to know, the academy makes it easy sailing for greenhorns starting out in the …

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Podcast Covers Cold Water Rescue

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Watch Episode 11 of NWMA Weekly:  Cold Water Rescue Capt. Benjamin Garman, of the Northwest Maritime Academy (left), and Chance Busey, videographer and assistant marketing director at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard, discuss a topic of particular importance to boaters in chilly Pacific Northwest waters. Watch their latest podcast below …

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Tips for Cold-Water Shock

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Cold Water Immersion Safety Tips from the U.S. Coast Guard Be prepared! Cold-water shock immersion is a fight for survival In this week’s episode of their “NWMA Weekly” podcast, Capt. Benjamin Garman and Chance Busey of Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard discuss the dangers of cold-water shock. Cold-water shock is …

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Entry Level Jobs in the Merchant Marine

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Choose Your Path from Deck, Engine and Steward Departments Entry level jobs in the merchant marine – Part 1: Deck By Capt. Benjamin Garman, Administrator of the Northwest Maritime Academy On board ships there are essentially three departments:  Deck, Engine and Steward. As you acquire sea time in each of …

Coast Guard releases 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics report

Coast Guard releases 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics report

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Shows highest number of fatalities on record in the last five years WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics Wednesday, revealing that boating fatalities nationwide that year totaled 701, the highest number of yearly boating fatalities on record in the last five years. From 2015 …

Report Says Recreational Boaters Need Safety Training

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NTSB Asking for Recreational Boaters Safety Training By MarEx  2017-02-10 18:04:32 The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a report on the risks associated with the shared use of America’s waterways by recreational and commercial vessels, saying the U.S. Coast Guard should require recreational boaters on U.S. navigable waterways to …