NY Maritime College Installs Environmental Compliance Tool on Training Ship
State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College will install Ocean Guardian, a digital environmental compliance tool, aboard the training ship Empire State for its summer sea term 2018 to provide cadets with hands-on environmental compliance training with the latest technology. SUNY Maritime is the first maritime college in the world to install Ocean Guardian on a training vessel.
Developed by Total Marine Solutions, Ocean Guardian is a digitization tool that matches a vessel’s location to a comprehensive regulatory database. The database includes international, national, regional, port and company regulations for discharge streams worldwide. The at-a-glance simplicity of Ocean Guardian helps operators immediately understand what can and cannot be discharged, while instant access to digital copies of regulations increases operator competency and understanding of regulations.
Total Marine Solutions will oversee the installation of Ocean Guardian, and SUNY Maritime alumna Anna Silva (’98) will be on hand to deliver training to officers, instructors and approximately 740 cadets before the ship departs campus. The ship will leave Throggs Neck, New York on May 7. This year, the ship will be calling on San Juan, Puerto Rico; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Glasgow, Scotland; Gaeta, Italy; and Ponta Delgada, Azores before returning to New York on Aug. 10, 2018.