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MARAD Awards $19.6 Million in Shipyard Grants

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has awarded $19.6 million in discretionary grants to 24 U.S. small shipyards through the Small Shipyard Grant Program. The funding will help modernize America’s small shipyards, making them more efficient in constructing commercial vessels. “This $19.6 million federal government investment in the nation’s small shipyards will help maintain the U.S. shipyard infrastructure

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$19.6 Million Available in Grants for US Small Shipyards

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the availability of $19.6 million in federal funding to support capital improvements and employee training at small U.S. shipyards.  The Small Shipyard Grant Program helps modernize eligible shipyard operations by improving efficiency and fostering quality ship construction, repair and reconfiguration. The private American shipyards that build and repair America’s military and

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US Maritime Centers of Excellence on Track

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced progress in establishing Centers of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE), which would recognize and support community colleges and training institutions that prepare Americans for careers in the maritime industry. The Maritime Administration is seeking public comment on the proposed policy. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2018

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Merchant Marine Medals Awarded to Crew for Service During Hurricane

Officers and crewmembers of the SS Wright, a U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) ready reserve force (RRF) ship, were recently honored with Merchant Marine Medals for Outstanding Achievement for their duties in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The medals were awarded by Jeff McMahon, MARAD ship operations and maintenance officer (SOMO) for Atlantic operations, while the vessel was recently in port in

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Maritime Administration Seeks Proposals for Construction of New National Security Ship

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) released a request for proposal (RFP) to solicit for a vessel construction manager (VCM) to deliver a new class of training ships referred to as a national security multi-mission vessel (NSMV). The VCM selected by MARAD will contract with a qualified shipyard to ensure that commercial best practices are utilized in delivering the NSMV on time

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