USCG Journal of Safety and Security at Sea: Proceedings of the Marine Safety and Security Council
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Current Issue: Fall 2008

Volume 65, Number 3

In This Issue:

  • Focus on the Mariner
  • Careers in the Merchant Marine
  • Training and Education
  • Special Update: U.S. Coast Guard Mariner Licensing & Documentation Program

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Table of Contents


Not Just Another Day at the Office
by Ms. Krista Reddington

A Career as a Ship Pilot
by Mr. Paul G. Kirchner

Military Sealift Command
by Captain Thomas Finger

Careers Afloat
by Ms. Anne Dougherty

Mariner Credentialing
by Mr. James W. Cratty

Contributions of Merchant Marine Officers
by Captain Robert Stanley Bates

Credentialed Mariner Demographics
by Mr. R. Jon Furukawa

Training and Education


Creating a New Generation of Mariners
by Captain Arthur H. Sulzer (U.S. Navy, ret.)

A School Within a School
by Captain Ray Addicott (U.S. Navy, ret.)

Getting a Start Through the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
by Midshipman James Johnston

Tugboat U.
by Mr. Kelly Curtin

Maine Maritime Academy
by Mr. John Barlow, Ph.D.

A Wake-up Call
by Mr. Gregg Trunnell

National Maritime Assets
by Mr. Glen M. Paine

What Are Your Options When You Don’t Get the Basketball Scholarship?
by Fr. Sinclair Oubre, J.C.L.

Are Hawsepipers a Dying Breed?
by Mr. John Sitka III, Captain Cathleen Burns Mauro

Army Mariners
by Major Cheryl A. Fensom (U.S. Army, ret.)

USCG Mariner Licensing & Documentation Program

Improving Service to the Mariner
by CAPT David C. Stalfort

The Future of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Merchant Mariner Credentialing Program
by CAPT David C. Stalfort

A Long Road Home
by Mr. Jeffrey Brandt

Becoming a Storefront
by CDR Craig S. Swirbliss

Top 10 Reasons Why Credentials Are Delayed
by Ms. Tina Bassett

Your Opinion Matters
by CDR Craig S. Swirbliss

Finding Mariner Licensing and Documentation Information Online
by LT Hilary Stickle

Measuring Our Performance, Improving Our Service
by LCDR Michael R.Washburn, LTJG Christopher Toms

Auxiliarists of the Regional Examination Centers
by Mr. Marvin Butcher

Current Initiatives of Interest to Merchant Mariners
by CDR Derek A. D’Orazio

by LT Thomas Pequignot

Coast Guard-Approved Training Courses
by Mr. James Cavo

Lessons Learned


Asleep at the Wheel
by Ms. Diana Forbes

On Deck


Assistant Commandant's Perspective
by RADM Brian M. Salerno

Champion's Point of View
by CAPT David C. Stalfort