Projects Completed Since 2010


Safety and Health Working Group

Capt. Cole Cosgrove, Chair

  • 2010 "I Choose Not to Look the Other Way" – Safety Culture (DVD) - Mr. Mike Bohlman, Project Executive

  • 2010 "Mariner Preparedness Checklist" - Mr. Vince Corry, Project Executive

  • 2011 "CEMS Familiarization Training for Ocean Going Mariners" (CBT) - Mr. Todd Ripley, Project Executive   

  • 2011 "Electrical Safety" (CBT) - Mr. Phil Shullo, Project Executive

  • 2012 "Line Handling" (DVD) - Mr. Rich Hendren, Project Executive

  • 2014 "PFA-95" (DVD) - Ms. Margaret Reasoner, Project Executive


Security Working Group 

Capt. Robert Sheen, Chair

  • 2010 Crew Hostage Situation Awareness and Response (PPT) - Mr. Vince Corry, Project Executive

  • 2010 Onboard Anti-Piracy Measures for Mariners (DVD and PPT) - Mr. Vince Corry, Project Executive

  • 2010 Crew Hostage Situation Awareness and Response (DVD) - Mr. Vince Corry, Project Executive

  • 2014 WatchStander Anti-Pirate System At Sea Test (Pilot Test) - Mr. Robert Sheen, Project Executive

  • 2014 Merchant Mariner Information Systems Security Awareness (ISSA) (CBT) - Mr. Bob Sheen and Mr. Royce Engler, Project Executives


Environmental Protection Working Group

Ms. Susan Hayman, Chair

  • 2011 Exhaust Gas Scrubber Study - Revision A and B - Ms. Susan Hayman, Project Executive

  • 2015 Exhaust Gas Scrubber Study - Revision C and D - Ms. Susan Hayman, Project Executive

  • 2016 Marine Energy Efficiency White Paper - Ms. Susan Hayman, Project Executive


Workforce Recruitment, Development and Retention Working Group

Mr. Chris Volkle, Chair

  • 2015 Facilitated Meetings with MERPAC to Develop A Clear Military to Mariner Pathway, Mr. Glen Paine, Project Executive  Thank You Letter from USCG

  • 2015 Developed and Supported NA World Maritime Day Maritime Education and Training Event, Dr. Art Sulzer, Project Executive 

  • 2016 Merchant Mariner Credential Guidebook - Glen Paine, Project Executive

  • 2016 Military to Mariner Crosswalk - Glen Paine, Project Executive


Marine Highways Committee (MHC)

Mr. Klaus Luta, Chair


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