Supplementary Training

To train seafarers in shipboard fire fighting, and other such essential subjects related to safety and operations where this training is not or cannot be provided by the industry directly.

Maritime defense and intermodal freight transportation courses are also included in this category.



Agency - Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

Office - See Maritime Administration Field Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.


Program Accomplishments

In fiscal year 2007, 212 seafarers completed fire fighting training.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Licensed and unlicensed U. S. seafarers in U. S. maritime industry are instructed on a fee-paid basis in safety and marine operation subjects.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Qualified U.S.

merchant seafarers, operators of inland waterway, offshore drilling, and mining vessels; maritime academy students; and personnel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S.

Coast Guard, U.S.

Naval Reserve, U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers, qualified representatives of marine industry, State and local governments.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Qualified U.S. merchant seafarers, operators of inland waterway, offshore drilling, and mining vessels; maritime academy students; and personnel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Naval Reserve, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Transportation Command qualified representatives of marine industry, State and local governments.

Credentials/Documentation

Merchant mariner's document issued to U.S. citizens by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Seafarers contact applicable Maritime Administration registrar at the agency's enrollment offices.

Award Procedures

Not applicable.

Deadlines

Not applicable.

Authorization

Merchant Marine Act of 1936, Title XIII, as amended, Public Law 91-469, 46 U.S.C. 1119 et seq.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.

Appeals

Not applicable.

Renewals

Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Nonfinancial - training provided on a fee basis.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not applicable.

Audits

Not applicable.

Records

Form MA-823 Training Course Application, written examinations, practical tests sheets and classroom attendance records are retained for five years.

Financial Information

Account Identification

69-1750-0-1-403.

Obigations

(Program Level) FY 07 $67,000; FY 08 $75,000; and FY 09 est. $0.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Maritime Administration Field Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Associate Administrator for Business and Workforce Development, Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366-5737.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.



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