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.
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.
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.
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.
Merchant mariner's document issued to U.S. citizens by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Seafarers contact applicable Maritime Administration registrar at the agency's enrollment offices.
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
Formula and Matching Requirements
Nonfinancial - training provided on a fee basis.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
Form MA-823 Training Course Application, written examinations, practical tests sheets and classroom attendance records are retained for five years.
(Program Level) FY 07 $67,000; FY 08 $75,000; and FY 09 est. $0.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Office
See Maritime Administration Field Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
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.
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