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Massachusetts Maritime Academy - Commercial Shipping Career & Professional Services - Commercial Shipping

Commercial Shipping Program

The Massachusetts Maritime Academy Commercial Shipping Program is designed to satisfy regulatory requirements for USCG licensing while reinforcing qualities which are important to successfully becoming a maritime seagoing professional. Commercial shipping assignments build confidence, motivation, time management and communications skills, and team interaction, while enhancing professional technical skills. Assignments are typically for 60 days. The minimum sea service required to qualify for original license as Third Mate of Ocean, Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons is for a period of 360 days or Third Assistant Engineer of Steam and Motor Vessels, Gas Turbine, of Any Horsepower is for a period of 180 days. The Commercial Shipping Program runs during the winter and summer sessions. 

  • Late Dec-Late Feb
  • Late June- Late August

For further information, please contact:

Captain John Dooley
Assistant Director of Professional Seagoing Services

Winter 2016 ComShipPersonal InfoSheet

Commercial Shipping Guide for Cadets
Commercial Shipping Checklist
2/C Commercial Shipping Application
Commercial Shipping Meeting
Engine Cadet Commercial Shipping Evaluation Form

last updated 7-23-2015 by