For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
Maritime Pollution (MARPOL) Training Programs
Meeting MARPOL Standards
Developed by shipping veterans and certified by DNV, computer-based Meeting MARPOL Standards teaches Officers, Superintendents, Port Captains and Crew what the regulations are and how to comply with them:
- Annex I - Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Oil
- Annex II - Regulations for the Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk
- Annex III - Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances carried by Sea in Packaged Form
- Annex IV - Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Sewage
- Annex V - Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Garbage
- Annex VI - Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships
Our computer-based training is efficient and cost effective. Mariners take training during off-duty hours aboard their vessel, not spending an extra day or two onshore attending training.
When they have completed the training, passed the assessments and printed out a certificate, they can return to the program and review it whenever they want. Since we update our products when the regulations change you can be sure they are getting the most current knowledge.
Navigating Ballast Water Regulations (NBWR)
Navigating Ballast Water Regulations (NBWR) teaches your staff everything they need to know about IMO’s Ballast Water Convention and how to comply with it.
- Ballast Water Treatment Technologies
- Ballast Water Record Keeping
- Assessment of Knowledge
- On passing the assessment a certificate of completion may be printed.
Vessel General Permit (VGP) 2013 Training
VGP 2013 was developed by shipping veterans to teach Officers, Superintendents, Port Captains and Crew the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Vessel General Permit (VGP) Regulations and how to comply with them.
VGP 2013 includes customizable spreadsheets for 1) Routine Inspections 2) Extended Unmanned Period Inspections and 3) Annual Inspections.
- The 27 discharges
- Inspections, Monitoring, Reporting and Recordkeeping
- Notice of Intent
- Notice of Termination
- Corrective Action, Assessments and Implementation
- Material Storage
- Toxic & Hazardous Material
- Fuel Spills/Overflows
- Discharges of Oil including Oily Mixtures
- Knowledge Assessment
- Requirements for individual States & Indian Country Lands
- Waters Federally Protected
- Vessel Class Specific Requirements
- Customizable Excel Inspection spreadsheets
Waste Management Best Practices
Waste Management Best Practices describes the industry's best practices of how to manage a vessel's waste stream.
- Best Practices Introduction
- Engine Room
- Cleaning Practices
- Oily Water Separator
- Exhaust Gas Economizer (EGE)
- Sewage Treatment (MSD)
- Waste Storage
- Port Inspection (for Superintendents)