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.
Office of Marine Operations
The Academy, under the direction of Division of Marine Operations, seeks to make maximum utilization of the large investment in maritime assets received through purchases and donations, as well as the management of the federally-loaned T.S. Kennedy. The Division’s Marine Department and Yacht and Boat Donations Program maintains an inventory of over 100 vessels and over 15 forms of rolling equipment to sustain their operations, as well as floating equipment such as docks and moorings. The proper management of these assets is critical to the delivery of services to our cadets and continuing education students.
In order to properly manage the sustainability of maritime assets, there must be a mechanism to determine the effective use, and to measure the cost of such operations against the academic and student services advancement made through the use of those assets. Routinely the Division of Marine Operations (Training Ship Department) will coordinate with the US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration on annual maintenance budgets and bi-annual dry-dock specifications of the T.S. Kennedy, and will liaison with the US Coast Guard on annual safety inspections.