Massachusetts Maritime Academy News and Updates
Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Department of Conservation and Recreation and the City of New Bedford, Welcome Back SSV Ernestina-Morrissey
WHEN: Saturday, December 17, 10:00am-12:00pm (invitation only, RSVP required). Additional information is located at: https://givebutter.com/ernestina
WHAT: Please join us in a welcome home of the Sailing School Vessel (SSV) Ernestina-Morrissey. The vessel will be open for public tours Saturday 12/17/2022 from 2-4pm and Sunday 12/18/2022 from 11am-1pm (first come first serve, no reservation required)
WHO: Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the City of New Bedford, Prime Minister of Cape Verde, Lt. Governor Polito, along with State and Local Government officials
WHERE: 49 State Pier, New Bedford, MA
WHY: The Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey was built in 1894 at the James and Tarr Shipyard for the Gloucester fishing fleet. Originally a fishing vessel, over the course of her long history she sailed to within 600 miles of the North Pole, and later brought immigrants to the U.S. Returned to the U.S. in 1982 as a gift from the newly independent Cape Verde, she sailed as an educational vessel until 2005. Sitting dormant for many years, after a 7-year refurbishment in Maine, under the care of Massachusetts Maritime Academy, she has returned to the Commonwealth.
Massachusetts Maritime Academy will focus the efforts of the SSV Ernestina-Morrissey on undergraduate sail-training and leadership training for cadets, K-12 STEM programming, and community outreach and awareness within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond. These three pillars will look to ensure the legacy of Ernestina-Morrissey as an educational asset for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
About Massachusetts Maritime Academy: Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a fully accredited, four-year, co-educational state university offering Bachelor and Master of Science degrees that are highly regarded in the worldwide maritime industry and beyond. For more than 100 years, the Academy has prepared women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, the Academy challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. Located on Cape Cod, at the mouth of the scenic Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts Maritime Academy is the ideal college to pursue the love for the ocean, concern for the environment, interest in math and science, and a thirst for adventure. Follow the Academy on FB: @massmaritime, @MassMaritime.Advancement; IG: @massmaritime, @mmacademyalumni; Twitter: @MMAadmissions, @MMAcademyAlumni; YouTube: Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
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Massachusetts Maritime Academy, RelyOn Nutec Win 2022 Ventus Award
Partnership celebrated for offshore wind industry achievement
BUZZARDS BAY, MA, HOUMA, LOUISIANA, ISSUED DECEMBER 6, 2022…Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA; www.maritime.edu), a top-ranked public university with undergraduate degree programs focusing on science, engineering, technology, math, and business that blend academics and experiential learning, in partnership with RelyOn Nutec (www.relyonnutec.com), the leading provider of safety services globally, was named winner of the 2022 Ventus Award by the Business Network for Offshore Wind at the Ventus Gala, held November 17 in Washington, D.C.
The Ventus Awards represent the offshore wind industry’s highest level of professional recognition, celebrating the cutting-edge innovations and the trailblazing people, companies, and organizations ushering in a new era for offshore wind energy.
MMA and RelyOn Nutec were joint winners in the Health, Safety & Environment Program of the Year category for their Global Wind Organisation (GWO) Basic Safety Training (BST) hybrid program, in place at the Academy since November 2019. In less than three years, some 200 participants have successfully completed the training, including 82 members of the District Council of New England Ironworkers.
The award was presented to Mauricio Guzman, business development manager for renewables for RelyOn Nutec, and Captain Michael Burns, executive director of the Maritime Center for Responsible Energy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, at the Ventus Gala, where hundreds of professionals across the global offshore wind supply chain came together to celebrate the industry’s collective accomplishments.
“We are honored to be recognized with this Ventus Award along with our partner RelyOn Nutec,” said Rear Admiral Francis X. McDonald, USMS, president of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. “We congratulate all the finalists, and look forward to continuing to contribute to advancements in the offshore wind industry.”
“Thank you to the Business Network for Offshore Wind for this recognition,” added Jenni Lewis, RelyOn Nutec managing director, U.S., Mexico & Caribbean. “We are proud of our partnership with the Academy, and look forward to continuing to innovate, apply, and provide vital safety training for all those in the industry together.”
“It is critical that the U.S. offshore wind industry invests in developing a highly skilled, trained, and most importantly, safe workforce,” said Liz Burdock, president and CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind, the host of the Ventus awards. “The innovative and comprehensive Adaptive Learning Model developed by RelyOn Nutec and tested by Massachusetts Maritime Academy addresses knowledge gaps and blind spots that are critical to address, particularly as it relates to safety and response procedures.”
About Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA): MMA is a fully accredited, four-year, co-educational state university offering Bachelor and Master of Science degrees that are highly regarded in the worldwide maritime industry and beyond. For more than 100 years, MMA has prepared women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. Located on Cape Cod, at the mouth of the scenic Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts Maritime Academy is the ideal college to pursue the love for the ocean, concern for the environment, interest in math and science, and a thirst for adventure. Follow MMA on FB: @massmaritime, @MassMaritime.Advancement; IG: @massmaritime, @mmacademyalumni; Twitter: @MMAadmissions, @MMAcademyAlumni; YouTube: Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
About RelyOn Nutec: RelyOn Nutec delivers safety, compliance and competence services and solutions across the world. Through +30 facilities, RelyOn Nutec helps clients protect their people, assets and the environment. RelyOn Nutec has a history dating back over 50 years.
RelyOn Nutec is leading the safety and technical training field and has a broad range of innovative digital services, including digital learning, simulation technology and a market-leading suite of SaaS applications. The digital services include a modular approach to managing safety across business processes while minimizing risk, revolutionizing workforce safety, compliance and competence tracking. To learn more, please visit: www.relyonnutec.com.
Photo (left to right): Michael Burns, Executive Director- Maritime Center for Responsible Energy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy; Bryan Stockton, Orsted Head of Regulatory Affairs; Mauricio Guzman, Business Development Manager for Renewables for Relyon Nutec.