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Sea Year Training Program Criteria

Sea Year is a cooperative educational program designed to give cadets practical knowledge of the performance and operating characteristics of various classes of vessels, the operating requirements in different trade routes, and labor relations in the ocean shipping industry. Sea Year training, typically consists of a sailing period during a cadet’s sophomore year and a longer sailing period during a cadet’s junior year, and enables cadets to obtain the training days at sea necessary to become eligible for a U.S. Coast Guard merchant officer license examination.   

On December 15, 2021, MARAD released the following documents to govern the Sea Year:

 “The forms linked here represent a collection of information and is subject to a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number:  2133-0553. Persons who may respond to a collection of information are not required to respond unless the collection of information displays a current valid OMB control number.” 


Letters from Leadership

EMBARC Updates

EMBARC Enrolled Carriers

  • Crowley 
  • Ocean Shipholdings, Inc./Ocean Ships, Inc./Ocean Duchess, Inc. 
  • Keystone Shipping Company 
  • PASHA Hawaii Holdings
  • Pacific-Gulf Marine, Inc 
  • Patriot Contract Services, LLC 
  • American Roll on Roll Off Carrier’s 
  • Seabulk Fleet Management, LLC
  • Maersk Line, Limited
  • OSG Ship Management, Inc.
  • APL Maritime LTD
  • Matson Navigation Co., Inc
  • Liberty Maritime Corporation
  • TOTE Services, LLC
  • Schuyler Line Navigation Company
  • Transoceanic Cable Ship Co., LLC.
  • U.S. Marine Management, Inc.
  • Seabulk Tankers, Inc.
  • Polar Tankers, Inc.
  • Savage Marine Management