Clay Maitland

On a quest for quality in shipping

MMPC meeting review on US flag

I spoke to Dave Gardy from Maritime TV after our recent Merchant Marine Policy Coalition meeting in Washington. The meeting’s purpose was to gather feedback and generate ideas about building a consensus on a process to develop a framework for revitalizing the U.S. Flag Merchant Fleet, MARAD and the U.S. Maritime Industry. Continue reading

My thoughts on MARAD future

I spoke to Dave Gardy on Maritime TV about the recent resignation of MARAD Administrator David Matsuda and its future course. Continue reading

Clay on Maritime TV – the end of the US merchant marine debate Part II

Clay speaks to Dave Gardy regarding what happens next for the US merchant marine. Continue reading

Clay on Maritime TV – the end of US Merchant Marine debate

Delighted to be interviewed by Dave Gardy for Maritime TV and give my thoughts on the need to save the US Merchant Marine. Continue reading

SUNY Maritime College vacation programme floats many boats!

When 20 high school students from the New York City and Baltimore City public high schools get back to school for the fall semester, they’ll have plenty to talk about when their friends ask them “What did you do on your summer vacation?” Continue reading

Regimental Review of the US Coast Guard Academy Corps of Cadets

On Friday 30th March I had the pleasure of serving as the Reviewing Officer at the Regimental Review of the United States Coast Guard Academy Corps of Cadets. Continue reading

Lessons learned again?

April is said to be the cruelest month. It is memorable for disasters, from the Titanic to Texas City, Deepwater Horizon and so on. Continue reading

Symbols of maritime decline

Our government’s present inability to land a cargo of gasoline in a U.S.-flag vessel in icebound Nome, Alaska, symbolizes the shortage of foresight of our maritime policy makers. We are unable to provide a U.S.-flag ice-strengthened tanker to lift cargo between points in the United States (within Alaska), and will apparently have to secure the services of a Russian vessel instead. Continue reading

Discovering things old and new, on E/V Nautilus

On an morning in late August, on the Aegean Sea near the Turkish port of Bodrum, a number of us joined the crew of the Exploration Vessel Nautilus in search of ancient shipwrecks. Continue reading

Don’t forget our NAMEPA Seminar

One year after the Gulf oil spill, and amid daily reports of piracy and needless accidents at sea, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) of which I am chairman will be offering a seminar “Environmental Intelligence in Shipping: Safety at Sea, featuring an emergency preparedness & response regulatory update, as well as a panel on piracy, STCW update, and terminal access for seafarers. Continue reading

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