THE FEDERAL ROLE IN MERCHANT MARINE OFFICER EDUCATION. DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE, DEFENSE, AND TRANSPORTATION

This report discusses (1) employment opportunities for graduates of Federal and State maritime academies as licensed deck and engineering officers in the U.S. merchant marine, (2) administration of the academies' programs by the Maritime Administration, and (3) administration of the merchant marine officers' Navy Reserve program by the Department of the Navy. It recommends that (1) the Maritime Administration establish employment placement goals for the academies, (2) the Departments of Commerce and Defense jointly develop and implement a program to provide the minimum naval science training required by all merchant marine officers, and (3) the Departments see that all officers receive such training. The report includes information on the Calhoon Marine Engineer's Beneficial Association Engineering School and discusses union employment rules. This report contains recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce and to the Secretary of Commerce and to the Secretary of Defense.

  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. General Accounting Office

    441 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20548
  • Publication Date: 1977-6-15

Media Info

  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157612
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: U.S. General Accounting Office
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FPCD-77-44
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM