Buzby: Declining Ship Numbers, Opportunities Causing Merchant Marine Talent Loss

The Maritime Administration’s top official warns of “a bleed-off of talent” in the merchant fleet because there are fewer ships for each year’s maritime academy graduates to serve on and even fewer chances of a long career. The American merchant marine is at least 1,800 officers short of what’s needed to meet sustained wartime needs … Continue reading Buzby: Declining Ship Numbers, Opportunities Causing Merchant Marine Talent Loss