Another article in Marine Link this month highlighting the state of the existing Maritime Academy training ships, but also reiterating the importance of the ships, not just to train new generations of cadets, but their important role in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. 3 out of the 6 ships were activated in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Maria.
Herbert Engineering Corp. has designed the new replacement training ships and funding to go further with new training ships is in the 2018 federal budget if it gets passed. Support in Congress is critical and stories like this help build that support.
The story can be found here.