Texas A&M Maritime Academy Vessel Name Announced

May 7, 2021 – The Texas A&M Maritime Academy on the Galveston Campus of Texas A&M University has received notification from the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) that the National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV) expected to arrive on campus in 2025 will be named the Lone Star State. The ship is the fourth in a new class series…

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Texas A&M At Galveston Awarded New State-Of-The-Art Vessel By Federal Government

December 22, 2020 – The U.S. Congress has approved $390 million to fund construction of a fourth National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV), which will be assigned to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy at Texas A&M University at Galveston. The state-of-the-art ship will serve as a training platform for future merchant mariners and offer a critical disaster resource in the Gulf…

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USCGC Edgar Culbertson Commissioned in Galveston

The Coast Guard held a commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Edgar Culbertson, the service’s 37th fast response cutter, at Sector Field Office Galveston today. Rear Adm. John Nadeau, Eighth Coast Guard District commander, presided over the ceremony, along with Lt. Katie Shveda, Coast Guard Cutter Edgar Culbertson commanding officer. Edgar Culbertson, the cutter’s namesake, was a Coast Guard…

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