MarAd Awards Funds To N.Y. Maritime For Simulator Purchase

The Maritime Administration recently announced the award of $581,000 to the State University of New York Maritime College at Ft. Schuyler, New York, to assist the college in its procurement of a full bridge simulator.

The assistance was authorized as one part of Mar Ad's program to assist the six state maritime academies in the United States. In 1992, a total of $1.2 million in appropriated funds is available to the schools as matching funds to purchase simulators; an additional $800,000 will be made from the sale of obsolete vessels for scrap from MarAd's National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF). The New York Maritime College is the first academy to receive these funds.

Under this system, the maritime college will select the simulation equipment that is best suited for their programs. The colleges are required to raise and commit their own share of the necessary funds prior to receiving a matching amount from MarAd.

In announcing this award, Captain Warren G. Leback, maritime administrator, said: "New York Maritime College and its president, Adm. Floyd H. Miller are to be congratulated for their successful efforts to raise funds for this new simulator. Computer-driven simulator equipment represents the current state-of-the-art in teaching aids, especially for high technology systems like modern oceangoing ships.

We are pleased to be able to offer this substantial assistance to New York Maritime College."

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