Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy (MAMA)

MAMA is a highly respected, state-of-the-art vocational training center established for individuals who seek to enter the exciting maritime profession, as well as mariners seeking to advance their careers. MAMA offers 90+ USCG approved deck courses and engineering courses along with tailored courses. We are dedicated to providing outstanding training to civilian and military mariners from around the globe. Our expert staff of highly regarded, seasoned instructors provide a combination of unequaled teaching techniques with cutting-edge technology such as “hands-on” equipment systems maintenance and interactive simulations.

MAMA Provides Practical Programs and Customized Courses That:

• Prepare our students with the skills and knowledge for success in today’s maritime industry
• Facilitate entry & advancement in the merchant marine at support, operational & management levels
• Meet or exceed the regulatory & industry demand for training with customized courses and related services
• Provide training for standard & advanced operations and watch-keeping
• Prepare for Coast Guard licensing exams
• Include continuing education programs

I was on active duty with the U.S. Navy for 14 years and was involuntary separated back in 2016 and joined the U.S. Navy Reserve in 2017. So, I was looking for a second career which would keep me out to sea and making good money then I found out and went to a MSC career day and I was hooked ever since. I would like to say thanks to Ed Horton, John Pasanen, Chad Kiser, Chuck (Last Name) and Captain Richard Gordon and the staff at Mid Atlantic Maritime Academy, I now have a 500-ton Masters and 3rd Mate Unlimited License to go along with my MMC.

With Ed Horton, John Pasanen and Captain Richard’s guidance I was able to prepare for all 6 exams comfortably in a brand-new state of the art facility that is equipped with all the materials and supplies needed to studying for License in any capacity.  The doors were always open early and I was welcomed to stay until the evening hours therefore making it possible to put in the hours needed to accomplish my goals on a daily basis.

Once I wrapped up my studies at school and headed home for some final studying before testing.  I was encouraged to call these Guys, without hesitation, making themselves available to me for any last-minute questions I might have.

Finally, I am very happy to say that with this special guidance, help and assistance I was able to confidently sit and pass all 6 exams in a 3-day period at the Coast Guard Center in Baltimore, MD.

I’ve never tried any other Maritime schools in the past but now I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else in the future with the success I have achieved with MAMA.   In the words of one of the MAMA Instructor name Mike Skelton “If it was easy everyone would do it”

I would recommend other merchant mariners or anybody that wants to get into this career to reach out to Ed Horton at the Mid Atlantic Maritime Academy.

I look forward to visiting my Friends at Mid Atlantic Maritime Academy for additional endorsements I am sure to need in the future, Thanks Ed.

Sincerely, Lamar Grady

We help our students prepare for and pass the Coast Guard licensing exams – we have a 90 percent pass rate. The most gratifying part of this job, which keeps my interest up and gives me a lot of energy, is the fact that I see people come in that know little or nothing about the business. They get trained here and they walk out confident. And it just brings a smile to my face.
~ Capt. Ed Nanartowich

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