Ship Jump – Maine Maritime Academy 2014 – Castine, ME

  The annual ship jump off the Maine Maritime Academy’s training vessel, the State of Maine, is a longstanding tradition. This activity aligns with the STCW training of properly donning a PFD, entering the water from a height and swimming safely away.  MOST has provided instruction for this activity since 2008.  

Survival Training in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea 2014

Our 3 day training program conducted in Malabo, EG provides Basic Survival Swimming , First aid, Sea Survival, Fire Fighting and Helicopter Underwater Escape Training. This program has been carefully designed to meet the skill level of the African Nationals and aligns nicely with both US and  recognized  international training standards. During a recent training […]

Swimming Lessons in Equatorial Guinea

In the United States we take for granted that everyone can swim. This is not the case in many countries.  Reasons for not being able to swim can vary from not having access to water, just no interest, bad experience as a child or long term cultural beliefs of sea creatures.  During our recent training […]

California HUET Training (August 2014)

Once again McMillan Offshore Survival Training will be returning to lovely Carpenteria, California to conduct our one day water/HUET survival training program. For those companies that are interested in obtaining more information about this training, please contact us at your convenience.  (207) 233-0787

Fishing vessel drill conductor safety training (Feb 2014)

Students from Deer Isle-Stonington High School’s Marine Studies Pathway program took to the water in Maine Maritime Academy’s swimming pool on Saturday Feb. 8 as part of the training needed to earn the U. S. Coast Guard-approved Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor safety certification.


In a recent maritime magazine, I read an article titled “RESCUED FISHERMAN STAYED AFLOAT ON BOOT”. The article mentioned that a fisherman spent nearly 12 hours in the waters offshore using only his rubber boots as a floatation device throughout the ordeal. The location of this ordeal was in “cold” waters off the coast of New York.

Newsletter – December 2012


As of October 16, 2012, the United States Coast Guard voluntary dockside safety exam becomes mandatory for all commercial State registered and Federally documented fishing vessels operating beyond 3 nautical miles from the territorial sea baseline.

HMS Bounty Days before The Ship’s Sinking

Interview with Robin Walbridge on the HMS Bounty just days before the ship’s sinking.


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