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ACHIEVING CRITICAL MASS: Spotlight on the U.S. Vessel Automation Industry


Monday, 22, July 20190800Registration in the Lobby0900Welcome by Maritime Administrator Mark H. BuzbyMorning Session (0915 – 1215)Global Context of Maritime AutomationKongsberg, Wartsila, ABB, MassterlyKEYNOTE: MARAD and the U.S. Maritime IndustryRichard Balzano, Deputy Maritime AdministratorAfternoon Session (1345...

Military Sealift Command's Change of Command Ceremony

Maritime Administrator Mark H. Buzby will attend the Military Sealift Command's (MSC) Change of Command ceremony at which Rear Admiral Dee L. Mewbourne, USN will be relieved by Rear Admiral Michael A. Wettlaufer, USN

Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium


Deputy Maritime Administrator Richard Balzano will deliver a keynote presentation regarding MARAD's work on autonomous ships.

"Call to Action" Day

Maritime Administrator Mark H. Buzby will deliver keynote remarks at the inaugural "Call to Action" Day, which addresses the need for more cyberawareness and cyber-skilled mariners within the maritime industry.

JRRF Centennial Picnic

Maritime Administrator Mark H. Buzby will deliver remarks at the James River Reserve Fleet's (JFFR) Centennial Picnic, where the fleet will be celebrating its 100th year.

November 17, 2018: USMMAAF NorCal Quarterly Lunch

On Saturday, November 17, Maritime Administrator Buzby will be the featured speaker at the United States Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Foundation – Northern California chapter’s quarterly lunch.

November 16, 2018: Maritime Risk Symposium

On Friday,  November 16, Deputy Maritime Administrator Balzano will be a keynote speaker at the Maritime Risk Symposium in Oak Ridge, TN/This year’s theme: Enabling Maritime Commerce – The Energy Perspective