Editorial July 2010 Issue

Making Captain’s Lives Easier

Iíve always held that sailors are a different breed. Whether time on the water instills admirable traits, or good people simply gravitate to the ocean, I donít know. But even I was surprised by some new proof that the world would be a better place with more sailors. This monthís comparison of online captainís schools (page 18) turned up an unexpected back story. Every marine education leader we spoke with praised the National Maritime Center (NMC), an entity that had once been loudly criticized for its irritating bureaucracy.

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