MARAD Launches New Education Vessel at Philly Shipyard

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) launched a new era in maritime education with the cutting of steel for the new National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV) at Philly Shipyard. “This new state-of-the-art modern school training ship will be a tremendous addition to the U. S. Flag fleet, be available to respond to disaster relief efforts, and support about 1,200 jobs in Philly Shipyard,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao. Watch a video of the steel cutting ceremony online.