Episode 11 - Len Tchorz
Maritime Matters
by Northeast Maritime Institute
3y ago
Morgan talks with Fairhaven resident Len Tchorz about his experience in the New Bedford fishing fleet. At 93 years old, Len discusses the differences and similarities in the maritime industry then vs. now as he shares an abundance of sea stories and life experiences with us ..read more
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Episode 10 - Captain Jeff MacDonough
Maritime Matters
by Northeast Maritime Institute
4y ago
Morgan talks with College of Maritime Science alumnus and current instructor Captain Jeff MacDonough. They discuss the uniqueness of the college program, what it takes to obtain a Captain's license, the Herreshoff Museum in Bristol RI, and delivering maritime education during COVID-19 ..read more
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Episode 9 - Rett Newton and Eric R. Dawicki
Maritime Matters
by Northeast Maritime Institute
4y ago
Morgan and Eric talk with Beaufort NC Mayor Everett (Rett) Newton. Rett is a retired Air Force Colonel and a PhD candidate at Duke University, studying at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort. He's passionate about people, the maritime heritage and industry that drives Beaufort, and doing good for his community ..read more
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Episode 8 - Captain Janet Urbanowicz
Maritime Matters
by Northeast Maritime Institute
4y ago
Morgan talks with Captain Janet Urbanowicz. Janet is a former Nurse turned Captain! A love and passion for the sea led her to change careers and pursue her dream of working on the water. She is a talented delivery captain and boat handler, making journeys to all sorts of different destinations on different vessels ..read more
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Episode 7 - Saji Zagha
Maritime Matters
by Northeast Maritime Institute
4y ago
Morgan talks with Saji, a Palestinian entrepreneur based out of Germany. Saji is a former participant of The Fairhaven Project, a conflict resolution program between Israeli and Palestinian high school students and run by the Northeast Maritime Institute and US Department of State. The project involved bringing the students onboard Brigantine Fritha, the NMI tall-ship, and teaching them sail training and conflict resolution skills. His company Noor Medical focuses on frugal innovation, natural building and healthcare and provides solutions to developing regions in Sub-Saharan Africa ..read more
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Episode 6 - Jack Gordon
Maritime Matters
by Northeast Maritime Institute
4y ago
In this episode, Captain Morgan Dawicki talks with Jack Gordon the filmmaker behind The Ocean Knows No Borders. Jack is a graduate of the Tabor Academy and a current student at UC Berkeley. Jack has produced 3 documentaries and is setting his sights on many more. The documentary, The Ocean Knows No Borders, released to the public for free this year on the Northeast Maritime YouTube channel, covers Captain Aunofo Havea’s life and her career in the maritime industry. To view Jack's documentaries or found out more about his work, please check out the following links! Celestial (Trailer): https ..read more
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Episode 5 - MCPOCG Dr. Vincent W. Patton III EdD. (Ret.)
Maritime Matters
by Northeast Maritime Institute
4y ago
In this episode, Captain Morgan Dawicki chats with Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Dr. Vincent W. Patton III EdD. (Ret.) Master Chief Patton was the eighth MCPOCG, the highest attainable rank as an enlisted member of the Coast Guard, and the first African American to do so. Vince is an inductee of the Michigan Military and Veterans Hall of Honor and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at NMI. He exemplifies the three tenets of success at NMI: Honesty, Integrity, and Hard Work. Raised in Detroit, MI, Vince sought to follow in his brother's footsteps by joinin ..read more
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Episode 4 - Captain Aunofo Havea
Maritime Matters
by Northeast Maritime Institute
4y ago
In this episode, Captain Morgan Dawicki interviews Captain Aunofo Havea, the first commercially licensed female Captain in the Kingdom of Tonga. She runs the company Vaka Moana, a swimming with the whales eco-tourism company in Tonga. She has experience sailing a traditional vaka all over the world and was captain of an all-female crew on a traditional vaka – something that had never been done before. The documentary, The Ocean Knows No Borders, released to the public for free this year on the Northeast Maritime YouTube channel, covers Aunofo’s ability to break the glass ceilings in the mariti ..read more
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Episode 3 - Captain Bill Van Voorhis
Maritime Matters
by Northeast Maritime Institute
4y ago
In this episode, Captain Morgan Dawicki interviews Captain Bill VanVoorhis, a “semi-retired” East coast tug boat captain from Maine with 40 years experience in the marine construction industry and 25 years at the helm. Captain Bill is a true friend of NMI and a mentor to students trying to get started in their maritime careers. We discussed the importance of safety standards and how the workboat industry has evolved over the past 40 years ..read more
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Episode 2 - Adapting to Ambiguity with NMI President Eric R. Dawicki
Maritime Matters
by Northeast Maritime Institute
4y ago
In this episode, Captain Morgan Dawicki sits down with NMI President Eric R. Dawicki to discuss the challenges of COVID-19 and the importance of adapting to ambiguity during uncertain or strange times. Adaptability is part of what makes mariners such capable and qualified people. Despite oil futures taking a tumble, the maritime industry is quick to adapt and make the changes necessary to survive. Hear some of the measures the maritime industry is taking ..read more
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