MobileOps Partners With Maine Maritime Academy

MobileOps has announced a partnership in which it will provide its proprietary software for use at the Marine Maritime Academy.

The partnership was initiated with the support and vision of James Stasinos, principal owner of Stasinos Marine.

“When we heard of Maine Maritime’s need for a software solution for their vessels, we immediately hoped that would be MobileOps,” Stasinos said. “We were thrilled when MobileOps was eventually selected. It is a huge benefit for our fleet and other fleets to have future mariners training on a real-life program that they will eventually see when they enter the workforce.”

Michael Armfield, CEO and co-founder of MobileOps, also expressed his pleasure in reaching the partnership.

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“We are excited to partner with Maine Maritime Academy to supplement maritime education with cutting-edge technology,” he said. “Our commitment to supporting the next generation of mariners aligns with Maine Maritime Academy’s mission, and we are honored to contribute our software as a donation to facilitate hands-on learning.”

Maine Maritime Academy is already using MobileOps’ software as a teaching tool. Over the winter, the academy began training students in its use through the submission of vessel logs, JSAs, drills and voyage plans. The academy envisions using the system to train students on many aspects of vessel management, whether aboard or shoreside.

Capt. Derek Chase of Maine Maritime Academy expressed enthusiasm for the collaboration.

“We feel fortunate and excited to be able to provide our students with direct, relevant and impactful training with the latest software,” he said. “Our partnership with MobileOps will ensure we prepare our students to enter the maritime industry with the skills and knowledge necessary for modern fleet operations.”