U.S. Merchant Maritime Academy

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2016, file photo, a sign welcomes visitors at the entrance to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Seven suspended men's soccer players at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will face campus disciplinary hearings over allegations of sexual misconduct, coercion and hazing, according to a federal lawyer. Newsday reported on July 22, 2017, that Assistant U.S. Attorney James H. Knapp said the students were sexually abusive toward a freshman player on the team bus in September 2-17, and they squirted water or urine plus covered several people with food, (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)

The Merchant Marine Academy confronts an urgent need to modernize itself

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy produces the nation’s trained and licensed maritime shipping workforce.

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