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Seminar Series: My Time in the US Merchant Marine – 9 December 2023

My Time in the US Merchant Marine:
Forty Years of Change and Innovation
with Captain Robert N. Anderson


Saturday, 9 December 2023
In-person and Live-streamed at 11:00 AM EST, Q&A to Follow
Cortlandt Yacht Club, 238 Ferry Road, Montrose, NY 10548


Register for In-Person (with Lunch Option) >>Register for Live-Stream >>

Seminars are free to attend, although we hope you will support the
Series with a suggested $10 Seminar Guest donation.

Join us for this special event with Captain Robert N. Anderson, a veteran of the merchant marine for over 40 years. Captain Anderson witnessed the industry evolve significantly, including the introduction of containerization and GPS navigation, as well as a trend towards larger ships with smaller crews. Get unique insights into these developments and their impact on the industry’s future from one of the most experienced professionals in the field.

Register to join us in-person at the Cortlandt Yacht Club in Montrose, New York and stay for a special lunch. If you aren’t in the area, register to see Captain Anderson present on a live-stream, where he will answer questions about his long experience as a merchant mariner.

About the Speaker

Captain Robert N. Anderson is an accomplished mariner, graduating with honors from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 1975. With a distinguished career at sea, he served in various roles, notably as a master and chief officer. He was employed by Sea Land Service, with his first command as master aboard the Sea Land Crusader in 1999 and as permanent chief officer aboard the Sea Land Shining Star in 1992. He has also worked with various other companies, such as American President Lines, Puerto Rice Marine Management, Trailer Marine Transport, Trinidad Tankers, and Sea Land Service, Inc. Captain Anderson currently imparts his maritime expertise as an adjunct professor at SUNY Maritime College. He’s a dedicated public servant, having served in the US Naval Reserve, and actively participating in organizations like the International Organization of Masters, Mates, and Pilots Union and the Council of American Master Mariners. He’s also very engaged in his community, contributing to congressional boards and advisory committees.