Ivy Suter

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Ivy Barton Suter graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1978 and was in the first class of women to graduate from any federal academy. She sailed on her engineering license and worked in the maritime industry as well as the transportation and aerospace/defense industries.

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Reinstate USMMA Sea Year on Commercial Vessels

By Ivy Suter 2016-07-20 21:16:32

The following is a guest editorial in response to a Maritime Executive piece entitled “Renewing Sea Year: Better reporting is needed for the troubled USMMA training program,” published July 12. With few exceptions, no one knows the problems of sexual harassment at sea better than the women who sail in the merchant marine. A number of USMMA female graduates (including myself), representing five different decades of graduating classes, recently appeared on Maritime TV to share our observations and opinions of the...

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