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The maritime community mourns the loss of Amy Morley-Beavers, a beloved advocate for merchant mariners

Amy Morley-Beavers, center, in an undated file image

By MarEx 2016-11-11 20:10:19

Amy Morley-Beavers was a U.S. Coast Guard licensed master and Vice President of Maritime Professional Training in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She had also served as Vice Chair of the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC).

Morley-Beavers had a long career and was known for her expertise for regulatory compliance for maritime vessels and crews for U.S. Coast Guard credentialing. Morley-Beavers was known as an advocate of merchant mariners and she ascended to ship master via the “hawsepipe.”

MPT released the following statement on her passing:

It is with the heaviest and saddest of hearts that we share with all of you that our beloved principal Amy Morley-Beavers has passed away. To everyone who knew her, she will be remembered as the bravest, smartest, passionate, most wonderful person. Her smile will be with us always and she will be missed forever . . . by all of us at MPT, by MERPAC, by Coast Guard agencies around the world, by the countless mariners and friends whose lives she touched. She was an inspiration to us all. She left this world Saturday, November 5, 2016 surrounded by her family and love.

Morley-Beavers was instrumental in the success of Maritime Professional Training in large part to leadership and industry knowledge. Her father, Elmer Morley founded MPT 1983. The industry a large and the South Florida marine community has lost an industry giant and respected leader and she will be sorely missed.

Church services for Amy will be held on Saturday, November 12 at 11:30 at the Rio Vista Community Church, 880 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316.

On behalf of all of us here at MarEx, we mourn the loss of our dear friend and fellow maritime advocate Amy Morley-Beavers, yet we rejoice in our time with her and will forever treasure and appreciate her many contributions to the maritime industry. – MarEx

The opinions expressed herein are the author's and not necessarily those of The Maritime Executive.