2015 WMD Sponsors

Thordon Bearings
Thordon Bearings is the recognized leader in the design and manufacture of water lubricated, non-polluting bearing systems in the marine and clean power generation industries worldwide. Based in Canada, this innovative family business is addressing the marine environmental impacts and helping ship owners contribute to sustainable operations and cleaner oceans by completely eliminating the use of oil and grease.
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Gail Nicholas      203-255-4686




Transas Americas Inc.
The Transas Group is a world-leading developer and supplier of a wide range of software, integrated solutions and hardware technologies for the transportation industry.

Transas was founded in 1990 to provide the most advanced marine systems that could be run on standard PCs. Over the next years, Transas grew rapidly (now its business interests range from marine, aviation, crisis management systems’ production to edutainment technologies) due to commitment to supply its customers and partners with the highest quality products and efficient service. 

The key factors in the Company’s success are high quality products, the use of advanced technologies, a flexible pricing policy. Transas success is possible thanks to the people who work together – talented professionals united by common goal.

VSTEP is an ISO9001:2008 certified developer of simulators for the maritime industry. VSTEP simulators allow people to build their skills in a highly realistic, safe way. Its product line includes DNV certified simulators for navigation, dynamic positioning simulators, tug simulators, engine room simulators and STCW AFF simulators. VSTEP simulators are state of the art solutions that adhere to the highest quality and are in full compliance with the latest IMO standards.
Compass Courses Maritime Training
Compass Courses Maritime Training established in 2001 is one of the most prestigious training schools in the Pacific Northwest. Their facility is located just north of Seattle in Edmonds.
They provide over 20 approved STCW/USCG training courses and are proud to have on board, Compass Radar School.
Get information at Compass Courses.com 425-778-1923



North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA)
“Save Our Seas” is the mission of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), which is an independent, marine industry-led entity that engages industry, regulators, environmental groups, educators and the public by promoting sound environmental practices. NAMEPA is a non-profit organization committed to preserving the marine environment through educating seafarers, students, and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean resources. For more information, go to

Art Sultzer
Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS)
Conveniently located on both coasts, the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies, MITAGS, (Baltimore-Washington DC area), and the Pacific Maritime Institute, PMI, (Seattle), are dedicated to providing the most comprehensive theoretical and practical maritime training for today's seafarers.  From ordinary seaman to unlimited tonnage master/pilot, MITAGS-PMI has the industry resources and expertise to support you every step of the way.  This includes a range of comprehensive Programs, Courses, USCG Examination Assistance, and industry leading Maritime Simulation.  Our facilities are here to make your career advancement as smooth and beneficial as possible.

Please visit our website www.mitags-pmi.org, designed as a maritime training resource for our pilots, captains, deck/engine officers, unlicensed, and their employers.  


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DNV GL is the world's leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry - across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.