May 31, 2023
My name is Dave Abrams, and I am the CEO of Abrams Marine Group and Maritime Institute. My company,
Abrams Marine Group, purchased Mid Atlantic Maritime Academy, LLC (“MAMA”) assets in December 2021.
A recent notification was sent by the USCG alerting mariners about truncated courses conducted at MAMA. I
would like to take this opportunity to address that issue.
Since purchasing the company, I put in place a new management team that is committed to excellence and
upholding the highest standards of conduct in our industry. Working with the National Maritime Center, we turned
the company around culturally while implementing new systems and procedures to ensure all USCG standards of
training would be maintained in the future and thus created Maritime Institute, East.
My whole focus is about supporting mariners. We know this message from the Coast Guard about truncated
courses will be concerning to those who took evening classes at MAMA during the 2015 – 2019 time period, and I
want you to know that Maritime Institute is here to support those impacted by the truncated courses through the
attestation process, and re-testing or new course sessions if needed.
If you need support, please contact our dedicated Student Services team in Virginia at 757-464-6008, or email at
email@example.com. They will take care of you.
Thank you for your commitment to the maritime industry. The work you do is important, and we are here for you.