Whether instructing cadets on the Bridge, out on deck, way down below in the Bow Thruster Machinery Space, or in a classroom, Marine Transportation Professor Timothy C. Brady continuously stresses the importance of staying safe. Commander Brady is a graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He also received an advanced degree from Cambridge College.
Before returning to the Academy, Commander Brady spent years working at sea. He holds a Master Mariner Unlimited Tonnage license. This is the highest level of professional qualification for mariners and deck officers. The word Unlimited explains that there is no limit to the tonnage or power of the vessel that he may command. He may operate a ship of any size, anywhere in the world.
During his time at sea, Commander Brady has seen it all. When asked what the primary safety rule he wanted to pass along to cadets aboard the TS Kennedy, he said,
"In any emergency, your first course of action should be SOUND THE ALARM.
Fire, man overboard, injury, machinery failure...always SOUND THE ALARM."
Commander Brady went on to explain that many fires and emergencies have become deadly because someone decided they could handle it alone.
How can you apply Commander Brady’s safety advice at home or at school?
Commander Brady hopes that everyone here at sea and back on land will head his advice and stay safe.