Fullbright grant for MMA prof

CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy Professor of Marine Transportation Daniel Parrott, of Blue Hill, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant to teach and develop curriculum at the University of Costa Rica’s new School of Nautical Engineering and Maritime Transport (Ingeniería Náutica y Transporte Marítimo) in Limón.

“I look forward to advancing international maritime education through collaboration with the faculty and administration at the University of Costa Rica,” Parrott said in a statement released by MMA.

Parrott sailed actively from 1983 to 2003 when he joined the faculty at MMA. He holds a Master of Oceans, 1,600 tons license and 2nd mate unlimited.

He is the author of “Tall Ships Down,” a study of five marine casualties involving sailing ships in the late 20th century, as well as “Bridge Resource Management for Small Ships” which focuses on small vessels.

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