On 3 August 2016, Dr. Takeshi Nakazawa, the Executive Director of IAMU, visited the US Maritime Administration (US MarAD) in Washington DC, after the courtesy visit to his old friend, Dr. Shashi Kumar who has been recently promoted to the National Coordinator for Maritime Education and Training in the US MarAD.

Dr. Nakazawa also had a constructive discussion with Mr. Paul “Chip” Jaenichen, Maritime Administrator, and senior officials in the US MarAD regarding the quality improvement of Maritime Education and Training in general and the future potential for collaboration between IAMU and the US MarAD.