Maritime Studio

The Maritime Studio is a recording and meeting space designed to serve Houston Maritime, its partner organizations, companies in the maritime industry, and other maritime educational, training, or gathering needs.

The Maritime Studio includes audio/visual equipment capable of virtual meetings and webinars, video recordings, and in-person presentations

The Maritime Studio is used by Houston Maritime Education Center and Museum to record educational content for distribution virtually throughout social media, email, and its website, as well as providing additional event and lecture space.

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Sea Stories with Kevin Morley | Part 1

Oh Captain, My Captain In the spring of 1974, after a year and a half at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (known as Kings Point to most), it was time to embark on the school’s real-world curriculum of spending a year at sea on various U.S. flag merchant ships. I was 19 years old. On…

Tackling Ocean Plastic | Part 2

Be sure to read Part I here! Michael Garbarino (MG): This is a question about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch since you’ve actually been there. When you enter the waters of the convergence zone, is it like entering a loose collection of plastic, or is it a very solid patch that you can’t see the…

What IS a Pilot?

What exactly IS a ship channel pilot? Retired Houston Ship Channel Pilot, Lou Vest explains who the ship channel pilots are, what they do, and why we need them!

Tackling Ocean Plastic | Part 1

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) has recently released Part 1 of a 2 part interview series with Mary Crowley of the Ocean Voyages Institute on cleaning up plastic in the Pacific Ocean. This interview provides a necessary and disturbing view on the unfathomable tons of plastic and garbage floating around the Pacific…

This ain’t your grandfather’s barge

This ain’t your grandfather’s barge…. with modern ships measuring up to 1,200 feet long and 175 feet wide, a ship channel built in the 1800s is struggling to keep up. How do the pilots handle it? Lou Vest sheds some light!

The Texas Chicken

530 feet – (175 feet + 175 feet) = Not a lot of room for error! Lou Vest explains the “Texas Chicken” and how ships fight massive hydrodynamic forces to pass each other on the ship channel.