Benefits of International Ship Masters' Association Membership
Ship wheel bullet The chance to meet professional mariners with the same interests and concerns as your own.
Ship wheel bullet A forum in which to exchange opinions and ideas on issues concerning maritime operations and safety.
Ship wheel bullet Being informed of happenings in the maritime industry through our bi-monthly newsletter, the ISMA Letter.
Ship wheel bullet The opportunity to meet and discuss issues with industry and regulatory officials.
Ship wheel bullet The opportunity to play an essential part in the future of our profession.
Ship wheel bullet Recognition by your peers through your involvement in an organization of Merchant Marine officers for the betterment of our profession.
You Are Invited!
Only through a commitment to the benefit of our profession can our voices continue to be heard and respected. If you support the goals and philosophy of ISMA, if you want to make a difference in your profession, and if you enjoy meeting and sharing friendship with marine people from around the Great Lakes, you are invited to join us through membership in one of the following categories:
Active Professional An individual who currently holds a merchant marine license recognized by the government of either the United States or Canada.
Active Retired An individual who holds or has held a merchant marine license recognized by the government of either the United States or Canada but is now retired from active service.
Associate An individual who is associated with the maritime industry.
Cadet An individual who is enrolled in any maritime academy in pursuit of a merchant marine license.
Honorary Bestowed upon individuals recognized for their contribution and achievement in the marine industry.
Membership Application Mail PDF
Membership Application Online
Please select one of the two buttons above to print out the form and mail the application to the lodge you wish to join, or fill out the online application and submit. A list of the lodge secretaries is listed below. If you should have a problem contacting a local lodge secretary, you may contact Al Tielke at ismasecretary@aol.com.
Currant ISMA Secretaries List (click here)