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December 28th 2016

The officers and crew of the MV MOKU PAHU received a moving send-off when the final load of sugar from Maui left Kahului Harbor earlier this month. The departure of the MOKU PAHU–proudly crewed over the course of decades by MM&P licensed deck officers–marked the end of the era of sugar in the islands. Hawaiian […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – December 27, 2016

December 28th 2016

Volume 21 . . . Number 52. . . Dec. 27, 2016 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Holiday Greetings Emotional Send-Off for MV MOKU PAHU on Last Sugar Run National Maritime Center Acts to Address Credential Processing Delays Beijing Sends Aircraft Carrier to South China Sea The Master, Mate & Pilot Now Online Maritime Casualties: […]

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2016 November – December MM&P Magazine Available Now

December 22nd 2016 ,

Download current issue: November – December In this issue: MM&P election results; Panama Canal tugboat captains union (UCOC) affiliates with MM&P. The Master, Mate & Pilot is published by the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P). The articles in the magazine are copyrighted by MM&P. For reprint permission, contact the MM&P Communications Office: […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – December 20, 2016

December 21st 2016

Volume 21 . . . Number 51. . . Dec. 20, 2016 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Holiday Greetings Continuing Resolution Freezes Maritime Security Program Funding at Current Year Level Congress Allows Armed Services to Restore Full Per Diem Rates for Travelers Third Christmas in Detention for Crew of SEAMAN GUARD OHIO Plus: MM&P and […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – December 13, 2016

December 13th 2016

Volume 21 . . . Number 50. . . Dec. 13, 2016 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: 2016 MM&P Election Results Rep. Garamendi Introduces Bill to Boost U.S.-Flag Fleet, Calling Its Decline “a National Security Risk” Blue & Gold Fleet President Carolyn Horgan Retires MM&P Congratulates MEBA Leadership Team on Election Results House Republicans Cut […]

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December 8th 2016

The winners of the MM&P election are listed below. The new administration will take office on Jan. 1, 2017. International President–Donald J. Marcus International Secretary-Treasurer–Steven E. Werse Offshore Group Vice President Atlantic Ports–Donald F. Josberger Offshore Group Vice President Gulf Ports and Government Affairs–Klaus Luhta Offshore Group Vice President Pacific Ports–J. Lars Turner Vice President […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – December 6, 2016

December 7th 2016

Volume 21 . . . Number 49. . . Dec. 6, 2016 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: U.S. Approves “Flag-of-Convenience” Airline Over Strenuous Opposition Statements of MM&P, TTD and MEBA on the Nomination of Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation Carnival’s Princess Cruise Lines Sentenced to Largest-Ever Criminal Penalty for Deliberate Pollution Fight Breaks Out […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – November 29, 2016

November 30th 2016

Volume 21 . . . Number 48. . . Nov. 29, 2016 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Environmental Achievement Awards to MM&P Vessels and Crews Workers in South Korea Attacked, Imprisoned, in Government Crackdown Also: Congress Scheduled to Consider Bill to Present Collective Gold Medal to World War II Merchant Mariners Plus: Your Chance to […]

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