Yearly Archives


Wheelhouse Weekly – June 20, 2017

June 21st 2017

Volume 22… Number 25… June 20, 2017 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Maritime Advisory on Waterborne Explosive Devices in Southern Red Sea Seven Dead in Collision Between U.S. Destroyer and Philippine-Flagged Container Ship False “Dirty Bomb” Scare Leads to Temporary Closing of Port of Charleston Europe-Wide Port Strike Called for June 29 in Support of […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – June 13, 2017

June 13th 2017

Volume 22… Number 24… June 13, 2017 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Offshore Shipping/Work Rules Ballot Count Results Newest Washington State Ferry Sets Sail Day of the Seafarer 2017 New Fire Training Facilities in Seattle for MATES Trust and Tuition Students Update on Ocean “Garbage Patch” Cleanup Mark Your Calendar: Membership Meeting on Thursday, June […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – June 6, 2017

Volume 22…Number 23…June 6, 2017 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Saluting Merchant Mariners on D-Day Unions, U.S.-Flag Shipping Companies, Work to Secure Funding for Maritime Programs Maersk to Replace MAERSK CALIFORNIA and MAERSK WISCONSIN With Two Newer Ships Despite Coroner’s Ruling in “Death Ship” Case, Australia Still Refuses to Tighten Oversight of FOC Ships Also: […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – May 30, 2017

Volume 22…Number 22…May 30, 2017 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Memorial Day: America Remembers and Honors Fallen Warriors Trump Administration Budget Requests Just $210 Million for Maritime Security Program NOAA Expects Five to Nine Atlantic Hurricanes in “Above Average Season” World War II Merchant Mariners on Capitol Hill to Educate, Push for Compensation Maritime Industry […]

Read more


May 24th 2017

American mariners were honored Monday at National Maritime Day commemorations in cities, towns and ports across the United States. In Washington, D.C., government officials and representatives of the maritime unions and U.S.-flag shipping companies attended a solemn wreath-laying ceremony organized by the Maritime Administration. President Donald Trump issued the traditional Presidential Maritime Day Proclamation, which […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – May 23, 2017

Volume 22…Number 21…May 23, 2017 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: America Honors Professional Mariners on National Maritime Day AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department Salutes U.S. Mariners, Port Workers Matson Fleet Now Boasts “Cleanest Vessels Operating in Alaska” DOD Employees “Less Willing to Volunteer” for Long-Term Travel Since Agency Slashed Reimbursement Rates Also: Grad Students’ Organizing Campaigns […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – May 16, 2017

Volume 22…Number 20…May 16, 2017 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: New Administration Withdraws CBP Proposal to Close Energy Industry Jones Act Loopholes Acting Maritime Administrator Says More Mariners Necessary to Meet Sealift Requirements AFL-CIO: “Average S&P 500 CEO Now Makes 347 Times Pay of Rank-and-File Worker” Maritime Administration Issues New Warning on Piracy in Sulu […]

Read more


May 12th 2017

Equipment manufacturers continue to tout the potential of unmanned, “autonomous” vessels. The first autonomous ship, a robot offshore supply vessel, is scheduled to be tested in a Norwegian fjord later this year. So is it realistic to think that in the short-term or even in the medium-term, unmanned ships will be a viable alternative to […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – May 9, 2017

Volume 22…Number 19…May 9, 2017 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Congress Approves Spending Bill, MSP Funding U.S.-Flag Fleet Salutes Senator Mazie Hirono SUNY Maritime Honors Schuyler Line Navigation Company America’s Fleet Too Small to Sustain Prolonged Overseas Military Operation, Says Defense Logistics Chief Plus: Autonomous Ships: Looking Beyond the Hype Also: Six Months On, Abandoned […]

Read more