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2017

IMO’S HIGHEST AWARD FOR BRAVERY AT SEA GOES TO HOUSTON PILOTS MCGEE AND PHILLIPS

August 2nd 2017

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has named two Houston Pilots–Captains Michael McGee and Michael Phillips–as the recipients of the 2017 Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea. Although nominations for the award are solicited annually from United Nations’ member states and international organizations, the award is only presented when the IMO determines that it is merited. […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – August 1, 2017

August 1st 2017

Volume 22… Number 31… Aug. 1, 2017 STORIES COVERED Also in This Issue: Maritime Security Program Funding Clears Senate Committee Matson Announces New U.S.-Flag Marshall Islands Service Plus: IMO’s Highest Award for Bravery at Sea Goes to Houston Pilots McGee and Phillips Also: ILWU Says Members Set to Ratify Contract Extension New Measures To Improve […]

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AFL-CIO TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT ELECTS NEW OFFICERS

July 26th 2017

Larry I. Willis and Greg Regan were elected last week to head the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD), AFL-CIO. Their election by unanimous vote of the TTD Executive Committee follows the decision by outgoing TTD President Edward Wytkind to step down after more than two decades at the helm of the transportation labor advocacy group. […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – July 25, 2017

July 25th 2017

Volume 22… Number 30… July 25, 2017 STORIES COVERED Breaking News: MSC Pursers Vote to Join MM&P Also in This Issue: Coast Guard Issues Reminder of National Extension Expiration British Research on Fatigue Confirms Risks of “Six-On/Six-Off” Watch System AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department Elects New Officers USNS LEWIS B. PULLER Converted to USS Also: Australia […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – July 18, 2017

July 19th 2017

Volume 22… Number 29… July 11, 2017 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Sen. John McCain Introduces Legislation to Repeal the Jones Act MM&P- and IBU-Crewed Tug GRETCHEN DUNLAP Helps Save Maersk Containership About to Run Aground in Alaska Maritime Security Program Funding Process Moves Forward House of Representatives Acts to Upgrade Ready Reserve Force Fleet […]

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IN THE NEWS: U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS FIRST MATE AARON KIRK

July 12th 2017

Aaron Kirk, a member of the MM&P Federal Employees Membership Group, has been profiled by Waterways Journal Weekly. The publication is known as “The Riverman’s Bible” because of its wide distribution among inland tug and barge operators and the fact that it has been published continuously since 1887. Kirk enlisted in the U.S. Navy as […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – July 11, 2017

July 12th 2017

Volume 22… Number 28… July 11, 2017 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Nautilus Federation Legal Support Network Protects MM&P Members 24/7 We’re ‘All In’ on Infrastructure Investment–But Details Matter, Says AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department In the News: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers First Mate Aaron Kirk MM&P Magazine Now Online Union Members at AT&T Reject […]

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2017 May – June MM&P Magazine Available Now

July 11th 2017 ,

Download current issue: May – June 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: communications@bridgedeck.org. The magazine is in PDF format, and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – July 4, 2017

Volume 22… Number 27… July 4, 2017 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Trump Administration Drops Plan to Increase Cargo Preference Requirement for Food Aid “No Food or Water on Board”: Flag-of-Convenience Operators Abandon Ships, Crews Maersk Contains Cyber-Attack Big Win for Longshore Workers in Spain Also: “Global Seafarer,” the Publication of the Nautilus Federation, Now […]

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New Issue of the Nautilus Federation’s “Global Seafarer” Now Available

June 30th 2017

Check out the newest issue of the Nautilus Federation’s, “Global Seafarer.” In this issue: Caution urged on autonomous ships–Nautilus Federation policy paper addresses autonomous vessel development; environmental group Friends of the Earth urges the International Maritime Organization to get tougher on polluters; maritime investigators call on shipping companies to undertake additional engine room safety checks […]

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