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2018

OCEAN GIANT HEADS TO THE SOUTH POLE

January 18th 2018

OCEAN GIANT, the heavy-lift ship managed by Waterman Steamship for Military Sealift Command (MSC), is on its way to the South Pole. In the wheelhouse are MM&P members Captain Timothy Arey, Chief Mate William Cumming, Second Mate Corey Hur and Third Mate Eoin Callinan. The ship plays a central role in MSC’s annual Joint Task […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – January 16th, 2018

January 17th 2018

Volume 23… Number 3… Jan. 16, 2018 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: OCEAN GIANT Heads to the South Pole Cost of Bringing Back Australian Tanker Crews Would Be Minimal, Union Says White House Plan to Freeze Federal Employees’ Pay Sparks Opposition in Congress Iranian Oil Tanker Sinks, Producing Large Oil Slick National Maritime Center Issues […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – January 9th, 2018

January 9th 2018

Volume 23… Number 2… Jan. 9, 2018 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Matson Plans End-of-January Sea Trials for CV KAMOKUIKI Crew of North Ferry’s MENANTIC Rescues Marina Worker From Frigid Waters of Shelter Island Sound Weeks Marine Welcomes New Hopper Dredge MAGDALEN Also: Two Corporations That Promised $1,000 Bonuses in Wake of Tax Cut Law […]

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READ: TTD President Larry Willis on the Jones Act

January 3rd 2018

Most nations with seafaring histories have cabotage laws such as the Jones Act that regulate coastwise trade, with requirements restricting foreign access to the crewing, building, and ownership of vessels engaged in point-to-point domestic trade. Here, Larry Willis, president of the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD), offers a detailed Q&A on the Jones Act and […]

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REP. ELIJAH CUMMINGS: “WHITE HOUSE MUST RELEASE DETAILS OF PLAN TO SLASH SIZE OF FEDERAL WORKFORCE”

January 3rd 2018

The Trump administration should immediately release the specifics of its plan to make massive cuts in the size of the federal workforce, says Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), the lead Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. “The degradation of the federal workforce–particularly among those who dedicate their lives to protecting our national security, […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – January 2nd, 2018

January 3rd 2018

Volume 23… Number 1… Jan. 2, 2018 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Military Sealift Command Accepts Delivery of New Expeditionary Fast Transport Vessel Under President Trump, Labor Relations Board Moves Quickly to Eliminate Obama-Era Rules Rep. Elijah Cummings: “White House Must Release Details of Plan to Slash Size of Federal Workforce” Fatal Workplace Injuries in […]

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