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Wheelhouse Weekly – May 15th, 2018

Volume 23… Number 20… May 15, 2018 STORIES COVERED Panama Canal Safety Stand-Off: Second Deckhand Injured in Line-Handling Accident A Tug Captain’s Day: “13 Hours on Duty, Including Six Hours Straight at the Conn” In This Issue: What Exactly Is an “Autonomous Ship”? Industry Has Yet to Agree on a Definition Sen. Bernie Sanders Introduces […]

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Panama Canal Tug Captains Fight for Safety

May 10th 2018

MM&P’s Klaus Luhta talks to two Panama Canal towboat captains about their ongoing fight over safety with the Panama Canal Authority. This is the first work stoppage in the canal’s history. With the new locks operating, a lot is on the line. The economic success of the canal matters. The lives of the towboat crews […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – May 8th, 2018

Volume 23… Number 19… May 8, 2018 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Tug Captains’ Safety Concerns Spark Government Investigation of Panama Canal Authority APL Announces Schedule for C-11 Replacements U.S. Maritime Alerts on GPS Interference, Cyber-Security Patriot Contract Services Commends Crewmembers Aboard Surge LMSRs After Abu Sayyaf Terror Threat, MM&P Members in MSC Pacific Partnership […]

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May 3rd 2018 ,

Download current issue: March – April 2018 In this issue: Maersk Kensington crew extinguishes fire in a cargo hold; three MLL ships report GPS interference in the vicinity of Port Said and the Suez Canal; results of the Nautilus Federation survey on autonomous shipping; news from the CNIC Pilots, the MM&P Great Lakes & Gulf […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – May 1st, 2018

Volume 23… Number 18… May 1, 2018 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: U.S. and International Labor United in Support of Panama Canal Tug Captains ITF Hails ILO Move to Protect Wages of Kidnapped Seafarers ITF Calls Out Terminal Operator After Dockworker Seriously Injured at Port Botany A National Crisis: Every Day in 2016, 150 U.S. […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – April 24th, 2018

April 25th 2018

Volume 23… Number 17… April 24, 2018 STORIES COVERED Stand-Off on the Panama Canal: Panama Canal Authority Cuts Size of Tug Crews, Sanctions Members of MM&P Affiliate for Protesting Safety Risks Also in This Issue: Survey on “Wellness at Sea” Cites Fatigue, Excessive Paperwork, as Causes of Depression Mechanics Union Warned of Problems With Outsourced […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – April 17th, 2018

April 18th 2018

Volume 23… Number 16… April 17, 2018 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: USTRANSCOM Head Gen. Darren McDew Underlines Need to Strengthen U.S.-Flag Fleet New York Marine Society Salutes Ed Hanley of Maersk MM&P Expresses “Full Support” for Tug Captains in Panama Canal Safety Stand-Off International Maritime Organization Announces Strategy to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Plus: […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – April 10th, 2018

April 11th 2018

Volume 23… Number 15… April 10, 2018 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Three MLL Ships Report Loss of GPS Signals in Vicinity of Port Said, Suez Canal Construction of New Matson Ships Underway “MM&P Members Adamantly Oppose MSC’s Two-Year Crewing Proposal,” Says Government Fleet Representative Randi Ciszewski Plus: New Autonomous Shipping Company in Norway Bucks […]

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