Yearly Archives


Wheelhouse Weekly – May 29th, 2018

Volume 23… Number 22… May 29, 2018 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Rep. Garamendi and Sen. Wicker Introduce Bipartisan U.S.-Flag Initiative Maritime Security Program Funding Advances ITF and IDC Pledge Support for ILA Members in Philadelphia Panama Canal Update: Panama Canal Tug Captains File Suit Over Safety Risks Job Opportunities: Hapag Lloyd Seeks Permanent Chief […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – May 22nd, 2018

Volume 23… Number 21… May 22, 2018 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: America Salutes Merchant Mariners on National Maritime Day President Donald J. Trump’s Official Maritime Day Proclamation Representative Rob Wittman Receives Propeller Club’s “Salute to Congress” Award Protect Your Job: Take Action Now! Also: Turkish Shipowner Says Explosion Aboard Bulker Was Missile Strike Maritime […]

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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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