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USNS COMFORT DEPLOYS TO HELP REFUGEES FROM VENEZUELA

October 10th 2018

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS COMFORT will leave Norfolk, Va., on Thursday for a four-month medical assistance mission in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Honduras. The mission is focused on assisting the flood of Venezuelan refugees fleeing into neighboring countries. The ship will carry about 200 military doctors, nurses and technicians from the United […]

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MM&P Members Welfare Fund

September 19th 2018

MM&P provides assistance to members in distress through various beneficial funds, including the MM&P Members Welfare Fund.  Click here to make a donation to the Members Welfare Fund by credit card. Thank you for standing in solidarity with your fellow MM&P members.

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2018 JULY-AUGUST MM&P MAGAZINE AVAILABLE NOW!

September 4th 2018 ,

Download current issue: July – August 2018 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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BY WIDE MARGIN, MISSOURI VOTERS REJECT “RIGHT-TO-WORK” LAW

August 15th 2018

In a tremendous victory for organized labor, voters in Missouri last week rejected a so-called “right-to-work” (RTW) law. The margin of victory for the union side was 2-to-1. RTW laws prevent unions from charging nonmembers their fair share for the services unions are required by law to provide. In the run-up to the Missouri vote, […]

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​87TH MM&P REGULAR CONVENTION UNDERWAY

July 17th 2018

Delegates representing each of the union’s five membership groups convened the 87th MM&P Regular Convention on Monday, July 9, at MITAGS, the MM&P training institute, in Linthicum Heights, MD. The convention will run until Wednesday, July 11. Speakers on the first day of the proceedings included MM&P President Don Marcus and Secretary-Treasurer Steve Werse. “Every […]

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2018 MAY-JUNE MM&P MAGAZINE AVAILABLE NOW!

July 12th 2018 ,

Download current issue: May – June 2018 In this issue: — U.S. Supreme Court rules against working families; — Nautilus says new fuel standards will save mariners’ lives; — America salutes merchant mariners on Maritime Day; — fight continues for U.S.-flag role in energy exports; — lawmakers call on Trump administration to enforce cargo preference laws; […]

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CREW OF USNS TRENTON SAVES 41 MIGRANTS OFF COAST OF LIBYA

June 20th 2018

The crew of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS TRENTON participated in a massive rescue mission on June 12, pulling 41 people to safety after their inflatable raft overturned and then caring for them on board the ship for days while Italy debated with other European countries over where the refugees […]

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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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