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WHITE HOUSE PLAN TO CUT COAST GUARD BUDGET SPARKS BIPARTISAN PROTESTS

March 15th 2017

Members of Congress are speaking out against President Donald Trump’s budget proposal to dramatically reduce funding for the U.S. Coast Guard. “The proposed reduction of the Coast Guard’s budget by 11.8 percent would directly contradict the priorities articulated by the Trump Administration, in particular the President’s priorities regarding enhanced maritime security needs and a desire […]

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2017 January – February MM&P Magazine Available Now

February 28th 2017 ,

Download current issue: January – February In this issue: – maritime unions defend American mariners’ right to shore leave – how to access the 24 hour helpline for members of Nautilus unions – interviews with Rusty Bradshaw of Weeks Marine dredge RN WEEKS and Frank Segree of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredge HURLEY – […]

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MM&P-CREWED OCEAN GIANT AT SOUTH POLE

February 7th 2017

The MM&P-crewed MV OCEAN GIANT traveled last month to McMurdo Station in the South Pole as part of Operation Deep Freeze (ODF), the Task Force Antarctica mission for the resupply of McMurdo. Military Sealift Command (MSC) has supported ODF, providing supplies and fuel to the scientists at McMurdo, since the remote outpost was established in […]

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FISHING BOAT PASSENGERS FIND REFUGE ABOARD AMHS FERRY AURORA

January 31st 2017

Six people who had been thrown into the freezing water when their small boat struck an underwater reef received much needed help from the officers and crew of the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) Ferry AURORA. The accident took place on Dec. 29 in Chatham Strait in southeast Alaska. The MV AURORA was at Tenakee […]

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MSC DISTINGUISHED CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD TO MM&P MEMBER JAMES DOLAN

January 11th 2017

Military Sealift Command (MSC) has recognized Captain James Dolan for “outstanding integrity, development, interest in the seafaring profession” and performance over the course of his career. Dolan, a member of the MM&P Federal Employees Membership Group (FEMG), has sailed as master for MSC for the past 26 years and on the underway replenishment oiler USNS […]

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