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IMO’S HIGHEST AWARD FOR BRAVERY AT SEA GOES TO HOUSTON PILOTS MCGEE AND PHILLIPS

August 2nd 2017

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has named two Houston Pilots–Captains Michael McGee and Michael Phillips–as the recipients of the 2017 Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea. Although nominations for the award are solicited annually from United Nations’ member states and international organizations, the award is only presented when the IMO determines that it is merited. […]

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AFL-CIO TRANSPORTATION TRADES DEPARTMENT ELECTS NEW OFFICERS

July 26th 2017

Larry I. Willis and Greg Regan were elected last week to head the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD), AFL-CIO. Their election by unanimous vote of the TTD Executive Committee follows the decision by outgoing TTD President Edward Wytkind to step down after more than two decades at the helm of the transportation labor advocacy group. […]

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IN THE NEWS: U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS FIRST MATE AARON KIRK

July 12th 2017

Aaron Kirk, a member of the MM&P Federal Employees Membership Group, has been profiled by Waterways Journal Weekly. The publication is known as “The Riverman’s Bible” because of its wide distribution among inland tug and barge operators and the fact that it has been published continuously since 1887. Kirk enlisted in the U.S. Navy as […]

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2017 May – June MM&P Magazine Available Now

July 11th 2017 ,

Download current issue: May – June 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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New Issue of the Nautilus Federation’s “Global Seafarer” Now Available

June 30th 2017

Check out the newest issue of the Nautilus Federation’s, “Global Seafarer.” In this issue: Caution urged on autonomous ships–Nautilus Federation policy paper addresses autonomous vessel development; environmental group Friends of the Earth urges the International Maritime Organization to get tougher on polluters; maritime investigators call on shipping companies to undertake additional engine room safety checks […]

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AMERICA HONORS PROFESSIONAL MARINERS ON NATIONAL MARITIME DAY

May 24th 2017

American mariners were honored Monday at National Maritime Day commemorations in cities, towns and ports across the United States. In Washington, D.C., government officials and representatives of the maritime unions and U.S.-flag shipping companies attended a solemn wreath-laying ceremony organized by the Maritime Administration. President Donald Trump issued the traditional Presidential Maritime Day Proclamation, which […]

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AUTONOMOUS SHIPS: LOOKING BEYOND THE HYPE

May 12th 2017

Equipment manufacturers continue to tout the potential of unmanned, “autonomous” vessels. The first autonomous ship, a robot offshore supply vessel, is scheduled to be tested in a Norwegian fjord later this year. So is it realistic to think that in the short-term or even in the medium-term, unmanned ships will be a viable alternative to […]

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“GLOBAL SEAFARER,” THE MAGAZINE OF THE NAUTILUS FEDERATION

May 3rd 2017

This is the new edition of “Global Seafarer,” the publication of the Nautilus Federation. MM&P is part of the Nautilus Federation, an international union partnership that works to ensure that the interests of licensed officers receive due attention at forums such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Labor Organization (ILO). In this […]

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