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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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2017 March – April MM&P Magazine Available Now

April 25th 2017 ,

Download current issue: March – April In this issue: — Blue & Gold Fleet christens first in a series of new ferries — Maritime unions and shipping companies lobby on Capitol Hill for the U.S.-flag fleet — Awards for heroism to three MM&P pilots — Rep. John Garamendi introduces bipartisan bill to ensure a portion […]

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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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