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2017 July – August MM&P Magazine Available Now

September 14th 2017 ,

Download current issue: July – August In this issue: — Matson announces new U.S.-flag Marshall Islands service crewed by MM&P licensed deck officers; — MSC pursers vote to join MM&P; — victory for Brusco mates in 20-year battle to join in union with MM&P Pacific Maritime Region; — maritime unions meet with U.S. Transportation Secretary […]

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FOURTH YEAR IN PRISON FOR CREW OF SEAMAN GUARD OHIO

September 1st 2017

Former crewmembers of the Seaman Guard Ohio are in the middle of their fourth year in detention in Chennai prison in India. They have been completely abandoned by their employer. Sick, hungry and exhausted, the men are waiting for the results of an appeal heard last November. Now their supporters have produced a film describing […]

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DONATE TO MM&P MEMBERS WELFARE FUND

August 31st 2017

MM&P provides assistance to members in distress through various beneficial funds. Members in good standing with MM&P who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey should contact International Secretary-Treasurer Steve Werse at sec-treas@bridgedeck.org for information on how to petition for assistance from one of these funds. Other members, please consider making a contribution to the MM&P […]

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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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