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MM&P WELCOMES NEW AFFILIATE: PANAMA CANAL TUGBOAT CAPTAINS’ UNION

October 27th 2016

Members of the Panama Canal Tugboat Captains’ Union–la Unión de Capitanes y Oficiales de Cubierta (UCOC)—have voted to affiliate with MM&P. UCOC Secretary-General Iván De La Guardia and MM&P President Don Marcus signed the affiliation agreement at an Oct. 19 press conference in Balboa, Panama. “This is an important day for both unions,” Marcus said. […]

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2016 September – October MM&P Magazine Available Now

October 5th 2016 ,

Download current issue: September – October In this issue of the magazine: Jones Act “essential” to protecting the homeland, security expert says; some thoughts on autonomous ships; MM&P United Inland Group employer Westar Marine celebrates 40-year anniversary; decline in union membership nationwide costs non-union workers $3,000 year in lost earnings; MM&P members at New York […]

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MM&P-Crewed USNS SPEARHEAD in Multinational Maritime Exercise

September 27th 2016

UNITAS is a multinational maritime exercise conducted to enhance security cooperation. It fosters teamwork and understanding between participating navies and public security forces. UNITAS was conducted for the first time in 1960 and has been held every year since then, making it the world’s longest running annual multinational maritime exercise. UNITAS 2016, which is being […]

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2016 July – August MM&P Magazine Available Now

September 13th 2016 ,

Download current issue: July – August 2016 This issue includes: MM&P convention coverage; MM&P President’s convention report; MAERSK KENTUCKY officers and crew rescue 11 fishermen; WETA approves five-year extension of contract with Blue and Gold; MM&P and International Boatmen’s Union blast proposal to outsource tanker escort jobs in Alaska; awards for meritorious service to three […]

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REMEMBERING MARITIME ADVOCATE HELEN DELICH BENTLEY

August 9th 2016

Helen Delich Bentley, a journalist, politician and maritime industry advocate, died Aug. 6 at her home in Timonium, Md. She was 92. In 2006, then-Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich renamed the Port of Baltimore for her as a gesture of appreciation for her efforts to boost the port and the city. Her start in the maritime […]

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