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BATTLE CONTINUES OVER PLAN TO OUTSOURCE PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND TUG ESCORTS: MM&P, IBU ENDORSE CHALLENGER IN COMPETITIVE ALASKA CONGRESSIONAL RACE

June 29th 2016

In their fight to defend the jobs of union members on Prince William Sound, MM&P and the Inland Boatmen’s Union (IBU) have announced that they will back Steve Lindbeck, a Democrat who has mounted a vigorous challenge to Republican congressional incumbent Don Young. As has been reported in the Wheelhouse Weekly, Alyeska Pipeline Services, which […]

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CREW OF MAERSK KENTUCKY RESCUES 11

June 9th 2016

The officers and crew of MAERSK KENTUCKY rescued 11 dehydrated and hungry men from a disabled fishing boat on May 29. The containership diverted from a run to Singapore after receiving a VHF radio distress call from the fishing boat AL YASMEEN, approximately 6 nm away. The fishermen said their boat was taking on water […]

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MM&P AND IBU: “PROPOSED CHANGES TO TANKER ESCORTS IN ALASKA THREATEN JOBS, THE ENVIRONMENT”

June 8th 2016

MM&P and the Inlandboatmen’s Union (IBU) today launched an outreach effort aimed at alerting Alaskans to the risks of a proposal to cut tanker escort costs in Prince William Sound by replacing Crowley Maritime Services and MM&P/IBU crews with an out-of-state contractor with a questionable environmental record. MM&P’s United Inland Group represents the officers aboard […]

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2016 April – June MM&P Magazine Available Now

June 6th 2016 ,

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. Download current issue: April – June 2016 NOTE: Internet Explorer users may experience errors when opening the PDF from this page. […]

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DROP IN NUMBER OF U.S.-FLAG SHIPS THREATENS AMERICA’S SEALIFT CAPABILITY, MM&P SAYS

April 29th 2016

The shrinking of the U.S.-flag fleet threatens to undercut the commercial maritime industry’s ability to satisfy the needs of the Department of Defense (DOD), MM&P Chief of Staff Klaus Luhta told members of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security. Luhta presented testimony on behalf of the maritime […]

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