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Wheelhouse Weekly – December 04, 2003

December 4th 2003


THE MASTERS, MATES & PILOTS’
WHEELHOUSE WEEKLY

– Bridging the Information Gap With E-News You Can Use –

Volume 7 . . . . . Number 49 . . . . December 4, 2003

STORIES COVERED

ALSO

REMINDERS




 

MATSON CONTRACT RATIFIED BY WIDE MARGIN

The Offshore Ballot Committee met at MM&P HQ on December 3 to count the ballots on the Matson contract ratification vote. John Conrad was elected Committee Chairman and called the meeting to order as a quorum was noted. Members present included Ballot Committee member Lou Ramey and the Committee’s Recording Secretary John Lindsay Jr. Also present was MM&P Asst. Comptroller Beverly Gutmann.

Ballots were originally mailed out to members on August 29. A total of 1,279 ballots were returned. The contract was ratified by a count of 1,109 “yes” to 134 “no”. Thirty ballots were voided for having no return address on the mailing envelope, five ballots were abstentions and one was disqualified as a duplicate vote.



 

PATRIOT SEEKS CHIEF MATE AND MASTER LMSR CANDIDATES

MM&P-contracted Patriot Holdings is seeking candidates for Chief Mate and Master positions on the Large, Medium Speed, Roll On/Roll Off (LMSR) vessels it operates for the Military Sealift Command.

Candidates must have a valid license including all required STCW-95 Certificates, be drug-free and have successfully completed the following MSC courses: Force Protection Officer; Chemical Biological & Radiological Defense Officer; and Small Arms and Damage Control.

Interested members should Email their resume to Executive Assistant to the President Mike Rodriguez at: mrodriguez@bridgedeck.org. For further info, contact Mike via Email or phone at: 410-850-8700, ext.23.



 

MITAGS PROVIDES ABS-SAFENET TRAINING FOR LMSR LDOs

MITAGS provided a two-day ABS-Safenet Training Program for MM&P licensed deck officers sailing on LMSRs operated by Patriot Holdings, LLC. The program gave deck officers and shoreside staff a good understanding of the program, and an opportunity to discuss issues unique to the installation of this program on the LMSRs.

The training was followed by two days of company training hosted by the conference center at MITAGS. This program and others are part of MITAGS continuing effort to assist the MM&P membership and MM&P-contracted companies with new technology.



 

MM&P WELCOMES USNS CORONADO TO THE MSC FLEET

The US Navy’s USS CORONADO has been turned over to the Military Sealift Command and renamed the USNS CORONADO. She will now be crewed with MM&P represented civilian mariners. The vessel is presently in the shipyard undergoing modifications to accommodate CIVMAR crewing.

The MSC continues to work hard to acquire new vessels that will allow them to augment and better support at-sea Navy fleets. This acquisition will be a stepping stone to further CIVMAR/MM&P crewed vessels.

Once modifications are complete, the CORONADO will resume her vital and highly visible roll as a fleet flagship. When deployed the USNS CORONADO will have a compliment of 150 CIVMARS as well as many high-ranking Navy officers befitting of her flagship status.



 

MARAD RELEASES 2002 ANNUAL REPORT

The Maritime Administration has released its 2002 Annual Report. Among other things, the report discusses the port security grant program, the Title XI program, and the Maritime Security Program. Copies of the report are not available in print but may be obtained through an Adobe Acrobat PDF file download by visiting the MARAD web site at www.marad.dot.gov.



 

MORE ON AOTOS AWARD FOR THE MTMC

As reported previously, the Military Traffic Management Command received an Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) award from the United Seamen’s Service at a banquet in New York City last month. The MTMC received the award for its maritime operations supporting military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The award was presented to Maj. Gen. Ann Dunwoody, Commanding General of the MTMC. It was only the third time in the 34-year history of the award that it was presented to an organization. Two previous award recipients were the US Transportation Command and the Military Sealift Command.

In making her acceptance speech, General Dunwoody said, “I am truly humbled and touched to be among you because I know you are patriots tried and true,” said Dunwoody. “Many of you are military veterans … heroes in your own right … who once again answered the call by working day and night to push forward the equipment and supplies that gave General (Tommy) Franks, the US Central Command commander, the flexibility to strike early and to win decisively in South West Asia.”

Dunwoody praised the work of the commercial shipping industry and members of the merchant marine. “Many outsiders do not appreciate how much of our National Military Strategy is dependent on the patriotism and capability of the maritime industry,” said Dunwoody. “You truly are the workhorse that gets us to the war and back. I am blessed to be part of an organization that is also filled with hard-working dedicated men and women who answered the call.”

MTMC is about half the size it was in 1990-1991 in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, she said. “With only 214 active duty military folks in the organization, we relied on 2,000-plus Reservists and civilians to step up to the plate to operate at 26 seaports and 13 power projection platforms,” said Dunwoody.

Calling merchant marine members the “unsung heroes of our nation’s wars” General Dunwoody said, “The many hundreds of US civilian mariners directly supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom also answered the call, willing to sail into harm’s way.”



 

IMO MEETS AT LONDON HQ TO REVIEW KEY MARITIME ISSUES

The International Maritime Organization Assembly is meeting for its 23rd Session at IMO’s London Headquarters to discuss key maritime issues. The meetings began November 24 and conclude on December 5. The Assembly will also appoint a new Secretary-General, elect a new Council and adopt the program and budget for 2004-2005.

Topics for discussion and review by the Assembly include: Places of refuge for vessels in need of assistance, guidelines on ship recycling, amendments to the principles of safe manning, recommendations on training and certification and operational procedures for maritime pilots other than deep-sea pilots, the worldwide radionavigation system, improved guidelines for marine portable fire extinguishers, proper use of VHF channels at sea and graphical symbols for ship fire-control plans.



 

NEW CARGO SECURITY INITIATIVE ANNOUNCED

The Department of Homeland Security has released final rules that will allow US Customs and Border Protection agents to collect cargo info necessary to identify high-risk shipments that could threaten the safety and security of the US.

“We need to take advantage of every opportunity to make our country safe from terrorists and terrorist weapons,” said Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge. “Advance information is a cornerstone in our efforts to secure our nation’s borders and ensure the flow of trade. The security measures resulting from these rules are necessary to achieve these twin goals.”

Commenting on the new rules Secretary Ridge said, “I’m pleased to announce an important new initiative that will improve both the security of our nation and the efficiency of trade and commerce. But make no mistake, this is not just about trade, this is about survival.”



 

BOXSHIP CAPACITY FORECAST AT 9 MILLION TEUS BY 2007

The capacity of the world’s fleet of container ships is expected to grow by at least 10 percent per year to 9 million TEUs by 2007, according to a report from a leading Paris-based shipbroker.

The biggest increase in container volumes is seen in ships larger than 7,000 TEUs, which will grow by nearly 60 percent per year to 1.1 million TEUs by 2007, according to the BRS brokerage house. The post-Panamax ships are the largest container ships now in service.

Given the schedule of deliveries, the size of the fleet will enter a ‘danger zone’ of possible over-capacity in the second half of 2005, and 2006 could be a year of low charter rates, according to BRS. More than 100 ships of around 8,000 TEUs have already been ordered this year.



 

2003 MM&P PORT OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY SCHEDULE

BALTIMORE:
Dec.15; 1200-1400 at the MITAGS Dining Room. RSVP by Dec.11 to Diane at 410-850-8700, x21.

BOSTON:
Dec.12; 1200-1600 at the Knights of Columbus Hall
75 W. School Street; Charlestown, MA.

HONOLULU:
Dec.14; 1130-1400 at the MM&P Union Hall.
Multi-union party with MM&P, MFOW, SUP & MEBA. Contact: Union Hall for more info. Special Request: Please bring canned food items or a monetary donation for the food bank in Hawaii. Please also bring a toy suitable for a child between the ages of 2 and 10 years.

HOUSTON:
Dec.17; 1200-1600 at the Union Hall.

JACKSONVILLE:
Dec.12; 1200-1600 at the Union Hall.

LOS ANGELES/LONG BEACH:
Dec.12; 1200-1600 at Union Hall.

MIAMI-PORT EVERGLADES:
Dec.19; 1100-1400 at the Union Hall.

NEW ORLEANS:
Dec.10; 1200-1500 at the Hall. RSVP by 12/8.

NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY:
Dec.17; 1230-1630 at the Union Hall.

NORFOLK:
Dec.19; 1200-1600 at the Union Hall.

SAN FRANCISCO:
Dec.22; 1230; Location TBA. Contact Hall for info.

SAN JUAN:
Dec.19; Holiday Luncheon; 1330-1530 at Levi’s Sports Restaurant; 1109 Ponce De Leon Avenue; RSVP: in person, by phone, fax or Email to Frank Reyes at the Hall.

SEATTLE:
Dec.19; 1230-1600 at the Union Hall.

 

Other Holiday Happenings

AFL-CIO HAWAII PORTS MARITIME COUNCIL OF HONOLULU
December 17; Holiday Luncheon; 1200-1600 at the Waikiki Yacht Club; RSVP to Council Secretary-Treasurer Neil Dietz, 808-523-8183, or call Carmela Gomez, Council President, at the MM&P Union Hall for more info.

HAWAII AFL-CIO
December 26; Labor’s Community Service Program of Hawaii’s Annual Holiday Project: Holiday Party for Stroke Survivors
Call the Honolulu Union Hall for more info.



 

LIMITED TIME OFFER: MM&P FCU 12-12 HOLIDAY LOAN SPECIAL

Just in time for the holidays is a special 12-12 promotion for the MM&P Federal Credit Union. The special: $1,200 for 12 months at 7.5 percent for loans originated between December 1, 2003 and January 31, 2004.

“These loans, with an interest rate far below most credit card companies’ standard percentage rates, may be the perfect thing to help some of our members manage debt incurred during holiday shopping this year,” said Credit Union Manager Kathy Klisavage.

MM&P Federal Credit Union membership is open to all MM&P members, to all MM&P, MITAGS, MIRAID and Plans staff, and to their immediate families. For additional details or to get answers to your questions on all MM&P Federal Credit Union programs, contact Kathy Klisavage, Credit Union Manager, toll-free at 800-382-7777 or by Email at mmpfcu@bridgedeck.org.



 

MITAGS ACADEMIC NOTES

Class Openings

Between now and the end of January 2004, seats are available in the following courses:

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  • ARPA — Automatic Radar Plotting Aids: 1/5

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  • BRM — Bridge Resource Management: 1/12
  • BST — Basic Safety Training: 12/8, 1/19

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CMM = Chief Mate and Master Courses

  • CMM-ADVWX — Advanced Meteorology: 1/26
  • CMM-MPP — Marine Propulsion Plants: 1/19
  • CMM-VPEN — Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation: 1/5

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  • CONT-PLNG — Contingency Planning Workshop: 12/11, 1/15

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  • FF-ADV — Advanced Firefighting: 1/26

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  • GMDSS — Global Marine Distress & Safety Systems: 12/8

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  • LAP — License Advancement Program: 1/12
    (must be pre-approved to upgrade by USCG)

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  • MED-DOT-DA — Dept. of Transportation Drug & Alcohol Testing: 1/10
  • MEDIA-RSP — Media Response: 12/12, 1/16
  • MED-PIC — Medical Person In Charge: 1/5
  • MED-PRO — Medical Care Provider: 1/5

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MSC = Military Sealift Command Courses

  • MSC-CBRD-1 — Chemical Biological Radiological Defense Training Orientation: 12/19, 1/26
  • MSC-DC — Damage Control: 12/9, 1/22, 1/27, 1/29
  • MSC-SMA-Requalification: 1/27, 1/29
    (must have passed all 3 weapons within the previous 2 years)

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  • ROR-1 — Radar Observer Renewal: 1/5, 1/26

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  • SEC-OFF PCS — Security Officer-Port, Company, Ship: 12/8, 1/12
  • SHS-BAS — Basic Shiphandling: 1/5

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Check the MITAGS website for up-to-date course descriptions associated with the course title abbreviations, and for schedule revisions.

 

Attendance Verification & Cancellation is Vital

If you are scheduled for a course, call, write, or Email admissions to advise whether or not you will attend. Many classes are in demand and maintain a Standby List. “No Shows” are missed training opportunities for other members.

 

Schedules, Course Info & Registration

Courses are subject to change. Always check the MITAGS website for updated course availability. You can also check future schedules, review detailed course descriptions and register on-line or contact Admissions at admissions@mitags.org or by calling toll-free, 1-866-656-5568.


 

PMI ACADEMIC NOTES

Course Schedule

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  • 12/8-12: Basic Safety Training
  • 12/8-19: Ship Management and Business Law
  • 12/8-12: ARPA
  • 12/8: Radar Recertification
  • 12/8-12: Medical Care Provider
  • 12/8-19: Medical Person-In-Charge
  • 12/8-10: Ship Security Officer

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  • 1/5-16: Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation
  • 1/5-16: Advanced Cargo Operations
  • 1/5-16: GMDSS
  • 1/5-9: Tankerman-Person-In-Charge
  • 1/12-16: ECDIS
  • 1/12-16: Basic Safety Training
  • 1/19-23: Basic and Advanced Firefighting
  • 1/19/23: Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation
  • 1/19-23: Radar Observer Unlimited
  • 1/19-30: Medical Person-In-Charge
  • 1/19-21: Ship Security Officer
  • 1/26-28: Compasses

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  • 2/2-6/04: ARPA
  • 2/2-6: Advanced Stability
  • 2/2: Radar recertification
  • 2/2-13: GMDSS
  • 2/9-13: Electronic Navigation
  • 2/9-17: Able Bodied Seaman
  • 2/9-13: Basic Safety Training
  • 2/9-13: Tankerman Person-In-Charge
  • 2/16-20: Basic and Advanced Firefighting
  • 2/16-27: Celestial Navigation
  • 2/16-20: Advanced Watchkeeping
  • 2/16-20: ARPA
  • 2/23-25: Ship Security
  • 2/23-3/5: Ship Management

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Contact DeeDee Lazik at 206-441-2880 or 888-893-7829 (toll free) for registration.


 

MM&P MARKET WATCH AS OF 12-03 CLOSE

 D O W

 N A S D A Q

 9,873.40

+ 113.80 for the week

 1,960.25

 + 10.45 for the week
 Vanguard 500 Index Fund (VFINX)

 98.81

 Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund (VEXMX)

26.62

 Vanguard International Growth Fund (VWIGX)

 15.60

 Vanguard Morgan Growth Fund (VMRGX)

 14.68

 Vanguard Windsor II Fund (VWNFX)

 25.37

 Vanguard GNMA Fund (VFIIX)

10.44

 Vanguard High Yield Corporate Fund (VWEHX):

 6.30

 Vanguard Total Bond Index (VBMFX)

 10.23

 Chase Growth Fund (CHASX)

14.86

 Fidelity Asset Manager (FASMX)

15.36

 Fidelity Growth and Income (FGRIX)

 34.23

Fidelity Magellan Fund (FAGX)

 94.15

 Spartan US Equity Index Fund (FUSEX)

  37.91



~ Reminders ~



 

NEW MAILING ADDRESSES FOR MITAGS, PLANS & CREDIT UNION

The buildings remain where they have always stood, but they have now been assigned new addresses. Local authorities have determined that it was necessary to put in place new street numbering for the MM&P’s MITAGS facility and for the MM&P Health & Benefit Plan office. The longstanding address of 5700 Hammonds Ferry Rd., used for both MITAGS and the Plan, has been eliminated.

Effective immediately:

  • The mailing address for MITAGS has been changed to:
    • 692 Maritime Blvd
      Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
      USA
  • The new mailing address for the Plan Office is now:
    • 700 Maritime Blvd.
      Suite A
      Linthicum Heights, MD 21090-1996
      USA
    • This is the same street address as the Union headquarters since both offices are housed in the same building, but the Plan Office is denoted with a suite number.
  • The mailing address for the MM&P Federal Credit Union, located in the Plans Building Lobby, is also now:
    • 700 Maritime Blvd.
      Suite A
      Linthicum Heights, MD 21090-1996
      USA

The change brings the MITAGS, Plans and MM&P FCU addresses into conformance with Postal and 911 emergency mapping since all the buildings are located on the same road of the campus.

Plan Administrator Valerie Verrecchio advises Plan participants that “it is important to remember when you send mail to the Plans that you clearly address it to ‘MM&P Plans’ and to include our new suite number. This is what the Post Office will use to differentiate mail between the Union and the Plan office. Otherwise, the Post Office may send it through the mail system at the Union and your claims processing could be delayed for a couple of days.”

There is no change to the Union HQ mailing address.



 

AFL-CIO PROMOTES “BUY UNION WEEK” FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND EVERY DAY

Give the Gift of Good Jobs: Holiday shoppers have a new way to support good jobs as well as please family and friends, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney said in announcing AFL-CIO support for “Buy Union Week,” which ran from Nov.29 – Dec.7.

“Shoppers can take the sweat(shop) out of holiday shopping and can give the gift of good jobs – the gift our country needs most of all,” he said. Although the push was on for holiday shopping, these web sites are active all year around.

Consumers can visit new Internet web sites that specialize in selling union-made clothing and other items, Sweeney said. One site – www.nosweatshop.com – serves as a “virtual mall” populated by such union companies as No Sweat Apparel; SweatX; Union Jean and Apparel; Union Threads and Unionwear. Shoppers can also visit the AFL-CIO’s The Union Shop at www.aflcio.org/shop, and Justice Clothing [www.justiceclothing.com].

“You can fill 10 shopping carts with union-made gifts through these companies. You could shop all day at any mall in the US and have problems filling even one cart with US union-made goods. That’s an indication of how bad the economy is for US workers, but here is a chance for us to start turning things around,” Sweeney said.



 

IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR ALL LDOs ON STCW-95 CERTIFICATION

All Licensed Deck Officers who possess STCW-95 certificates containing Basic Safety Training (BST) completion dates close to or more than five years old need to carry copies of their USCG discharges with them so they can prove that they have the required sea service necessary to extend their BST qualification. For questions or further info, contact Mike Rodriguez at 410-850-8700 ext.23 or Email: mrodriguez@bridgedeck.org.



 

JOB OPENINGS IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

A MM&P Pacific Maritime Region-contracted company with operations in the San Francisco Bay area is seeking to add up to six tug captains to their employee roster. The jobs are located in the Bay area.

  • Tractor Tug and Conventional Tug experience is highly desired.
  • MM&P members from any Membership Group are encouraged to apply.
  • Living within commuting distance is a necessity.
  • Relocation assistance may be available.

For additional info or to indicate interest, contact John Schaeffner, PMR’s Portland Branch Agent, by Email to jschaeffner@bridgedeck.org or by phone to 503-283-0518.

Resumes may be sent to him by Email, faxed to 503-283-0518, or delivered to the PMR Portland Hall:

John Schaeffner, Branch Agent Pacific Maritime Region – IOMM&P 2225 N. Lombard St. #206 Portland, OR 97217



 

CIVIL SERVICE MARINERS: JOB OPPORTUNITIES AWAIT

In an increasing tight job market, many former private sector employees are considering a civil service mariner position with Military Sealift Command, a global Navy command that operates more than 100 civilian-crewed, non-combatant ships in support of the Department of Defense.

Civilian mariners who are licensed deck officers are MM&P bargaining unit members. MSC offers its civil service mariners many benefits including competitive pay, health insurance, lodging, meals and training.

It is a branch of the Navy, but its mariners are not military personnel. MSC is the largest single employer of US merchant mariners. MSC’s Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force ships provide underway replenishment of supplies, towing and salvage operations for the Navy’s combatant fleet.

Two NFAF ships also serve as afloat medical facilities normally kept in reduced operating status. MSC ships also conduct oceanographic and hydrographic surveys, underwater surveillance, missile flight data collection, submarine support and other specialized services through its Special Mission Program ships.

The command’s sealift ships provide ocean transportation of cargo for the Department of Defense. Through the Prepositioning Program, MSC maintains ships laden with combat equipment and supplies in strategic ocean areas around the world for US forces. These ships are ready to sail quickly to potential contingency sites.

The NFAF ships and two special mission ships are crewed by federal civil service mariners hired by MSC. Sealift ships, prepositioning ships and the remaining special mission ships are crewed by commercial mariners working for operating companies under contract to MSC.

Based on the fiscal year 2004 Congressional budget, MSC is expecting a 33 percent increase in the civil service mariner workforce from 4,044 in 2003 to 5,385 in 2008. About 1,340 civil service mariners will be needed to crew the additional eight ships that will join the MSC fleet in the next five years. For more on employment info with the MSC, visit www.sealiftcommand.com or call 877-JOBS-MSC.



 

MITAGS AND PMI DISCOUNTS COST FOR ADVANCED MARINER LICENSES

MITAGS Executive Director Glen Paine announced that MITAGS and PMI have implemented an innovative program, with reduced tuition and hotel costs, to assist professional mariners seeking license advancement to Chief Mate/Master (CMM).

The Institutes now offer one of the fastest, most versatile, and cost-effective routes for mariners to obtain their CMM licenses. The MITAGS/PMI program, which covers all USCG requirements, is only 12 weeks in duration.

Forty-one of the 53 required assessments may be completed during these courses. To flexibly meet their schedule, students can take the required courses at the PMI campus in Seattle, Washington and/or at the MITAGS campus in Baltimore, Maryland.

The MITAGS/PMI program can be completed in 60 days for under $14,000. Other programs take up to 71 days and charge $19,000 to complete the CMM requirements. Students taking ALL of the CMM courses at MITAGS and/or PMI will receive a 15 percent tuition discount from the normal pricing, which brings the total CMM tuition down to $13,303.

In addition to this cost reduction, those students taking ALL of the CMM courses at MITAGS/PMI will receive a substantial reduction in the room and board rates. If needed, MITAGS and PMI will also provide a convenient and flexible payment plan.

For more info regarding the CMM License Advancement, or any other course programs offered by MITAGS or PMI, please contact Capt. Craig Thomas (MITAGS) toll free at 866-656-5569 or via Email at cthomas@mitags.org. You may also contact Gregg Trunnell at PMI in Seattle at 206-239-9965 or via Email at gtrunnell@mates.org.



 

PFEIFFER MEMORIAL FUND ESTABLISHED AT CAL MARITIME

The Robert J. Pfeiffer Memorial Fund has been established at California Maritime Academy Foundation with the input and guidance from Brad Mulholland, Jeff Hull, and Capt. Lynn Korwatch.

It is anticipated that many seagoing personnel as well as Matson employees will wish to donate to this fund in honor of Mr. Pfeiffer. Donations may be sent to:

California Maritime Foundation Attn: Robert Pfeiffer Memorial Fund 200 Maritime Academy Dr. Vallejo, CA 94590

or contact Mr. Chris Walker at 707-654-1245 or Email at CWalker@csum.edu.

All donations are tax deductible and all contributors will receive a letter of thanks acknowledging their donation. Names and donation amounts will also be passed on to the Pfeiffer family.


 

MM&P MEMBERS AT SEA CAN NOW SAVE ON SHIP-TO-SHORE CALLS

Through a special arrangement with ShipCom, MM&P members at sea will now receive a significant discount on personal ship-to-shore radiotelephone calls. The rate is $2.50 per minute to any phone number in the US. This is a significant discount from the usual rate of $3.99 per minute. Calls may be placed collect, or billed to any major credit card.

To take advantage of this offer or for more info contact Station WLO on HF SSB channels 405, 607, 824, 1212, 16401, 1807, or 2237 or on HF radio telex channels (selcall 1090) 406, 606, 806, 810, 815, 1205, 1211, 1605, 1615, 1810 or 2215.

MM&P members must identify themselves as an MM&P member and provide the operator with the last 4 digits of their MM&P book number in order to get the discounted rate.

Any vessel equipped with HF radio telex may send and receive Internet email via the telex terminal. For more info contact WLO radio via telex or HF SSB voice.


 

WWII REGISTRY SITE OPEN TO ALL WHO SERVED IN ANY CAPACITY

The National WWII Memorial has a site on its webpage for individuals who served in any capacity during WWII to register to be included in the Memorial’s Registry. The main site is www.wwiimemorial.com.

If the individual clicks on WWII Registry, he/she can find out if he/she is already included as a result of one of the WWII databases and, if not, can follow the directions to register. Any American who contributed to the war effort is eligible for the Registry.


 

CREDIT UNION MEMBERS: PAY YOURSELF FIRST WITH DIRECT DEPOSIT

  • Do you want an easy way to grow your savings?
  • Do you want an easier way to make deposits to your Masters, Mates & Pilots Federal Credit Union account?

Consider establishing payroll or pension direct deposit.

Many employers allow you to directly deposit your pay into several different financial institutions. Trinity Management, Strong America and Moran Towing of Florida are among the MM&P-contracted companies that already provide for employees to deposit funds directly into the MM&P Federal Credit Union.

MM&P Health & Benefit Plans Pensioners and A&G Region Pensioners may have deductions made directly from their pension check to their Credit Union account. In addition, employees of MM&P, Plans, MITAGS and MIRAID are also eligible for payroll deduction directly into their Credit Union account.

Add to your savings by paying yourself first! Contact your payroll office to establish Credit Union direct deposit or to find out if this is available for you.

 

Who Can Be a Member?

MM&P Federal Credit Union membership is open to all MM&P members, to all MM&P, MITAGS, MIRAID and Plans staff, and to their immediate families.

 

Want to Know More?

For additional details or to get answers to your questions on all MM&P Federal Credit Union programs, contact Kathy Klisavage, Credit Union Manager, toll-free at 1-800-382-7777 or by Email at mmpfcu@bridgedeck.org.

 



The MM&P Wheelhouse Weekly is the official electronic newsletter of the International Organization of Masters, Mates, and Pilots, ILA, AFL-CIO, 700 Maritime Blvd., Linthicum Heights, MD 21090-1941. Phone: 410-850-8700; Fax: 410-850-0973; Email: iommp@bridgedeck.org. For further info or to subscribe contact John Peige at jpeige@bridgedeck.org. The Wheelhouse Weekly is sent via Email to MM&P-contracted vessels at sea, broadcast worldwide via FEC marine telex and is posted on our web page.

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