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Wheelhouse Weekly – December 18, 2003

December 18th 2003


THE MASTERS, MATES & PILOTS’
WHEELHOUSE WEEKLY

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

Volume 7 . . . . . Number 51 . . . . December 18, 2003

STORIES COVERED

ALSO

REMINDERS



MM&P HEADQUARTERS, MM&P HEALTH & BENEFIT PLANS AND MM&P FCU WILL BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24-25 AND ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 1 IN OBSERVANCE OF THE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS HOLIDAYS




 

MM&P HQ, PLANS, FCU CLOSED ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 22; MITAGS OPERATIONS LIMITED

On Monday, December 22, work on a major electrical system upgrade will be taking place on the MM&P/MITAGS campus. The contractor has stated the electrical systems must be shut down that day to make the changeover to new equipment. Telephone and computer systems will also be down. As a result, MM&P HQ, Plans and the MM&P FCU will be closed on Monday. MITAGS will be on a limited schedule and significant service interruptions should be expected.



 

MM&P REPS MEET WITH MSC COMMANDER ON UPCOMING MISSION

On December 16, Vice Admiral David Brewer, USN, Commander of the Military Sealift Command met with representatives of the MM&P, AMO, MEBA and SIU at MSC HQ in Wash., DC. International President Capt. Tim Brown and Special Representative Capt. Joe Stone represented the MM&P.

The topic of the meeting was to inform all maritime interests including the Maritime Administration, that another large sealift evolution will soon begin.

The mission will be to relieve and re-deploy US Forces now in the Iraq Theater of operations. The evolution will require several months or more and many ships will be involved in military resupply of our troops.

The number of ships being used in this operation will be substantial and will employ MM&P-contacted companies operating the MSC’s Large Medium-Speed Roll-On/Roll-Off vessels (LMSRs).

Admiral Brewer also brought up the topic of civilian mariners (CIVMARS) manning a select group of Naval vessels including command and control vessels, salvage vessels and possibly tenders. Brewer views this initiative as leading to more jobs for Union members while at the same time freeing up Navy personnel for other duties.



 

ADMIRAL HOLDER BRIEFS NDTA MEETING AT MITAGS ON IRAQ OPS

On Wednesday, December 17, Vice Admiral Gordon Holder, USN, Director for Logistics, J-4, The Joint Staff, was the guest speaker for the Baltimore Chapter of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA). The breakfast meeting held at MITAGS was headed by MM&P Special Representative Capt. Joseph Stone, Chapter President, and attended by MM&P Director of Special Projects Richard Plant, Chapter Secretary. In attendance was MM&P International President Capt. Tim Brown as well as other Baltimore Chapter members.

Admiral Holder reported on facts about the global war on terrorism and that this is the second largest airlift mission ever, with the Berlin airlift mission being first. In the Berlin airlift there were 159,000 missions compared to Operation Iraqi Freedom’s (OIF) 25,000 missions. However, the OIF missions delivered 4 times the amount of cargo that was moved during the Berlin airlift.

Thanks was given to the Baltimore Chapter NDTA volunteers for meeting our troops coming and going through BWI airport. Over 1,000,000 troops have flown on commercial airlines through BWI.

Glen Paine, Director of MITAGS, reported to Admiral Holder that MITAGS will be housing military personnel between flights as they travel home from Iraq or vice versa allowing them to shower, rest and get a good meal.

Regarding sealift and transport ­ it was reported that 40 RO/ROs were activated. MTMC chartered 50 US-flag and foreign liners and these along with MSC’s 200+ vessels were all directly utilized in OIF. This armada moved in excess of 15 million square feet of cargo in 60 days compared to Desert Shield/Storm that took more than six months to move 33 million square feet of cargo. About 90 percent of equipment for OIF went by sea. This efficient and effective sealift and airlift has resulted in savings of over $168 million through mid-March 2003.

Some of the vast amounts of war material moved included: 1.7 billion gallons of fuel delivered as of December 15; 8,700 containers of ammunition; and 5,900 containers of MREs, containing 92,000,000 meals for our troops. Another 19,000,000 meals are on their way. Our troops consume a minimum of 280,000 MREs every day.

The need for additional operational assistance is now being examined. With some of our troops being deployed in the Middle East for nearly two years, relief forces are needed. Decisions have to be made as to which forces leave or stay. Employees and reservists may be called up for two years with one year of active duty. Logistics, operations and personnel management all must come together for OIF to continue to remain successful.



 

BALLOT COUNT ON INLAND GROUPS MERGER SET FOR JANUARY 6

The ballot count on the Inland Groups merger referendum will be conducted at 1000 hrs on January 6 in the conference room of MM&P HQ. As with all ballot counts, any MM&P member is welcome to attend as an observer. For further info, contact MM&P International Comptroller John Gorman at 410-850-8700 x12 or Email: jgorman@bridgedeck.org.



 

FRIEND OF MARITIME SEN. BREAUX NOT SEEKING REELECTION

Earlier this week, Sen. John Breaux (D-LA) announced that he will not be seeking reelection to the Senate in 2004. During his 17 years in the Senate and 14 years in the House, he was one of the most vocal, consistent and persistent supporters of the US-flag maritime industry.

Sen. Breaux served for many years as a senior member of the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine where he took a leadership role on virtually every issue important to the US-flag fleet. His departure after next year means the industry will lose a tried and true friend.

Sen. Breaux made his surprise announcement at a news conference in Baton Rouge, LA. “There comes a time in every career when it is time to step aside and let others step up and serve,” he said.



 

HORIZON LINES TAKES DELIVERY OF 300 NEW REEFERS

MM&P-contracted Horizon Lines has acquired 300 new high-cube refrigerated containers as part of its continuing reinvestment plan. The new equipment will be used across the entire Horizon Lines network, including Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and Puerto Rico.

Fifty of the new units were delivered to the Port of Tacoma this week. The balance will be distributed at Horizon Lines’ ports of call over the next month.

“Our ongoing commitment to reinvestment and upgrading has been exhibited by the many service enhancements Horizon Lines has made over the last year,” said Karen Richards, vice president of sales and marketing.

“In the refrigerated cargo market, equipment plays a large role in delivering a quality product. These 300 new reefer units coming on-line this month and the additional 600 units scheduled by mid-2004 will significantly reduce the age of our fleet and ensure the highest levels of service delivery for our refrigerated cargo customers.”



 

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

Medical Person-in-Charge is a two week, intensive course covering all the components of shipboard medical care including emergency medical treatments, medication administration (including intravenous) and one day of clinical practice in a hospital setting. This course meets the standards for the highest level of STCW-95 medical care provider/person-in-charge.

Although it does not lead to a certification as an EMT, those students who are currently certified as National Registry EMT-Basics can use this course as their re-certification course. MED-PIC is offered January 5.

Class Openings

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

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  • ARPA — Automatic Radar Plotting Aids: 1/5, 2/9

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  • BRM — Bridge Resource Management: 1/12, 2/16
  • BST — Basic Safety Training: 1/19

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CMM = Chief Mate and Master Courses

  • CMM-ADVSTB — Advanced Stability, 2/16
  • CMM-CHS-1 — Cargo Handling & Stowage (week 1), 2/23
  • CMM-MPP — Marine Propulsion Plants: 1/19, 2/9
  • CMM-SHS-ADV-1 — Advanced Shiphandling (week 1), 2/23
  • CMM-SHS-ADV-2 — Advanced Shiphandling (week 2), 2/9
  • CMM-VPEN — Voyage Planning & Electronic Navigation: 1/5

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  • COMP-NET — Computer Networks: 2/2
  • CONT-PLNG — Contingency Planning Workshop: 1/15, 2/5, 2/26
  • CSE-AAES — Confined Space Entry: 2/2

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  • FF-ADV — Advanced Firefighting: 1/26

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  • GMDSS — Global Marine Distress & Safety Systems: 1/19

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  • HAZ — Hazardous Materials: 2/2

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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, 2/14
  • MEDIA-RSP — Media Response: 1/16, 2/6, 2/27
  • MED-PIC — Medical Person In Charge: 1/5, 2/9
  • MED-PRO — Medical Care Provider: 1/5, 2/9

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MSC = Military Sealift Command Courses

  • MSC-CBRD-1 — Chemical Biological Radiological Defense Training Orientation: 1/26, 2/27
  • MSC-COMMS — Strategic Sealift Communications: 2/23
  • MSC-DC — Damage Control: 1/22, 1/27, 1/29
  • MSC-SMA-Small Arms: 2/23
  • MSC-SMA-Requalification: 1/27, 1/29
    (must have passed all 3 weapons within the previous 2 years)

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  • ROP-5 — Radar Observer Program (Original and Renewal): 2/23
  • ROR-1 — Radar Observer Renewal: 1/5, 1/26, 2/14

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  • SEC-OFF PCS — Security Officer-Port, Company, Ship: 1/12, 2/2, 2/23
  • 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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  • 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 12-17 CLOSE

 D O W

 N A S D A Q

 10,145.20

+ 223.40 for the week

 1,921.80

 + 16.68 for the week
 Vanguard 500 Index Fund (VFINX)

 99.80

 Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund (VEXMX)

25.98

 Vanguard International Growth Fund (VWIGX)

 15.48

 Vanguard Morgan Growth Fund (VMRGX)

 14.38

 Vanguard Windsor II Fund (VWNFX)

 25.86

 Vanguard GNMA Fund (VFIIX)

10.53

 Vanguard High Yield Corporate Fund (VWEHX):

 6.36

 Vanguard Total Bond Index (VBMFX)

 10.34

 Chase Growth Fund (CHASX)

14.47

 Fidelity Asset Manager (FASMX)

15.60

 Fidelity Growth and Income (FGRIX)

 34.79

Fidelity Magellan Fund (FAGX)

 94.71

 Spartan US Equity Index Fund (FUSEX)

  38.12



~ 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 now:
    • 700 Maritime Blvd.
      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.



 

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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