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Wheelhouse Weekly – November 24, 2000

November 24th 2000

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VOLUME 4. . . . . NUMBER 47. . . . . November 24, 2000  

STORIES COVERED

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MM&P HQ WILL BE CLOSED NOV.23-24 FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY


COMPLETE VOTE TOTALS FOR CANDIDATES IN MM&P 2000 ELECTION

 

The ballot count in the 2000 MM&P election took place at MITAGS on Tuesday, November 21. The following is a listing of vote totals for all candidates for all elective positions. Certification of results from the balloting agent is pending.

International President (Vote for one)

        2,139   Timothy Brown

International Secretary-Treasurer (Vote for one)

        2,096   Glen P. Banks

Offshore Vice President � Atlantic (Vote for one)

        1,115   Richard W. May

        422             Fred H. Schick

Offshore Vice President � Gulf (Vote for one)

        1,101   Robert H. Groh

        456             James F. Hill

Offshore Vice President � Pacific (Vote for one)

        1,055   Donald Marcus

        389             John Forsberg

        112             Louis A. Mendez

Offshore Convention Delegates (Vote for eighteen)

        1,134   Glen M. Paine

        1,131   Paul H. Nielsen

        1,107   Richard Plant

        862     Timothy M. Carey

        802     Mark G. Mahoney

        802     William D. Good Jr.

        757     Peter Bailey

        756     Stanley M. Willis

        756     John P. Kelley

        734     David H. Haa

        719     David H. Boatner

        704     Edward B. Higgins

        699     Mark D. Remijan

        692     John R. Walton

        672     Paul F. McQuarrie

        669     Fred H. Schick

        665     Steven R. Werse

        664     Lawrence T. Lyons

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        651     Howard E. Davenport

        549     Wilbur J. Dahn III

        549     William L. Dunford

        547     Steven Michael Slead

        540     John Muir

        510     Paul E. Godot

        498     Robert James Crawford

        498     Patrick O`Leary

        462     Gerald Gordon

        415     Eric P. Franzen

        394     Sepp Kislinger

        344     Barry V. Costanzi

        320     Joseph A. Novellino

Offshore Alternate Convention Delegates (Vote any number)

        791     Donald J. Marcus

        786     Robert H. Groh

        779     Richard W. May

        742     John Forsberg

        698     Robert Darley Jr

        621     James T. Hopkins Jr.

        545     John L. Bergin Jr

        540     Gary R. Schmidt

        442     Charles R. Pillsbury

        428     William J. Mahoney

        417     Kevin J. McHugh

        360     William Toohey III

        349     Mark J. Nemergut

        330     James K. Staples

        325     Joseph M. Fernandez

        316     Peter J. Parise

        314     David H. Williams

        305     Bruce R. Elfast

        268     Thomas P. Sullivan

Pilots Vice President � (Vote for one)

        250     George A. Quick

A&G Vice President � (Vote for one)

        35      Luis Ramirez

        27      Clay R. Broward

PMR Vice President � (Vote for one)

        272     Steven J. Demeroutis

        89      William W. Lowery

Great Lakes & Rivers Vice President � (Vote for one)

        66      William Rabatsky

Pilots East Coast Regional Representative (Vote for one)

        216     Timothy J. Ferrie

A&G Convention Delegates (Vote for one)

        32      Theresa L. Swan

        29      Clay R. Broward

PMR Convention Delegates (Vote for four)

        177     Gary J. Fredback

        153     Raymond W. Shipway

        148     Darrell R. Kimmerly

        105     Michael A. Santini

        103     George M. Brereton

        95      Robert F. Dillon

        92      William J. Lyness

        90      Michael E. Cahill

        80      William H. Williamson

        74      John Emmel

        64      Danny R. Eaton

GL&R Convention Delegates (Vote for one)

        64      Robert B. Flannigan

Pilots Gulf Coast Regional Representative (Vote for one)

        214     Richard D. Moore

Pilots West Coast Regional Representative (Vote for one)

        215     Arthur J. Thomas

Pilots At-Large Alternate Convention Delegate (Vote for one)

        225     Brian H. Hope

Pilots East Coast Alternate Convention Delegate (Vote for one)

        215     Peter G. Rooss

Pilots Gulf Coast Alternate Convention Delegate (Vote for one)

        214     Mark Delesdernier Jr.

Pilots West Coast Alternate Convention Delegate (Vote for one)

     217        Kenneth J. Carlson Jr.

 

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SOME CONFUSION OVER TAX RELIEF LEGISLATION FOR MARINERS

 

Some members have expressed confusion over the “Transportation Employee Fair Taxation Act”, Public Law 106-489. This new law which the MM&P strongly supported means that interstate water transportation workers, including marine pilots, will be treated like all other interstate transportation workers.  >From now on, interstate water transportation workers will not be subject to state taxation by states other than their state of residence on income earned in the course of their employment. It is not connected to the initiatives MM&P is pursuing for mariners sailing in the international trade, commonly known as “tax equity for US merchant mariners,” that are designed to help level the playing field with regard to foreign-flag competition. The MM&P continues to work for legislation in this area.  

 

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SHIPS TO SLOW DOWN NEAR LA-LONG BEACH IN BID TO CURB POLLUTION

 

The Journal of Commerce reports that ports, shipping lines and environmental regulators have approved a memorandum of understanding to reduce air pollution in the Los Angeles-Long Beach harbor area. Under the voluntary plan, ocean carriers will reduce vessel speed by 5 to 10 knots, depending upon the size of the ship, within 20 miles of the nation’s largest port complex. A recent study by the CA Air Resources Board indicates that the slower vessel speeds will reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides by as much as 3.4 tons a day. NOx emissions contribute to smog. Under the agreement, vessels that normally steam at 20 knots to 23 knots will reduce their speed by 5 to 10 knots. This will add transit time to vessel schedules, but the agreement is better than other proposals such as forcing vessels to steam further offshore. Vessel operators already are reducing their speed within a seven-mile zone of the ports for safety reasons. The pollution reduction agreement expands that zone by 13 miles. The Port of Los Angeles handled 422,100 TEU in Sept., the highest containerized throughput that the port has ever handled in the month of Sept. and a 25.3 per cent rise year-on-year.  

 

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MAERSK SEALAND TO END BOSTON PORT CALLS

 

MM&P-contracted Maersk Sealand has announced it will end vessel calls to the port of Boston. The company said it was halting service because it was having difficulty keeping and maintaining a regular schedule, a problem that is aggravated in the winter months due to stormy weather in the North Atlantic.  

 

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WHERE THE BUOYS ARE: POSITION AVAILABLE AT NATIONAL BUOY CENTER

 

Two administrative positions in the Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) Program at National Data Buoy Center located at the Stennis Space Center on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi have been posted at: http:www.usajobs.opm.govwfjicjobsIP4078.htm. The NDBC is interested in receiving applications from people within the maritime industry who have a strong interest and some training in weather as well as good communication skills. For further info, contact Dave Gilhousen at: 228-688-2840.  

 

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REMINDER: CABLESHIP WORK AVAILABLE FOR MM&P MEMBERS

 

Resumes are being accepted from Licensed Deck Officers for work aboard a cableship that is expected to be under MM&P contract as early as mid-December of this year. Interviews will be scheduled before the end of this month. Cableship experience is desired, but not required. More details are available from MM&P HQ or from local MM&P port offices. Please Email rplant@bridgedeck.org for more info or call 410-850-8700 x36 or x23.

 

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MITAGS ACADEMIC NOTES

 

Classes with openings in the next month:

124:ROR; 124-8:COMP-APS, BRM; 125-6:BRMP; 1211-15:COMP-NET.

–Schedule Change: SHS-INT (124-22) and ROP (1211-15) have been

cancelled. An extra BRM (124-8) has been added.

–Small Arms Classes: The 4-day MSC Small Arms course will be

offered at MITAGS Jan 15-18; Feb 12-15; and Mar 12-15, 2001.

Contact Mike Wein or Mary Matlock for quotas.

Original Third Mate: Inaugural course will start on Jan. 8 and

run for 10 weeks with the 10th week being the USCG exam. The

course will accommodate ABs that desire licenses ranging from 500

GRT OceansNear Coastal to Third Mate OceansNear Coastal. For

further info, contact Mike Wein at mwein@mitags.org.

–For additional MITAGS course info, please contact Mary Matlock

at Voice: 443-989-3226 or e-mail: admissions@mitags.org.

 

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MM&P MARKET WATCH AS OF TUESDAY 11-20 CLOSE

 

DOW: 10,462.65 (-193.38 week); NASDAQ: 2,875.64 (-193.65 week).

Vanguard 500 Index Fund: 124.12 (-2.73 for week)

Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund: 30.72 (-1.59 for week)

Vanguard International Growth Fund: 19.73 (-1.39 for week)

Vanguard Morgan Growth Fund: 20.08 (-.66 for week)

Vanguard Windsor II Fund: 27.09 (-.35 for week)

Chase Growth Fund (CHASX): 17.04 (-.24 for week)

Fidelity Growth and Income (FGRIX) 43.41

Spartan US Equity Index Fund (FUSEX) 47.85

Fidelity Magellan Fund (FMAGX) 123.23

Fidelity Asset Manager (FASMX) 18.31

 

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MM&P SPORTS SHORTS

 

NFL Week 13 Schedule

Thur: NE at Det, Min at Dal. Sun: Cle at Bal, Buf at TB, Chi at

NYJ, NO at StL, Phi at Was, Pit at Cin, Atl at Oak, Mia at Ind,

Ten at Jac, Den at Sea, KC at SD, NYG at Ari. Mon: GB at Car.

NFL Week 12 Results

Bal 27 Dal 0, Det 31 NYG 21, Buf 21 KC 17, Chi 13 TB 10,

Oak 31 NO 22, Phi 34 Ari 9, GB 26 Ind 24, Ten 24 Cle 10,

NE 16 Cin 13, Min 31 Car 17, Den 38 SD 37, NYJ 20 Mia 3,

SF 16 Atl 6, Jac 34 Pit 27. Mon: Was 33 StL 20.

College Football AP Top 15

1.Oklahoma 2.Miami 3.Florida St. 4.Wash. 5.Oregon St. 6.Va. Tech

7. Florida. 8.Kan St. 9.Nebraska 10. Oregon 11.Notre Dame

12.Texas 13.Texas Christ. Univ. 14.Purdue 15.Clemson.

 

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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 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 under “News” at: http://www.bridgedeck.org.
 

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