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SCANT PROGRESS ON CREW CHANGE FOLLOWING INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT

July 24th 2020

The international summit held on July 9 to address the breakdown in the crew change process has yet to yield significant results, according to unions and shipping companies. The International Transport Workers’ Federation said Thursday it estimates that worldwide, there are now about 300,000 seafarers working aboard ship beyond their original contract. It said an […]

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MM&P AND MEBA ENDORSE MERCHANT MARINE ADVOCATE AND LIFELONG LABOR SUPPORTER JOE BIDEN IN PRESIDENTIAL RACE

June 30th 2020

MM&P and the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association have announced their endorsement of Vice President Joseph R. Biden in the race for President of the United States. Biden has been a strong supporter of the US-flag fleet and a champion of working Americans throughout his professional life. MM&P President Don Marcus and MEBA President Marshall Ainley […]

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MM&P Statement: Black Lives Matter

June 8th 2020

“Nothing could be more central than putting to rest the legacy of hatred and racism that plagues our country and cripples labor,” says MM&P President Don Marcus. MM&P has joined the AFL-CIO and the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department in condemning all forms of racism and violence, while underlining the labor movement’s pivotal role in addressing […]

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Extension of MMC Endorsements, Medical Certificates and Course Approvals

June 8th 2020

The Coast Guard has updated its guidance on credentials, medical certificates and course approvals in keeping with national guidance on Covid-19. The agency has also consulted with the International Maritime Organization and other administrations to ensure alignment with respect to the extension of endorsements issued in accordance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification […]

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Masters, Mates & Pilots Maritime Day Salute!

May 22nd 2020

On behalf of the members of Masters, Mates & Pilots, MM&P President Don Marcus honors every mariner sailing under the US flag—as well as the seafarers of the world—in a Maritime Day address. “All mariners today are working under duress,” he says, “but they are keeping the supply lines open.”

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