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Important COVID-19 Info for MM&P Members

March 20th 2020

All MM&P Members – please login to the Members section of bridgedeck.org and be sure to click on Documents and then Plans Documents to view an important message regarding COVID-19. All MM&P Offshore Members – please login to the Members section of bridgedeck.org and be sure to click on Documents  and then Document Downloads to view an important memo […]

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Letter to Congress Template

March 18th 2020

Dear Senator/Congressman*** – As Congress and the Administration put together economic stimulus legislation in response to COVID-19, I strongly urge you to oppose any use of taxpayers’ monies to bail out or otherwise assist the foreign flag cruise ship industry. These companies register their vessels in foreign countries and fly foreign flags. They do this […]

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Military Sealift Command Memorandum on Force Health Protection Measures

March 18th 2020

MSC has issued a memorandum that provides guidance on force health protection measures to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus disease, COVID-19. Click here to view the memorandum. It applies to all MSC military and civilian personnel, including civilian mariners, and it incorporates extensive updates recently promulgated in the Department of Defense and the […]

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Working Waterfronts Are No Place for a Stadium

February 20th 2020

By MM&P Coast Agent Jeremy Hope In the last few decades there have been efforts to take waterfront property that has been used for industry and transform it into places of amusement, recreation and high end housing. The most recent iteration of this phenomena is the attempt to build a baseball stadium for the Oakland […]

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2020 JANUARY – FEBRUARY MM&P MAGAZINE AVAILABLE NOW!

February 19th 2020 ,

Download current issue: January – February 2020 In this issue: Alaska study shows privatization “not feasible” for most ferry routes; crews of Maersk Columbus, Maersk Kinloss and USNS Salvor commended for rescue operations; three mariners bid farewell to a ship and to life at sea; Maritime Labor Alliance opposes waterfront ballpark in Oakland; 88th MM&P Convention […]

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MATSON’S LURLINE MAKES MAIDEN PORT CALL IN HAWAII

January 22nd 2020

Matson’s new con/ro LURLINE made her maiden port call in Honolulu on Friday. Aboard the vessel at the time were MM&P licensed deck officers Captain Paul T. Schulman, Captain John H. Bloomingdale, Chief Mate Matthew F. Merrill, Second Mate Todd M. Mara and Third Mate Bert D. Burris. LURLINE is fast, with a top speed […]

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WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES WINS FEDERAL GRANT FOR FERRY CONVERSION

January 15th 2020

The Maritime Administration has awarded Washington State Ferries a $1.5 million grant to help reduce the fleet’s carbon footprint. The grant was announced by the Department of Transportation earlier this month as part of a total of $7.5 million in awards to marine highway projects in nine different states. It goes to support the conversion […]

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