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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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“DANGEROUS, UNSUSTAINABLE” TO KEEP MARINERS BLOCKED ON SHIPS, GLOBAL MARITIME COMMUNITY SAYS

May 19th 2020

With more than 150,000 seafarers around the world blocked aboard their ships—in some cases for more than a year–the pandemic-induced halt to crew change poses grave risks to shipmasters, mariners, employers, insurers, the environment and the general public. A coalition of industry leaders–including the International Maritime Organization, the International Transport Workers’ Federation and the International […]

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ITF TO SEAFARERS: “WITHOUT YOUR SACRIFICE, THE WORLD WOULD LIKELY HAVE COME TO A STANDSTILL”

May 13th 2020

The International Transport Workers’ Federation is commending the world’s seafarers for “professionally and diligently doing their jobs during this unprecedented, uncertain time.” It says it is working with international organizations and governments to “restart” the crew change process so that mariners represented by ITF affiliate unions can return to their homes. “Despite the restrictions and […]

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May Day Message

May 4th 2020

Union Sisters and Brothers: Today is May Day: a historic day for labor, celebrating the sacrifice and burden that working people around the world carry in our society. Nothing could be more apparent on this particular day than the reality that workers are on the front lines bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. It […]

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USNS COMFORT DEPARTS NEW YORK CITY

May 4th 2020

The Navy hospital ship USNS COMFORT has left New York. COMFORT will return to Norfolk, Va., for resupply and its regular post-deployment procedures. The Pentagon has said it will work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to select another coastal city for future deployment. COMFORT, with MM&P licensed deck officers on board, had been moored […]

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MM&P MEMBERS AT NORTH FERRY PLUCK BOATER FROM ICY WATERS OF SOUND

April 23rd 2020

Three MM&P members aboard North Ferry’s MASHOMACK saved a boater who had fallen off his skiff into Shelter Island Sound on Saturday just after sunset. On the run that departed Greenport for Shelter Island around 1930, the three-person crew–Jennifer Card Venth, James Cogan and Michael Mundy–saw a man fall from his skiff into the 47-degree […]

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