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SHIPPING AND AIRLINE INDUSTRIES WANT DESIGNATED CREW CHANGE AIRPORTS

April 23rd 2020

The International Chamber of Shipping and the International Air Transport Association are asking countries to take urgent action to facilitate crew change flights for the world’s mariners. Specifically, the ICS and IATA are calling on governments to designate a specific number of crew change airports to help enable the safe movement and repatriation of crew. […]

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COVID-19 UPDATE

April 15th 2020

Union Sisters and Brothers: It is a trying time for everyone. For those at sea who are isolated from families and loved ones, the uncertainties of today are particularly unnerving. The leadership of MM&P recognizes the extreme challenge of this situation. We salute your perseverance and professionalism. MM&P has been working with our employers, MARAD/DOT, […]

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MM&P FEDERAL EMPLOYEES MEMBERSHIP GROUP VP GIVES PODCAST LISTENERS A “BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK” AT USNS HOSPITAL SHIPS

April 14th 2020

MM&P Federal Employees Membership Group Vice President Randall Rockwood, who served as master of 21 Military Sealift Command ships—including USNS COMFORT–during his 34-year career, was interviewed in a podcast produced by the American Maritime Partnership called “Behind the Scenes of the USNS COMFORT and USNS MERCY and the Mission to Combat COVID-19.” Click here to […]

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BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL COALITIONS SUPPORT FULL MSP FUNDING

April 13th 2020

Recognizing the critical importance of the U.S.-flag maritime security fleet and the essential role played by American mariners, a bipartisan group of 106 representatives and 25 senators has called on Congress to approve full funding for the Maritime Security program for Fiscal Year 2021 at its authorized level of $314 million. The effort in the […]

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“YOUR SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC IS A LIFELINE,” NEW YORK CITY OFFICIAL TELLS STATEN ISLAND FERRY CREWS

April 9th 2020

The men and women who are keeping the Staten Island Ferry running in the midst of the global pandemic are front line responders who are providing an essential public service to all New Yorkers, says New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. “Keeping the ferries running, especially so that healthcare professionals and other […]

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COAST GUARD ADJUSTS MARINER CREDENTIALING RULES

April 7th 2020

The Coast Guard has issued a bulletin saying that it is relaxing some credentialing requirements to reduce the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on vessel and port operations. In particular, it is reducing rules related to the Transportation Worker Identification Card and extending credentials that are set to expire. Under normal circumstances, to apply for […]

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CIVMAR-CREWED HOSPITAL SHIPS ARE BEACONS OF HOPE

April 6th 2020

USNS COMFORT and USNS MERCY, the massive floating hospitals deployed to support healthcare facilities in New York and Los Angeles that have been overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, are now on station and providing care. USNS MERCY arrived in Los Angeles Friday and accepted its first patients Saturday. USNS COMFORT departed Naval Station Norfolk Sunday […]

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