May 9th 2019

A group of Republican lawmakers met with President Trump and Administration officials last week to address White House discussions regarding the possibility of waiving the Jones Act. The Jones Act is the body of law enacted to preserve U.S. independence from foreign shipping interests and maintain a ready reserve force for times of war or […]

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May 8th 2019

Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) was honored by maritime labor unions and U.S.-flag shipping companies at the Propeller Club’s annual “Salute to Congress” on May 1. Each year, the event honors a member of Congress who champions the American Merchant Marine and the U.S.-flag shipping industry. Richmond is a founding member of the Congressional Maritime Caucus […]

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2019 March-April MM&P Magazine Available Now!

April 15th 2019 ,

Download current issue: March-April 2019 In this issue: — Great news: Coast Guard finalizes seafarer terminal access rule. Also in this issue: — MAERSK ALABAMA hijacking ten years on; — maritime labor unions fight plan to build a stadium at the Port of Oakland; — new bill introduced in Congress to repeal the Jones Act; — […]

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The Hijacking of the MAERSK ALABAMA 10 Years On: Could It Happen Again?

April 4th 2019

Next Tuesday, April 9, marks the 10th anniversary of the hijacking of the U.S.-flagged freighter MAERSK ALABAMA. It was the first time in more than 200 years that pirates had boarded an American-flagged vessel. The immediate aftermath of the attack–the kidnapping by the pirates of Captain Richard Phillips–held the world transfixed for five days. Phillips […]

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2019 January-February MM&P Magazine Available Now!

February 19th 2019 ,

Download current issue: January-February 2019 In this issue: — crew of MV GREEN LAKE saves seven in car carrier fire; — MV CAPE HUDSON deploys in support of multinational training exercise; — MV OCEAN GIANT on supply mission to Antarctica; — another mariner dies on the Panama Canal as management continues to put profits before people; […]

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NeoPanamax Safe Practices: Profits Before People

February 4th 2019

As these pictures indicate, working conditions on the newly expanded Panama Canal are a disgrace. The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) spends thousands of dollars on public relations, but precious little on public safety. Mariners are dying as a result. The first mariner to die in the newly expanded Panama Canal was a tug deckhand in […]

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