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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