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Wheelhouse Weekly – May 19th, 2020

Volume 25… Number 19… May 19, 2020 STORIES COVERED Maritime Day: MM&P Salutes US Mariners, and the Seafarers of the World, on Maritime Day MARAD To Host Virtual National Maritime Day Commemoration Ship Horns “Sound Off” May 18-22 To Celebrate National Maritime Day News for MM&P Members: Virtual Offshore Membership Meeting for Ports of Boston […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – May 12th, 2020

Volume 25… Number 18… May 12, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: More Than Half the Crew of USNS LEROY GRUMMAN Tests Positive for Covid-19 ITF to Seafarers: “Without Your Sacrifice, the World Would Likely Have Come to a Standstill” Navy League, Transportation Labor, Call for Emergency Relief for MSP Ships Paris MOU Updates Guidance […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – May 5th, 2020

Volume 25… Number 17… May 5, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: US-Flag Fleet Calls for Emergency Funding for MSP Ships as Government Cargo Dries Up Senators Ask President To Oppose Efforts To Weaken the Jones Act Congresswoman Elaine Luria Advocates for the Maritime Security Program, American Mariners Labor Department’s Pandemic Response “Totally Inadequate,” AFL-CIO […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – April 28th, 2020

April 29th 2020

Volume 25… Number 16… April 28, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: MM&P Biennial and Constitutional Conventions Will Be Rescheduled Unions Say Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Boosts Covid-19 Risk, Should Be Temporarily Suspended National Maritime Center Introduces Email Process for Renewal Exams USNS COMFORT To Depart New York City Plus: AFL-CIO Warns Against Hasty […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – April 21st, 2020

April 21st 2020

Volume 25… Number 15… April 21, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: ITF Calls for Global Cooperation to Assure Crew Change, Keep Supply Lines Open Shipping and Airline Industries Want Designated Crew Change Airports TSA Extends by 180 Days Expiration Date for TWIC Cards Expiring on or After March 1, 2020 USNS PULLER, With MM&P […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – April 14th, 2020

April 15th 2020

Volume 25… Number 14… April 14, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: COVID-19 Update MM&P Fighting for Mariners in Congress Bipartisan Congressional Coalitions Support Full MSP Funding Seafarers Worldwide Want More Personal Protective Equipment Alaska Governor Vetoes Additional Ferry Funding Approved by State Legislature Port State Control Authorities Limit Inspections New USCG Bulletins on Safeguarding […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – April 7th, 2020

April 8th 2020

Volume 25… Number 13… April 7, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: US Fleet, Congressional Leaders, Ask White House to Refuse Energy Companies’ Jones Act Waiver Request Coast Guard Adjusts Mariner Credentialing Rules “Your Service to the Public Is a Lifeline,” New York City Official Tells Staten Island Ferry Crews Alaska State Legislature Approves Limited […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – March 31st, 2020

April 1st 2020

Volume 25… Number 12… March 31, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: CIVMAR-Crewed Hospital Ships Are Beacons of Hope Message From the MM&P General Executive Board, Representatives and Staff USCG: In Context of Quarantines, Lockdowns, Mariners Are Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers TTD: Massive Coronavirus Bailout Package Benefits US Maritime Industry International Cruise Lines Excluded From […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – March 24th, 2020

March 25th 2020

Volume 25… Number 11… March 24, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Message From the MM&P General Executive Board, Representatives and Staff Tele Medicine Coverage for MM&P Plan Participants and Dependents Remote Registration Procedures Established Due to COVID-19 Emergency All In-House and Simulation Training Suspended at MITAGS East and West Coast Members of the Maritime […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – March 17th, 2020

March 18th 2020

Volume 25… Number 10… March 17, 20201 STORIES COVERED Notice to the MM&P Community Regarding COVID-19 Safety Measures MITAGS WEST Closed Until April 24 In This Issue: Military Sealift Command Memorandum on Force Health Protection Measures Impact of COVID-19 on Mariner Credentialing Program NOAA To Suspend Sailing Operations for 30 Days Pentagon To Deploy Hospital […]

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