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Wheelhouse Weekly – April 19, 2010

April 19th 2010

 

– Bridging the Information Gap With E-News You Can Use –

Volume 14 . . . . . Number 16. . . .April 19, 2010

STORIES COVERED

REMINDERS

MM&P FCU News

MM&P Health & Benefit Plan News

Meet Our New Prescription Benefit Manager, PHARMACARE

Notice to MM&P Health & Benefit Plan Participants

WWII USCG Veterans Outreach

Company Gives Bucks Back for buying Safe Shoes

Website Offers Union-Made Goods and Services



Did you miss a week? Back editions of the Wheelhouse Weekly are available in the section.


AHL SHIPPING FILES FOR CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY

Following the collapse of the domestic tanker market and the abandonment by Shell Trading Company of its ambitious new-build tanker program, long-time MM&P employer AHL Shipping has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Under Chapter 7, a court-appointed trustee will sell the company’s property and use the proceeds to pay its creditors.

“AHL President Richard Horner and his staff made heroic efforts to save the company,” said MM&P International President Timothy Brown. “AHL has been in business with MM&P for over 25 years. We are aggrieved at this turn of events, which has saddened everyone in the MM&P community.”

In a letter to MM&P members aboard the company’s four tankers, Brown hailed the professionalism and competency of AHL employees. “The greatest asset that AHL had was the willingness, spirit and professionalism of the officers and crew,” Brown said.  “All of you should be proud of your service to AHL as well as your service to MM&P.”


AUSTRALIA ARRESTS OFFICERS OF SHIP THAT GROUNDED ON GREAT BARRIER REEF

The master and officer-on-watch of the SHENG NENG 1, which ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef, have been arrested. According to Australian government officials, the ship damaged a section of the reef measuring 1.9 miles in length and 820 feet in width. The captain faces a $70,000 fine. The officer-on-watch faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a fine of more than $200,000. The coal ship itself has been refloated.


21 SUSPECTED PIRATES IN U.S. CUSTODY

Following pirate attacks against U.S. naval vessels and an assault on an Omani-flagged cargo ship, the U.S. Navy now finds itself holding 21 suspected pirates. Five of the men are accused of attacking the USS NICHOLAS on March 31. Six were taken into custody after an April 10 attack on the USS ASHLAND. The remaining ten were detained after attacking the Omani-flagged cargo ship MV RISING SUN on April 5. They are expected to be turned over to Oman. The men who attacked the USS NICHOLAS are to be tried in Norfolk, Va., because the government of Kenya says its court system is overwhelmed with pending pirate cases.


U.S.-FLAG LAKERS REGISTER BIG JUMP IN VOLUMES

Bulk carriers on the Great Lakes are reporting they handled 2.55 million tons of cargo in March, more than four times the total that was shipped in March of last year. According to the Lake Carriers Association (LCA), 32 of the 55 U.S.-flag lakers were in service on April 1 of this year, compared to 17 the year before. The news is being taken as evidence that the U.S. economy is bouncing back. The steel industry is “on the mend,” LCA said: 2.08 million tons of steel were moved in March 2010 compared to less than 400,000 tons in March 2009. Coal loadings increased almost six-fold in the same period. LCA said that an important factor in the March upturn was “the sterling performance of the Coast Guard’s icebreaking resources.” All eight vessels stationed on the Great Lakes aided in the resumption of navigation. The Coast Guard transferred the East Coast icebreaker PENOBSCOT BAY to the lakes for the ice season and two Canadian icebreakers also helped out.


MARAD ANNOUNCES SMALL SHIPYARD GRANTS

The Maritime Administration last week announced it had selected 17 small shipyards on each coast, the Great Lakes and the inland waterways to receive a total of $14.7 million in grants. The grants, which are intended to fund equipment upgrades and training programs, are being awarded under the government’s Assistance to Small Shipyards program. MARAD said that in choosing the awardees, it analyzed more than 160 grant applications. 


CHINESE TANKER HITS CAMBODIAN CARGO SHIP NEAR MACAU

An oil tanker struck a cargo ship approximately eight nautical miles off the Outer Harbor Ferry Terminal of Macau, resulting in an oil spill. No injuries were reported. The Chinese-registered tanker, WANG PU 35, was sailing from Nanjing to Zhuhai; the Cambodian-flagged cargo ship, ASIAN PORT 26, was sailing to Kaohsiung from Macau. The tanker crew lowered a boom to prevent the bulk of the oil from spilling into the sea. Two emergency vessels were immediately dispatched to the accident site and it was determined that neither ship was in immediate danger of sinking. A spokesman for the Port of Macau said the spill is not expected to affect Macau harbor waters.


CALL FOR 83RD MM&P CONSTITUTIONAL AND REGULAR CONVENTIONS

The call for the 83rd MM&P Constitutional and Regular Conventions has been posted on www.bridgedeck.org and mailed to all ports. Further information has been mailed to Convention Delegates.

Constitutional Convention – Aug. 16-17, 2010

In accordance with Article IV, Section 8 and Section 2, respectively, of the International Constitution, you are hereby notified that a Constitutional Convention of the MM&P will be convened at 10:00 am on Monday, Aug. 16, 2010. The Constitutional Convention will be held at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090. In accordance with Article IV, Section 8, Subsection c), the Constitutional Convention (Aug. 16-17, 2010) will be limited to Constitutional matters. You are also hereby notified that in accordance with Article IV, Section 6, Subsection b), all proposed resolutions for the Constitutional Convention must be forwarded to the International Secretary-Treasurer at least 30 days prior to the opening day of the Convention for inclusion on the agenda and determination by the Convention.

Procedures for Submitting Constitutional Resolutions

All Constitutional Resolutions submitted for consideration by the Convention must include the following to be accepted for submission:

1. The page number of the proposed change/addition;
2. The heading of the section of the Constitution being changed;
3. The paragraph (ex: 2. (a) (iii) etc.) to be changed;
4. The wording of the change/addition;
5. The purpose of the change/addition;
6. The name(s) of the submitter(s).

Regular Convention – Aug. 18-19, 2010

In accordance with Article IV, Section 2, of the International Constitution, you are hereby notified that a Regular Convention of the MM&P will be convened at 10:00 am on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. The Regular Convention will be held at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090. You are also hereby notified that in accordance with Article IV, Section 6, Subsection b), all proposed resolutions for the Regular Convention (Aug. 18-19, 2010), must be forwarded to the International Secretary-Treasurer at least 30 days prior to the opening day of the Convention for inclusion on the agendas and determination by the Convention.


OFFSHORE MEMBERS: EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE! CONTRACT RATIFICATION BALLOT WILL MAIL APRIL 22

A contract ratification ballot will be mailed to all members of the Offshore Membership Group on April 22. Your vote is important! Please read the contracts and vote your ballot as soon as possible. All ballots must be received at the post office in Linthicum Heights by July 20. Please remember to exercise your right to vote!


MM&P AND MEBA CONTINUE INTEREST-BASED TALKS WITH MSC

MM&P, the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association and Military Sealift Command (MSC) conducted another round of interest-based bargaining negotiations (in lieu of traditional bargaining talks) last week. The meetings were organized to streamline the existing Civilian Marine Personnel Instruction (CMPI) 610. Licensed labor and MSC management fully support this structural framework. The negotiations were meaningful, productive and fair. The parties believe these talks will result in streamlined and useful instruction that mirrors deep-sea contract language pertaining to hours of work and premium pay. Government Fleet Representative Randi Ciszewski was joined in representing MM&P by Capt. Randall Rockwood, Capt. David Gommo and Capt. Robert Jaeger. MEBA was represented by Ciszewski and MEBA Contracts Officer Mark Gallagher, Chief Engineer Ray Blanchett and Third Assistant Engineers Jay Pierce and Briede Charbonnet. MM&P International President Tim Brown and Secretary-TreasurerDon Marcus thanked MSC Adm. Robert Wray and the MSC negotiating team for their help in advancing the concerns of civilian mariners.


MM&P OFFSHORE PENSION PLAN INFORMATION ON WWW.BRIDGEDECK.ORG

New information regarding the MM&P Offshore Pension Plan has been posted in the Members Only pages of www.bridgedeck.org. The same information was also mailed to all participants on April 15. To view the material, go to www.bridgedeck.org and log in as a member. Then click on “Offshore Pension Plan Information” at the top of the page.


DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL HYDROGRAPHIC ORGANIZATION AT MITAGS ON MAY 13

IHO Director Robert Ward will speak at MITAGS on Thursday, May 13, at 0930, on the use and misuse of nautical charts and the proper use of ECDIS. Ward is one of the foremost experts in the world on ECDIS. He will be available after the morning lecture to take questions from the audience. There is no charge for the lecture, but seating is limited. To sign up, please send an e-mail to Glen Paine at gpaine@mitags.org. Hotel and meal accommodations are available for attendees. Please indicate in your e-mail if you need hotel and/or meal arrangements. For more information, please call 443-989-3233.


THE PORT THAT BUILT A CITY AND STATE AT MITAGS ON APRIL 21

As part of the April Kings Point Alumni Association monthly dinner meeting, there will be a special showing of the highly acclaimed documentary, “The Port That Built a City and State,” at the Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies on Wednesday April 21, at 5:30. Special guests include The Honorable Helen Delich Bentley and Mark O’Malley, USCG, captain of the Port of Baltimore. Guest speaker: Kathy Broadwater, deputy executive director, Maryland Port Administration. The deadline to RSVP is Monday, April 19. The cost of the dinner is $35, payable in advance or at the door (cash or check payable to KPChesapeake). Mail to: Gary G. Hicks ’76 – President, USMMA KP Alumni – Chesapeake Chapter Inc., 42 Idlewild Street, Bel Air, MD 21014 Tel: (410) 420-0080 or e-mail: kpchesapeake@comcast.net.


COURSE EQUIVALENCIES FOR REQUIRED COMPANY TRAINING

Given the number of required company training courses, it is extremely important for new members to request a transcript review to determine whether they meet the course equivalency requirements.  The courses that are eligible for equivalency are listed in the MITAGS Trust Student Guide located on www.mitags.org in the MM&P Member Section. You may also request a copy from Diane Ford (dford@mitags.org or call 443-989-3238). Remember, the dispatcher in the union hall cannot assign you a job unless you meet the company’s training requirements!


MITAGS ACADEMIC NOTES

CLASS OPENINGS: Between now and the end of June 2010, as of the Friday before this publication, seats are available in the following courses:

AB – Able Bodied Seaman: 6/14

ARPA – Automatic Radar Plotting Aids: 5/17

BST – Basic Safety Training: 6/7

BRM – Bridge Resource Management: 5/24

BRMP – Bridge Resource Management for Pilots: 5/13

CNAV � Celestial Navigation: 5/3

CONT PLNG � Contingency Planning Workshop: 5/13

[CMM – Chief Mate and Master Courses]

CMM-ADVSTB – Advanced Stability: 6/21

CMM-WKP – Advanced Watchkeeping: 4/26

CMM-ADVWX – Advanced Meteorology: 5/17, 6/28

CMM-MPP – Marine Propulsion Plants:  6/14

CMM-SHMGT I � Ship Management (week 1): 5/3

CMM-SHMGT II � Ship Management (week 2): 5/10

CMM-SHS-ADV-I – Advanced Shiphandling (week 1): 5/24, 6/21

CMM-SHS-ADV-I I – Advanced Shiphandling (week 2): 6/7, 6/28

CMM-VPEN � Voyage Planning and Electronic Navigation: 5/24

ECDIS/ENAV for PILOTS (2-day): 5/18

ENVRO-REGS PERMIT – Environmental Regulations In The Maritime Industry / Epa General Permit For Commercial Vessels: 5/26

FF-BADV – Fire Fighting Basic & Advanced Combined: 6/7

FSM for Pilots � Fatigue, Sleep & Medications: 5/13, 5/20

HAZ – Hazardous Materials Course (5-day): 6/21

LEG – Legal Aspects of Pilotage: 5/3, 5/13

LNG-GCC-Term – Liquefied Natural Gas for Terminal Operators: 4/26

MEDIA RSP � Media Response Workshop: 5/14

MED-DOT-DA – Dept. of Trans Drug & Alcohol Testing: 5/8, 6/19

MED-PIC – Medical Person in Charge: 6/14

MED-PRO – Medical Care Provider: 4/26, 5/3, 6/14

[MSC-Military Sealift Command Courses]

MSC CBRD-1 � CBRD Orientation: 5/21

MSC-DC � Damage Control (Special Evening Course): 5/17 to 5/20

MSC-SMA � Small Arms Training: (Standby Only 5/17)

ROP-5 � Radar Observer Original or Renewal: 5/3

ROR-1 – Radar Observer Renewal: 5/17

SEC-VCF – Security Officer: Vessel, Company & Facility: 5/10

SHS-BAS � Basic Shiphandling: 6/21

SHS-EMR5 – Emergency Shiphandling: 4/26

TPIC � Tankerman Person-in-Charge: 5/17

No classes scheduled for Memorial Day week (May 31-June 6).

…remember: If you can’t make the class, make the call.  Be courteous, don’t be a “no show.”


Check the MITAGS website at www.mitags.org for course descriptions associated with the course title abbreviations, and schedule revisions. For class availability or info on MITAGS courses and programs, contact admissions toll-free at 866-656-5568 or e-mail: admissions@mitags.org.


PMI ACADEMIC NOTES

Schedule of Courses – Please also see our schedule online at www.mates.org

For registration, call our registrar, Jennifer Pitzen, at (206) 838-1126

April 2010

26-30 ECDIS
26-7    GMDSS

May 2010

3          Radar Renewal
3-7      Medical Care Provider
10-14  Medical Care Provider
10-21  Basic Watchkeeping w/BRM
24-28 Medical Care Provider
24-28 ECDIS
26-28 Security VCF

June 2010

2-4      Security VCF
7-10    ARPA
7-11     Medical Care Provider
7-18    Medical Person-In-Charge
7-18    GMDSS
8-10    BRM & Emergency Shiphandling for Pilots
11         Radar Renewal
14-2    Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation w/ Compasses
21-25  Tankerman Person-in-Charge


MM&P MARKET WATCH AS OF 4-16-2010

D O W N A S D A Q S & P 500
11,144.57 2,481.26 1,192.13
Fund Name & Trading Symbol
 Closing
Price
 Vanguard Asset Allocation Fund (VAARX)
51.23
 Vanguard 500 Index Fund (VFINX)
109.90
 Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund (VEXMX)
37.17
 Vanguard International Growth Fund (VWIGX)
17.61
 Vanguard Morgan Growth Fund (VMRGX)
16.49
 Vanguard Windsor II Fund (VWNFX)
25.56
 Vanguard GNMA Fund (VFIIX)
10.75
 Vanguard Growth Index Fund (VIGRX)
29.23
 Vanguard High Yield Corporate (VWEHX)
5.61
 Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth (VSCGX)
15.74
 Vanguard LifeStrategy Growth Fund (VASGX)
20.83
 Vanguard LifeStrategy Income Fund (VASIX)
13.66
 Vanguard LifeStrategy Moderate Growth (VSMGX)
18.66
 Vanguard Target Retirement 2005 (VTOVX)
11.41
 Vanguard Target Retirement 2015 (VTXVX)
11.93
 Vanguard Target Retirement 2025 (VTTVX)
12.03
 Vanguard Target Retirement 2035 (VTTHX)
12.43
 Vanguard Target Retirement 2045 (VTIVX)
12.86
 Vanguard Total Bond Index (VBMFX)
10.47
 Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSMX)
29.71
 Chase Growth Fund (CHASX)
16.19
 Fidelity Asset Manager (FASMX)
14.52
 Fidelity Growth and Income (FGRIX)
17.33
 Fidelity Intermediate bond Fund (FTHRX)
10.36
 Fidelity Magellan Fund (FMAGX)
68.87
 Fidelity Value Fund (FDVLX)
64.39
 Fidelity Equity-Income II Fund (FEQTX)
17.67
 Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund (FBGRX)
41.06
 Fidelity Diversified International Fund (FDIVX)
28.59
 Fidelity Dividend Growth Fund (FDGFX)
26.10
 Fidelity Freedom Income (FFFAX)
11.05
 Fidelity Freedom 2000 (FFFBX)
11.72
 Fidelity Freedom 2010 (FFFCX)
13.10
 Fidelity Freedom 2020 (FFFDX)
13.23
 Fidelity Freedom 2030 (FFFEX)
13.14
 Fidelity Freedom 2040 (FFFFX)
7.62
 Fidelity Freedom 2050 (FFFHX)
8.89
 Fidelity Total Bond Fund (FTBFX)
10.73
 Spartan Extended market Index Fund (FSEMX)
34.50
 Spartan US Equity Index Fund (FUSEX)
42.21
 Domini Social Equity Fund (DSEFX)
28.01





~ Reminders ~



MM&P FCU NEWS

GET NEW WHEELS OR LOWER EXISTING PAYMENTS WITH MM&P FCU VEHICLE FINANCING

Is it time to replace that car you’re driving? Vehicle loan rates are looking great at MM&P FCU.

Drive away in a new or used vehicle for a standard loan rate of:

6.50 percent for terms up to 24 months.
Standard loan rates for longer-term loans are:

6.75 percent for 25-48 months;
7.50 percent for 49-60 months ($20,000 minimum); and
8.00 percent for terms extending from 61-72 months ($25,000 minimum).
You can lower your loan rate even more — by 0.75 percent — by becoming a Preferred Borrower.

Are you paying a higher rate on your current vehicle loan at another institution? Consider refinancing your outside loan at the MM&P FCU and taking advantage of our lower loan rates.

MM&P FCU will finance up to 100 percent of your new vehicle loan, and up to 90 percent of NADA Book Value on a used vehicle. Maximum vehicle loan amount is $30,000.

PREFERRED BORROWERS GET LOWER LOAN RATES
MM&P FCU members can reduce the interest rate they pay on any new loan even further by becoming a preferred borrower. What is a preferred borrower? That’s a member who deposits at least 10 percent of the original loan amount into their MM&P FCU savings account and keeps those funds on deposit until the loan is paid in full. By doing this you save twice – first, your deposit works for you by earning our regular dividend savings rate, and second, you save money by reducing the interest rate on your loan by 0.75 percent.

Contact the MM&P FCU for full details on all loan programs by email to mmpfcu@bridgedeck.org or call 1-800-382-7777 toll-free.



 

MM&P HEALTH & BENEFIT PLAN NEWS

MEET OUR NEW PRESCRIPTION BENEFIT MANAGER, PHARMACARE

As you know, effective July 1, 2007, MM&P will have a new Prescription Benefit Manager, PharmaCare. If you use the mail service and have not sent your Confidential Mail Service Enrollment Form to the MM&P Plan Office, you have until June 30 to do so. Otherwise, you can call PharmaCare’s customer service line and give them the information over the telephone or send the form with your first new mail prescription directly to PharmaCare. In the next couple of days, you will be receiving a letter with your new MM&P identification cards and a prescription booklet with information on how to obtain your prescriptions. PharmaCare’s customer service number is listed in the booklet. If you have any questions, please contact the MM&P Health & Benefit Plan Advisors.



NOTICE TO MM&P HEALTH & BENEFIT PLAN PARTICIPANTS

As you know, MM&P Health & Benefit Plan members have a new prescription benefit manager, PharmaCare. When you first obtain a prescription at your retail drug store, please show your new Health & Benefit Identification Card with PharmaCare’s information. If you do not show your card, please inform your pharmacist of the following information so you can receive your prescriptions through the Plan. Your identification number HAS NOT CHANGED. Please provide the pharmacist with your full member identification number. You will have to also provide the following numbers. RxGrp#- Z50136968, RxBin: 610468 and RxPCN: PC2 

If your pharmacist has any questions, he or she should call PharmaCare directly at (800) 503-3241.  If you have any questions, PharmaCare members can call the company directly at (888) 364-6815.


WWII USCG VETERANS OUTREACH

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced an initiative to identify and collect the oral histories of its World War II veterans. Coast Guard WWII veterans, including SPARS and merchant mariners, are encouraged to record their histories online with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project at www.loc.gov/folklife/vets.

Those veterans needing assistance in recording their stories can receive help from their local Coast Guard Auxiliary public affairs contact by leaving a message at 1-877-875-6296, a toll-free call.



 

COMPANY GIVES BUCKS BACK FOR BUYING SAFE SHOES

LMS Ship Management, the company that manages vessels for Central Gulf, Sulphur Carriers and Waterman Steamship, wants to remind MM&P members that they offer their crewmembers a $75 reimbursement on the cost of purchasing certain slip-resistant shoes and boots for use aboard ship.

This offer has been in place for some time and LMS reports that “we have been pleased with the participation to date, but feel a reminder may be in order.” Their goal is for every crewmember to wear slip resistant footwear during working hours aboard their vessels.

The $75 reimbursement is available to each crewmember who provides LMS with an original receipt for the purchase of slip resistant footwear. In order for the crewmember to obtain the reimbursement, they must wear the shoes while on duty. Upon presentation of the receipt, the crewmember will be reimbursed on their pay voucher. The receipt will be retained by the Master and will remain aboard the vessel.
 

Vessels in the LMS footwear reimbursement program are:

  • Green Cove
  • Green Dale
  • Green Lake
  • Green Point
  • Atlantic Forest
  • Sulphur Enterprise
  • Energy Enterprise
  • SGT Matej C. Kocak
  • MAJ Stephen W. Pless, and
  • PFC Eugene A. Obregon

LMS notes that in order to receive reimbursement, crewmembers must purchase one of the following recommended brands:

  • WORX by Red Wing Slip Resistant Footwear
  • Caterpillar (must have steel toe & slip resistant sole)
  • Wolverine (must have steel toe and slip resistant sole)
  • Dunham Sierra Work Boot EH
  • Steel Toe Voyager
  • Georgia Boot 6- or 8-inch Safety Toe Boot
  • Dr. Marten’s (must have steel toe & slip resistant sole)

LOOK FOR THE UNION LABEL:

Of the boots listed above, Red Wing, Caterpillar and Wolverine boots are produced by US union labor.

Redwing’s Union-made products are: Red Wing shoes and boots, Red Wing motorcycle boots and Craftsman (Sears).

Wolverine World Wide manufactures boots under the Caterpillar brand using US union labor. (Other union made safety-shoe brands by Wolverine are the company’s Hy-Test, Durashock and Bates Military labels. The company’s Wolverine brand combat boots are also produced using US union labor.)

Most Dr. Marten’s shoes and boots are produced in the UK.

To find US, union-made products, visit the AFL-CIO Union Label Service and Trades website at www.unionlabel.org and click on “Union Made Product Search”. To shop for union-made products online, go to www.ShopUnionMade.org.


 

WEBSITE OFFERS UNION-MADE GOODS AND SERVICES

The Union Label recently went digital with a new website offering shoppers an array of union-made gifts, from clothing and chocolates to computers, games and greeting cards.

The website, www.shopunionmade.org, launches on the eve of the fall and winter holidays, when shoppers will spend an estimated $1 trillion on gifts, food, drinks and other seasonal items, explained Matt Bates, Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO Union Label & Service Trades Department. The all-union shopping site, however, will be a year-round operation because that is what consumers demand, he added.

“Shoppers spent $56 billion in Internet sales last year, and on-line spending is doubling every two to three years. Everyday we receive Email and calls from people who want to support good jobs by buying union-made goods and services. The website will reach millions of people, 24 hours a day, with a quick convenient way to shop union,” Bates said.

“The public is ready for this. People have seen millions of good jobs disappear and they are looking for ways to take a stand and make a difference,” he added.

The AFL-CIO will target the peak of the holiday shopping season by promoting “Buy Union Week” Nov. 26 through Dec. 5. The newly-launched, all-union shopping site will be a cornerstone of that campaign. MM&P has a link to the Shop Union Site on this website under “Links and Other Sources”.



The MM&P Wheelhouse Weekly is the official electronic newsletter of the International Organization of Masters, Mates, and Pilots, ILA, AFL-CIO, 700 Maritime Blvd. Suite B, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090-1953. Phone: 410-850-8700; Fax: 410-850-0973; Email: iommp@bridgedeck.org. For further info or to subscribe contact Lisa Rosenthal at lrosenthal@bridgedeck.org. The Wheelhouse Weekly is sent via Email to MM&P-contracted vessels at sea and is posted on our web page.

© 2010, International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots. All the material contained in this publication is protected by copyright. For permission to reprint text from the Weekly, contact the MM&P Communications Department: lrosenthal@bridgedeck.org. For changes of address, contact Lisa Rosenthal at lrosenthal@bridgedeck.org.




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