Maritime News

The Apollo Voyage

The Apollo Voyage

We and most Americans recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by members of the Apollo 11 crew. Before that celebration is a faint memory, let’s give some attention to that last part of their mission that involved a different kind of ship and crew. Astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins and their space capsule landed in the Pacific…

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THE PROPELLER CLUB – PORT OF WASHINGTON, DC ANNOUNCES JEFF VOGEL AS NEW VICE PRESIDENT

Jeff Vogel. Before Jeff joined the Cozen O’Connor law firm, he established himself in the Washington, D.C. maritime world while working at the U.S. Department of Transportation and for Maritime Administration. At MARAD he was the acting chief of the Division of Maritime Programs, lead attorney for Maritime Support Programs, and an attorney-adviser. His work there covered the Maritime Security…

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Mariners Will Be There!

Mariners Will Be There!

As dawn broke over Machias Bay, Maine, on June 12, 1775, 32 men – armed with guns, swords, axes and pitchforks and led by a revolutionary firebrand named Jeremiah O’Brien – brought their commandeered sloop Unity quietly around the lee side of Round Island. Their target, the British armed schooner Margaretta, immediately attempted to fire on the unarmed Unity, but…

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The Future of the Fleets: Coast Guard and NOAA Ship Recapitalization

The Future of the Fleets: Coast Guard and NOAA Ship Recapitalization

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) chairman of the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, & the Coast Guard, will convene a hearing titled “The Future of the Fleets: Coast Guard and NOAA Ship Recapitalization,” at 9:30 a.m. on October 11, 2018. This hearing will examine the need for Coast Guard and NOAA fleet recapitalization, different vessel acquisition and procurement strategies, and the status of ongoing recapitalization efforts of each…

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Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Signed Into Law

Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Signed Into Law

The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, included as title I of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (S. 3021), was signed into law today.  The new law will provide for investment in harbor, waterway, flood protection, and other water infrastructure improvements throughout the country. The bipartisan leaders of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Water Resources…

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Why the United States Needs a Merchant Marine – A Historical Basis

Why the United States Needs a Merchant Marine – A Historical Basis

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. (Editorial) In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson addressed Congress and delivered a war message. In this speech he highlighted the main issue the United States faced with the Imperial German government, “Because submarines are in effect outlaws when used as the German submarines have been used against merchant shipping, it is impossible to defend ships against…

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U.S. Congressman John Garamendi Receives ‘Champion of Maritime’ Award

U.S. Congressman John Garamendi Receives ‘Champion of Maritime’ Award

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) has recognized U.S. Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) on Monday with the 2018 ‘Champion of Maritime’ Award. Through his years of work in the U.S. Congress, Rep. Garamendi has been unwavering and ardent supporter of the domestic maritime industry, which includes the men and women who build, operate and crew the tens of thousands of vessels…

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Rep. Brian Mast Named Chairman of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee

Rep. Brian Mast Named Chairman of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee

Washington, D.C. – House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) has named U.S. Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) to serve as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation for the remainder of the 115th Congress.  The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation is one of six subcommittees of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  READ…

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