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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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USMMA Alumni Release Commemorative Video

USMMA Alumni Release Commemorative Video

 Alumni of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) have released a video to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the institution and memorialize midshipmen who have died in service to their nation. Over the summer, the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation (USMMA-AAF) has been executing a campaign designed to remind the nation how vital the Academy is to both…

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