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  • M.E.B.A. Telex Times for November 29, 2018

    In this issue//MarAd Boss Delivers NMS Progress Report to House Subcommittee//Members Encouraged to Attend December Meetings//Dues Must Be Current for Referendum Votes to Count//Group Shipping Card, Applicant & Membership Book Pickup List at Halls//Lakes Companies Enthused by Plan for New Soo Locks//CG Reauthorization Bill Set for Signature//Shipping Publication Fairplay Ends 135 Year Run//Update Your Contact Info/Vacation Benefits – Year-End Closing//

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  • M.E.B.A. Telex Times for May 3, 2018

    In this issue//LIBERTY PEACE Turnover: Continue Sending Résumés//Interlake to Operate Hopper Barge//New Book Details EL FARO Tragedy//AFL-CIO Report - On-the-Job Worker Deaths//Audio Chat: MMC Medical Cert. Changes//Snug Harbor Mariner Assistance//4MF Raffle Tickets//Bring Shot Records Onboard//M.E.B.A. Portal Helps Iron-Out LWOP-Vacation Dues Lapses//

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  • M.E.B.A. Telex Times for April 5, 2018

    In this issue//Battle for FY ’19 MSP Funding Gets Early Support//Rank & File Sought for Upcoming Contract Talks//Financial Review Committee Elected//M.E.B.A. Briefs Brass at SOUTHCOM Session//New Matson Ship Begins Construction//Saudi Tanker Attacked near Bab al-Mandeb//Main Propulsion Lube Oil System Lessons from EL FARO//Great Lakes Shipping Resumes//

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  • M.E.B.A. Telex Times for October 12, 2017

    In this issue//Fight for the Jones Act//TTD Jones Act Statement//CMES 2018 Course Schedule Released//Labor 411 Halloween List//Marine Officer Advertising//

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  • M.E.B.A. Telex Times for May 18, 2017

    In this issue//Clean Running Matson Ships in Last Frontier//ICS Pushes for CO2 Reductions//WWII Mariner Compensation Bill, Mathews Men Book Highlighted at DC Event//Ransomware Advisory//Billions in Funding Needed for Freight Network//Somali Piracy on a Knife-Edge//Snug Harbor Assisting Mariners//

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  • M.E.B.A. Telex Times for April 27, 2017

    In this issue//Successful Organizing: M.E.B.A. to Represent WSF Port Engineers//Payday for Magic Pipe Whistleblower//Acosta Confirmed at DOL//Fleet Photos Needed//Qualified Assessor Classes//Somali Pirates are Active Again//AFL-CIO: 150 Workers Die Every Day// Reminder when Applying for Vacation Pay//​

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  • M.E.B.A. Telex Times for April 20, 2017

    In this issue//Ex-Im Bank Nominees//FRC Wraps-Up, Forwards Report//AFL-CIO Weighs in on Buy American Order//CMES 3-Day Qualified Assessor Classes//Participants Sought for M.E.B.A. Inland Meeting//Vaping Banned on MSC Ships//50-50 Raffle, Auction Donations Sought//Labor-Friendly Spring Cleaning//President to Speak at CG Commencement//Workers’ Memorial Day Upcoming//

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  • M.E.B.A. Telex Times for March 16, 2017

    In this issue//Budget Blueprint Released//TTD Executive Committee Meeting//National M.E.B.A. Convention on Monday//Upcoming AMMV Conference//Expiration of Special Early Returns//Teddy Gleason Day Tomorrow//Reminder for Govt. Fleet on VPDSD//

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  • Have a Union-Made Valentine's Day!

    Valentine's Day Union-style...

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  • SEACOR Ratification Vote

    A tentative agreement with SEACOR was ratified by the M.E.B.A. membership on Friday, January 13th.

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  • STCW Deadline

    Reminder on Shipping Jobs

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  • NLRB Gives Labor a Major Win in Subcontractor Case

    As expected, the National Labor Relations Board on Thursday gave workers a major victory in a case over who's the boss when a big company hires a labor subcontractor to manage its workforce.

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  • US Plans More Maritime Drills in Asia

    The United States will increase the number of drills it conducts in the Asia-Pacific as part of its new strategy to counter to China’s expansion in the South China Sea, Reuters quoted the Philippine military as saying.

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  • Shipping Lines Cut CO2 Emissions

    The container carriers have managed to reduce their combined CO2 emissions by around one third since 2009, according to a new report.

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  • SUNY Maritime to Host e-Navigation Conference

    SUNY Maritime College will host the 2015 e-Navigation Underway North America Conference September 28-30 in New York

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  • Pirates Attack Six Vessels in Two Days Near Singapore

    Local authorities are reporting 6 pirate attacks in just two days eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.

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  • Matson Rated #1 Ocean Carrier

    For the second consecutive year, Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX), a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, has been rated by shipping customers as the top ocean carrier in the world.

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  • Ship Photos of the Day - USNS Mercy Repleneshment at Sea

    Aug 21, 2015 09:37 AM

    The Japanese oiler JS Mashu in a replenishment at sea with the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) during Pacific Partnership 2015.

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  • China to Investigate Deadly Port Blast

    Aug 14, 2015 09:45 AM

    Chiness president Xi Jinping promised a “thorough investigation” after huge explosions in the world’s 10th largest port- Tianjin - killing at least 50 people and disrupting operations.

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  • Seven Injured After U.S. Army Helicopter Crashes on Deck of MSC Cargo Ship

    Aug 14, 2015 09:44 AM

    Seven people were injured Wednesday when a U.S. Army helicopter crashed on the deck of a Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship during a training exercise off Okinawa, Japan.

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  • Time-Lapse: Maersk Ship Transits New Suez Canal in 3 Minutes

    Aug 14, 2015 09:43 AM

    Here is a new time-lapse video from Maersk Line showing a transit of the New Suez Canal, an adjacent waterway that now allows vessels to pass each other through most of the canal, cutting transit times from 18 hours to 11 hours for southbound traffic and theoretically allowing more ships through the canal.

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  • Hawaiian Challenge to Jones Act Fails

    Aug 14, 2015 09:42 AM

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit turned away a challenge to the Jones Act on July 30, 2015, reports Charlie Papavizas, Esq., Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP on the maritime attorneys’ blog MaritimeFedWatch. The case was brought by six individuals and one corporation in Hawaii who had certain shipper interests. They argued that the Jones Act impaired interstate trade and therefore violated the United States Constitution.

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  • Pacific Partnership: 100 Days on USNS Mercy

    Aug 14, 2015 09:41 AM

    On the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), I am part of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) civilian mariners (CIVMAR). You might be surprised to know that MSC is part of the Department of the Navy. The CIVMARs are responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Mercy, everything from watch standing, navigation, deck work and engine room operations. As cadet CIVMARs, we are required to do 100 days at sea as part of our training.

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  • New Rules Proposed for Maritime Security Program

    Aug 07, 2015 12:51 PM

    On August 5, 2015, the U.S. Maritime Administration proposed new rules for the U.S. Maritime Security Program (MSP). MSP secures the services of 60 privately owned U.S.-flag vessels for the U.S. Government in exchange for an annual stipend currently set at $3.1 million. The largest participant in the Program is Maersk Line, Limited.

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  • Six Quick Facts About the New Suez Canal

    Aug 07, 2015 12:50 PM

    Egypt on Thursday opens the New Suez Canal, an extension which flanks the existing 145-year-old waterway and part of a larger undertaking to expand trade.

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  • Shipbreaking Deaths Continue

    Aug 07, 2015 09:48 AM

    The NGO Shipbreaking Platform published its sixth South Asia Quarterly Update stating that a spate of recent deaths indicates that there is still a lack of safety equipment being used in the industry.

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  • NOL Sale a Bargain with Modern Fleet

    Aug 07, 2015 09:48 AM

    Singapore’s Temasek Holdings' sale of Neptune Orient Lines offers potential buyers a modern fleet at a bargain — around $2 billion, according to industry and banking sources.

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  • Jones Act Challenge Fails

    Aug 07, 2015 09:47 AM

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit turned away a challenge to the Jones Act on July 30, 2015. The case, brought in Hawaii by certain shipper interests, argued that the Jones Act impaired interstate trade and therefore violated the United States Constitution.

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  • U.S. Coast Guard Celebrates 225th Anniversary

    Aug 07, 2015 09:46 AM

    The U.S. Coast Guard celebrates 225 years of service on Tuesday.

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  • U.S. Representative Seeks To Honor Merchant Mariners

    Jul 31, 2015 12:56 PM

    U.S. Representative Susan W. Brooks (R- Ind.) wants to grant World War II Merchant Mariners with the highest civilian honor. Brooks has introduced the Merchant Marine of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act (HR 2992) to Congress. If passed, the bill would collectively award a Congressional Gold Medal to merchant mariners who served during World War II.

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  • Talking Point: Beyond Foolhardy for (Australia) to Lose Maritime Skills

    PUBLIC interest has been drawn to the continued decline of the Australian merchant shipping fleet with the events surrounding the Alexander Spirit and its delayed departure from Devonport as it heads overseas to engage new, apparently more internationally competitive, crew.

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  • Korean Shipbuilders Awash in Red Ink

    Jul 31, 2015 12:54 PM

    All three South Korean shipbuilding giants have now reported massive operating losses. After market close Wednesday, Samsung Heavy Industries reported an operating loss of 1.55 trillion won ($1.3 billion). Analysts had thought the loss would be 343 million won.

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  • U.S. Coast Guard Revises Casualty Reporting Rules

    Jul 31, 2015 12:54 PM

    TITLE 46, CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS (CFR), PART 4 MARINE CASUALTY REPORTING PROCEDURES GUIDE WITH ASSOCIATED STANDARD INTERPRETATIONS

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  • Maritime Industry Advocates Slam New York Times Article as Attack Journalism

    Jul 31, 2015 12:52 PM

    In the below interview by Maritime TV, maritime industry advocates Clay Maitland and Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Executive Director of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), criticize the recent New York Times article Stowaways and Crimes Aboard a Scofflaw Ship by Ian Urbina as a misrepresentation of the international maritime industry, making the case that the article is an example of attack journalism that inaccurately portrays the safest industry transportation sector​

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  • Egypt Completes Work on New Suez Canal

    Jul 31, 2015 12:52 PM

    Egypt has finished building its New Suez Canal, its overseer said on Wednesday, a project President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sees as a symbol of national pride and a major chance to stimulate an economy suffering double-digit unemployment.

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  • Senate Committee Lifts Crude Export Ban

    Jul 31, 2015 12:51 PM

    The U.S. Senate Energy Committee narrowly passed a bill to lift a 40-year old ban on the export of crude oil, but the measure faces an uphill battle in getting passed by the full Senate.

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