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Maritime Labor Convention to go into effect in 12 months

The international Maritime Labor Convention has been ratified by the necessary number of participating nations and will go into effect in 12 months

Web Bulletin 2012

Ore. mining investors agree to hire Gunderson, Vigor to build $75M worth of barges

The backers of the Morrow Pacific coal project say Gunderson Marine and Vigor Industrial will get $75 million in barge construction work if the project goes forward

Web Bulletin 2012

Cummings, Landry submit bill to restore U.S.-flag cargo preferences

Congressmen Cummings and Landry have introduced a bipartisan bill that would restore the U.S-flag cargo preferences that are facing cuts

Web Bulletin 2012

Report: Jobs plentiful for maritime academies' 2012 grads

American Maritime Partnership says the job outlook is good for 2012 graduates of maritime academies, despite the slow economic growth

Web Exclusive 2012
Drilling in the Arctic could open up job opportunities for mariners

Drilling in the Arctic could open up job opportunities for mariners

A fleet of oil drilling and support vessels headed for the Arctic could be the first wave of a new frontier for marine jobs.

October/November 2012
With improving economy, jobs for mariners are becoming more plentiful

With improving economy, jobs for mariners are becoming more plentiful

Employment prospects for mariners seem to be recovering along with the economy.

August 2012
Optimism returning to tugboat industry

Optimism returning to tugboat industry

For tugboat operators in 2012, there is every reason for optimism.

American Tugboat Review 2012

When looking for work, consider the roads less traveled

At a local coffee shop I recently met with Capt. Bill Tinker, a colleague from the Northwest who holds a 1600-ton master's ticket and has many years on commercial vessels.

February 2012

Ready to go, offshore wind sector awaiting government incentives

A regulatory framework is in place. Government agencies have issued permits. One by one, lawsuits have been defeated. Maritime traffic lanes are being identified. Construction contracts are ready to go out.

October/November 2011

Military Sealift Command to try contract crews on JHSVs

The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command is launching a pilot program to determine whether civilian contract mariners or civil service mariners are a better crewing fit for a new high-speed ship currently being developed.

September 2011
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