President’s Column

Success in Piney Point The successful reopening of our affiliated school in Piney Point, Maryland, is a great example of hard work, teamwork and dedication paying dividends. From a distance, it may look easy, but it took a substantial amount of planning and ongoing commitment to get the Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and…

Planning, Teamwork Result in Successful Reopening

Virtually no part of life in 2020 has been spared from the ongoing uncertainties stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the SIU-affiliated school in Piney Point, Maryland, is no exception. Nevertheless, the Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education (PHC) successfully reopened in early August and, as of mid-October, was operating without a single…

SIU Safety Team Meets for Virtual Summit

Every year, SIU Safety Directors and other team members from various ports gather to share knowledge and experience, as well as receive information about the latest safety trends and regulations from SIU and Paul Hall Center officials. This year, however, the safety team met virtually, through three days of video conferences with subject matter experts,…
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SIU Absentee Ballot Requests Due by Dec. 1

Seafarers are reminded that the deadline for requesting an absentee ballot in the union’s 2020 election was extended. Requests must be received at headquarters by Dec. 1, 2020. Contact your port agent for more information. ###

Horizon Reliance Rescues 2

On November 7, SIU members working aboard the Horizon Reliance (Sunrise Operations) helped rescue the crew of a downed aircraft, adrift in a life raft roughly 1,000 nautical miles from Honolulu. Left to right: Captain Mark Tuck, Electrician Frederick N Williams, Rescued Pilot Nathaniel Johansson, Rescued Pilot Kelly Michaels, AB Kenneth…

Industry Giant Imperatore Passes Away

SIU-contracted NY Waterway issued the following news item. The SIU had an outstanding working relationship with Mr. Imperatore. May he rest in peace. Arthur E. Imperatore, Sr. Founder and President, NY Waterway NY Waterway founder and president Arthur E. Imperatore, Sr., a visionary entrepreneur who invented the modern commuter ferry system, died November 18 at…
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SIU Absentee Ballot Requests Due by Dec. 1

Seafarers are reminded that the deadline for requesting an absentee ballot in the union’s 2020 election was extended. Requests must be received at headquarters by Dec. 1, 2020. Contact your port agent for more information. ###

Anchorage Hall Temporarily Closes

The hiring hall in Anchorage, Alaska, is closed until further notice, for precautionary reasons. SIU members who want to vote at the hall and who need a ballot are asked to contact the office of SIU Secretary-Treasurer David Heindel at (301) 899-0675. Arrangements will be made to help you secure your ballot. ###

Jacksonville Hiring Hall Temporarily Closes

The hiring hall in Jacksonville, Florida, is closed until further notice, for precautionary reasons. Members can still conduct business with the hall via phone and email. The phone number is (904) 281-2622. We’ll post an update as soon as possible. ###
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