President’s Column

Green Lake to the Rescue There is no greater example of our union’s motto, Brotherhood of the Sea, than the outstanding rescue efforts that were made by Seafarers aboard the Green Lake on New Year’s Eve. Our members were first on the scene of a tragic fire aboard a Panamanian-flagged vessel that caused its crew…

Crew of Crowley-Operated Wright Honored

Crew members and guests aboard the Wright, including SIU members, pose for a photo. SIU crew members sailing aboard the S.S. Wright, a Crowley-operated, U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) Ready Reserve Force (RRF) ship, were recently honored with Merchant Marine Medals for Outstanding Achievement for their actions in the wake of Hurricane…

Crowley ConRo Taino Joins SIU Fleet

SIU members are sailing aboard the new Crowley Maritime vessel MV Taíno following the Jones Act ship’s delivery late last year. The second of the company’s new combination container/roll-on roll-off (ConRo) ships, the Taíno completed its maiden voyage to Puerto Rico on Jan. 11. “Things are going well,” said Recertified Bosun Wilfredo Velez the day…
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Seafarers Urged to Weigh In with Jones Act Support

As the SIU continues to stand up for the Jones Act, we’re asking rank-and-file members to participate in a national email campaign that is quick, easy and important. The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), to which the SIU is affiliated, has created a web portal (linked below) that allows individuals to enter their name, address and…

MARAD: U.S. Maritime Advisory

The following news release was issued by the Maritime Administration on February 14. U.S. MARITIME ADVISORY 2019-004 Threat Type: Naval Activity Geographic Area: Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman, and Arabian Sea This revised advisory cancels U.S. Maritime Advisory 2018-012 1. Reference: None 2. Issue: Multiple countries routinely conduct naval exercises and operations…

Congressmen, Maritime Administrator to Address MTD

The Maritime Trades Department of the AFL-CIO - to which the SIU is affiliated - issued the following news post on February 15. MTD Executive Board Gathers near Orlando For Annual Meeting February 21 & 22 The Executive Board of the Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO will emphasize its support for the Jones Act, the Maritime…
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