The American Maritime Partnership, to which the SIU is affiliated, has issued the following news release. Most of the people rescued in the Miracle on the Hudson (including Captain Sully) were picked up by SIU-crewed NY Waterway ferries.
AMP Commemorates Anniversary of ‘Miracle on the Hudson,’ Reminds How Jones Act Was Critical in Rescue
WASHINGTON, DC (January 15, 2016) – The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) – the voice of the domestic maritime industry – today released a statement in honor of the 7-year anniversary of the New York’s ‘Miracle on the Hudson’.
“As the nation commemorates the 7th anniversary of the Miracle on the Hudson – the heroic emergency landing by Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles – we must not forget the awareness and heroism of the men and women of American maritime who alertly responded to the accident and quickly aided in the rescue of all 155 crew and passengers from that flight. This is yet another example of the benefits of the Jones Act and the capacity of our maritime operators to be the eyes and ears of this nation’s security and safety.”
American Maritime Partnership is the voice of the U.S. domestic maritime industry, a pillar of our nation‘s economic, national, and homeland security. More than 40,000 American vessels built in American shipyards, crewed by American mariners, and owned by American companies, operate in our waters 24/7. For more information, please visit www.americanmaritimepartnership.com.