The Apostleship of the Sea of the United States recently passed a resolution in support of the U.S. Merchant Marine and the Jones Act. The text of the resolution appears below; for a PDF copy, click HERE.
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A Resolution in Support of the United States Merchant Marine & the Jones Act
Whereas Catholic maritime ministry is called to focus on the needs of all seafarers, their families, and cadets.
Whereas, United States Merchant mariners, their families and cadets are important members of our United States Catholic community.
Whereas the Jones Act is the law which requires that any cargo transported between two points in the U.S. by water move on American vessels crewed by American workers.
Whereas, the Jones Act helps support nearly 650,000 jobs across America,
Whereas, the Jones ACT provides important national, homeland, and economic security benefits.
Be it resolved that the Apostleship of the Sea of the United States of America at its 18th Annual National Conference, joining together with The American Maritime Partnership, The Navy League, The Transportation Institute, United States maritime unions, and maritime shipping companies, expresses its continued support of the Jones Act.