Contracted Companies


Harbor Division - Department of Transportation


Ropers Knots Page

Labor Studies

Global Exchange
San Francisco based sweatshop-watch organization.

Maritime Links

U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration
Use this link to contact and watch the office that is charged with building and maintaining a viable American Merchant Marine, the Maritime Administration (MARAD).

Federal Maritime Commission
This is the agency primarily responsible for the settling of disputes and complaints related to shipping statutes

Committee on Transportation And Infrastructure

Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation

Marine Administrations and World Ports
This fact filled site is a portal to marine adminstrations worldwide, to world port particulars, to major marine companies, shipyards, and new.

Marine Exchange & PortSource for Southern California


"Major shipping magazine with internationalist bias."

Journal of Commerce Online
Oldest transportation newspaper with a focus on shipping and logistics. Has a new vessel and voyage search engine that you can use to track arrivals and departures.

SF Accommodations

San Francisco Lodging - Hostels

Mosser Victorian Hotel

LA Accommodations

Southern LA County Motels and Hotels
Any of the motels in Carson, San Pedro, and Long Beach are within striking distance of the SUP’s Wilmington Hall

US Merchant Marine

USCG Homepage

Licensing and Documentation

STCW Information

US Merchant Marine Veteran’s Site
Excellent resource for information on the Merchant Marine in wartime