Patriot Wins Watson Class Contract

In a long-awaited decision the Military Sealift Command awarded the maintenance and operation of eight Watson-class ships to Patriot with SUP sailors on deck. It is a remarkable milestone, an achievement of skill and dedication. The news came as the SUP celebrated 135th anniversary of its founding on a lumber pile on the Embarcadero in San Francisco, as well as Women's History Month. Alaska senators attempted a cabotage waiver in support of the flag-of-convenience cruise ship industry, while maritime labor unions urged President Biden to seize the day for a coordinated and powerful U.S.-flag maritime policy.  The West Coast Sailors reported on the PRO Act, the third giant stimulus bill, the vaccine, and Matson and CMA-CGM earnings and much more. 

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021