West Coast Sailors

February 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has sickened or killed scores of people and many millions more at risk. Now comes evidence of deep toll on shipping as well...

January 2020

Matson, Inc. took delivery of its newest vessel, the largest combination container / roll-on, roll-off (“con-ro”) ship ever built in the United States, from General Dynamics NASSCO.
 

December 2019

House and Senate negotiators on pending defense legislation have agreed to language that would extend the Maritime Security Program for an additional ten years, to fiscal year 2035.

November 2019

As a renewed wave of worker activism sweeps the country, the leaders of 33 transportation unions focused on ways to improve the lives of working families by creating and protecting middle-class transportation jobs, investing in infrastructure, and enhancing onthe-job safety during the Executive Committee meeting of the Transportation Trades

October 2019

United States Military Sealift Command commanders overseeing the U.S Transportation Command’s recent turbo activation are providing new details about the large-scale “stress test” exercise involving dozens of reserve ships and hundreds of civilian mariners.

September 2019

The full and precise horror of the fire and sinking of the dive boat Conception is still unknown, but enough details have emerged to list the Labor Day weekend tragedy
among the worst maritime disasters in decades.

August 2019

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard seized an offshore supply vessel on July 31, adding to tensions in the Gulf of Hormuz.

July 2019

The full House of Representatives passed its version of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act on an unprecedented strictly party-line vote.
 

June 2019

On Saturday, June 15 in San Diego, the General Dynamics shipyard NASSCO christened and launched the merchant ship Lurline on June 15.

May 2019

A wide array of protestors launched marches, rallies, demonstrations around the world on May 1, the day designated for many decades as International Workers’ Day.

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