West Coast Sailors

March 2001

Andrew Furuseth made sailors men, but Harry Lundeberg gave them lives worth living. No one, not even Furuseth, did more to improve the basic facts of life for those who go to sea...

March 2001

The Bush Administration's proposed budget would severly hamper the development of the U.S. Merchant Marine. According to the Office of Management and Budget's "Blueprint for New Beginnings"...

February 2001

The SUP gang in the Ready Reserve Force vessel Cape Girardeau has won high praise from all quarters for its outstanding performance in training exercises with the U.S. Navy.

January 2001

Gains achieved in wages, overtime, vacation and benefits.

December 2000

Declares support for the Jones Act and Maritime Security Program.
President-elect George W. Bush has indicated his strong support for the U.S.
merchant marine.

November 2000

Additional ships on the horizon in December Patriot Contract Services, a
division of American Ship Management, took delivery of three more Large
Medium Speed Roll-On/Roll-Off (LMSR) ves-sels on November 10 in Norfolk,
Virginia, with members of the SUP crewing the unlicensed deck department.

October 2000

On October 10, Judge William B. Bryant of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia decisively rejected a challenge by the American Maritime Officers (AMO) to overturn a Military Sealift command award to Patriot Contract Services to manage and operate 10 Large Medium Speed Roll-On/
Roll-Off (LMSR) vessels.

September 2000

The Sailors? Union of the Pacific, Marine Firemen's Union, Masters,
Mates & Pilots, Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, and the
International Longshore Warehouse Union, have joined with a broad-based
group of maritime, port, travel and tourism organizations in urging members
of the U.S. Senate to support the United States Cruise Vessel Act (S.1510).

August 2000

On August 12, 2000, more than 1000 miles offshore, the SUP-crewed
Chevron Wash-ington engaged in a dramatic and complicated rescue.
Diverted by a satellite phone call from the United States Coast
Guard-Alameda, the Washington rushed to the aid of a seriously
injured sailor aboard a dismasted sailboat.

July 2000

U.S. cruise ship bill prompts company to arrange financing for vessel construction.

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