West Coast Sailors

September 2014

On September 10, the House Transportation & Infrastructure's Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Marine Transportation held a fact finding hearing on the "status of the merchant marine".

August 2014

SUP-contracted Matson containership Manukai pulled off a difficult and daring rescue of three yachtsmen whose vessel was floundering in heavy seas while enroute to Honolulu

July 2014

Crucial maritime programs and policies have been placed in crosshairs in Congress.

June 2014

Two Senators introduced legislation to scuttle the Food for Peace program, despite the passage of the Farm Bill.

May 2014

The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee on May 6, cut $20 million from the MSP.

April 2014

The USNS Sisler is one of eight Watson-Class LMSRs awarded to SUP-contracted Pariot Contract Service by the Military Sealift Command.

February 2014

President Obama signed a five-year authorization legislation known as the farm bill that keeps Food for Peace Title II largely intact.

January 2014

President Obama signed an omnibus appropriations bill, on January 17, that covers the balance of fiscal year 2014 and includes full funding for the MS), as well as funding for other programs crucial to the U.S. maritime industry.

November 2013

Chip Jaenichen, the acting head of the Maritime Administration (MarAd), told the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation that if he is made the permanent Maritime Administrator he intends to focus on identifying ways to revitalize the U.S. Merchant Marine.