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MarAd and AAPA team up to improve port infrastructure
Critics say this could be a well-meaning effort too late in coming and using the wrong approach

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 12/23/2013 11:43:59 PM | with 0 comments


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A mariner's take on President Obama's proposed changes to the Food for Peace program.

Posted to Madden Maritime by Richard Madden on 4/25/2013 12:38:53 PM | with 0 comments


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On Thursday (11/01/12) you told voters: “You can trust me. You know me. You know I say what I mean and I mean what I say.” Mr. President, again we have to respectfully challenge your statement.



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The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) reconvened without a quorum on the morning of September 12th to hear about and discuss the two remaining agenda items, Using the Marine Highway for Hazardous Cargo and Port Security Grants. The Committee also heard a statement concerning CDC tracking and discussed its future meetings.The all-day session on September 11th had dealt with Cybersecurity, Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) and Information Sharing, Requirements for foreign Detain On-Board seamen, US/Canadian Regulatory Harmonization, Integration of Facility Security Plans and Systems, and Radiation Portal Monitoring Replacement and Relocation. Problems with both internet and telephone audio feeds persisted, so the following is, at best, an approximation of the meeting.



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Anchorage is in a quandary over its new port
Military and federal contractors and agencies are the real power

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 9/16/2011 6:18:09 PM | with 0 comments


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The Beltway Gang has been busy; GAO in particular. This week’s compendium of a busy Spring has something for everyone: Coast Guard, U.S. Merchant Mariners, Marad, Oil Pollution, TWIC and Piracy…

Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe by Joseph Keefe on 5/11/2011 9:23:14 AM | with 0 comments


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Contracts for Suisun Bay fleet continue to puzzle
Allied Defense is out and Texas is in again

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 4/30/2011 7:59:27 PM | with 1 comments


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Port of Guam Gears up for its New Role
Pentagon throws its weight around

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 10/28/2010 11:53:45 PM | with 0 comments


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Western Ports Get It Done
Appeals to Congress outweighed by bold thinking

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 4/8/2010 1:06:13 AM | with 0 comments


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Marad Tackles the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet
Chile's Navy is the destination for one of the Mothball Fleet members, but the old challenges of Suisun Bay resurface.

Posted to Martin Rushmere by Martin Rushmere on 8/24/2009 7:31:53 AM | with 1 comments


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