SUP Anniversary Comes Amid War in Europe

The Russian invasion of Ukraine launched a brutal land war that killed thousands, many of them civilians and forced a refugee crisis. This issue reports on the high alert and logistical demands for NATO and the attacks on merchant shipping. The federal budget passed Congress with merchant mariners support and a key supply chain study found that U.S.-flag ships strengthen American resilience. Late breaking news of a UK ferry operator’s callous no-notice video dismissal of long-time sailors and employees in favor of cheaper foreign replacements gets coverage in this issue as the SUP celebrates its 136th anniversary.  

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022