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Crew detained in Gulf standoff

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

House of Representatives passes National Defense Authorization Act

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

Matson christens first Kanaloa class vessel 'Lurline' in San Diego

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

Worldwide May Day protests draw Union workers and demonstrators

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.

Record numbers in Congress advocate full MSP support

Senators and Representatives have urged their colleagues to support the Maritime Security Program. 

Congress hears from maritime labor

Two sets of hearings in both the House and Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on March 6, highlighted the critical nature of existing legislation, government funding and program support for maritime interests as both a vital American industry and a national defense asset.