WWII Merchant Mariners: Learn Their Stories!

In May 2022, ten WWII veterans of the U.S. Merchant Marine were in attendence to accept the gold medal award on behalf of all U.S. Merchant Mariners of World War II and the approximately 1,500 living veterans.

Source: VOICES Staff, Ross Rowlinson and Captain Dru DiMattia Heroes of the U.S. Merchant Marine, William Balabanow, John Laughton, Charles Mills, George Worsham, and David Yoho represented the over 9,500 brave merchant mariners who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II by laying wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National […]

Hawaii Rep. Uses Red Hill to Fight Jones Act

By Captain Ed Enos. Rep. Case has been a staunch Jones Act opponent for many years and while I could debate the “facts” that he uses to support his arguments all day long, I can agree to disagree on this policy issue. What warrants a response in this instance is using of one of the […]

TRANSCOM Leader Highlights Importance of Sealift to Congress

General Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, 14th commander of TRANSCOM

By VOICES Staff. General Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, the Commander of the United States Transportation Command, testified at a hearing to members of the House Armed Services Committee’s seapower and readiness subcommittees about the importance of maintaining the U.S. Sealift and Airlift fleets, especially as China aims to dominate global maritime. The hearing was held […]

Crowley Backs Puerto Rico Students in Jacksonville Engineering Competition

Senior director of business development for Crowley Logistics, Joan Puig, and University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez engineering student, Carolina Medina

By Crowley. (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; March 15, 2023) – Crowley is supporting a team of 16 students at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM) by providing free shipping and logistics services for their entry in the American Society of Civil Engineer (ASCE) Concrete Canoe Competition in Jacksonville. The engineering students designed and created a concrete canoe that floats and […]

WA State Senate Calls Jones Act ‘Critical’ to State’s Prosperity and Security

By VOICES Staff. On February 2, the Washington State Senate passed a resolution, which recognizes the vital role of the Jones Act in the state’s economy and national security. The Jones Act, which was authored by then-U.S. Senator for Washington State Wesley Jones, requires that vessels transporting cargo between U.S. locations be American-built, American-owned and […]

USM: Maine Shipyard Shows American Maritime’s Strength in New England

Bath-built Carl M. Levin (DDG 120) sails past a seasonally decorated Bug Light in Casco Bay during Acceptance Trials in December 2022.

By VOICES Staff. Bath, Maine shipyard General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a prime example of how the American Maritime industry helps strengthen the economy of New England, research from the University of Southern Maine shows. The Center for Business and Economic Research at the USM with Bath Iron Works examined how the yard contributed […]

New York State of Wind: Future Looks Breezy for Offshore Empire

By Samantha Maldonado, THE CITY. This story was originally published on January 3 by THE CITY. Sign up here to get the latest stories from THE CITY delivered to you each morning While approaching Wainscott Beach on Long Island’s South Fork in early December, one could see the most tangible aspect of offshore wind’s New […]

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Cadets Awarded Crowley Memorial Scholarships

By Crowley. (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Dec. 14, 2022) ­– Massachusetts Maritime Academy cadets Jacquelyn Damery and Joshua-Ryan McFaddin have been awarded Crowley’s Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships. Each recipient is recognized for their overall individual success and their desire to pursue a career in the maritime industry. As recipients, the cadets exemplify Crowley’s values of drive, integrity and sustainability through […]

Fuel cargo vessels arrive at Port Tampa Bay to assist in Hurricane Ian recovery

This article originally appeared in Florida Politics on October 3, 2022.  By Kelly Hayes. More than 25 domestic maritime vessels are calling on Florida ports as they reopen following Hurricane Ian. U.S.-flagged maritime vessels arrived Friday at Port Tampa Bay following its reopening, carrying fuel cargo to aid in Hurricane Ian recovery. More than 25 […]

U.S. Maritime Prosperity Tied to Offshore Wind

This article originally appeared in gCaptain on September 20, 2022.  By Barry Parker. Offshore wind will be a key component of future U.S. successes in the marine businesses. This was the message conveyed at the “Maritime Prosperity Forum,” presented by the Coast Guard Foundation and the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and […]