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Bath Iron Works, Machinists' Union Reach Tentative Deal to End Strike

By The Maritime Executive 08-09-2020 09:28:57

After a six-week strike, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) has reached a tentative contract agreement with its largest union, the Machinists Local S6. The union's negotiating committee said in a statement Saturday that it had succeeded in securing its highest-priority changes to the yard's proposal - in particular, keeping existing restrictions on the use of non-union subcontractors.  "Being able to reach a tentative agreement to bring back to our membership that keeps our subcontracting language unchanged, continues to protect seniority,...

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UK Home Office Calls for Royal Navy to Push Back Migrant Boats

By The Maritime Executive 08-09-2020 06:36:47

Facing an increase in the number of migrants attempting to cross the English Channel, the UK Home Office has asked for assistance from the Royal Navy to address the number of crossings. The highly controversial request is part of Home Secretary Priti Patel's pledge to make the risky voyage harder to complete for migrants in small rubber boats.  "I am working to make this route unviable. This involves: 1) stopping the boats leaving France in the first place; 2) intercepting...

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The Mysterious Decline of Sea Trout in the North Sea

By Gemini News 08-09-2020 04:28:54

[By Steinar Brandslet and Frid Kvalpskarmo Hansen] Sea trout numbers are declining in Norway and scientists don’t know why. Sea trout get no peace. They’re constantly exposed to new diseases and ailments, many of which are due to climate change and human activity. Now a team of researchers want to find out which diseases are affecting the fish so they can know how to help them. The researchers plan to explore the entire coast of Norway, but have started on a...

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Abandoned Fiberglass Boats are Polluting the Marine Environment

By Corina Ciocan 08-09-2020 02:45:12

Where do old boats go to die? The cynical answer is they are put on eBay for a few pennies in the hope that they will become someone else's problem. As a marine biologist, I am increasingly aware that the casual disposal of boats made out of fiberglass is harming coastal marine life. The problem of end-of-life boat management and disposal has gone global, and some island nations are even worried about their already overstretched landfills. The strength and durability...

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Video: Two Swimmers Found Clinging to Oil Rig's Anchor Chain

On Friday evening, the Invergordon RNLI lifeboat rescued two friends who were stranded on the anchor chain of a cold-stacked oil rig in Cromarty Firth, Scotland. The two set off from Invergordon for an open-water swimming workout, with one of them in a kayak to provide safety coverage for the swimmer. However, they were caught in a strong ebbing tidal current and found themselves in difficulty. With the moored rig Well Safe Guardian fast approaching, the two friends made an attempt...

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Shipbuilding

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Bath Iron Works, Machinists' Union Reach Tentative Deal to End Strike

After a six-week strike, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) has reached a tentative contract agreement with its largest union, the Machinists Local S6. The union's negotiating committee said in a statement Saturday that it had succeeded in securing its highest-priority changes to the yard's proposal - in particular, keeping existing restrictions on the use of non-union subcontractors.  "Being able to reach a tentative agreement to bring back to our membership that keeps our subcontracting language unchanged, continues to protect seniority,...

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Training

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COVID-19 Controls Put U.S. Naval Academy On Track to Reopen This Fall

[By Lt. Sarah Ermoshkin] It has been nearly a month since the first incoming freshmen, or plebes, arrived at the United States Naval Academy (USNA) to check in for their immunizations, vaccinations, blood draws, eyeglasses, and coronavirus (COVID-19) test. Following months of planning and coordination with Naval Health Clinic Annapolis Brigade Medical Unit, plebes have left their restriction of movement status after a second COVID-19 test and are now engaged in summer training. In previous years, nearly 1,200 plebes would...

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Are you a maritime engineer with leadership and management experience? We are seeking a Marine Engineering Manager to oversee the technical and personnel functions of a maritime engineering company located in South Florida. You will manage, mentor and grow the technical team, and perform impeccable work for clients.  We are seeking...

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