U.S. Merchant Marine Editorials Stir National Debate

Published Mar 28, 2013 4:00 PM by Tony Munoz

Maritime TV interviews Tony Munoz, Publisher of Maritime Executive Magazine and Denise Krepp, former MARAD Chief Counsel in first Obama Administration, after they each released controversial editorials that claim the Obama Administration is dismantling the U.S. Merchant Marine.

Maritime TV wanted to get their perspective first hand, after they ignited such strong industry reaction.

In case you missed them, read the editorials below:

Administration to Dismantle U.S. Merchant Marine? by Tony Munoz

Reduction in cargo preference shipments just the first step.

As the administration and Congress continue to batter the American psyche with doomsday terms like “debt ceiling,” “fiscal cliff” and “sequestration,” the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been busy behind the scenes dismantling the U.S. Merchant Marine. (continue reading)


The End of the U.S. Merchant Marine? by Denise Krepp

The U.S. Merchant Marine fleet will be dead in ten years. Food aid lobbyists will convince Congress to eliminate the cargo preference requirements which mandate that government impelled cargo be shipped on U.S. flagged and U.S. crewed vessels. The current Administration will support these cuts to better promote its wind, solar, and nuclear energy programs. (continue reading) 


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