MM&P: An Organization of Maritime Professionals

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The members of the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P) include the world’s best-qualified and most highly trained professional mariners. MM&P represents: licensed deck officers on U.S.-flag commercial vessels sailing offshore, on the inland waterways and on civilian-crewed ships in the government fleet; state pilots; marine engineers; unlicensed seafarers; and maritime industry shore side clerical and service workers.

The union is a dynamic advocate for its 5,600 members and a voice in Washington, D.C., for the domestic maritime industry and America’s Merchant Marine

MM&P is the marine affiliate of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), AFL-CIO.



BREAKING NEWS: Eight Watson-Class LMSRS to Go to Patriot Contract Services

MM&P members, please send your resume to the MM&P Government Crewing Coordinator,
rchiesa@bridgedeck.org
, or to MM&P Gulf Ports Vice President Wayne Farthing, wfarthing@bridgedeck.org.

To download an MSC format sample resume, click here.


NEW IMO MANNING REGULATIONS TOOK EFFECT JAN. 1, 2014

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted revised guidelines covering the process for establishing manning levels in a "Principles of Minimum Safe Manning" resolution (A.1047 (27)) that became effective Jan. 1. In a companion move, the IMO amended the SOLAS Convention in Chapter V, Regulation 14, to require flag States to take the principles in the resolution into account in a transparent procedure when issuing Safe Manning Documents.

The new approach focuses on the actual operational manning levels needed to safely operate the ship under all conditions rather than just the minimum number of crew needed to navigate the ship from point A to point B. The company now has a responsibility to make an assessment of the tasks, duties and responsibilities required of the ship's complement and propose to the flag State administration how it will man and operate the ship within the new principles of minimum safe manning and ensure that the hours of work/rest are implemented. If a ship persistently fails to be in compliance with the rest hour requirements, its Safe Manning Document may be withdrawn.

It remains to be seen how the U.S. Coast Guard, as the administration for U.S.-flag ships, will conform U.S. regulations to implement the new international requirements. To view IMO Resolution A.1047 (27), click here. To view the text of the amended SOLAS Chapter V, Regulations 14-Manning, click here.


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