Sal Mercogliano

Salvatore R. Mercogliano is an associate professor of History at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina and teaches courses in World Maritime History and Maritime Security. He is also an adjunct professor with the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and offers a graduate level course in Maritime Industry Policy. A former merchant mariner, he sailed and worked ashore for the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command. His book, Fourth Arm of Defense: Sealift and Maritime Logistics in the Vietnam War, available through the Naval History and Heritage Command.

Friday, June 14, 2019
front altair oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman
Maritime News

The Tanker War, Part II: A Historical Perspective

By Sal R. Mercogliano – The June 13, 2019 attacks on MV Front Altair and MV Kokuka Courageous, following the assault on four tankers at the anchorage of Fujairah on...

June 14, 2019
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Maritime News

On National Maritime Day, Where is the U.S. Merchant Marine?

May 22 is National Maritime Day in the United States.  Initiated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933, it commemorates the sailing of the American steamship Savannah across the Atlantic...

May 22, 2019
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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Maritime News

To Waive or Not To Waive, that is the Jones Act Question?

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. – Maritime news hubs and trade associations are abuzz with rumors that the Trump Administration is considering a waiver of the nearly 100-year-old Merchant Marine Act of...

April 30, 2019
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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Maritime News

CATO’s Continued Attempt to Skin the Jones Act

On December 6, 2018, the CATO Institute is hosting a conference, entitled – “The Jones Act: Charting a new Course after a Century of Failure”. This forum aims to discuss...

December 5, 2018
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Saturday, November 3, 2018

gCaptain Bookshelf – Review of Maritime Transport 2018?

by Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. (gCaptain) Many members of the maritime industry enter the profession without an adequate knowledge of what preceded it and how it evolved over time.  Even...

November 3, 2018
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Maritime News

Why the United States Needs a Merchant Marine – A Historical Basis

  By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. (Editorial) In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson addressed Congress and delivered a war message. In this speech he highlighted the main issue the United States...

October 23, 2018
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Sunday, September 9, 2018

The Jones Act And Duncan Hunter – A Rebuttal

by Salvatore R. Mercogliano (Editorial) Opponents of the American Maritime Industry and the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, known as the Jones Act, have new ammunition in their assault against...

September 9, 2018
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