Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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New Report Debunks Jones Act Myths in Puerto Rico

Following Hurricane Maria’s landfall in Puerto Rico last September, a number of media reports claimed that the Jones Act had severely damaged the Puerto Rican economy both over time and...

July 18, 2018
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Maritime News

Jones Act Shipping Companies Receive Humanitarian Award for Hurricane Maria Relief Effort in Puerto Rico

Jacksonville, Florida-based shipping company Crowley Maritime Corporation was among multiple Jones Act shipping companies to receive a Humanitarian Award from Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) for their role in the relief...

June 19, 2018
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Monday, March 19, 2018
Maritime News

Jones Act Fleet Continues to Ensure a Steady Flow of Supplies to Puerto Rico

This week marks six months since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, causing widespread damage to the U.S. territory the impacts of which...

March 19, 2018
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
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Pasha Hawaii’s Horizon Spirit Completes Hurricane Relief Deployment to Puerto Rico

Jones act carrier Pasha Hawaii says its vessel Horizon Spirit has returned to the U.S. west coast after completing its hurricane relief deployment to Puerto Rico in the aftermath Hurricane...

February 15, 2018
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Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Family of El Faro Crew Member Delivers More Than 30,000 Pounds of Relief Goods to Puerto Rico

Family members of an El Faro’s crew member who lost his life when the American cargo ship tragically sank in 2015 are being recognized for their effort to assist Puerto...

January 18, 2018
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Maritime News

U.S. Hospital Ship Returns Home from Puerto Rico Relief Mission

Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) returned to Naval Station Norfolk after providing life-saving medical care in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Comfort departed...

November 21, 2017
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Thursday, October 26, 2017
Maritime News

U.S. Navy Ships Complete Hurricane Relief Mission in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Navy ships USS Wasp and USS Oak Hill have been pulled from hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following a determination that the...

October 26, 2017
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Monday, October 23, 2017
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TS Empire State VI Returning from Hurricane Relief Mission in Florida and Puerto Rico

The SUNY Maritime College training ship, TS Empire State VI, will return to Ft. Schuyler, New York on Tuesday, October 24, after nearly two months at sea in support of...

October 23, 2017
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Maritime News

Crowley: Commercial Cargoes to Puerto Rico Picking Up

U.S. shipping company Crowley Maritime said today that by the end of the week it will have offloaded more than 9,500 loads of commercial and government relief cargo in Puerto...

October 18, 2017
Total Views: 14

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Puerto Rico Fiscal Lifeline Included in $36.5 Billion Storm Bill

By Erik Wasson and Kevin Whitelaw (Bloomberg) — House lawmakers unveiled a bill Tuesday night that would provide $36.5 billion in emergency funding for hurricane and wildfire relief requested by...

October 11, 2017
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Friday, October 6, 2017
Maritime News

Hospital Ship ‘Comfort’ Gets Underway from San Juan to Provide Aid from Sea

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) got underway from San Juan on Thursday to provide aid from the sea in Puerto Rico, the Navy said Friday.  The...

October 6, 2017
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Dozens of U.S. Offshore Supply Vessels Awaiting Call to Assist in Puerto Rico

Dozens of U.S.-flagged offshore supply vessels are ready and waiting to assist in the humanitarian relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands if they are called on...

October 4, 2017
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Maritime News

FEMA Contracts Foss Maritime Vessels to Help Puerto Rico Relief and Rebuilding Efforts

Foss Maritime says it has been contracted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency to support the relief and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico and the...

October 4, 2017
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Commentary: For Hurricane-Hit Puerto Rico, an Insider’s Guide to Disaster Management

Peter Van Buren, a 24-year State Department veteran, is the author of “We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi.”  By...

October 4, 2017
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Maritime News

Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Arrives in Puerto Rico

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Puerto Rico on Tuesday to assist in hurricane relief efforts. Comfort is assisting the Federal Emergency Management System...

October 4, 2017
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tankers Discharge Fuel in Puerto Rico as Marine Terminals Reopen

By Marianna Parraga HOUSTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Buckeye Partners has resumed operations at its marine oil terminal and storage tanks in Puerto Rico, which could help ease shortages of...

October 3, 2017
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Saturday, September 30, 2017
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Hurricane Relief – Where Are The US Army Watercraft?

    Why are Army LCUs & LSVs sitting at the dock at Ft Eustis VA and not underway heading to Puerto Rico?  By Michael Carr, US Army Watercraft Master...

September 30, 2017
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Factbox: Relief Efforts Underway In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

(Reuters) – Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory of 3.4 million people, struggled through a tenth day with virtually no electricity, patchy communications and shortages of fuel, clean water and other...

September 30, 2017
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Friday, September 29, 2017

Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Departs for Puerto Rico

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), departed Naval Station Norfolk on Friday and is now underway to support relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria...

September 29, 2017
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Puerto Ricans Hack Through a Maze of Debris to Move Relief Aid

By Jonathan Levin, Jordyn Holman, Christopher Flavelle and Daniel Flatley (Bloomberg) — A sedan is buried in congealed mud on an impassible road where the Rio Caguitas overflowed in the mountainous community...

September 29, 2017
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