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Wednesday, March 13, 2024
ADM Linda Fagan, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, speaks with cadets during a visit to the Coast Guard Academy, in New London, Feb 28, 2023. U.S. Coast Guard Photo
Defense

Bipartisan Coast Guard Authorization Bill Includes Protections for Sexual Assault and Harassment

The bipartisan Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2024 has been introduced to authorize funding and strengthen the U.S. Coast Guard, aiming to enhance missions

March 13, 2024
Total Views: 1246

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
File photo shows a seafarer standing on the deck of a ship
Shipping

IMO and ILO Launch Joint Efforts to Combat Violence and Harassment in Maritime

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have issued a series of recommendations in a concerted effort to

March 6, 2024
Total Views: 650

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
New Bill Targets Coast Guard’s Handling of Sexual Assault Cases
Shipping

New Bill Targets Coast Guard’s Handling of Sexual Assault Cases

A bipartisan bill has been introduced to enhance accountability and transparency within the U.S. Coast Guard to protect service members against sexual assault

March 5, 2024
Total Views: 1757

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
The Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, a 378-foot high-endurance cutter homeported in Seattle, transits the Strait of Juan de Fuca enroute to Seattle, Oct. 13, 2015.
Defense

CNN Reveals Culture of Abuse and Cover-Up in the US Coast Guard

An explosive new report from CNN reveals that US Coast Guard leaders have concealed a critical report on racism, hazing, discrimination, and sexual assault

December 5, 2023
Total Views: 9215

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
US Naval Ship Carson City docked during a storm
MSC

US Navy Sued After Alleged Rape Of Senior US Merchant Marine Officer

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The U.S. Navy is facing a lawsuit over allegations of a senior engineering officer’s rape by the captain of the USNS Carson

November 29, 2023
Total Views: 13674

Monday, October 2, 2023
United States Coast Guard officer with his back turned
Shipping

US Coast Guard Takes Action to Combat Sexual Misconduct in the Maritime Industry

In a recent effort to combat sexual misconduct in the maritime industry, the U.S. Coast Guard has implemented new reporting requirements for incidents of

October 2, 2023
Total Views: 4022

Thursday, August 24, 2023
US Navy Admirals and a naval color guard at A Ceremony in Washington. Photo by USN
Navy

Despite Sexual Assault Reforms, The US Navy Still Guards Secrets

by Megan Rose (ProPublica) As President Joe Biden announces major reforms to how the military prosecutes sexual assault, the U.S. Navy is still shrouding those

August 24, 2023
Total Views: 1713

Thursday, July 13, 2023
admiral fagan senate hearing
USCG

Senators Call For Inspector General To Investigate US Coast Guard’s Handling of Sexual Assault Cases

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In today’s U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee hearing, the Coast Guard’s budget

July 13, 2023
Total Views: 3414

Thursday, January 12, 2023
Judge Rules Sex Trafficking Lawsuit Against Crowley Can Move Forward
Shipping

Judge Rules Sex Trafficking Lawsuit Against Crowley Can Move Forward

A federal judge in Florida has ruled that a sex trafficking and forced labor lawsuit against Jacksonville-based Crowley can proceed. The judge also granted

January 12, 2023
Total Views: 6016

Friday, November 18, 2022
Maersk Line, Limited Settles Sexual Assault and Harassment Lawsuit with ‘Midshipman X’
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Maersk Line, Limited Settles Sexual Assault and Harassment Lawsuit with ‘Midshipman X’

A.P. Moller-Maersk subsidiary Maersk Line, Limited has reached a settlement with Hope Hicks, the former U.S. Merchant Marine Academy midshipman at the center

November 18, 2022
Total Views: 2688

Sunday, October 9, 2022
Antarctic Service Member
Incidents

NSF Reports Sexual Harassment On Antarctic Expeditions

A recently released report commissioned by the National Science Foundation (NSF) reveals the extent of sexual harassment in

October 9, 2022
Total Views: 3042

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
maersk containership
Shipping

Midshipman-X Identity Revealed As Hope Hicks

Midshipman-X, the US Merchant Marine Academy student who shook the maritime industry last year after she shared, in an anonymous blog post, about how she was

June 14, 2022
Total Views: 13203

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
CNN Investigation: Culture of fear at Merchant Marine Academy silences students
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CNN Investigation: Culture of fear at Merchant Marine Academy silences students

CNN on Wednesday published an investigative report Wednesday alleging that a “culture of fear” at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA)

February 16, 2022
Total Views: 3529

Monday, December 27, 2021
Pressure From ‘Student Voice’ Website Not Enough to Budge Cal Maritime 
Shipping

Pressure From ‘Student Voice’ Website Not Enough to Budge Cal Maritime 

While the site has ignited a number of public controversies and administrative backpedaling, the school’s admin says the new uniform and grooming standards

December 27, 2021
Total Views: 3388

EXCLUSIVE: Cal Maritime Commandant Suspended After Speaking Out Against Sexual, Racial Harassment 
Shipping

EXCLUSIVE: Cal Maritime Commandant Suspended After Speaking Out Against Sexual, Racial Harassment 

Students, faculty say the academy has history of ignoring cadet safety and wellness concerns By David Lewis After a student’s racially and sexually

December 27, 2021
Total Views: 12008

Friday, December 17, 2021
u.s. coast guard
Shipping

Coast Guard: Sexual Assault On U.S. Ships Is A Crime That Must Be Reported

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin reminding mariners that sexual assault is a crime and that it must be reported to the

December 17, 2021
Total Views: 2099

Saturday, December 11, 2021
Buttigieg Pushes IMO To Address Sexual Assault At Sea
Maritime News

Buttigieg Pushes IMO To Address Sexual Assault At Sea

Last Monday, December 6, the U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg addressed the assembly of the International Maritime Organization, IMO, in London. He

December 11, 2021
Total Views: 1806

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
United States Coast Guard officer with his back turned
Shipping

Coast Guard Ready to Pursue Investigations of Sexual Assault on US-Flagged Ships, Urges Timely Reporting

The U.S. Coast Guard says it stands ready to pursue and prosecute cases of sexual assault on board U.S.-flagged vessels and is encouraging timely reporting to

December 7, 2021
Total Views: 1863

Monday, November 8, 2021
Op-Ed: Midshipman X is Not Alone
Shipping

Op-Ed: Midshipman X is Not Alone

By Elizabeth C. McNie I don’t know Midshipman X, but I am floored by the courage it took for her to come forward, tell her story, and seek justice.

November 8, 2021
Total Views: 3035

Senators Introduce Bill to Safeguard U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Midshipmen from Sexual Misconduct
Shipping

Senators Introduce Bill to Safeguard U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Midshipmen from Sexual Misconduct

U.S Senator’s Roger Wicker (R-MS), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) have introduced a bill aimed at providing additional safeguards for

November 8, 2021
Total Views: 1598
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