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Women’s History Month: An Interview with Paulina Czernek – A Masters Mates and Pilots International Union Representative and former Statue Cruises First Officer

By Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter (U.S. Navy Retired) Executive Director of the Phillips Trust I recently spent time at the Great Lakes ILA Conference in Tampa, FL and while there, I caught up with Paulina to begin the conversation.  We finally finished up our interview this past week via some…...

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Women’s History Month: An Interview with Amie Carter, mentor and role model for women in the maritime industry.

by Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter (U.S. Navy Retired) Executive Director of the Phillips Trust I was privileged in the past few weeks to speak with Amie Carter about her life and career.  Amie is a delightful person, with a quiet, but engaging persona.  She’s also a wonderful role model and…...

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The Captain Richard Phillips and Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust scholarship is now available

The Captain Richard Phillips and Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust is pleased to announce that we will once again award scholarship assistance in the amount of $500 per award to qualified and motivated students who wish to embark on a career in the U.S. Merchant Marines, or in related maritime industry…...

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Support Maritime Security Program Funding in FY’20 THUD Appropriations

Strong efforts are underway to garner tangible support for authorizing the full level of $300,000,000 for the Maritime Security Program (MSP) in the FY 2020 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development appropriations bill.   The following House members are the key leaders who are responsible for actions on these appropriations: Nita Lowey…...

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The Captain Richard Phillips Trust attends the Maritime Industry Congressional Sail-In

On March 6, 2019, the U.S. maritime industry came together in Washington D.C. to take part in the 10th annual “Sail In.”   The day kicked off early with a morning breakfast to network and form the engagement teams.  Over the course of the entire day, the teams held nearly 200…...

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