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“The Directors of the Trust would like to welcome our newest Board Member, Captain Don Josberberger

Don is a Master Mariner with vast experience as a Chief Mate and Master with Sealand, CSX and Horizon Lines, sailing Trans Atlantic and Trans Pacific routes, East and West U.S. Coast routes and the Caribbean for many years. Read more....

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“National Maritime Day” Celebration Reception and Dinner Photos

View photos from the Captain Richard Phillips Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust 2019 National Maritime Day Celebration.  View Photos....

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CONGRESS!! DON’T DELAY FURTHER. RECOGNIZE OUR WORLD WAR II MERCHANT MARINES

CONGRESS!!  DON’T DELAY FURTHER.  RECOGNIZE OUR WORLD WAR II MERCHANT MARINES… they are slowly passing away like all the members of the “Greatest Generation” and deserve to be recognized fully for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the Nation.  We ask for all members of the Senate and the…...

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“National Maritime Day” Celebration Reception and Dinner

The dinner is a celebration of our Nation’s maritime heritage and will help raise funds for scholarships for individuals pursuing a career in maritime or related industries.  We believe a strong maritime industry and labor force is critical to the Nation’s economy and national security.  View Event...

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RECOGNIZING THE U.S. MERCHANT MARINE AND NATIONAL MARITIME DAY

by Rear Admiral Wendi B. Carpenter (U.S. Navy Retired), Executive Director, Captain Richard Phillips Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust   Each year on May 22nd, our Nation pauses to proudly celebrate National Maritime Day and the contributions of the maritime industry and its workforce. Congress instituted National Maritime Day in 1933,…...

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Captain Phillips – Ten Years After the Attack

Ten years ago Captain Richard Phillips endured a pirate attack and rescue by U.S. Navy SEALs in the Indian Ocean that captured the attention of the world. The release of this episode commemorates the rescue and all that has taken place since then. Today, Captain Phillips spends his time speaking…...

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A conversation with Captain Richard Phillips on the 10th anniversary of the MV Maersk Alabama, Somali Pirates

By Rear Admiral Wendi B. Carpenter (U.S. Navy Retired), Executive Director of the Captain Richard Phillips Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust For five days in April 2009, Captain Richard Phillips became the center of an extraordinary international drama, when he was captured by Somali pirates who attacked and boarded his ship…...

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The Captain Richard Phillips and Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust wishes to express condolences on the passing of Charles Stephen “Steamboat” Markowski.

The Captain Richard Phillips and Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust wishes to express condolences on the passing of Charles Stephen “Steamboat” Markowski.  “Steamboat” was a former President of ILA Local 953, Baltimore, MD. A Wake will be held this Sunday, April 14th from 2 pm to 9 pm at the Charles…...

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The Hijacking of the Maersk Alabama 10 Years On: Could It Happen Again?

Captain Richard Phillips says “absolutely.” Next Tuesday, April 9, marks the 10th anniversary of the hijacking of the U.S.-flagged freighter Maersk Alabama. It was the first time in more than 200 years that pirates had boarded an American-flagged vessel. The immediate aftermath of the attack—the kidnapping by the pirates of…...

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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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