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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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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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Heroic effort by the crew of the MV Green Lake

The Captain Richard Phillips and Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust would like t o commend the amazing heroic effort of the entire crew of the MV Green Lake. The MV Green Lake was the first vessel on scene to provide assistance to a car carrier that was on fire 1800 NM…...

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The Captain Richard Phillips and Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust announces inaugural scholarship awards

The Captain Richard Phillips and Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust is excited to announce that we have selected a group of recipients for the inaugural scholarship awards made by the Trust.  READ MORE....

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Rear Adm. Wendi B. Carpenter (U.S. Navy retired) Named Executive Director of Captain Phillips–Lane Kirkland Trust

Rear Adm. Wendi B. Carpenter has been named the Executive Director of the Captain Phillips and Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust. She has served as a Board Member of the Trust since shortly after its inception and has been closely involved with its administrative set up, strategic planning and governance. Carpenter…...

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Maersk Line Completes Hamburg Süd Acquisition

A year after the acquisition announcement, Maersk Line has completed the transaction, securing their purchase of rival shipping company Hamburg Süd for $4 billion. 105 Hamburg vessels will bring Maersk’s total fleet up to 772 with nearly a 20% share of global fleet capacity. The final approval of the acquisition…...

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