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Michael Sarratt's picture
Michael Sarratt 6 years 34 weeks ago
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Thom,The Jones act was passed specifically to preserve the US Merchant Marine which has always been in jeopardy of disappearing completely, due to foreign flagged vessels undercutting the shipping trade. It states that vessels plying our own waters must be US flagged. This means they will be inspected for safety, proper officer training and Coast Guard licensing, and manned by unionized US Citizens. Without these safeguards, our fleet would disappear, with all the implications for trade, and national defense. Once the ships and men are gone, a key component of our transport system would be left to the tender mercies of the Greeks, Panamanians, Koreans, Chinese, etc. who already sail and control the majority of our trade.
Thanks,

Mike

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