TAX CONFERENCE

The recently enacted "American Jobs Creation Act" gives significant tax breaks to a number of U.S. industries--including shipping.

MARINE LOG and BLANK ROME will present a senior level seminar CHANGES IN U.S. TAXATION OF SHIPPING INCOME in Stamford, Conn. on April 5 & 6, 2004

Make sure you know how the new tax rules work!

March 1, 2005

Silver Bell for CMA

The Seamen's Church Institute has announced that the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) will be the recipient of the 2005 Silver Bell at the 28th Annual Silver Bell Awards Dinner on Thursday, June 9 at Chelsea Piers in New York City. Last year, close to 1,000 people attended.

"CMA, through its member services and first-rate conferences, has greatly advanced the timely, and important, consideration of issues affecting the worldwide maritime industry. Its efforts have led to a greater understanding of how the shipping community, governments and the public can work together for the benefit of all," said the Rev. Dr. Jean R. Smith, Executive Director of the Seamen's Church Institute.

For more information about attending the awards dinner, contact Director of Special Events, Jennifer Koenig, 212/349-9090 Ext 241, jkoenig@seamenschurch.org.

Founded in 1834 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, the Seamen's Church Institute is the largest independent maritime-oriented non-profit in North America. Annually, its chaplains visit 3,400 vessels in the Port of New York and New Jersey and along 2,200 miles of America's inland waterways.

The Institute's Center for Seafarers' Rights has received international acclaim as an advocate for the world's seafarers.

SCI's Center for Maritime Education provides navigational training to nearly 1,500 mariners each year through simulator-based facilities located in New York City, Houston and Paducah, Ky

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