Federal Maritime Commissioner

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David Jansen joins Blank Rome Government Relations

Blank Rome Government Relations LLC reports that David Jansen has joined the firm as a senior advisor in its Washington, D.C., office. Jansen most recently served as the Democratic staff director for

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Republican designated Acting Chairman of FMC

JANUARY 31, 2017 — In a reshuffle at the Federal Maritime Commission, Michael A. Khouri of Kentucky was designated Acting Chairman of the Commission on January 23, 2017 by President Trump. Acting

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FMC gives its OK to Ocean Alliance

OCTOBER 22, 2016 — The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has concluded its review of the proposed Ocean Alliance, FMC Agreement No. 012426, allowing it to become effective on Monday, October 24, 2016.

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FMC Commissioner Doyle’s statement on El Faro disappearance

The ship was enroute from Jacksonville, FL to San Juan, PR. On Monday, four days after the ship vanished, the Coast Guard concluded it sank near the Bahamas in about 15,000 feet of water. One unidentified body in a survival suit was spotted, and the search continues for the other 32 crew members. The search continues today.

 Commissioner Doyle sailed as an engineer aboard the SS Mayaguez on the Philadelphia – Jacksonville – San Juan trade route in 2001. Doyle issued the following statement today:

“I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the employees, contractors, families and friends of TOTE Maritime, including my brothers and sisters of the Seafarers International Union and the American Maritime Officers Union, on the recent disappearance at sea of the vessel El Faro. I am praying for the safe rescue of any survivors, as well as for those who have passed.

“It is with a heavy heart that my deepest sympathies are extended.

 A Mariners Version of Psalm 23:
The Lord is my pilot; I shall not drift.
He lights me across the dark waters. He steers me through deep channels.
He keeps my log.
He guides me by the star of Holiness for His name’s sake.
As I sail through the storms and tempests of life, I will dread no danger, for You are
near me; Your love and care shelter me.
You quieten the waves with oil, my ship rides calmly.
The Lord looks over me while waiting at sea for a safe harbor
And at the end of my voyage, I shall rest in the port of my Lord.”