Media Coverage

2016

Subject/Title Date Media/News source Media/News location
AMSA celebrates World Maritime Day 2016 September 29, 2016 Australian Government/
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Australia
World Maritime Day 2016 – Shipping: indispensable to the world September 29, 2016 Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide Hellenic Republic
Merchant Navy Day proclaimed to honour Canadian sailors September 3, 2016 The Chronicle Herald Halifax, NS, Canada
CTV's Matt Woodman shares the story of one Maritime merchant mariner, Earle Wagner September 3, 2016 CTV News Atlantic Halifax, NS, Canada
CTV Atlantic: Merchant Navy vet Norman Crewe September 3, 2016 CTV News Atlantic Halifax, NS, Canada
Day of the Seafarer campaign June 25, 2016 Seafarers International Union Unknown
IMO Names World Maritime Day 2016 Theme "Shipping: Indispensable to the World" January 20, 2016 Ship & Bunker World News Vancouver, BC, Canada
IMO World Maritime Day theme for 2016 is ‘Shipping: indispensable to the world January 20, 2016   International Institute of Marine Surveying United Kingdom

2015

Subject/Title Date Media/News source Media/News location
Obama commits US to maritime security (PHILIPPINE CONNECTION) November 18, 2015 TAIPEI TIMES Manila, Philippines
Obama Hones Focus on Trade, Economy at APEC Summit November 17, 2015 Voice of America News/Asia Manila, Philippines
Myrtle Beach approves new monument to honor Merchant Marine at Warbird Park November 10, 2015 Myrtle Beach On-Line United States of America
Merchant Marine: “We Deliver the Goods” November 10, 2015 Chicago Public Library United States of America
Veterans Day: Honoring The U.S. Merchant Marine November 10, 2015 The Maritime Executive United States of America
Outcry at British Legion snub to the Merchant Navy’s heroic veterans November 8, 2015 Sunday Express United Kingdom
More than labor costs sunk U.S. Merchant Marine October 19, 2015 The Seattle Times Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Asia: All Eyes on the Obama-Xi Summit September 25, 2015 Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative and The Center for Strategic and International Studies
United States of America
Defending Fort Petrie: Historic C.B. site in need of repairs
September 22, 2015 Herald News Halifax, NS, Canada
Merchant Navy Day September 6, 2015 Sailor’s Society Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Lord Mayor marks National Merchant Navy Day September 6, 2015 Liverpool Express Liverpool, England
Lord Mayor leads Liverpool's National Merchant Navy Day tributes September 6, 2015 Echo Liverpool, England
Merchant Marine vets honoured September 4, 2015 The Enterprise Bulletin Collingwood, ON, Canada
Canada Merchant Navy veterans honoured September 4, 2015 Moose Jaw Times Herald Moose Jaw, SK, Canada
Unsung war heroes hailed at Glasgow memorial September 2, 2015 Evening Times United Kingdom
Hampshire council to pay tribute to Merchant Navy August 28, 2015 Southern Daily Echo United Kingdom
Pershore to mark Merchant Navy Day August 27, 2015 Runcorn and Widnes World United Kingdom
Sheriff of Chester will raise Red Ensign flag outside Town Hall on Merchant Navy Day August 25, 2015 The Chester Chronicle United Kingdom
Metamora man calls on the government to allow veteran benefits for Merchant Marines July 27, 2015 Oakland Press United States of America
Harvey travels to D.C. in support of Merchant Mariner bill July 27, 2015 Ocala Star Banner United States of America
Merchant mariners shoot for monetary compensation July 26, 2015 Pensacola News Journal United States of America
Honoring World War II Merchant Marine Veterans | Commentary June 17, 2015 ROLL CALL United States of America
California congresswoman seeks cash for unsung WWII Merchant Marine vets May 27, 2015 AL.COM United States of America
 70 years celebration of Battle of the Atlantic during second world war May 22, 2015 Global News (Video) Ottawa, ON, Canada
Port Of Hueneme Celebrates National Maritime Day World Trade Week Event May 21, 2015 PRWEB United States of America
The Sinking of the Lusitania 7 May 1915 May 7, 2015 War and Security Blog Unknown
Respect paid to Battle of Atlantic     May 3, 2015 The Ottawa Sun Ottawa, ON, Canada
Cape Bretoners remember the Battle of the Atlantic May 3, 2015 Cape Breton Post Sydney, Cape Breton, NS, Canada
Prime Minister Inaugurates Merchant Navy Week 2015 March 20, 2015 Unknown India
MSC Commander Underscores Navy Support for Merchant Marine April 22, 2015 International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots United States of America
Richard Raymond of Hampton, U.S. Merchant Marine April 16, 2015 New Hampshire Union Leader United States of America
U.S. Merchant Marine in serious decline April 16, 2015 American Shipper United States of America

2014

Subject/Title Date Media/News source Media/News location
All Merchant Marines deserve recognition October 29, 2014 Military Press United States of America
Paying Tribute to Forgotten Merchant Navy Men September 3, 2014 Cape Breton Star Sydney, Cape Breton, NS, Canada
WW2 Merchant Mariners gather for last time in Halifax September 3, 2014 CBC News/ Nova Scotia Halifax, NS, Canada
Back to Basics: Restoring the United States Merchant Marine September 2014 U.S. Naval Institute (Blog) United States of America
Numbers dwindling, local Merchant Marine vets will meet one last time May 23, 2014 Pioneer Press United States of America
Full speed ahead on National Maritime Day May 22, 2014 THE HILL United States of America
America Celebrates National Maritime Day, Honoring Our Fallen Heroes From Our U.S. Merchant Marine May 22, 2014 Navy Live United States of America
Battle of the Atlantic Parade and Ceremonies To Be Held On Vancouver Island May 20, 2014 The Ottawa Citizen Ottawa, ON, Canada
Restoring Savannah to National Maritime Day May 18, 2014 SERVICE ACADEMY FORUMS United States of America
Battle of the Atlantic remembered -- 71st anniversary of the longest battle of the Second World War commemorated May 4, 2014 CBC News—Nova Scotia Halifax, NS, Canada
Battle of the Atlantic Remembered May 4, 2014 Herald News Halifax, NS, Canada
U.S. Military’s Reliance on Merchant Marine Remains Strong February 19, 2014 World Maritime News United States of America

2013

Subject/Title Date Media/News source Media/News location
Joy of Merchant Marine's visit to SS 'American Victory' ends in sorrow December 20, 2013 Tampa Bay Times United States of America
Jack Stapleton: So long sailor November 21, 2013 Metroland Media Collingwood, ON, CANADA
Newport remembers Merchant Navy's dead November 17, 2013 South Wales Argus United Kingdom
  Dwindling number of WWII merchant mariners seek recognition, compensation November 13, 2013 The Press Democrat United States of America
Unsung Heroes: Honouring the Merchant Navies of the Second World War November 10, 2013 The Oakville News Oakville, ON, Canada
Photos: Merchant Navy Veterans Day September 10, 2013 The Montreal Gazette Montreal, QC, Canada
10th anniversary of Merchant Navy Veterans Day at National War Memorial September 9, 2013 The Ottawa Citizen Ottawa, ON, Canada
10th anniversary of Merchant Navy Veterans Day at National War Memorial September 9, 2013 The Ottawa Citizen (Video) Ottawa, ON, Canada
Photos: Merchant Navy Veterans Day September 10, 2013 The Montreal Gazette Montreal, QC, Canada
Merchant navy memorial marked in Halifax September 3, 2013 CBC News/ Nova Scotia Halifax, NS, Canada
Pasadena man honored for WWII British Merchant Navy service August 22, 2013 The Baltimore Sun Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
The U.S. Merchant Marine Is Foundering. Should We Care? August 19, 2013 Supply Chain Brain (Think Tank) United States of America
Merchant Marine honored at national memorial after 70 years July 11, 2013 The American Legion United States of America
Maitland: 'We must rebuild' U.S.-flag merchant fleet April 23, 2013 The Professional Mariner United States of America

2012

Subject/Title Date Media/News source Media/News location
Merchant Marines, Unsung Heroes of World War II November 28, 2012 TURNSTYLE NEWS United States of America
Downsizing U.S. Merchant Marine Undermines Security November 6, 2012 Defence News United States of America
Britain Celebrates Merchant Navy Day September 2, 2012 NAVALTODAY.COM United Kingdom
Liverpool does Merchant Navy Day proud August 27, 2012 ECHO England
Honoring those who serve in the US Merchant Marine May 31, 2012 Fox News/Opinion United States of America
National Maritime Day offers a moment to celebrate a bright past, prepare for a brighter future May 22, 2012 United States Department of Transportation United States of America
Today is National Maritime Day May 22, 2012 Clarksville On-Line United States of America
WWII merchant mariners earned status of combat veterans for serving overseas May 22, 2012 The Oregonian United States of America
Merchant Marine veterans of World War II still waiting for full compensation decades later November 10, 2011 The Oregonian United States of America

2011

Subject/Title Date Media/News source Media/News location
Seamen archives released in time for Merchant Navy Day September 2, 2011 Metro Ottawa, ON, Canada
Merchant mariners renew push for compensation July 3, 2011 The Virginian—Pilot Norfolk, VA, United States of America

2010

Subject/Title Date Media/News source Media/News location
Merchant mariner reflects on war November 11, 2010 The Daily Herald Tribune Grand Prairie, AB, Canada
Happy Merchant Navy Day! September 3, 2010 The Old Salt Dog Australia
CFRA Late Night Counsell with John Counsell
September 2, 2010 CFRA News Talk Radio Ottawa, ON, Canada
Canada’s Merchant Navy: The Men That Saved The World July 14, 2010 Legion Magazine Ottawa, ON, Canada
Battle of the Atlantic Royal Canadian Navy 66th Anniversary. Ready aye Ready. June 29, 2010 The Guardian Montreal, QC, Canada
Britain should do more to preserve its naval heritage February 4, 2010 The Telegraph United Kingdom

2009

Subject/Title Date Media/News source Media/News location
World Maritime Day, Thinking About the Present and Our Future October 17, 2009 COAST GUARD COMPASS United States of America
Maltese plays key role in Merchant Navy Day October 16, 2009 TIMESOFMALTA.COM Australia
President Obama Declares National Maritime Day, 2009 May 20, 2009 VETERANS TODAY United States of America
Don’t Arm Merchant Marine  May 4, 2009 DoD Buzz On-Line Defence Acquisition Journal United States of America
After Maersk heroism, maybe Merchant Marine Memorial will be more than footnote April 8, 2009 Daily News United States of America
Lost At Sea April 1, 2009 SCOUTING NEW YORK (Blog) United States of America

2008

Subject/Title Date Media/News source Media/News location
Merchant Navy Day Australia - September 3 September 3, 2008 Fox Sports Pulse Australia

2005

Subject/Title Date Media/News source Media/News location
Merchant Marines Fight for Benefits November 26, 2005 MILITARY.COM United States of America