American Maritime Officer: February 2020

AMO-contracted company successfully conducts sea trials for newest Jones Act vessel built, delivered by NASSCO

The 870-foot M/V Lurline, the newest Jones Act cargo ship built and delivered by General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, Calif., underwent sea trials conducted by AMO-contracted company Cetacean Marine in November 2019. The sea trial team, composed of American Maritime Officers and Seafarers International Union members, included AB June, AB Esteban Ugate, AB Markee Meggs, Captain Douglas Voss, Chief Mate John Radcliff, Second Mate Daniel Tutin, Third Mate Taylor Dial and Bosun Ali Quarish. "The shipyard was very pleased with the level of professionalism and experience of the ship's crew. The ship's crew spent a lot of time maneuvering around the heavy presence of U.S. Navy ships also conducting their own operations, including the aircraft carrier the USS Theodore Roosevelt, among many other destroyers, support vessels and low flying helicopters," Captain Voss noted.