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SLNC Magothy Featured in MSC’s Sealift

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In July, SLNC Magothy completed the Pacer Goose Sustainment Mission to Thule, Greenland for Military Sealift Command.  The SLNC Magothy and her crew transported more than 1,000 tons of critical supplies that will be used to sustain Thule Air Base throughout this year.

The crew and all involved in the mission adhered to strict COVID protocols during load out, sailing and discharge.  As Captain Noah Myrus said, “As in all aspects of life, the COVID-19 pandemic has created very difficult and unforeseeable challenges for Pacer Goose. Through the resilience and adaptability of all entities and persons involved this critical supply mission will be accomplished.” Many thanks to the Captain Myrus and the entire SLNC Magothy crew for their diligent efforts to successfully and healthily complete Pacer Goose Sustainment Mission 2020.

For more information about this important mission, read MSC’s article in the Sealift:    https://www.msc.usff.navy.mil/Portals/43/Publications/Sealift/2020/09/Sealift-2020-09.pdf

SLNC Receives NDTA Award

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Schuyler Line Navigation Company virtually attended NDTA/USTRANSCOM’s Fall meeting in October.  The conference theme ‘innovative and disruptive…20/20 vision for the future’ was well served with engaging virtual sessions and even virtual booths for attendees.  Schuyler Line Navigation Company was honored to receive the award for Corporate Distinguished Service.  We are proud to support NDTA and USTRANSCOM by providing unparalleled service to remote and austere ports around the world.

SLNC Magothy Successfully Completes Operation Pacer Goose

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SLNC Magothy recently completed Operation Pacer Goose, the annual resupply mission to Thule Air Force Base in Greenland. This year’s operation was the 68th annual resupply mission and the first Pacer Goose mission completed during a global pandemic.  All crew, stevedores, and operations personnel adhered to strict COVID-19 protocol and quarantine restrictions during the period leading up to and during loading operations to minimize the risk of community transmission of COVID-19. Operation Pacer Goose is a critical mission to deliver supplies to Thule Air Base during the few weeks of summer when sailing conditions allow a vessel to access the port. After discharging the mission critical cargo, the SLNC Magothy loaded obsolete cargo for discharge back in Virginia.  Thanks to our crew, operations personnel, stevedores, and everyone involved in the mission for their diligent efforts to ensure a safe and healthy 68th Operation Pacer Goose! For more information about the voyage, read this article.

Schuyler Services Sets Students Up For Success

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The Schuyler Services team, based at US Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB), Cuba recently completed a project to deliver, assemble, and install Smart TVs for use at the base’s school.  The W.T. Sampson school received a shipment of 52 Smart TVs and mobile stands for the 2020-2021 school year, which faced a unique logistical challenge due to COVID-19 restrictions.  The Schuyler Services team was nominated by Ecotech-Imaging, and with COVID-19 protocols in place, prepared the NSGB school for their academic year.  Schuyler Services and Schuyler Line Navigation Company team wish the students and teachers a successful school year!

 

   

Signals: Summer 2020

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We are happy to share the Summer 2020 edition of Signals. In this edition, you’ll read how our industry and company have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, gain insight into some exciting voyages for our fleet, and understand our position on racial equality.  Read now.

A Message from the Partners about Racial Equality and Social Justice

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The Partners shared the message below with all employees. (Download PDF)

Dear Employees,

Over the past many weeks, we have all witnessed the heartbreaking and tragic events across our nation that are a result of racial inequality in the United States. Today we want to address our responsibility to become actively anti-racist and what Bold Ocean plans to do to promote social justice for our Black communities and all communities of color.

As a U.S. flag shipping company, Bold Ocean and our subsidiaries have an unwavering commitment to the United States of America, and we are proud of our work in peacetime and in crisis.  Flying the American flag on our ships means we represent the American ideals of equality, and unbiased, just human rights.

Our core values are the heartbeat of our company and we must live those values.  Our focus on integrity means we have to be honest and transparent about our beliefs and, more importantly, we must act on these beliefs.  We cannot ignore the recent events of racism and the longstanding inequality and injustice that have afflicted our nation for centuries. We are committed to standing together with our employees, crew, and communities to build an equal and unprejudiced future for Black Americans and all persons of color in the United States.

We believe that Black Lives Matter and we need to do better in putting our beliefs into action.  Bold Ocean is committing to change and is donating to the organizations below that are fighting racism and leading the way for social justice.

These are only some of the critical organizations leading the fight against institutional racism and we will also match employee donations to all organizations that are advancing social justice and combatting racial inequality (details to follow).  In addition, moving forward we will invest in and require diversity and sensitivity training for all employees. We will actively speak out against bias and micro-aggressions in our own workplace. The change we need for our nation must start from within.

We are committed to listening and learning. We welcome all ideas, suggestions, and feedback as we combat racism and promote social justice and equality.  It’s time to recognize these issues and do the work necessary to ensure the promise of this nation for every American.

In justice and solidarity,

Russell Paret, Keith Zelinsky, Christopher Hughes, and Carlos Damian

SLNC Celebrates National Maritime Day!

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May 22 is National Maritime Day! Schuyler Line Navigation Company is honored to celebrate the history of the United States Merchant Marine and the brave Merchant Mariners before us who served our country during peace time and in war.

We are deeply grateful to our crew, port teams, and shoreside staff who keep our U.S. flag vessels sailing safely and efficiently, even amidst a global pandemic.  The maritime industry is more critical than ever before to our country’s economic and national security and we are so grateful for the men and women who are steadfast in their support of our industry and unwavering in their commitment to our country.

We also want to acknowledge the challenging conditions that many of our mariners are facing in the midst of COVID-19. Crew changes have been delayed, crew must quarantine before embarking and after disembarking, and many are faced with leaving their loved ones at home among uncertain circumstances.  As a company and as an industry, we are working tirelessly to find solutions to these obstacles and to keep our mariners safe and healthy.  We are humbled by their dedication to our country, to our industry, and to our company.

In honor of National Maritime Day and as a salute to our exceptional crew stationed around the world, we’d like to share the video of the SLNC Magothy’s recent voyage to McMurdo Station, Antarctica.  SLNC Magothy was chartered as part of  Military Sealift Command’s Operation Deep Freeze, the annual resupply mission for the National Science Foundation’s U.S. Antarctic Program. Watch now.  

Thank you to our crew, port teams and shoreside staff for literally going to the ends of the Earth for us.

 

Calling Antarctica

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The SLNC Magothy recently called McMurdo Station, Antarctica as part of the annual resupply mission, Operation Deep Freeze.  The vessel arrived in Antarctica via New Zealand carrying close to 5,000 metric tons of construction materials and equipment that will be used to expand and support the remote outpost of the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Cargo handlers worked around the clock to discharge the materials before dismantling the temporary pier in preparation for winter and sending the pier materials back aboard the SLNC Magothy.  The SLNC Magothy is part of the Schuyler Line fleet and is currently on charter to Military Sealift Command, supporting operations around the globe.

To read more about her voyage and Operation Deep Freeze, check out MSC’s March newsletter (page 4).  Read now.