Suez Employs First U.S. Mariners Under MARAD Agreement

Platts LNG Daily [subscription required] reports that Suez LNG is now using U.S. mariners aboard one of its LNG carriers, the Suez Matthew, pursuant to an agreement between the company and MARAD. U.S. Maritime Administrator Sean Connaughton and Suez’s president and chief executive Clay Harris both expressed their enthusiasm for the program. According to Platts, Suez hopes U.S. mariners comprise 10% of its remaining LNG vessels crews by 2012.

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