Replace the Empire State VI

Help us replace the Empire State VI


Early this spring, the U.S. Navy League once again partnered with the state maritime academies to host another letter-writing campaign urging the nation's members of Congress to sign a letter to the chairman and ranking member of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee in the House of Representatives.

In just two days, nearly 6,000 people wrote to their elected officials asking them to support funding for the National Security Multi-Mission Vessel program. As a result, 55 members of Congress signed onto the letter to the House appropriations committee.

There is a great deal of work going into securing replacement training vessels for all of the maritime academies. The effort can seem daunting at times, but it is encouraging to see so much support among our friends and the larger community. Together, we are doing all we can to secure the future of the U.S. merchant marine.



For more information:

Gen. McDew’s “Losing our Sea Legs”

March 2016 Letter to Congress in Support of Ship Funding

FY 2018 Letter of Support for NSMV Program

"Designing the New National Security Multi-Mission Vessel," as it appeared in the August issue of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News. Used with permission.