Spare some thought for the seafarers
Journal of Commerce
By John McLaurin
August 4, 2014
Peter Tirschwell came to town last week. I've known Peter for many years, and given that he might write my obituary one day, I offered to buy him lunch.
Not having seen him for a while, once we got past insulting each other, as old friends do, the conversation settled down into a wide ranging discussion about the current state of the maritime industry, longshore contract negotiations, waterfront personalities and the like. What became clear during our conversation was Peter's commitment to seafarers and to seafarer centers around the country which provide much-needed help and assistance to those that work on board vessels.
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