Today we have three U.S. flag vessels on the river, all coincidentally owned by the same company, Crowley Maritime. We’ll talk about that company a little, and what it means to run vessels in what’s called the “coastwise” or “cabotage” trade, taking domestic cargo between US ports. This trade is the special province of vessels regulated under the Jones Act, a 1920 law designed to protect the US merchant fleet from being replaced by foreign flag ships.