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COMSAT Mobile Honored For Maritime Safety

COMSAT Mobile Communications (CMC) was honored with the Maritime Safety Award at the Seaman's Church Institute's 24th Annual Silver Bell Awards Dinner in New York City on June 14. The plaque, mounted on a large life ring, cites CMC and vigilant earth station operators, "For an abiding commitment to professionalism and innovative approaches to maritime safety." In addition to noting CMC's variety of data, high-speed data and voice mobile satellite communications services, the Maritime Safety Award also recognized CMC's operators and their ability to respond effectively in emergency situations. Traditionally, the Seaman's Church Institute Maritime Safety Award is presented to groups or individuals at the Silver Bell Awards dinner in recognition of a specific event, such as a rescue or dedicated commitment to the industry, This year, however, the interest in CMC was attributed to several media stories of the company's involvement in sea rescues, including the December 2000 report of the rescue of the 34 crewmembers aboard the SeaBreeze I, which sank in rough seas several hundred miles off the coast of Virginia. CMC operator Eileen Joyce's initiative in establishing communications with the U.S. Coast Guard and the sinking trip proved to be the critical link in getting Coast Guard rescue personnel to the ship in time to save the crew.


LR North America Earns Safety Award

Lloyd’s Register North America, Inc. has received the 2004-2005 Industry Leader Safety Award in the Maritime Services category from Signal Mutual Indemnity Association. LRNA was selected from 200 member companies for the quality of its internal safety programmes and its exemplary safety record.


Carl Vinson Earns the 2006 Admiral Vern Clark Safety Award

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) "Gold Eagle" was awarded the 2006 Admiral Vern Clark Safety award during a ceremony in Washington D.C., April 3. Carl Vinson’s Commanding Officer, Capt. Ted Carter, received the award from the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Honorable Donald Winter. “This award is a centerpiece of our mission,” said Carter, “because it’s not only a safety award, it’s an operations award.”


Double Triumph for Stork Technical Services

Stork Technical Services, a global provider of knowledge-based asset integrity management services for the oil and gas, chemical and power sectors, won two awards at this year’s U.K. Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards. Marc Brankin, Scaffold Chargehand for Stork won The Most Promising Individual category. Stork and bSolutions at Banff and Buchan College jointly won the Innovation in Safety award for establishing an industry-first Temporary Refuge (TR) Testing City and Guilds


Foss Awarded Jones F. Devlin Safety Awards

Paul Stevens and  Susan Hayman of Foss accepting the awards

The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) recognized the Foss family of companies for their commitment to safety by granting Jones F. Devlin Awards to 81 of their tugs and manned barges.   Eight-one Foss vessels were recognized at the CSA's Annual Safety Awards Luncheon held in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 23, 2013. Altogether, the Foss vessels achieved the equivalent of 463 years without a lost-time injury.  


Maritime Safety Awards Announced

Pictured Left to Right: Mike Lapeyrouse (AEU), Otto Candies, Jr. (Candies Shipbuilding), Perry Triche (US United Bulk Terminals), Coach Gene Stallings, Bill Hardy (Beacon Maritime), John Bullock (Willis of AL representing Signal International), Jimmy Burgin (AEU)

On July 29, 2013, The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU) presented the 2012 Safety Awards at the annual American Longshore Mutual Association (ALMA) Conference in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, where Coach Gene Stallings was the keynote speaker. The awards are given each year to the best performing ALMA members nationwide and are based on the number of accidents and the severity of accidents for the calendar year.


Bisso Marine Safety Award Winner

Photo courtesy Bisso Marine

Bisso Marine, a provider of energy and maritime support services, announced that Taylor King is the winner of the annual Bisso Marine Safety Award Drawing. King was selected from a pool of 220 eligible employees. To be eligible for the drawing, an employee must be employed by the company for the entire calendar year without having had an accident, safety infraction, negative performance review or disciplinary write-up


Northern Offshore Receives Major Industry Health and Safety Accolade

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Northern Offshore, Ltd (“Northern Offshore”), operator of production and drilling vessels for the global offshore oil and gas industry, will be presented with a major safety accolade at the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards, later this year. The company’s Energy Enhancer – a jack up rig designed specifically for harsh environments like those found in the North Sea – has been recognised with a Gold award as a result of Northern Offshore’s


Bollinger Receives the SCA “Award For Excellence in Safety”

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Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. was awarded the 2011 “Award for Excellence in Safety” by the Shipbuilders Council of America for the seventh consecutive year.    With focused efforts of continuous improvement, they also earned the 2011 SCA “Award for Improvement in Safety”. On April 24, 2012, The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) presented the award during the association’s Spring General Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C


SBM and MSTS/Falck Safety Services Malaysia Announced Winners

Conference chair Gordon Ballard presents the award for OPITO Training Provider of the Year to MSTS/Falck Safety Services Malaysia.

The winners of OPITO’s annual global oil and gas workforce safety awards have been announced in the presence of Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, the Minister of Energy for the United Arad Emirates. SBM and MSTS/Falck Safety Services Malaysia were yesterday (Tuesday, November 19) named Employer of the Year and Training Provider of the Year respectively at the OPITO Safety and Competency Conference in Abu Dhabi. The global annual awards recognizes companies that best demonstrate their


Austal USA Wins Safety Award

Austal/AEU safety award presentation: Photo credit Austal USA

Austal USA earns 3rd annual Equity Underwriters' (AEU) large shipyard safety & health award
. (AEU insures 68 shipyards nationwide). AEU has honored Austal USA, a member of the American Longshore Mutual Association (ALMA), with the presentation of their 2012 Safety and Health Award for a


Hornblower’s Captain Goben Named “Maritime Person of the Year”

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The International Propeller Club honors Captain Goben in recognition for his service to the maritime industry Captain Richard Goben, Port Captain of Hornblower Cruises & Events in San Diego, received an international maritime award at the 87th Annual Convention and Maritime Industry


Ocean Safety Wins UK Defense Contract

Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer

Independent safety supplier Ocean Safety has been awarded a four year contract with the U.K.’s Ministry of Defense (MOD). This contract will see Ocean Safety continue to supply, service and repair their commercial liferafts and DBC marine evacuation systems.


KVH Film Considered for Maritime Safety Award

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“The Human Element,” produced by KVH Media Group under the TRAININGlink brand, is a finalist in the “Safety at Sea” category of the Seatrade Awards. KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) is pleased to announce that its 2013 film “The Human Element” has been


TAS wins Offshore Achievement Award for Safety Innovation

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Houlder and BMT Nigel Gee announced that their jointly developed Turbine Access System (TAS) has won the Safety Innovations Award at the 27th Offshore Achievement Awards organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Aberdeen Section.


Austal USA Earns Safety Excellence Award

Austal USA President, Craig Perciavalle: Photo credit Austal USA

The Shipbuilders’ Council of America (SCA) has awarded Austal the 2012 SCA Award for Excellence in Safety. This honor is awarded to the shipyard members of the Association with the lowest total recordable incidence rates (TRIR) based on a quarterly injury and illness survey conducted by the


Crowley Closes $1 Billion Newbuild Program with Liberty Christening

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Eleven years after the launch of its first Articulated Tug-Barge (ATB), Crowley Maritime Corporation christened its 17th ATB, the Liberty/750-3, yesterday at the VT Halter Marine Shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. The tugboat and 330,000-barrel petroleum tank barge are the final vessels to be built in


ClassNK Receives Safety at Sea Award

Noboru Ueda Receiving Safety At Sea Award. Photo: ClassNK

ClassNK received the Safety at Sea Award at the Seatrade Awards 2013 held at Guildhall, City of London on May 10 for its efforts to improve the safety of nickel ore carriage.This marks the first time that ClassNK has received an award at the Seatrade Awards


Conrad Shipyards Earn Two Safety Awards

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Conrad Shipyard, L.L.C. has received the 2012 Award for Excellence in Safety as well as the Award for improvement in Safety by the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA). Conrad was one of only five member organizations to receive both awards


Bollinger Wins 8th Consecutive SCA Safety Award

Chris Bollinger, Executive VP of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., (center) accepts the 2102 Award for Excellence in Safety from SCA Manager Government Affairs, Ian Bennitt (left), and SCA President, Matthew Paxton.

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. was awarded the 2012 “Award for Excellence in Safety” by the Shipbuilders Council of America for the eighth consecutive year.   On April 11, 2013, The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) presented the “Award for Excellence in Safety” to


Expro Receives Ninth Safety Award from RoSPA

David Ford, Expros group HSEQ manager

International oilfield services company, Expro, has been recognized for the ninth consecutive year by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for its outstanding global safety record.   Expro has been awarded a RoSPA Commendation for excellence in health and safety at


Crowley Tugboat Crew Commended by CSA

Crowley tugboat award ceremony: Photo credit Crowley Maritime

The Crowley Maritime Corp. tugboat 'Explorer' has been awarded a letter of commendation from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) for assisting a stricken vessel 30 miles west of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, in December. Crowley crewmembers quickly responded to the 20-foot vessel


Australian Reef Pilots Win Safety Award

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Australian Reef Pilots (ARP) and its technology suppliers have won an international award for technology which improves safety and efficiency for shipping on the Great Barrier Reef. In a combined submission with VoyageBank and SevenCs, ARP was awarded the IHS Safety at Sea 2013 Award (Systems


Stork Celebrates Safety at REACH Awards

(From left to right) Gerard Rohan, SVP – Continental Europe, and Bill Abbott, Group Scaffold Manager, who collected the ‘Safety Innovation’ award on behalf of the Scaffold Design Team, with Mike Mann, SVP – Global HSSEQ (all Stork Technical Services)

Stork Technical Services, a global provider of asset integrity management services for the oil and gas, chemical and power sectors, celebrated a year of outstanding safety performance at its first global REACH Annual Safety Awards (Thursday, June 20).


AMS Safety Awards Recipients for 2013

American Maritime Safety, Inc. (AMS) announced that the Houston Pilots Association, Maersk Line, Limited, Un-Cruise Adventures and The Vane Brothers Company would be the recipients of the 2013 AMS Safety Awards. AMS is a nonprofit maritime trade association


 
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