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American Equity Safety Awards Announced

The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU) 2011 Safety Awards were presented at the annual American Longshore Mutual Association (ALMA) Conference in Grand Cayman on July 30, 2012.   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 each calendar year. The award is an acknowledgement that these companies are leaders in the most important aspect of business operation – protecting employees from injury or death.  This is the one effort that should lead all others as businesses strive for improved results and better performance.    Three safety award winners are presented in both the marine cargo handling and shipyard industries:   Marine Cargo Handling: International Transportation Service, Inc. Marine Cargo Handling: Levin Enterprises, Inc. Marine Cargo Handling: Schaefer Stevedoring, Inc. Shipyard Safety Award: Signal International, LLC    Shipyard Safety Award: Candies Shipbuilders, LLC Shipyard Safety Award: Signet Maritime Corporation


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


USACE Earns Safety Award

A record low accident rate and a command-wide emphasis on safety helped the USACE earn the 1998 Chief of Staff of Army's Major Army Command (MACOM) Safety Award. USACE, one of only two commands to earn the 1998 award, has earned it three of the past four years. The award recognizes the continued improvement of the USACE safety record in FY 98. In FY 98, there were no accidental federal employee fatalities during normal duty hours, and only 470 lost-time injuries and illnesses


Goben Named First PVA Safety Award Recipient

Captain Richard Goben, Hornblower Events & Cruises, San Diego, CA has been awarded the Passenger Vessel Association and the Passenger Vessel Foundation’s first recipient of the Roger Murphy National Marine Safety Award. He was nominated by his employer, California-based Hornblower Events & Cruises. Goben was chosen over several other, well-qualified candidates by PVA's Safety & Security Committee. Ray Lyman, Chairman of the Safety Committee


Offshore Vessel Operators Gain International Safety Award

North Star Vessel: Photo courtesy Craig Group

North Star Shipping gains International Safety Award from the British Safety Council North Star Shipping has received a prestigious international award from one of the world's leading health and safety training, advisory and audit bodies. Following rigorous assessment by an independent adjudication panel the British Safety Council has bestowed its International Safety Award on North Star Shipping for the eleventh consecutive year.


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.


Lloyd’s Register Wins Safety Award

Lloyd’s Register has won an award from BP for achieving a two-year safety record on its BP Independent Inspection Authority contract (BP IIA). Gael Lewis, Lloyd’s Register’s Director of Energy & Transportation received the award from Scott Urban, Group Vice President of BP's North Sea operations, at a regular UK safety forum involving the senior management of all BP's contractors. Gary Cruden, Lloyd’s Register’s BP Project Manager said: “The award reflects a lot of hard work by all involved


PD Logistics Awarded Safety Honor

The North Lincolnshire Health & Safety Group has presented PD Logistics, part of the PD Ports Group, with its annual Health and Safety award, recognizing the Company’s commitment to the highest levels of health and safety. The main award was presented to Jim French, director & general manager for PD Logistics, in recognition of the company’s continued commitment to improving competence levels and the raising of its health & safety standards


Bollinger Wins Signal Safety Award

Bollinger Shipyards president and CEO, Donald “Boysie” Bollinger, won the 2011 Executive Leadership Safety Award by Signal Mutual Indemnity Association. The award, which is Signal’s highest honor, was presented at the Signal Mutual Board of Directors meeting held on January 20, 2012 in Vail, Colorado. Bollinger was selected from the more than two hundred Signal Mutual Members based upon a number of factors including safety contributions to the industry


Stork Technical Services Wins ‘Ideas in Safety Prize’

Neal Stone, director of policy and communications for the British Safety Council, with Pete Sheves, general manager of on-site machining & bolting for Stork Technical Services, being presented with the £5,000 winner’s check by Les Linklater, team lead for Step Change in Safety and Robert Paterson, health and safety director for Oil & Gas UK. (Photo: Stork).

Stork Technical Services has won the first ever ‘Ideas in Safety’ prize at this year’s UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards. Stork’s on-site machining & bolting team received the award for its innovative hot bolt clamp system, which enables the safe removal and replacement of corroded bolts on live flanged connections which have eight bolts or less. The award recognizes an individual or team working on a UKCS offshore facility who have developed an original


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


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

Photo courtesy of KVH

“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


Crowley Closes $1 Billion Newbuild Program with Liberty Christening

Photo: Crowley

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


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


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


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


 
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