USCG Accepts Benkert Award Nominees

Thursday, August 11, 2005
The U.S. Coast Guard is soliciting for applications for the biennial Rear Admiral William M. Benkert, Marine Environmental Protection Award for Excellence. The program recognizes corporations and businesses involved in marine facility or vessel operations that have demonstrated sustained excellence and outstanding achievement in protecting the marine environment. It also encourages innovations in operations, maintenance, cargo handling, refueling, training, and provides a means for award recipients to share their successful methods and techniques with others in industry. Applications will be accepted from December 01, 2005 to March 31, 2006. Log into the award website at award/overview.htm to receive information on the application process. If you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact the program coordinator LT Alexis Tune at (202) 267-0426 or via e-mail:

The 2004 Benkert Award presentations were held during the American Petroleum Institute (API) Tanker Conference in San Diego, CA on June 28, 2004. We are pleased to announce the 2006 award presentations will once again be presented during the API Tanker Conference at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, CA from June 27-29, 2006.

2004 Award Recipients

Gold: Alaska Tanker Co. Beaverton, OR

International Maritime Transportation/Exxon Mobil, UK

Portland Pipe Line Co., South Portland, ME

Southeast Petroleum Resources Organization, Inc., Ketchikan, AK

Silver: Canal Barge Co., New Orleans, LA

SeaRiver Maritime, Houston, TX

Marathon Ashland Petroleum,LLC., Russell KY

Bronze: Todd Pacific Shipyards, Corp., Seattle WA

Honorable Mention: Ocean Shipholdings, Houston, TX

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