Commandant Presents Rear Adm. William M. Benkert Awards

Monday, June 23, 2008

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen will honor the recipients of the 2008 Biennial, Rear Adm. William M. Benkert, Marine Environmental Award for Excellence by presenting the awards during an American Petroleum Institute luncheon in .

Recipients of the awards include:

Osprey Award -- Dow Chemical Company of

Gold Award -- Alaska Chadux Corporation, , , and Foss Maritime Company,

Silver Award -- U.S. Shipping Partners L.P., , , American Commercial Lines Inc., , , and Marathon   Petroleum, , , and Marathon Petroleum company LLC,

Bronze Award -- APL Maritime, Ltd., , , APL Maritime, Ltd., , , and Marathon Petroleum,

Honorable Mention -- Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation, Seattle, and SeaRiver Maritime Inc., .

The award recognizes maritime industry businesses and corporations involved in marine facility or vessel operations that have demonstrated sustained excellence and outstanding achievement in protecting the marine environment.  The award program also encourages innovations in operations, maintenance, cargo handling, refueling, training and the sharing of best practices throughout the industry.

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