At its recent Annual Conference in Montreal, the North American Maritime Ministry Association presented awards to Teekay Shipping Corporation and International Registries Inc.’s Clay Maitland for their distinguished efforts on behalf of seafarers. The awards were presented at NAMMA’s Banquet Dinner.
Accepting NAMMA’s “Seafarer’s Salute Award” on behalf of Teekay was Captain David Robinson, Vice President of Fleet Operations. Teekay was recognized by NAMMA for its programs and policies benefiting seafarers. Actions such as employment through direct contracts, improving living arrangements on their vessels (including free email access and the addition of Connexion, bringing vessels online and providing high speed internet
access and satellite TV), and their Seafarer Competence for Operational Excellence (SCOPE) program.
Clay Maitland was the recipient of NAMMA’s Joe R. Gerson Humanitarian Award for championing the cause of the seafarer. Clay’s activities have included a call to action for industry to implement “Good Global Citizenship”, including the development of a universal statement of commitment to seafarer safety, and the creation of a culture of inclusion by bringing the voice of the seafarer to the regulatory and corporate table.