NAMEPA Present Award to U.S. Coast Guard

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

September 21, 2009 Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announced that the United States Coast Guard is the recipient of NAMEPA’s 2009 Marine Environment Protection Award.  The award will be presented at NAMEPA’s Awards Dinner to be held in New York in conjunction with the 2009 World Maritime Day Parallel Event on October 16th. Commandant Allen will be present to accept the award.

The NAMEPA Marine Environment Protection Award is given in recognition of an individual or organization’s efforts on behalf of preserving the marine environment as exemplified by a commitment to a program which has specific objectives set for environmental performance and improvement, and which is innovative and goes beyond minimum environmental compliance.  Eligible candidates include members of the commercial maritime industry, government agencies, and individuals.

“The United States Coast Guard has demonstrated such a commitment on behalf of the marine environment, and has been proactive in protecting the health of our seas” stated Mr. Maitland.  “We are pleased to recognize such an able, and distinguished, partner in working to ‘Save our Seas’”.

The first NAMEPA Marine Environment Protection Award was presented last year posthumously to the founder of the MEPA movement, George P. Livanos who created HELMEPA 27 years ago due to his interest and concern for the marine environment.

Highlights from performance measures show that  in 2008 the United States Coast Guard conducted over 11,000 Port State Control Examination, which included examination of Ballast Water for elimination of aquatic nuisance species, testing Oil Water Separators so no oil is discharged into the ocean as well as other pollution prevention and vessel safety activities; investigated almost 4,000 pollution incidents; conducted nearly 17,000 facility safety inspection and 20,000 container inspections; and incorporated M/V COSCO BUSAN Incident Specific Preparedness Report (ISPR) lessons learned into an improved response policy, which aligns response planning at local, state, and Federal levels.

(www.namepa.net)

Maritime Reporter July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Environmental

Thordon Bearings Secures AK Ferry Contract

Thordon Bearings has received an order to supply its COMPAC system to two Alaska Ferry newbuilds under construction at the Vigor Industrial shipyard in Ketchikan, Alaska.

Cruise Industry Wins Key Norovirus Judgment

In what is being seen as a landmark decision, Hill Dickinson is the first law firm to have successfully defended a UK class action case involving a Norovirus outbreak onboard a cruise liner.

Shell Moves Ahead in Arctic with Exploratory Well

Shell Oil's icebreaker MSV Fennica weaved through nine remaining protesters hanging from the St. Johns Bridge and made its way toward the Pacific Ocean.   Authorities

Coast Guard

DHS, Postal Service to Dedicate USCG Forever Stamp

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Postal Service leaders are scheduled to dedicate the United States Coast Guard Forever stamp during a ceremony Tuesday at Coast Guard Headquarters.

Three Rescued on Lake Tahoe

The Coast Guard and multiple agencies rescued three people Wednesday evening after they were reported missing on Lake Tahoe. At 9:45 p.m., Coast Guard Sector

Activists Block Shell's Arctic Drilling Quest

Greenpeace protestors dangling from a bridge on Thursday in Portland, Oregon, halted an icebreaker that Royal Dutch Shell needs in northern Alaska before it can

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1326 sec (8 req/sec)