NAMEPA Announce Upcoming Conference, Awards

Press Release
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Clay Maitland: Photo credit NAMEPA

Clay Maitland, Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announces two major events.

NAMEPA’s Environmental Intelligence in Maritime Conference, will feature “Greening the Marine Transportation System”, “The Arctic”, “Safety at Sea” and “Corporate Risk Management”. 

This conference, with NAMEPA's fifth anniversary in mind, will be held on 14, November 2012, and is to be followed by NAMEPA’s 2012 Marine Environment Protection Awards honoring Maersk, NOAA, SUNY Maritime College, and the American Salvage Association (ASA).   The events will be held at Chelsea Piers’ The Lighthouse in New York.

The Environmental Intelligence in Maritime Conference will feature such internationally recognized maritime figures as Commandant Robert Papp, USCG; Clay Maitland; VADM Peter Neffenger, USCG; Dr. Steven Coan, Sea Research Foundation; Captain Rob Lorigan, Overseas Shipholding Group; Jeanne Grasso, Blank Rome; Ole Chr. Schroder, Torm; Ed Waryas, Lloyd’s Register; Karen Kokabi, Blueship/MES; Craig Carter, Thordon Bearings; George Tsavliris, Tsavliris Salvage and INTERMEPA; Alice Rogoff, Alaska Dispatch; Dave Westerholm, NOAA;VADM Brian Salerno, USCG (Ret.); Captain Cordon Loebl, USCG; Rich Pruitt, Royal Caribbean Lines; Mike Powell, Open Ocean; Dr. Robin Pitblado, DNV; RADM Duncan Smith, USCGR (Ret.); Nicky Pappadakis, HELMEPA/INTERCARGO; Jeff Pribor, GenMar; Philip Shapiro, Liberty Maritime; Gene Seroka, APL Americas; Lars Gustafson, Marsh; John Reinhart, Maersk;  and RADM Wendi Carpenter, SUNY Maritime College.

“It is both hard to believe that NAMEPA is already five years old, and equally difficult to remember a time when it was not around to be the potent force in marine environment protection that it has become”, observed Mr. Maitland.  “In such a short time, the industry has joined together in NAMEPA to “Save our Seas”, and produced remarkable educational products, alliances, activities and industry gatherings”.

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