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ITOPF Joins NAMEPA in Goal to “Save the Seas”

August 23, 2013

Dr. Karen Purnell, ITOPF Managing Director

Dr. Karen Purnell, ITOPF Managing Director

Founding Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announced today that ITOPF (The International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Limited) has joined NAMEPA.  They join other industry associations who support NAMEPA’s efforts to “Save the Seas.”

Dr. Karen Purnell, ITOPF’s Managing Director said, “ITOPF is delighted to become a member of NAMEPA and join many international industry partners in supporting the common goal to “Save the Seas.”   Many of the principles and aspirations of the two organizations are closely aligned.  ITOPF’s involvement with NAMEPA is an excellent opportunity to help promote effective response to marine spills of oil and chemicals.”

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) was officially launched in 2007.  It is a marine industry-led initiative that engages marine businesses, government and the public to “Save the Seas” by promoting sound environmental practices.  NAMEPA operates as a nongovernmental organization committed to preserving the marine environment through educating seafarers, port communities and students about the need, and strategies, for protecting this important global resource.”

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