WCI to Receive Samuel Plimsoll Award

MaritimeProfessional.com
Friday, February 21, 2014

Waterways Council, Inc. was chosen by the editors of Professional Mariner magazine as this year’s recipient of the Samuel Plimsoll Award for Outstanding Service by an Organization. This award recognizes organizations that “may have been instrumental in changing technology, policy or procedure to help prevent future accidents and loss of life.”

WCI’s nomination was based on its mission to help achieve higher funding levels for the Army Corps of Engineers’ work to maintain and modernize the vital lock and dam infrastructure on the inland waterways system, ultimately make the operating environment safer for mariners.

The award is named for Samuel Plimsoll (1824-1898), a member of Parliament in Britain who fought against unsafe maritime industry practices, especially the overloading of ships. His efforts led to passage of the Unseaworthy Ships Bill in 1878, which required ships to have marks indicating safe load lines.The Plimsoll marks on ships today are an enduring testimony to his tireless pursuit of safety at sea. Since 2001, Professional Mariner has presented its Plimsoll Awards to individuals and organizations that embody the spirit of Samuel Plimsoll.


The award will be presented to WCI’s Chairman Matt Woodruff on March 18 in Stamford, Connecticut.

“WCI and its many operators, shippers, labor, port, conservation and agriculture group members are honored to be selected to receive the distinguished Plimsoll Award this year. Modern and efficient infrastructure on our nation’s waterways facilitate a safer operating environment for mariners, as well as promote exports, create jobs, and keep America’s essential commodities moving,” said Michael Toohey, WCI President/CEO.

waterwayscouncil.org
 

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

People & Company News

Georgia Hooks Trident Seafoods

Trident Seafoods has opened a $40 million production and distribution center in Carrollton, Ga., providing 175 full-time jobs and the capacity to produce 50,000

Intermarine Opens Office in Ecuador

Intermarine, LLC, a transporter of project, breakbulk and heavylift cargo, announced it has opened an office in Quito, Ecuador.   The new office will operate

Harkand: Expanding the Fleet, Growing a Global Business

International inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) company Harkand aims to be a $1 billion company. MR’s Tom Mulligan recently met with John Reed, the company’s CEO,

Workboats

MN 100: ContainerTug B.V.

The Company: ContainerTug B.V. is a specialized Dutch naval design engineering and construction company with a strong focus on developing workboats and the evaluation

MN 100: Bordelon Marine

The Company: Founded in 1979, Bordelon Marine is a leading provider of Marine Transportation services operating in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world. The

MN 100: Bouchard Transportation

The Company: Bouchard Transportation’s history dates back to its incorporation in 1918 by founder, Capt. Fred Bouchard, the youngest tugboat captain in the Port of New York.

News

Titanic's Last Luncheon Menu Heading to Auction

More than a century after first-class passengers aboard the ill-fated Titanic ate grilled mutton chops and custard pudding in an elaborate dining room, the ship's

Georgia Hooks Trident Seafoods

Trident Seafoods has opened a $40 million production and distribution center in Carrollton, Ga., providing 175 full-time jobs and the capacity to produce 50,000

Hurricane Fred Strengthens in Eastern Atlantic

Hurricane Fred strengthened early Monday in the eastern Atlantic as it approached the Cape Verde Islands, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika brought flooding to parts of South Carolina,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
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: 0.7147 sec (1 req/sec)