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 July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Green Marine, ACPA Partner to Reduce Environmental Footprint

Green Marine and the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the goal of jointly expanding efforts

SC Ports’ Earnings, Volumes Surpass Plans

July cargo volumes deliver strong start to new fiscal year SC Ports Authority reported 2014 fiscal year-end operating earnings of $14.3 million, 20.7 percent over the organization's financial plan.

Jacques R. Saadé Visits the CMA CGM Columba

During the CMA CGM Columba call in Beirut, Lebanon, on August 19, Jacques R. Saadé, CMA CGM Group's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, visited the 11,400 TEU ship.

Workboats

First Two Mooring Boats Launched for Port of Ras Laffan

Nakilat has celebrated the delivery of two 16-meter mooring boats built by shipbuilder Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar for towage operator Nakilat Svitzer Wijsmuller.

Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition

More than 15 tugboats are expected to participate in the Working Harbor Committee’s annual Great North River Tugboat Race and Competition Sunday, August 31 from 10 a.

Search Suspended for Man Overboard near Cedar Bayou

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Tuesday for a man who went missing after his shrimp boat overturned Monday near Cedar Bayou on the Houston Ship Channel.

News

Water Monitoring to Continue at Western Gulf Ports

A water monitoring network that helps keep port traffic moving is the responsibility of the Conrad Blucher Institute (CBI) for Surveying and Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Green Marine, ACPA Partner to Reduce Environmental Footprint

Green Marine and the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the goal of jointly expanding efforts

SC Ports’ Earnings, Volumes Surpass Plans

July cargo volumes deliver strong start to new fiscal year SC Ports Authority reported 2014 fiscal year-end operating earnings of $14.3 million, 20.7 percent over the organization's financial plan.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.1087 sec (9 req/sec)