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.

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