The US Coast Guard announced the winners of the Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Marine Environmental Protection Awards for 2006. In the large business vessels operations category, the winners are Ocean Shipholdings of Houston; Marathon Petroleum Co.
of Ashland, Kentucky
; and Matson Navigation Co. of Oakland. In the large business facility operator category, the winners are Dow Chemical Co. of Freeport, Texas; BP Cooper River of Wando, South Carolina; Odjfell Terminals of Houston; , and Todd Shipyard of Seattle. In the foreign business vessel operator category, the winner is BP Shipping of the United Kingdom. In the small business vessel operations category, the winner is US Shipping Partners of Edison, New Jersey. In the small business facility operator category, the winners are Marathon Petroleum Co. of Louisville, Kentucky and Marathon Petroleum Co. of North Bend, Ohio. In the special small business category, the winner is Southeast Petroleum Resources Organization of Ketchikan. The awards recognize vessel and facility operators who have implemented outstanding marine environmental protection programs that far exceed mere compliance with industrial and regulatory standards.
Source: HK Law