Bouchard to Receive Tug & Barge Safety Award
Independently-owned oceangoing petroleum barge company Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. will be honored by nonprofit maritime trade association American Maritime Safety, Inc. (AMS) with the 2014 AMS Tug & Barge Safety Award.
The Tug & Barge Award, which recognizes the implementation of outstanding compliance programs that serve to enhance crewmember efficiency and the safe operation of tug and barge vessels in the U.S. coastal waters, will be given out at AMS’ annual membership meeting and safety awards luncheon on October 23, 2014 in New York.
“It is a great honor to be recognized by American Maritime Safety,” said Morton S. Bouchard III, President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. “Bouchard Transportation recognizes safety as the most important service we can provide our customers, our crews and our environment. As part of our commitment to uphold safety in all aspects of our operation, Bouchard Transportation maintains compliance with all key regulations including ISM Code, American Waterways Operators Responsible Carrier Program, OPA-90 and the guidelines set forth by the U.S. Coast Guard. We also participate in TMSA2 and SIRE to routinely assess safety protocols and ensure best practice guidelines.”