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Marine Science Projects Competition
Click here for details of the Marine Science Projects Competition
Did you participate in Science Fair(s) individually or in a team of up to three persons, or participate in experimental science or engineering projects in 2013 involving Marine Sciences? If so, please send a project abstract of 300 words or less and a technical paper describing your project. It will be considered for special awards. Papers and abstracts will be accepted from August 1 to September 15, 2013.
Click here for a list of winners from the 2012 Marine Science Projects Competition
ABS Releases Exhaust Gas Scubber Advisory
ABS, a leading provider of maritime classification services, announces the release of the ABS Advisory on Exhaust Gas Scrubber Systems, which will aid vessel owners and operators in assessing the viability of utilizing exhaust scrubbers to meet current and forthcoming environmental requirements. Click here to read the ABS Advisory on Exhaust Gas Scrubber Systems.
Major ocean shipper finds slower speeds drop emissions and create profits
Maersk Line, the world's largest container shipper, reached its target to cut CO2 emissions by 25 percent eight years ahead of schedule by sailing its ships at slower speeds, minimizing engine idling, and reducing capacity, the Danish company said. Click here to read the March 26, 2013 ClimateWire article.
Maersk Line, Limited named 2012 recipient of NAMEPA's Corporate Marine Environment Protection Award.
Click here to read how Maersk Limited is reducing emissions as described in its 2012 Sustainability Report.
SPECIAL 5TH ANNIVERSARY NEWSLETTER:
Chairman's report, Conference and Awards Dinner - November, 2012
A Two-Part Interview with Clay Maitland
PART ONE: “Our marine environment faces threats from overexploitation of resources, coastal development and oil spills, but perhaps the biggest concern to its health is global climate change.” Click here to see the article in PDF format.
Click here to read the article on the Research Europe website.
PART TWO: “We consider it our responsibility to bring regulators and the regulated together for constructive dialogue and planning. What is important is the work of the International Maritime Organization (the United Nations maritime agency), the current negotiations on air emissions, and the domestic legislation of the North American nations themselves — not to mention their member states and provinces — in helping to achieve our objectives.” Click here to see the article in PDF format.
SUBSCRIBE: Click here to subscribe for free to Research Europe's International Innovation publication.
NAMEPA 5th Anniversry Conference Resources
A summary of the conference, plus videos, photos, and slideshows.
Skuld Magazine, December, 2012
The entire issue of the Beacon addressed environmental concerns, including an article about NAMEPA on its fifth anniversary.
CT&T Bisso becomes T&T Salvage
New logo and name, but same great people and service. Click here to learn more about the name change to T&T Salvage, LLC, the new name of what was T&T BISSO.
Lessons (and Memories) of the Titanic, 1912-2012
World Maritime Day Observance, "TITANIC AND THE ARCTIC", Banff, Alberta, September 17, 2012. Click here to read Clay Maitland's observations of the wreck of the Titantic and how it has affeected our understanding of maritime safety near arctic waters.
High School Boys and Girls Study at Maritime School
Baltimore and New York City students studied at the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College campus.
VADM Brian Salerno (Ret.) joins NAMEPA Board of Directors
Click here to learn more about this new NAMEPA board member.
NAMEPA and ASA to award marine science prizes
Call for High School and Undergraduate Science Project Papers: Did you participate in Science Fair(s) individually or in a team of up to three persons, participate in experimental science, or engineering projects in 2012 involving Marine Sciences? If so, we invite you to send us a project abstract of 300 words or less and a technical paper describing your project for consideration of special awards to be presented by the Education Committees of the American Salvage Association (ASA) and the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA). Your project will be evaluated by both associations for awards with one submission. Papers and abstracts will be accepted from August 1, 2012 - September 15, 2012. Winners will be notified on or before October 15, 2012. Click here to learn more about these marine science awards.
Click here to see the Marine Sciences Competition press release.
Deepwater Containment Exercise Initiated in the Gulf of Mexico
Safety is the top priority of the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement in regulating the oil and gas industry. Click here to read more about this containment exercise.
Update on North American Emission Control Area Enforcement and Fuel Availability Guidance
New Development: Enforcement of the North American Emission Control Area ("ECA") begins August 1, 2012. All vessels subject to MARPOL, with certain exceptions, will be required... [READ MORE...]
Seawater Lubricated Propeller Shaft Bearings – Eliminating a Source of Oil Pollution from Ships
Propeller shaft bearings can be lubricated with seawater rather than using oil-based lubicants.
Commencement Address Video
Captain Mark Kelly's truly inspirational commencement address at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy on June 18.
Kids Create Posters for Art Contest
Click here to see the Art Contest winning entires and some letters from the winners.
Articles in Lloyd's List of June 11, 2012
"Shipping must shake apathy over green regulations," says Carleen Lyden-Kluss, NAMEPA executive director. In another article, Blank Rome partner Jeanne Grasso argues that ignorance and poor paperwork behind US eco-prosecutions. Another article questions whether non-compliance with environmental regulations is simply a question of money.
INTERMEPA Discusses World Issues
InterMEPA, June, 2012 press release from Athens, Greece.
World Maritime Day
Video and text from NAMEPA's observation.
APL receives Coast Guard award
Global container carrier APL received the United States' Coast Guard's highest award for excellence in marine environmental protection on May 21, 2012.
Marine Debris Litter Poster
Do You Know Where Your Litter Is? Right Where You Left It”
Maersk Line, Limited's 2011 Sustainability Report
Maersk Line, Limited, the world's largest U.S. flag carrier and provider of maritime services, reports on its efforts in the areas of safety, security, ethical business practices and environmental and social responsibility — all parts of a sustainable business.
Report: Open Oceans and Marine Debris
Open Oceans and Marine Debris: Solutions for the Ineffective Enforcement of MARPOL Annex V by ANDREW RAKESTRAW is a 28-page examination of the problem of marine debris and posible solutions to this problem. Click here for details.
History: NAMEPA's First Five Years
Founding Chairman, looks back over the past five years and ahead to many more accomplishments.
Video: The Rev. Loring Carpenter takes 20 minutes to discuss NAMMA and the value of port chaplains.
NAMMA is an organization of port chaplains in North America that benefits the shipping industry, all working in the industry, and the environment. Click here to learn more.
VIDEO INTERVIEWS 2012
- Clay Maitland, NAMEPA Founding Chairman
- Carleen Lyden-Kluss, NAMEPA Co-Founder and Executive Director
- Douglas Martin, General Manager, SMIT Salvage
- Hunter M. Sperry, Maine Maritime Academy
- Alisa Odom & Cassie Davis, Texas A&M University, Galveston
- Ole C. Schroder, General Manger of Environmental Compliance, TORM
- Peter S. Shaerf, Chairman of NYMAR (New York Maritime), and Managing Director, AMA Capital Partners
- Alexandra Anagnostis, President, Total Marine Solutions, Inc.
- David D. Callahan, Vice President, Lloyd's Register of North America, Inc.
- Thomas Kirk, Director of Environmental Programs, ABS (American Bureau of Shipping)
- Bob Umbdenstock, Director of Planning and Corporate Relations, Resolve Marine Group
- Tor Egil Svenson, President, Det Norske Veritas
- Mike Gaffney, Executive Vice President, Engineering, Alaris Companies
- Captain Michael Wilson, President, Laurin Maritime
- Professor Bjorn Kjerfve, Ph.D., President, World Maritime University & Torben Skaanild, Secretary General & CEO, BIMCO
- Duncan C. Smith III, Principal, Blank Rome
- Brian M. Salerno, Vice Admiral, United States Coast Guard
- Nicolas A Pappadakis, Chairman, Intercargo; & Rob Lomas, Secretary General, Intercargo
- Ing. Mauricio M. Garrido, President, T&T Bisson Response
- Ted Panourgias, President, All Marine Spares
- Captain John N. Healey, Commander, United States Coast Guard; & Bradley Sisley, Senior Vice President of Development, Coast Guard Foundation
- Robert Tyson, Regional Operational Manager, Svitzer
- Richard E. Fredricks, Executive Director, American Salvage Association
- Richard E. Fredricks, Vice President Marketing and Sales, Donjon-Smith, LLC
- Benjamin Strong, Director of Maritime Relations, Coast Guard's AMVER program
- Robert C. North, President, North Star Maritime, Inc.
Ben Strong, pretending to be our Founding Director, Clay Maitland, is interviewed by the real Carleen Lyden-Kluss, our Executive Director.
Resolve Maritime Academy opens Simulation Training Center
Resolve Maritime Academy opened its new Simulation Training Center on Monday, March 12, 2012with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA facility adjacent to Port Everglades. The state-of-the-art, 7000-square-foot facility will provide leading-edge simulation-based training programs to enhance safe navigation at sea for cruise line and commercial shipping personnel and other maritime professionals worldwide.
Green Initiative Progress Report by U.S. Ship Operator
Here's a link to Horizon Lines' progress report on its pursuit of environmental excellence through its "Green Initiatives Program." The report describes the carrier's efforts to mitigate environmental impact from shipping operations and intermodal transport.
Whistle blowers helps fight ocean dumping
Baltimore, February 13, 2012: Nothing seemed amiss aboard the Maltese cargo ship Aquarosa when Chief Warrant Officer William D. Dodson and his Coast Guard inspection team climbed the gangway. Read more on the New York Times website.
USCG and NAMEPA sign a Memorandum of Understanding
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) will jointly educate the public regarding the harmful effects of plastic pollution. Click here to read this Memorandum of Understanding signed on 10 January 2012 by the USCG and NAMEPA.
PHOTOS: Click here to see photographs of the signing ceremony.
VIDEO: Click here to see the video of the signing ceremony.
Click here to see a list of upcoming events.
NAMEPA distributes a newsletter to member firms and interested individuals on our latest events and activities. These newsletters are then archived here, where they can be individually accessed and downloaded.
- SPECIAL 5TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE: Chairman's report, Conference and Awards Dinner -November, 2012
- Our First Five Years. Coast Guard, NAMEPA formalize partnership to promote protection of the marine environment. Children's Drawing Contest Winners Announced. - MAY 2012
- Are we losing the war on pollution? Student drawing contest winners. Beach cleanup. Analysis of corporate risk and responsibility in the marine industry. Photo gallery. - Fall 2011 (.pdf file, 1.2MB)
- Risk Management, Oil Spills, and Prevention - June 2011 (.pdf file, 1.0MB)
- Connecting The Dots: Companies cannot ignore their shareholders - March 2011 (.pdf file, 3.2MB)
- Greenhouse Gases and MEPC 61: Still up in the air - October 2010 (.pdf file, 2.3MB)
- Risk Management: The New Corporate Social Responsibility - July 2010 (.pdf file, 546KB)
- The Namepa Perspective: Collaborative Solutions To Environmental Problems - March 2010 (.pdf file, 575KB)
- 2009 World Maritime Day Parallel Event in New York an Unparalleled Success - Winter 2009 (.pdf file, 1513KB)
- Environmental Stewardship—Ready or not, here it comes! - Summer 2009 (.pdf file, 699KB)
- Eyes Wide Open: Are We Ready for the EPA's New Incidental Discharge Requirements? - March 2009 (.pdf file, 4.2MB)
- US World Maritime Day Observance Indicator of Change: Results-Oriented Focus a Success - November 2008 (.pdf file, 4.0MB)
- National Maritime Day: Real Dialogue + Heightened Awareness = A Good Start - June 2008 (.pdf file, 2.6MB)
- NAMEPA and the Environmental Imperative - March 2008 (.pdf file, 2.98MB)
- Industry-Led Marine Environment Intitiatve Launched At World Maritime Day Observance In New York - December 2007 (.pdf file, 6MB)